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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Equity Residential, EQR

Equity Residential, EQR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is REIT – Residential in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Equity Residential, EQR  has a market cap of 23519.36. Since its IPO date on the 8/12/1993, Equity Residential, EQR performance year to date is -12.60%. Today Equity Residential, EQR has gained -1.69%, with a current price of 62.73.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 96.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 18.30%. Return of assets are at 19.00%, with return on investment at 4.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Equity Residential, EQR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.77. While Total debt/equity is 0.77. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 67.20%, and operating margin of 37.00%. Equity Residential ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Equity Residential, EQR has seen a EPS growth of 42.10%. A performance for the year of 2.52%. The 52-week high is -16.27%, and the 52-week low is 3.09%. The average volume for Equity Residential, EQR is 2250100.

With a target price of 69.45, can Equity Residential, EQR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Equity Residential, EQR. Equity Residential has a P/E of 5.64 and a forward P/E of 45.03. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.09. Equity Residential also has a P/S and a P/B of 9 and 2.06 respectively. For P/cash, Equity Residential has a value of 47.25, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 62.73, Equity Residential has a dividend yield of 3.22%. We see a return on equity of 39.10%.

Looking more long-term Equity Residential, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 2.70%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -87.50% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 42.10% for this year and for the last five years a 52.40% growth has been seen.

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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