NYSE:ESS - Essex Property Trust Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $250.72 -2.48 (-0.98 %) (As of 11/15/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$253.20Today's Range$248.34 - $252.3152-Week Range$214.03 - $259.11Volume398,146 shsAverage Volume418,767 shsMarket Capitalization$16.83 billionP/E Ratio21.05Dividend Yield2.92%Beta0.2 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 Phone650-655-7800 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.88 Current Ratio1.31 Quick Ratio1.31 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio21.05 Forward P/E Ratio19.96 P/E Growth3.34 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.36 billion Price / Sales12.15 Cash Flow$13.1336 per share Price / Cash19.09 Book Value$97.42 per share Price / Book2.57 Profitability 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$16.83 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 Tuesday, September 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of $1.86 per share on Friday, October 12th. This represents a $7.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.97%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th. View Essex Property Trust's Dividend History. How were Essex Property Trust's earnings last quarter? Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October, 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.14 by $1.92. The real estate investment trust earned $350.92 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $351.58 million. Essex Property Trust had a return on equity of 5.52% and a net margin of 27.01%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.98 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, February 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Essex Property Trust. What guidance has Essex Property Trust issued on next quarter's earnings? Essex Property Trust updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Monday, October, 29th. The company provided earnings per share (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? 22 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Essex Property Trust's shares. Their forecasts range from $247.00 to $277.00. On average, they expect Essex Property Trust's share price to reach $263.4444 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Essex Property Trust. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Essex Property Trust? 22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essex Property Trust in the last year. There are currently 11 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 headlines about ESS stock have been trending positive on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public 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 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely 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), Weyerhaeuser (WY), SBA Communications (SBAC), Boston Properties (BXP), Realty Income (O) and Brookfield Property Reit (BPR). 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.43%), Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (3.17%), FMR LLC (2.58%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.23%), Bank of Montreal Can (1.61%) 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 institutional investors are selling Essex Property Trust stock? ESS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Barings LLC, AMP Capital Investors Ltd, Deutsche Bank AG, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Adelante Capital Management LLC and FIL Ltd. Company insiders that have sold Essex Property Trust company stock in the last year include Angela L Kleiman, 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 institutional investors are buying Essex Property Trust stock? ESS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Daiwa Securities Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, BlackRock Inc., Westpac Banking Corp, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Ffcm LLC and Russell Investments Group 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 $250.72. How big of a company is Essex Property Trust? Essex Property Trust has a market capitalization of $16.83 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. 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: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 552 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 618 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,170MarketBeat'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 11/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Are Wall Street analysts' stock ratings worth following?