Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Equity Residential

(

EQR

) as a post-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Equity Residential as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • EQR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $116.4 million.
  • EQR is down 3.3% today from today's close.

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More details on EQR:

Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. EQR has a PE ratio of 6. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Equity Residential a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Equity Residential has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Equity has a market cap of $25.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.46 and a short float of 1.6% with 4.22 days to cover. Shares are down 14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Equity Residential as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • EQUITY RESIDENTIAL reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, EQUITY RESIDENTIAL increased its bottom line by earning $2.35 versus $1.72 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($10.77 versus $2.35).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income increased by 1865.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $182.52 million to $3,587.76 million.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, EQUITY RESIDENTIAL's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • 37.89% is the gross profit margin for EQUITY RESIDENTIAL which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 577.70% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
  • EQR, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 12.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 7.2%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

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