NYSE:ESS - Essex Property Trust Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $280.01 +3.22 (+1.16 %) (As of 02/22/2019 05:09 AM ET)Previous Close$276.79Today's Range$274.55 - $280.4052-Week Range$220.03 - $280.64Volume207,400 shsAverage Volume326,611 shsMarket Capitalization$18.50 billionP/E Ratio22.28Dividend Yield2.69%Beta0.49 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.essexpropertytrust.com Phone650-655-7800Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.88 Current Ratio1.31 Quick Ratio1.31Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio22.28 Forward P/E Ratio21.42 P/E Growth3.76 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.40 billion Price / Sales13.21 Cash Flow$13.1584 per share Price / Cash Flow21.28 Book Value$96.78 per share Price / Book2.89Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$12.57 Net Income$390.15 million Net Margins27.87% Return on Equity5.74% Return on Assets2.96%Miscellaneous Employees1,835 Outstanding Shares66,065,000Market Cap$18.50 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, December 14th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 2nd will be given a dividend of $1.86 per share on Tuesday, January 15th. This represents a $7.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 31st. View Essex Property Trust's Dividend History. How were Essex Property Trust's earnings last quarter? Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January, 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $3.19 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.19. The real estate investment trust had revenue of $353.16 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 in the prior year, the business earned $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 EPS 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? 19 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Essex Property Trust's shares. Their predictions range from $250.00 to $295.00. On average, they anticipate Essex Property Trust's stock price to reach $269.6625 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Essex Property Trust. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Essex Property Trust? 19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essex Property Trust in the last year. There are currently 10 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Essex Property Trust. Has Essex Property Trust been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about ESS stock have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Essex Property Trust earned a news impact score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage 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 company's share price in the next few days. 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), Boston Properties (BXP), Realty Income (O), 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), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Visa (V), Realty Income (O), Boeing (BA), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Welltower (WELL), Starbucks (SBUX), Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Mastercard (MA). 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.53%), Cohen & Steers Inc. (8.92%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (3.04%), Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (2.70%), Northern Trust Corp (1.69%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.64%). 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 institutional 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, Glenn Olnick, John D Eudy, John F Burkart and Michael J Schall. View Insider Buying and Selling for Essex Property Trust. Which institutional investors are buying Essex Property Trust stock? ESS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, California Public Employees Retirement System, Geode Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc., Legal & General Group Plc and BP PLC. 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 $280.01. How big of a company is Essex Property Trust? Essex Property Trust has a market capitalization of $18.50 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 1,835 workers across the globe. What is Essex Property Trust's official website? The official website for Essex Property Trust is http://www.essexpropertytrust.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: 575 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 659 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,234MarketBeat'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 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Candlestick Chart?