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

Essex Property Trust, Inc. ( ESS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $1.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ESS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of ESS was $149.78, representing a -7.27% decrease from the 52 week high of $161.53 and a 9.83% 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 $3.34. Zacks Investment Research reports ESS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 12.46%, compared to an industry average of 7.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ESS Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to ESS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have ESS as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund ( REZ )
  • PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XMLV )
  • SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Growt ( MDYG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is MDYG with an increase of 8.97% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting of ESS at 3.83%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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