NYSE:ESS - Essex Property Trust Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $252.60 +3.71 (+1.49 %) (As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$248.89Today's Range$249.13 - $253.7752-Week Range$214.03 - $267.41Volume291,259 shsAverage Volume319,420 shsMarket Capitalization$16.48 billionP/E Ratio21.21Dividend Yield2.98%Beta0.33 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. The Company currently has ownership interests in 248 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. 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 Webwww.essexpropertytrust.com Phone650-655-7800Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.88 Current Ratio1.31 Quick Ratio1.31Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio21.21 Forward P/E Ratio20.10 P/E Growth3.15 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.36 billion Price / Sales12.24 Cash Flow$13.5080 per share Price / Cash Flow18.70 Book Value$96.87 per share Price / Book2.61Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$11.91 Net Income$433.05 million Net Margins27.01% Return on Equity5.52% Return on Assets2.84%Miscellaneous Employees1,835 Outstanding Shares66,070,000Market Cap$16.48 billion 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 14th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of $1.86 per share on Tuesday, January 15th. This represents a $7.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.95%. 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) announced its earnings results on Monday, October, 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $3.14 by $1.92. The real estate investment trust had revenue of $350.92 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $351.58 million. Essex Property Trust had a net margin of 27.01% and a return on equity of 5.52%. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.98 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, January 30th 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 FY 2018 earnings guidance on Monday, October, 29th. The company provided EPS guidance of $12.51-12.61 for the period. Essex Property Trust also updated its Q4 guidance to $3.13-3.23 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ESS? 20 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Essex Property Trust's stock. Their predictions range from $250.00 to $297.00. On average, they anticipate Essex Property Trust's stock price to reach $268.5647 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Essex Property Trust. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Essex Property Trust? 20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essex Property Trust in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 11 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? News articles about ESS stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Essex Property Trust earned a news impact score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several 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), Equity Residential (EQR), AvalonBay Communities (AVB), DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (DLR), Ventas (VTR), SBA Communications (SBAC), Realty Income (O), Boston Properties (BXP), Weyerhaeuser (WY) and HCP (HCP). 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) 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 Resolution Capital Ltd (0.78%), Timbercreek Investment Management Inc. (0.06%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.06%), Hill Winds Capital LP (0.03%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%) and Moody National Bank Trust Division (0.01%). 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 Resolution Capital Ltd, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Essex Property Trust company stock in the last year include Angela L Kleiman, 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 institutional investors are buying Essex Property Trust stock? ESS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hill Winds Capital LP, Fox Run Management L.L.C., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Pennsylvania Trust Co, First Hawaiian Bank, Timbercreek Investment Management Inc., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC and Moody National Bank Trust Division. 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 $252.60. How big of a company is Essex Property Trust? Essex Property Trust has a market capitalization of $16.48 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. 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: 563 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 637 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,200MarketBeat'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 1/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the benefits of momentum investing?