October 23, 2017

Eudy Sells 167 Shares of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS) Stock

13 August 2017, 06:17 | Hattie Nash

Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 250,900 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $64,549,000 after buying an additional 136,900 shares during the period. The real estate investment trust reported $2.97 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.92 by $0.05.

A number of other brokerages also recently commented on ESS. Canaccord Genuity set a $270.00 target price on Essex Property Trust and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. National Pension Service now owns 58,109 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $13,514,000 after buying an additional 3,888 shares during the last quarter. Finally, National Pension Service increased its stake in Essex Property Trust by 7.2% in the first quarter. Barber Financial Group Inc. now owns 19,065 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $424,000 after buying an additional 170 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Essex Property Trust by 2.1% in the first quarter. Columbia Property Trust had a net profit margin of 37.27% and a ROE of 5.55%. the company reported sales of $74.86 M for the period end, compared to analysts' anticipations of $79.51 M. For the same quarter from the prior fiscal year, company earned $0.48 Earnings Per Share.

Columbia Property Trust, Inc operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns and operates commercial real estate properties. The value of the total investment in Liberty Property Trust decreased from $2,026,000 to $2,013,000 a change of $13,000 quarter over quarter. BTR Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Essex Property Trust by 0.7% in the second quarter. Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS) has risen 15.01% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. Pggm Invests has invested 1.03% in Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS). Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

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Company shares last traded at $261.66 which is marginally higher than $260.66, the 50 day moving average and which is significantly higher than the 200 day moving average of $245.45. The company has market cap of $210.93 million.

Cwm Llc increased its stake in Essex Ppty Tr Inc (ESS) by 1021.24% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Columbia Property Trust (NYSE:CXP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.68 earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $339.06 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $336.17 million. The company announced a dividend paid on Saturday the 15th of July 2017. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $7.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 28th. Liberty Property Trust's dividend payout ratio is 68.38%.

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Several research analysts have recently weighed in on LPT shares. Raymond James downgraded it to "Hold" rating and $27000 target in Wednesday, August 9 report. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The rating was downgraded by Evercore to "Underperform" on Monday, June 12. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $44.00 price target on shares of Liberty Property Trust in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. The corporation has a average recommendation of "Hold" and a consensus price objective of $24.33.

In other news, CEO Michael J. Schall sold 333 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The total value of its holdings decreased 4.0%. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.88% of the company's stock. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 15,447 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $629,000 after buying an additional 650 shares during the period. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The real estate investment trust reported $2.97 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.92 by $0.05. The Firm is engaged primarily in the ownership, operation, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of predominantly apartment communities, located along the West Coast.

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