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Morning Stock Stories: Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS)

Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 16.7 B. It is in the REIT – Residential industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 32.83, a forward P/E of 56.77 and EPS of 7.8. At a stock price of 255.88 (0.84%) it has a dividend yield of 2.74%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 47.00%, more recently this last year it has grown by 79.80%. The next year growth is going to be about -21.03% and more long-term 6.45% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 128.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 22.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 6.70%.

For performance, Essex Property Trust, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 1.81%. For the last month performance for Essex Property Trust, Inc. is 8.78%. While the last quarter is 13.14% and half year, 20.88%. Finally for the year, performance is 17.84%.

The 52-week high for Essex Property Trust, Inc., is at -0.83%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 29.81%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.75% and 14.11% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.44%, and for the month it is 1.66%. Essex Property Trust, Inc., has a target price of 248.04.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.89, and for total debt/equity Essex Property Trust, Inc. has 0.89. The gross margin is 70.00%, while operating margin is 39.20%, the profit margin is 38.90%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 98.80%. Essex Property Trust, Inc. has a payout ratio of 81.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 65.25. The shares float is 64.83, with the float short at 3.09%, with short ratio coming to 5.57.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Essex Property Trust, Inc., get 4.20%, with its returns on investment at 3.50%. Return on equity is 8.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 248.04, 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.

 Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS)

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