Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. ( ELS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 23, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.375 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 08, 2016. Shareholders who purchased ELS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that ELS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $65.51, the dividend yield is 2.29%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ELS was $65.51, representing a -0.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.98 and a 29.83% increase over the 52 week low of $50.46.
ELS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and Public Storage ( PSA ). ELS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.48. Zacks Investment Research reports ELS's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 13.01%, compared to an industry average of 9.6%.
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