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Is Equity Residential(NYSE: EQR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 8/12/1993. Equity Residential is in the REIT – Residential industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Equity Residential, is 2434.67, and so far today it has a volume of 629378. Performance year to date since the 8/12/1993 is -8.55%.

To help you determine whether Equity Residential is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 5.91 and forward P/E is 44.23. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Equity Residential has a value for PEG of 2.19. P/S ratio is 9.18 and the P/B ratio is 2.15. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 48.19 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Equity Residential is trading at, 64.85 (-1.21% today), Equity Residential has a dividend yield of 3.08%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 18.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 11.11, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -86.70% after growing 42.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -23.90%, and -12.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 365.45, and the number of shares float is 359.2. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.80%, and institutional ownership is at 98.00%. The float short is 1.94%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.86. Management has seen a return on assets of 19.00%, and also a return on investment of 4.70%.

The ability for Equity Residential, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.77 and total debt/equity is 0.77. In terms of margins, Equity Residential has a gross margin of 67.20%, with its operating margin at 37.00%, and Equity Residential has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -13.44%, with 20.83% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.06% and the 200 day simple moving average is -5.56%.

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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