NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Equity Lifestyle Properties

(NYSE:

ELS

) is tomorrow, June 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 44 cents per share. At a price of $66.30 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6%.

The average volume for Equity Lifestyle has been 325,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Equity Lifestyle has a market cap of $2.73 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are down 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the ownership and operation of lifestyle oriented properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 200.2, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 165.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Equity Lifestyle as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Equity Lifestyle Ratings Report

.

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