Essex Property Trust Inc (ESS) : Daiwa Securities Group scooped up 52,958 additional shares in Essex Property Trust Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 25, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 2,085,538 shares of Essex Property Trust Inc which is valued at $456,336,570.Essex Property Trust Inc makes up approximately 2.73% of Daiwa Securities Group’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Financial Architects Inc added ESS to its portfolio by purchasing 72 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $15,754.Eagle Asset Management Inc reduced its stake in ESS by selling 5,536 shares or 32.78% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 11,350 shares of ESS which is valued at $2,569,073. Essex Property Trust Inc makes up approx 0.02% of Eagle Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.Spirit Of America Management Corpny reduced its stake in ESS by selling 450 shares or 2.44% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 18,021 shares of ESS which is valued at $4,168,798. Essex Property Trust Inc makes up approx 0.61% of Spirit Of America Management Corpny’s portfolio.
Essex Property Trust Inc opened for trading at $221.47 and hit $234.27 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $233.88, with a gain of 6.02% or 13.29 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 11,34,629 shares. Company has a market cap of $15,303 M.
On the company’s financial health, Essex Property Trust Inc reported $2.74 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on Jul 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.70.Analysts expectations of $ 318.82.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.40 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Essex Property Trust Inc. Essex Property Trust Inc was Downgraded by Jefferies to ” Hold” on Jun 8, 2016. Essex Property Trust Inc was Upgraded by CapitalOne to ” Overweight” on May 16, 2016. Essex Property Trust Inc was Upgraded by Raymond James to ” Outperform” on May 5, 2016.
Essex Property Trust Inc. (Essex) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged primarily in the ownership operation management acquisition development and redevelopment of apartment communities. As of December 31 2014 the Company owned or held an interest in 239 communities aggregating 57455 units located along the West Coast as well as four commercial buildings (totaling approximately 325200 square feet) and 12 active development projects with 2920 units in various stages of development. The Company’s apartment communities are located in Southern California which include Los Angeles Orange Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara and Ventura counties; Northern California which include the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle Metro which include Seattle metropolitan area.