Essex Property Trust, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $1.1 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased ESS stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that ESS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $147.4, the dividend yield is 2.99%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ESS was $147.4,
representing a -8.75% decrease from the 52 week high of $161.53 and
a 8.08% increase over the 52 week low of $136.38.
ESS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. (
) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) (
). ESS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.61. Zacks Investment Research reports ESS's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 19.43%, compared to an
industry average of 13.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to ESS through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ESS as a top-10 holding:
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund (
- SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P MidCap
400 Growt (
The top-performing ETF of this group is MDYG with an increase of
7.65% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting
of ESS at 4.25%.