Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 30, 2013

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Essex Property Trust, Inc. ( ESS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $1.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2014. 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 $145.29, the dividend yield is 3.33%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ESS was $145.29, representing a -15.61% decrease from the 52 week high of $172.16 and a 4.05% increase over the 52 week low of $139.64.

ESS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). ESS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.41. Zacks Investment Research reports ESS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.71%, compared to an industry average of 4.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ESS Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to ESS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ESS as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF ( REZ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is REZ with an decrease of -9.88% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ESS at 4.17%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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