Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS): Price and Financial Metrics

Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS)

Today's Latest Price: $241.70 USD

3.09 (-1.26%)

Updated Jan 21 1:08pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 28 in REITs - Residential

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ESS Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Essex Property Trust Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 5.51% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For ESS, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 92.75% of US equities we're observing.
  • The volatility of Essex Property Trust Inc's share price is greater than that of only 9.5% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Essex Property Trust Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be ETR, O, AEE, WPC, and CNP.
  • Visit ESS's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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ESS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $241.70 52-week high $329.74
Prev. close $244.79 52-week low $175.81
Day low $239.85 Volume 118,156
Day high $243.85 Avg. volume 407,181
50-day MA $243.79 Dividend yield 3.39%
200-day MA $230.33 Market Cap 15.76B

Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS) Company Bio

Essex Property Trust acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily residential properties in selected West Coast markets. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

ESS Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$241.70$8.09 -97%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Essex Property Trust Inc. To summarize, we found that Essex Property Trust Inc ranked in the 6th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Essex Property Trust Inc ended up being:

  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 4.25 years, is -0.08% -- higher than merely 15.59% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • Essex Property Trust Inc's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than merely 0% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 8. This value is greater than just 17.24% stocks in the Real Estate sector that generate free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Real Estate that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as ESS, try MLP, SHO, SVC, APLE, and AXR.

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Latest ESS News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Essex Property Trust Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate ESS as an investment opportunity.

Essex Reports Characteristics of 2020 Dividends

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) announced today the income tax treatment for its 2020 distributions to shareholders. The 2020 distribution characteristics are as follows: Common Stock – CUSIP Number 297178105: Unrecaptured Record Payment Cash Distribution Ordinary Taxable Return of Capital Gain Section 1250 Capital Gain Section 199A Date Date Per Share Dividend Capital (20% rate) (25% rate) Divid

Business Wire | January 15, 2021

3 Apartment REITs to Buy in January

Last year was a challenging one for residential REITs, or real estate investment trusts, as the average one produced a negative 10.7% total return. This bounce-back potential makes this trio of high-quality apartment REITs look like compelling buys this January.

Yahoo | January 11, 2021

Best REITs to Buy for 2021

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are among the industries most looking forward to closing the book on 2020. The pandemic led to store closures and stay-at-home orders across the country, which had a devastating impact on REITs. The following five REITs performed relatively well throughout 2020, maintaining strong occupancy thanks to their recession-resistant business models.

Yahoo | January 8, 2021

Top Donors to Biden 2020 Campaign

The Democratic president-elect has hedge fund managers, real estate tycoons, and Hollywood moguls among his major donors.

Yahoo | January 8, 2021

Essex Property Trust announces leadership succession

Essex Property Trust (ESS) announces the planned succession for the COO and CFO.John Burkart will retire as the senior executive VP and COO effective December 31, 2020 and remain thereafter for one year as a strategic advisor to the company to facilitate an orderly transition.The BOD has promoted Angela Kleiman, 50, to succeed John...

Seeking Alpha | December 28, 2020

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ESS Price Returns

1-mo 3.87%
3-mo 19.98%
6-mo 15.03%
1-year -19.03%
3-year 17.24%
5-year 25.08%
YTD 1.80%
2020 -18.09%
2019 25.92%
2018 4.83%
2017 6.82%
2016 -0.09%

ESS Dividends

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