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Essex Property Trust Inc ESS Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jan 27, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 223.42
  • Sector Real Estate
  • Industry REIT - Residential
  • Investment Style Mid Blend
  • Day Range 217.47  –  223.90
  • Year Range 205.24  –  363.36
  • Market Cap 14.4673 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 431,513.0 /  570,766.0
  • Price / Sales 9.32
  • Price / Book 2.54
  • Forward Div Yield 4.07%
  • Trailing Div Yield 3.94%

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Essex Should Continue to See Same-Store Growth Drive Its Bottom Line

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Business Strategy and Outlook

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Essex Property Trust is the most geographically focused multifamily real estate investment trust, with a portfolio of high-quality multifamily buildings positioned entirely on the West Coast: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle. These markets should experience strong, long-term demographic trends like job growth, income growth, decreasing homeownership rates, high relative cost of single-family housing, and attractive urban centers that draw younger populations, which allows the company to maintain high occupancies and drive rent growth above the U.S. average. We expect the company's markets to see job and income growth above national average, which should continue to support above average net operating income growth. The company's solid internal operating outlook should be supplemented by its small but opportunistic development pipeline to create value for shareholders.

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Business Description

Essex Property Trust owns a portfolio of 253 apartment communities with over 62,000 units and is developing three additional properties with 571 units. The company focuses on owning large, high-quality properties on the West Coast in the urban and suburban submarkets of Southern California, Northern California, and Seattle.

1100 Park Place, Suite 200
San Mateo, CA, 94403
Industry REIT - Residential
Employees 1,757

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FAQs for Essex Property Trust Inc Stock

Yes. ESS has a forward dividend yield of 4.07%. See ESS’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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ESS’s market cap is 14.47 Bil.
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ESS’s stock style is Mid Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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ESS’s price/sales is 9.32.
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ESS’s price/forward earnings is 35.46.
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ESS’s price/book is 2.54.
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ESS’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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