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Equity Residential (EQR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 19, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Equity Residential ( EQR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 19, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EQR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that EQR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $54.55, the dividend yield is 2.93%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EQR was $54.55, representing a -10.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.97 and a 8.58% increase over the 52 week low of $50.24.
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 $5.81. Zacks Investment Research reports EQR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as .18%, compared to an industry average of 8.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to EQR through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EQR as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF ( REZ )
- PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund ( PSR )
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
- Wilshire US REIT ( WREI )
- iShares Real Estate 50 ETF ( FTY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is WREI with an decrease of -7.46% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting of EQR at 8.56%.