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

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$30.72 +0.48 (+1.59 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 12:19 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.24
Today's Range$30.32 - $30.7350
52-Week Range$27.96 - $32.66
Volume386,400 shs
Average Volume495,545 shs
Market Capitalization$3.79 billion
P/E Ratio33.39
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.19
Equity Commonwealth operates as an internally managed and self-advised real estate investment trust. It engages in the ownership and operation of office properties. The company was founded by Barry M. Portnoy on October 9, 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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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
Phone312-646-2800

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.09
Current Ratio63.60
Quick Ratio63.60

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio33.39
Forward P/E Ratio47.26
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$340.57 million
Price / Sales10.96
Cash Flow$0.9906 per share
Price / Cash Flow31.01
Book Value$25.64 per share
Price / Book1.20

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 Shares121,480,000
Market Cap$3.79 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 paid 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 declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, March 15th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $150,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Equity Commonwealth's earnings last quarter?

Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating 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 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.

What price target have analysts set for EQC?

3 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Equity Commonwealth's shares. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $34.00. On average, they expect Equity Commonwealth's stock price to reach $33.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.7% 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 headlines about EQC stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Equity Commonwealth earned a news impact score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Equity Commonwealth?

Equity Commonwealth saw a drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,123,768 shares, a drop of 33.0% from the November 15th total of 3,168,257 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 549,727 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.9 days. Currently, 1.8% 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:
  • David A. Helfand, President, Chief Executive Officer & Trustee
  • David S. Weinberg, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Adam Scott Markman, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Executive VP
  • Orrin S. Shifrin, Secretary, Executive VP & General Counsel
  • Sarah Byrnes, Head-Investor Relations

Who are Equity Commonwealth's major shareholders?

Equity Commonwealth's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (14.97%), Vanguard Group Inc (14.97%), BlackRock Inc. (7.10%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (4.93%), Jackson Square Partners LLC (3.68%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.56%). 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, Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Talara Capital Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Legal & General Group Plc and Nuance Investments LLC. 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 $30.63.

How big of a company is Equity Commonwealth?

Equity Commonwealth has a market capitalization of $3.79 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:  221 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  316 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  537
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 12/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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