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Essex Property Trust Inc to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $1.75 (ESS)

Essex Property Trust Inc to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $1.75 (ESS)

Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return. 1492 Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ultimate Software Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.67 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.88% or $2.04 during the last trading session, reaching $234.26. About 4.61M shares traded. The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) has risen 26.23% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.53% the S&P500. Essex Property Trust, Inc. Shares for $44,592 were sold by EUDY JOHN D. Beacon Investment Advisory Services Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Essex Property Trust during the 3rd quarter valued at $200,000. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $88.08. About 1.45M shares traded. Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) has risen 40.65% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.69% the S&P500.

Commonwealth Bank Of Australia, which manages about $10.28B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 5,213 shares to 93,475 shares, valued at $5.93M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (NYSE:ESS) for 4,911 shares.

Adelante Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Essex Property Trust Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $3.75 earnings per share, up 11.61% or $0.39 from last year's $3.36 per share. AAPL's profit will be $19.08B for 11.79 P/E if the $3.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.07 actual earnings per share reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 81.16% EPS growth. Therefore 50% are positive. Apple Inc. had 344 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 18 by Leerink Swann. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $270.63. The stock of Apple Inc. (NYSE:ESS) has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, February 9 by RBC Capital Markets. On Monday, July 17 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". (NASDAQ:AAPL). Cheviot Value Mngmt Limited Liability stated it has 40,951 shares or 3.43% of all its holdings. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Buy" rating and $27800 target. JMP Securities downgraded the shares of ESS in report on Tuesday, January 24 to "Mkt Perform" rating. As per Thursday, September 8, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Thursday, September 29 by Barclays Capital. Its down 0.12, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 43 investors sold PGR shares while 189 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. Moreover, Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 0.01% invested in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Guardian Life Insur Of America holds 147 shares. Essex Ppty Tr Inc now has $16.00 billion valuation. Gateway Inv Advisers Limited Co owns 35,743 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. It also reduced its holding in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 11,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 77,000 shares, and cut its stake in Nuvasive Inc (Prn). Cubist Systematic Strategies reported 0.02% in Essex Property Trust, Inc.

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A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of ESS. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its position in Essex Property Trust by 145.3% during the 2nd quarter. ESS's SI was 1.86 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.14% of the company's stock. (NYSE:ESS). Sterling Management Ltd reported 14,000 shares. Contravisory Invest Mgmt Inc holds 1,045 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 6,917 shares. Zevin Asset Mgmt reported 7,792 shares stake. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System holds 0.05% or 4,100 shares in its portfolio. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.83.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 20 sales for $5.27 million activity. 166 shares were sold by ZIMMERMAN CRAIG K, worth $42,815. Evercore ISI raised Essex Property Trust from an in-line rating to an outperform rating and set a $274.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 45,097 shares in the company, valued at $11,522,283.50. $87,193 worth of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) on Thursday, August 24. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 480 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $123,000 after acquiring an additional 472 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:ESS) shares with value of $85,887 were sold by SCHALL MICHAEL J.

Among 21 analysts covering Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Abbvie Inc had 70 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, May 5 report. The stock has "Underperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, September 18. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) rating on Monday, September 18. Goldman Sachs upgraded The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) on Tuesday, January 10 to "Neutral" rating. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with "Hold" on Thursday, October 12. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Tuesday, January 19 by Bernstein. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Morgan Stanley. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Family Capital Tru invested in 27,038 shares. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. 447.86 million shares or 0.41% less from 449.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Advsrs Lp holds 0.02% or 29,664 shares in its portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards & accumulated 0.37% or 34,363 shares. Stephens Ar, Arkansas-based fund reported 913 shares. Mirae Asset Glob Investments invested in 67,830 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Eagleclaw Managment Limited Liability Corporation, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 52,291 shares. Alps Advsr reported 12,311 shares. Aqr Limited Liability Co has invested 0.09% in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR).

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