Essex Property Trust, Inc. (
) 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. (
) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) (
). 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%.
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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 (
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%.