NYSE:ESS - Essex Property Trust Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$243.16 -0.18 (-0.07 %)
(As of 08/20/2018 03:55 PM ET)
Previous Close$244.17
Today's Range$242.66 - $244.48
52-Week Range$214.03 - $270.04
Volume7,913 shs
Average Volume414,314 shs
Market Capitalization$15.63 billion
P/E Ratio20.48
Dividend Yield3.10%
Essex Property Trust logoEssex 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. The Company currently has ownership interests in 247 apartment communities comprising approximately 60,000 apartment homes, excluding six properties in various stages of active development, one commercial building, preferred equity co-investments, and loan investments. Additional information about the Company can be found on the Company's website at www.essex.com.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Real estate investment trusts
Sub-IndustryResidential REITs


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.88
Current Ratio1.85
Quick Ratio1.85


Trailing P/E Ratio20.48
Forward P/E Ratio19.41
P/E Growth3.09

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.36 billion
Price / Sales11.78
Cash Flow$13.7069 per share
Price / Cash17.74
Book Value$96.87 per share
Price / Book2.51


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$11.91
Net Income$433.05 million
Net Margins27.05%
Return on Equity5.52%
Return on Assets2.83%


Outstanding Shares66,050,000
Market Cap$15.63 billion

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 Monday, May 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of $1.86 per share on Friday, July 13th. This represents a $7.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th. 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 data on Wednesday, August, 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $3.14 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.10 by $0.04. The real estate investment trust had revenue of $348.72 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $348.58 million. Essex Property Trust had a return on equity of 5.52% and a net margin of 27.05%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.97 EPS. 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, November, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Essex Property Trust.

What guidance has Essex Property Trust issued on next quarter's earnings?

Essex Property Trust updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $12.44 to $12.62 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $12.56. Essex Property Trust also updated its Q3 guidance to $3.07 to $3.17 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for ESS?

21 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Essex Property Trust's stock. Their predictions range from $250.00 to $278.00. On average, they anticipate Essex Property Trust's stock price to reach $265.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Essex Property Trust.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Essex Property Trust?

21 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 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Essex Property Trust.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Essex Property Trust stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Essex Property Trust stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Essex Property have underperformed its industry in the past three months. However, the trend in current-year funds from operations (FFO) per share estimate revisions indicates a favorable outlook for the company. Recently, the company reported second-quarter 2018 core FFO per share of $3.14, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3.10. Results reflect growth in same-property net operating income (NOI) and high occupancy level. The company also raised its guidance for full-year 2018. With a strong property base in the West Coast market and solid balance sheet, the company is likely to leverage on favorable demographic trends, household formation, recovering economy and job market growth in its markets. However, apartment deliveries are expected to remain elevated in a number of its markets in the near term and aggressive rental concessions and moderate pricing power amid high supply remain concerns. Also, rate hike adds to its woes." (8/6/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Estimate Update. We have lowered our 2017 and 2018 FFO/sh. ests to $11.87 and $12.50 from $11.90 and $12.51. Our 2017 and 2018 core FFO/sh. ests are $11.89 and $12.52 vs. $11.90 and $12.53 prior. Our NAV/sh. est is $265.50 vs. $260.10 prior and is based upon an applied cap rate of 4.42%. Our 2017 and 2018 SSNOI assumptions are 4.1% and 3.5% vs. 4.2% and 4.3% prior. Changes in the ESS’s 2017 market-level forecast include lower economic rent growth (-80bps vs. prior to 2.7%), with declines for all the markets, lower job growth (-40bps to 1.4%) and lower supply (-10bps to 1.2%). According to ESS, market rents in the Q were impacted by supply and decline in job growth leading to higher concessions with limited visibility. ESS expects new deliveries to peak in its markets in the next few months and expects a 5-10% y/y decline in 2018 (25% decline in Northern CA and 5% in Seattle, while 5% increase in southern CA – increases in downtown LA and San Diego, and west LA, declines in Orange County). The company expects 2018 market rent growth to be approx. 3.0% and that revenues could lag market rent growth reflecting loss to lease." (11/8/2017)

Who are some of Essex Property Trust's key competitors?

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 61)
  • Ms. Angela L. Kleiman, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 47)
  • Mr. John D. Eudy, Exec. VP of Devel. & Co-Chief Investment Officer (Age 63)
  • Mr. Craig K. Zimmerman, Exec. VP of Acquisitions & Co-Chief Investment Officer (Age 67)
  • Mr. John F. Burkart, Sr. EVP of Asset Management (Age 54)

Has Essex Property Trust been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about ESS stock has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Essex Property Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.65 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Essex Property Trust.

Who are Essex Property Trust's major shareholders?

Essex Property Trust's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.31%), FMR LLC (2.93%), Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (2.55%), Cbre Clarion Securities LLC (2.09%), Bank of Montreal Can (1.58%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.52%). 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 FMR LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Barings LLC, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Capital Fund Management S.A., Bank of Montreal Can and Security Capital Research & Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Essex Property Trust company stock in the last year include Angela L Kleiman, Byron A Scordelis, Craig K Zimmerman, Gary P Martin, Glenn Olnick, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cbre Clarion Securities LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Daiwa Securities Group Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Advisors Asset Management Inc., Resolution Capital Ltd, Bank of America Corp DE and BlackRock 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 $242.84.

How big of a company is Essex Property Trust?

Essex Property Trust has a market capitalization of $15.63 billion and generates $1.36 billion in revenue each year. The real estate investment trust earns $433.05 million in net income (profit) each year or $11.91 on an earnings per share basis. Essex Property Trust employs 1,835 workers across the globe.

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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  531 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  579 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,110
MarketBeat'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 8/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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