Essex Property Trust, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $1.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15,
2013. Shareholders who purchased ESS stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
10% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of ESS was $149.78,
representing a -7.27% decrease from the 52 week high of $161.53 and
a 9.83% 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 $3.34. Zacks Investment Research reports ESS's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 12.46%, compared to an
industry average of 7.6%.
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 (
- PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio (
- 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
8.97% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting
of ESS at 3.83%.