Equity Residential ( EQR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 20, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 11, 2014. Shareholders who purchased EQR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -23.08% decrease from the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of EQR was $58.41, representing a -4.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.97 and a 16.63% increase over the 52 week low of $50.08.
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 $5.26. Zacks Investment Research reports EQR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.73%, compared to an industry average of 4.2%.
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 Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
- Wilshire US REIT ( WREI )
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR )
- iShares Real Estate 50 ETF ( FTY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is WREI with an increase of 2.44% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting of EQR at 9.33%.