NYSE:ESS - Essex Property Trust Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $289.50 +4.24 (+1.49 %) (As of 03/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$285.26Today's Range$285.04 - $290.0552-Week Range$226.22 - $291.23Volume251,223 shsAverage Volume305,784 shsMarket Capitalization$19.02 billionP/E Ratio23.03Dividend Yield2.61%Beta0.47 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Essex Property Trust, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily residential properties in selected West Coast markets. Essex currently has ownership interests in 245 apartment communities with an additional 6 properties in various stages of active development. Receive ESS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ESS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Real estate investment trusts Sub-IndustryResidential REITs SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:ESS Previous Symbol CUSIP29717810 CIK920522 Webwww.essexapartmenthomes.com Phone650-655-7800Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.88 Current Ratio1.76 Quick Ratio1.76Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.03 Forward P/E Ratio22.15 P/E Growth3.81 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.40 billion Price / Sales13.58 Cash Flow$13.0347 per share Price / Cash Flow22.21 Book Value$96.78 per share Price / Book2.99Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$12.57 Net Income$390.15 million Net Margins27.87% Return on Equity5.74% Return on Assets2.96%Miscellaneous Employees1,826 Outstanding Shares65,692,000Market Cap$19.02 billion Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) Frequently Asked Questions What is Essex Property Trust's stock symbol? Essex Property Trust trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ESS." How often does Essex Property Trust pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Essex Property Trust? Essex Property Trust announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 29th will be paid a dividend of $1.95 per share on Friday, April 12th. This represents a $7.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.69%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 28th. This is a positive change from Essex Property Trust's previous quarterly dividend of $1.86. View Essex Property Trust's Dividend History. How were Essex Property Trust's earnings last quarter? Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January, 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $3.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.19. The real estate investment trust earned $353.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $351.76 million. Essex Property Trust had a return on equity of 5.74% and a net margin of 27.87%. During the same period last year, the firm posted $3.01 earnings per share. View Essex Property Trust's Earnings History. When is Essex Property Trust's next earnings date? Essex Property Trust is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Essex Property Trust. What guidance has Essex Property Trust issued on next quarter's earnings? Essex Property Trust issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $12.83-13.23 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $13.06. Essex Property Trust also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $12.83-13.23 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ESS? 18 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Essex Property Trust's stock. Their predictions range from $255.00 to $303.00. On average, they anticipate Essex Property Trust's share price to reach $276.90 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Essex Property Trust. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Essex Property Trust? 18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essex Property Trust in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Essex Property Trust. Has Essex Property Trust been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about ESS stock have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Essex Property Trust earned a media sentiment score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Essex Property Trust's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Essex Property Trust include Simon Property Group (SPG), CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH (CCI), Prologis (PLD), Public Storage (PSA), Equinix (EQIX), Welltower (WELL), AvalonBay Communities (AVB), Equity Residential (EQR), DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (DLR), Ventas (VTR), SBA Communications (SBAC), Realty Income (O), Boston Properties (BXP), Weyerhaeuser (WY) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE). What other stocks do shareholders of Essex Property Trust own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Essex Property Trust investors own include Mcdonald's (MCD), Welltower (WELL), Visa (V), Realty Income (O), Boeing (BA), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Mastercard (MA), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Walt Disney (DIS) and Procter & Gamble (PG). Who are Essex Property Trust's key executives? Essex Property Trust's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Michael J. Schall CPA, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 62)Ms. Angela L. Kleiman, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 48)Mr. John D. Eudy, Exec. VP of Devel. & Co-Chief Investment Officer (Age 64)Mr. Craig K. Zimmerman, Exec. VP of Acquisitions & Co-Chief Investment Officer (Age 68)Mr. John F. Burkart, Sr. EVP of Asset Management (Age 55) Who are Essex Property Trust's major shareholders? Essex Property Trust's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.53%), Cohen & Steers Inc. (8.92%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (3.04%), FMR LLC (2.85%), Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (2.70%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.69%). Company insiders that own Essex Property Trust stock include Angela L Kleiman, Byron A Scordelis, Craig K Zimmerman, Gary P Martin, Glenn Olnick, Irving F Lyons III, Janice L Sears, John D Eudy, John F Burkart and Michael J Schall. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Essex Property Trust. Which major investors are selling Essex Property Trust stock? ESS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cohen & Steers Inc., Daiwa Securities Group Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Resolution Capital Ltd and Bank of America Corp DE. Company insiders that have sold Essex Property Trust company stock in the last year include Angela L Kleiman, Byron A Scordelis, Janice L Sears, John D Eudy, John F Burkart and Michael J Schall. View Insider Buying and Selling for Essex Property Trust. Which major investors are buying Essex Property Trust stock? ESS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Boston Partners, FMR LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Geode Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Northern Trust Corp and Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Essex Property Trust. How do I buy shares of Essex Property Trust? Shares of ESS 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 Essex Property Trust's stock price today? One share of ESS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $289.50. How big of a company is Essex Property Trust? Essex Property Trust has a market capitalization of $19.02 billion and generates $1.40 billion in revenue each year. The real estate investment trust earns $390.15 million in net income (profit) each year or $12.57 on an earnings per share basis. Essex Property Trust employs 1,826 workers across the globe. What is Essex Property Trust's official website? The official website for Essex Property Trust is http://www.essexapartmenthomes.com. How can I contact Essex Property Trust? Essex Property Trust's mailing address is 1100 PARK PLACE SUITE 200, SAN MATEO CA, 94403. The real estate investment trust can be reached via phone at 650-655-7800 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Essex Property Trust (NYSE ESS)Community Ranking: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 584 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 671 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,255MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Essex Property Trust and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ESS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ESS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are defining characteristics of a correction?