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12/17/2012 2:00:04 PM
Equity Residential ( EQR ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 19, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.7675 per share scheduled for January 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EQR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 127.41% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $55.49, the dividend yield is 5.53%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EQR was $55.49, representing a -15.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.72 and a 4.21% increase over the 52 week low of $53.25.
EQR is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). EQR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.86. Zacks Investment Research reports EQR's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 13.11%, compared to an industry average of 13.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the EQR Dividend History page.
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