NYSE:ESS - Essex Property Trust Price Target & Analyst Ratings Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $256.30 +0.63 (+0.25 %) (As of 11/19/2018 12:20 PM ET)Previous Close$255.67Today's Range$255.81 - $258.1852-Week Range$214.03 - $259.11Volume147,945 shsAverage Volume526,667 shsMarket Capitalization$16.89 billionP/E Ratio21.52Dividend Yield2.91%Beta0.2 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Analyst Ratings Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?) MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.22 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Essex Property Trust in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $263.4444, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 2.79%. The high price target for ESS is $277.00 and the low price target for ESS is $247.00. There are currently 11 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days AgoConsensus Rating: BuyBuyBuyBuyConsensus Rating Score: 2.502.572.622.52Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Rating(s)11 Hold Rating(s)11 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)0 Sell Rating(s)9 Hold Rating(s)12 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)0 Sell Rating(s)8 Hold Rating(s)13 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)1 Sell Rating(s)8 Hold Rating(s)12 Buy Rating(s)0 Strong Buy Rating(s)Consensus Price Target: $263.4444$262.6250$265.00$262.9474Price Target Upside: 2.79% upside9.15% upside8.91% upside9.89% upsideEssex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) Consensus Price Target History Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) Analyst Ratings History Show: Only the Most Recent Rating From Each Brokerage All Ratings For This Stock DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails11/15/2018BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$258.00 ➝ $262.00Low11/5/2018MizuhoReiterated RatingHold$265.00Low11/2/2018BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$255.00 ➝ $260.00Medium10/31/2018Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$275.00Low10/31/2018Mitsubishi UFJ Financial GroupBoost Price TargetOverweight$266.00 ➝ $270.00Low10/22/2018Capital One FinancialInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$255.00Medium10/16/2018ScotiabankInitiated CoverageOutperformMedium10/1/2018Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$247.00Low9/14/2018CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$280.00 ➝ $260.00Medium8/30/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$269.00Low8/6/2018DA DavidsonReiterated RatingNeutralLow7/23/2018Raymond JamesUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Market PerformLow6/14/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$267.00 ➝ $260.00Low6/8/2018Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$276.00 ➝ $277.00Low3/20/2018Sandler O'NeillReiterated RatingHold$250.00Low3/20/2018SunTrust BanksDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$241.99 ➝ $253.00Low3/6/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$281.00 ➝ $277.00High2/21/2018Cantor FitzgeraldSet Price TargetBuy$264.00Low2/20/2018Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingMarket Perform$263.00 ➝ $251.00Medium12/27/2017JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldLow12/13/2017BTIG ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$273.00Low12/11/2017Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$274.00Medium10/17/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$273.00N/A7/31/2017Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetHold$270.00Low2/13/2017Zelman & AssociatesDowngradeHold ➝ SellN/A12/21/2016KeyCorpUpgradeOverweightN/A(Data available from 11/19/2016 forward) This page was last updated on 11/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do company’s buyback their stock?