2. As of noon trading, Equity Residential ( EQR) is down $0.34 (-0.6%) to $54.38 on average volume. Thus far, 729,260 shares of Equity Residential exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.29-$54.86 after having opened the day at $54.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.72.

Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. Equity Residential has a market cap of $19.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Equity Residential a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Equity Residential as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Equity Residential Ratings Report now.

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