NYSE:EQC - Equity Commonwealth Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $30.87 +0.06 (+0.19 %) (As of 11/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$30.87Today's Range$30.67 - $30.9652-Week Range$27.96 - $32.66Volume771,663 shsAverage Volume593,539 shsMarket Capitalization$3.75 billionP/E Ratio33.55Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.17 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC) is a Chicago based, internally managed and self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) with commercial office properties in the United States. As of June 30, 2018, EQC's portfolio comprised 13 properties and 6.3 million square feet. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Real estate investment trusts Sub-IndustryOffice REITs SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:EQC Previous SymbolNYSE:HRP CUSIP20323310 Webwww.eqcre.com Phone312-646-2800 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.09 Current Ratio63.60 Quick Ratio63.60 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio33.55 Forward P/E Ratio47.49 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$340.57 million Price / Sales11.01 Cash Flow$1.0068 per share Price / Cash30.66 Book Value$25.11 per share Price / Book1.23 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.92 Net Income$29.65 million Net Margins104.48% Return on Equity7.35% Return on Assets5.91% Miscellaneous Employees54 Outstanding Shares121,480,000Market Cap$3.75 billion OptionableOptionable Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) Frequently Asked Questions What is Equity Commonwealth's stock symbol? Equity Commonwealth trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "EQC." How often does Equity Commonwealth pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Equity Commonwealth? Equity Commonwealth declared a dividend on Wednesday, September 26th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 9th will be given a dividend of $2.50 per share on Tuesday, October 23rd. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 5th. View Equity Commonwealth's Dividend History. How will Equity Commonwealth's stock buyback program work? Equity Commonwealth announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $150,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Equity Commonwealth's earnings last quarter? Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.06. The real estate investment trust earned $46.87 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $48.78 million. Equity Commonwealth had a net margin of 104.48% and a return on equity of 7.35%. View Equity Commonwealth's Earnings History. When is Equity Commonwealth's next earnings date? Equity Commonwealth is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Equity Commonwealth. What price target have analysts set for EQC? 3 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Equity Commonwealth's shares. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $34.00. On average, they anticipate Equity Commonwealth's stock price to reach $33.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Equity Commonwealth. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Equity Commonwealth? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Equity Commonwealth in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Equity Commonwealth. Has Equity Commonwealth been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about EQC stock has trended very positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Equity Commonwealth earned a media sentiment score of 4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Equity Commonwealth's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Equity Commonwealth include Host Hotels and Resorts (HST), Vornado Realty Trust (VNO), HCP (HCP), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE), ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NLY), Extra Space Storage (EXR), Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA), Gecina (GECFF), WP Carey (WPC), UDR (UDR), Regency Centers (REG), Klepierre (KLPEF), Duke Realty (DRE), SINO Ld Ltd/S (SNLAY) and Iron Mountain (IRM). Who are Equity Commonwealth's key executives? Equity Commonwealth's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. David A. Helfand, Pres, CEO & Trustee (Age 53)Mr. Adam Scott Markman, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 53)Mr. David S. Weinberg, Exec. VP & COO (Age 49)Mr. Orrin S. Shifrin, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 51)Mr. Jeffrey D. Brown, Chief Accounting Officer & Sr. VP (Age 52) Who are Equity Commonwealth's major shareholders? Equity Commonwealth's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.10%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (4.93%), Jackson Square Partners LLC (3.68%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.56%), Nuance Investments LLC (2.04%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.04%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Equity Commonwealth. Which institutional investors are selling Equity Commonwealth stock? EQC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deutsche Bank AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Resolution Capital Ltd, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Jackson Square Partners LLC and Ancora Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Equity Commonwealth. Which institutional investors are buying Equity Commonwealth stock? EQC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Talara Capital Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Nuance Investments LLC, Putnam Investments LLC, Man Group plc and Credit Suisse AG. View Insider Buying and Selling for Equity Commonwealth. How do I buy shares of Equity Commonwealth? Shares of EQC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Equity Commonwealth's stock price today? One share of EQC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $30.87. How big of a company is Equity Commonwealth? Equity Commonwealth has a market capitalization of $3.75 billion and generates $340.57 million in revenue each year. The real estate investment trust earns $29.65 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.92 on an earnings per share basis. Equity Commonwealth employs 54 workers across the globe. What is Equity Commonwealth's official website? The official website for Equity Commonwealth is http://www.eqcre.com. How can I contact Equity Commonwealth? Equity Commonwealth's mailing address is TWO NORTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA SUITE 2100, CHICAGO IL, 60606. The real estate investment trust can be reached via phone at 312-646-2800 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Equity Commonwealth (NYSE EQC)Community Ranking: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 211 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 306 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 517MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Equity Commonwealth and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe EQC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe EQC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 11/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why is the ex-dividend date different from the record date?