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Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 26, 2013

Posted
9/25/2013 9:00:00 AM
By: NASDAQ.com News
Referenced Stocks:AMT;ESS;REZ;SPG;XMLV

Essex Property Trust, Inc. ( ESS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $1.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ESS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that ESS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $148.66, the dividend yield is 3.26%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ESS was $148.66, representing a -13.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $172.16 and a 9% 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. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). ESS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.95. Zacks Investment Research reports ESS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.23%, compared to an industry average of 8.5%.

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:

The top-performing ETF of this group is XMLV with an decrease of -0.3% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting of ESS at 4.14%.