Essex Property Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (ESS)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Essex Property (NYSE: ESS) is Monday, December 30, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.21 per share. At a price of $145.09 as of 9:50 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.4%.

The average volume for Essex Property has been 315,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Essex Property has a market cap of $5.49 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Essex Property Trust, Inc. operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust in the United States. It engages in the ownership, operation, management, acquisition, development, and redevelopment of apartment communities, as well as commercial properties.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Essex Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Essex Property Ratings Report.

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