NYSE:EQC - Equity Commonwealth Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$30.75 -0.19 (-0.61 %)
(As of 01/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.75
Today's Range$30.67 - $31.09
52-Week Range$27.96 - $32.66
Volume630,636 shs
Average Volume684,418 shs
Market Capitalization$3.76 billion
P/E Ratio33.42
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.28
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 September 30, 2018, EQC's portfolio comprised 11 properties and 5.4 million square feet.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Real estate investment trusts
Sub-IndustryOffice REITs
SectorFinance
CUSIP20323310
Phone312-646-2800

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$340.57 million
Cash Flow$1.0007 per share
Book Value$25.64 per share

Profitability

Net Income$29.65 million

Miscellaneous

Employees54
Market Cap$3.76 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 of this dividend is Friday, October 5th. View Equity Commonwealth's Dividend History.

How will Equity Commonwealth's stock buyback program work?

Equity Commonwealth declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $150,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Equity Commonwealth's earnings last quarter?

Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.06. The real estate investment trust had revenue of $46.87 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $48.78 million. Equity Commonwealth had a return on equity of 7.35% and a net margin of 104.48%. 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.

How can I listen to Equity Commonwealth's earnings call?

Equity Commonwealth will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 14th at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for EQC?

3 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Equity Commonwealth's stock. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $34.00. On average, they anticipate Equity Commonwealth's share price to reach $33.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.3% 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 stories about EQC stock have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Equity Commonwealth earned a daily sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Equity Commonwealth?

Equity Commonwealth saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 14th, there was short interest totalling 2,992,946 shares, an increase of 40.9% from the November 30th total of 2,123,768 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 586,852 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.1 days. Currently, 2.5% of the company's stock are sold short. View Equity Commonwealth's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Equity Commonwealth's key competitors?

Who are Equity Commonwealth's key executives?

Equity Commonwealth's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David A. Helfand, Pres, CEO & Trustee (Age 54)
  • Mr. Adam Scott Markman, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 54)
  • Mr. David S. Weinberg, Exec. VP & COO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Orrin S. Shifrin, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. Jeffrey D. Brown, Chief Accounting Officer & Sr. VP (Age 53)

Who are Equity Commonwealth's major shareholders?

Equity Commonwealth's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Resolution Capital Ltd (1.90%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.17%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.12%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.07%), CenturyLink Investment Management Co (0.03%) and Chesley Taft & Associates LLC (0.02%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Equity Commonwealth.

Which major investors are selling Equity Commonwealth stock?

EQC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nisa Investment Advisors LLC and Chesley Taft & Associates LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Equity Commonwealth.

Which major investors are buying Equity Commonwealth stock?

EQC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Resolution Capital Ltd, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Beacon Financial Group, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Legacy Financial Advisors Inc., Peregrine Capital Management LLC and CenturyLink Investment Management Co. 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 $30.75.

How big of a company is Equity Commonwealth?

Equity Commonwealth has a market capitalization of $3.76 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:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  229 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  323 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  552
MarketBeat'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 1/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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