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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Essex Property Trust Inc., ESS

Essex Property Trust Inc., ESS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is REIT – Residential in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Essex Property Trust Inc., ESS  has a market cap of 14923.99. Since its IPO date on the 06/07/1994, Essex Property Trust Inc., ESS performance year to date is -3.11%. Today Essex Property Trust Inc., ESS has gained 1.15%, with a current price of 231.29.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 98.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 157.30%. Return of assets are at 2.00%, with return on investment at 3.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Essex Property Trust Inc., ESS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.88. While Total debt/equity is 0.88. With a profit margin of 20.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 69.70%, and operating margin of 29.60%. Essex Property Trust Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Essex Property Trust Inc., ESS has seen a EPS growth of 69.20%. A performance for the year of 7.59%. The 52-week high is -3.98%, and the 52-week low is 22.69%. The average volume for Essex Property Trust Inc., ESS is 155691.

With a target price of 242.71, can Essex Property Trust Inc., ESS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Essex Property Trust Inc., ESS. Essex Property Trust Inc. has a P/E of 60.92 and a forward P/E of 53.24. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.1. Essex Property Trust Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 12.18 and 2.43 respectively. For P/cash, Essex Property Trust Inc. has a value of 309.63, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 231.29, Essex Property Trust Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.80%. We see a return on equity of 4.00%.

Looking more long-term Essex Property Trust Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.87%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 16.05% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 69.20% for this year and for the last five years a 26.40% growth has been seen.

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