NYSE:ESS - Essex Property Trust Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $237.34 -2.28 (-0.95 %) (As of 07/16/2018 02:25 PM ET)Previous Close$238.17Today's Range$234.98 - $238.1752-Week Range$214.03 - $270.04Volume8,808 shsAverage Volume442,313 shsMarket Capitalization$15.83 billionP/E Ratio20.12Dividend Yield3.10%Beta0.39 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart 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 247 apartment communities comprising more than 60,000 apartment homes with an additional 7 properties in various stages of active development. Additional information about the Company can be found on the Company's website at www.essex.com. 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 SymbolNYSE:ESS CUSIP29717810 Webwww.essexpropertytrust.com Phone650-655-7800 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.88 Current Ratio1.17 Quick Ratio1.17 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio20.12 Forward P/E Ratio19.00 P/E Growth3.15 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.36 billion Price / Sales11.49 Cash Flow$13.2149 per share Price / Cash17.96 Book Value$96.87 per share Price / Book2.45 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$11.91 Net Income$433.05 million Net Margins25.08% Return on Equity5.10% Return on Assets2.61% Miscellaneous Employees1,835 Outstanding Shares66,050,000Market Cap$15,825.94 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 paid a dividend of $1.86 per share on Friday, July 13th. This represents a $7.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.14%. 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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.10 by $0.28. The real estate investment trust had revenue of $347.26 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $347.53 million. Essex Property Trust had a return on equity of 5.10% and a net margin of 25.08%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.94 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, August, 1st 2018. 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 FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $12.28-12.64 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $12.46. What price target have analysts set for ESS? 21 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Essex Property Trust's shares. Their predictions range from $223.00 to $278.00. On average, they expect Essex Property Trust's share price to reach $262.2105 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings 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 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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. 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) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Essex Property outperformed the industry it belongs to year to date. Moreover, the stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year funds from operations (FFO) per share being revised upward in two months’ time. With a strong property base and solid balance sheet, Essex is likely to leverage on favorable demographic trends in its markets. The company’s substantial exposure to the West Coast market, which is home to several innovation and technology companies, offers ample scope to boost its top line over the long term. Moreover, the company has raised the dividend every year since the IPO in 1994. However, large concession amid elevated supply is likely to result in periodic disruption in certain submarkets. Also, rate hike adds to its woes." (10/13/2017) Who are some of Essex Property Trust's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Essex Property Trust include American Tower (AMT), Simon Property Group (SPG), CROWN CASTLE In/SH SH (CCI), Public Storage (PSA), Equinix (EQIX), Prologis (PLD), Weyerhaeuser (WY), AvalonBay Communities (AVB), DIGITAL Rlty Tr/SH SH (DLR), Equity Residential (EQR), Welltower (WELL), UNIBAIL-RODAMCO/ADR (UNRDY), Ventas (VTR), GGP (GGP) and Boston Properties (BXP). 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? Media stories about ESS stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Essex Property Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.60 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. 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 investors include Bank of Montreal Can (1.58%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.42%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.05%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.03%), Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (0.03%) and Garland Capital Management Inc. (0.02%). 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, Keith R Guericke 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 Bank of Montreal Can, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Garland Capital Management Inc. and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. 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 Clinton Group Inc., Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund and IFM Investors Pty Ltd. 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 $236.84. How big of a company is Essex Property Trust? Essex Property Trust has a market capitalization of $15.83 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 506 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 557 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,063MarketBeat'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 7/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a closed-end mutual fund (CEF)?