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Kenneth Fisher Guru Analysis for Equity Residential

EQR 
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Assessments & Analysis Based on July 29, 2014 close price: $65.4

  for the Price/Sales Investor based on the criteria of Kenneth Fisher. Return to EQR Guru Analysis

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Source Go Chart %
Peter Lynch 0%
Benjamin Graham 29%
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Motley Fool 1%
David Dreman 29%
Martin Zweig 31%
Kenneth Fisher 20%
James P. O'Shaughnessy 40%



Detailed Analysis

Guru Score: 20%


PRICE/SALES RATIO: [FAIL]

The prospective company should have a low Price/Sales ratio. Non-cyclical stocks with Price/Sales ratios > 3 should never be purchased, however they can be held depending on the investor's risk aversion. EQR's P/S ratio of 9.39 Based on trailing 12 month sales, is above 3, which is considered very unfavorable by this methodology. Based on this ratio, the stock is quite risky, however if risk does not bother you much, consider holding the stock until the P/S ratio approaches 6.


TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: [FAIL]

Less debt equals less risk according to this methodology. EQR's Debt/Equity of 105.46% is unacceptable, thus failing the test.


PRICE/RESEARCH RATIO: [PASS]

This methodology considers companies in the Technology and Medical sectors to be attractive if they have low Price/Research ratios. EQR is neither a Technology nor Medical company. Therefore the Price/Research ratio is not available and, hence, not much emphasis should be placed on this particular variable.


PRELIMINARY GRADE: No Interest in EQR At this Point

Is EQR a "Super Stock"? NO


Price/Sales Ratio: [FAIL]

The Price/Sales ratio is the most important variable according to this methodology. The prospective company should have a low Price/Sales ratio. EQR's Price/Sales ratio of 9.39 does not pass this criterion.


LONG-TERM EPS GROWTH RATE: [FAIL]

This methodology looks for companies that have an inflation adjusted EPS growth rate greater than 15%. EQR's inflation adjusted EPS growth rate is not available. Hence, this methodology cannot analyze this criterion at the present time.


FREE CASH PER SHARE: [FAIL]

This methodology looks for companies that have a positive free cash per share. Companies should have enough free cash available to sustain three years of losses. This is based on the premise that companies without cash will soon be out of business. EQR's free cash per share of -1.25 fails this criterion.


THREE YEAR AVERAGE NET PROFIT MARGIN: [PASS]

This methodology looks for companies that have an average net profit margin of 5% or greater over a three year period. EQR's three year net profit margin, which averages 61.14%, passes this criterion.

 
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