Equity Residential ( EQR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 01, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $8 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2016. Shareholders who purchased EQR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of EQR was $74.55, representing a -9.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $82.53 and a 20.44% increase over the 52 week low of $61.90.
EQR is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and Public Storage ( PSA ). EQR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.39. Zacks Investment Research reports EQR's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -9.4%, compared to an industry average of 5.1%.
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 )
- iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF ( ICF )
- SPDR DJ Wilshire REIT ETF ( RWR )
- Wilshire US REIT ( WREI )
- Schwab U.S. REIT ETF ( SCHH ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is WREI with an increase of 1.92% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting of EQR at 9.63%.