NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Equity Residential

(NYSE:

EQR

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $59.45, above its previous 52-week high of $59.43 with 475,531 shares traded as of 10:46 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

Equity has a market cap of $17.4 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Equity as a

hold

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

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