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How has Essex Property Trust Inc.:(NYSE:ESS) performed recently?

Essex Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: ESS) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 15091.08. It is in the REIT – Residential industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 61.61, a forward P/E of 53.83 and EPS of 3.75. At a stock price of 231.21 (1.12%) it has a dividend yield of 2.77%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 26.40%, more recently this last year it has grown by 69.20%. The next year growth is going to be about 16.05% and more long-term 14.87% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 29.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 23.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 11.10%.

For performance, Essex Property Trust Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 6.57%. For the last month performance for Essex Property Trust Inc. is 9.23%. While the last quarter is 0.46% and half year, -1.16%. Finally for the year, performance is 8.13%.

The 52-week high for Essex Property Trust Inc., is at -4.01%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 22.65%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.83% and 4.71% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.78%, and for the month it is 1.75%. Essex Property Trust Inc., has a target price of 242.71.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.88, and for total debt/equity Essex Property Trust Inc. has 0.88. The gross margin is 69.70%, while operating margin is 29.60%, the profit margin is 20.00%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at 98.80%. Essex Property Trust Inc. has a payout ratio of 157.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 65.27. The shares float is 64.62, with the float short at 2.60%, with short ratio coming to 3.8.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Essex Property Trust Inc., get 2.00%, with its returns on investment at 3.10%. Return on equity is 4.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 242.71, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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