Westpac Banking Corp now owns 319,738 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $13,752,000 after buying an additional 180,448 shares during the last quarter. The stock increased 2.17% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $39.56. About 698,568 shares traded. (NYSE:ESS) for 13,497 shares. (NYSE:ESS). Fiduciary reported 0.01% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. The stock was sold at an average price of $247.16, for a total value of $148,296.00. The hedge fund run by Eduardo Abush held 31,410 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.98 million, down from 69,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waterfront Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Essex Ppty Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.48B market cap company. The California-based Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Lc has invested 0.18% in Essex Property Trust, Inc.
Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. It has underperformed by 1.69% the S&P500.
Examining a stock's average volume in the short, medium and long term is useful to understand trading activity and investor sentiment. Its up 0.13, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. 29 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 228.50 million shares or 0.02% more from 228.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Teacher Retirement System of Texas purchased a new stake in Liberty Property Trust during the third quarter worth about $611,000. (NYSE:ESS). First Interstate Bancshares owns 301 shares. Credit Agricole S A invested in 320,154 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Moreover, Systematic Fin Management LP has 0.58% invested in Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) for 707,168 shares. (NYSE:ESS). Swiss Commercial Bank owns 345,252 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 34,583 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Sa invested in 358,193 shares. Beaton Management Co. Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Essex Property Trust during the 2nd quarter worth about $207,000. Manufacturers Life Communications The reported 714,164 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. (NYSE:ESS). 2,522 are held by Exane Derivatives. Aramark Holdings Corporation had 38 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, September 11 report. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Liberty Property Trust from $43.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an "equal weight" rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Nomura maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, August 11 report. The stock of Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) has "Top Pick" rating given on Thursday, August 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, December 19. On Wednesday, January 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Zelman to "Sell". The company has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $264.21.
Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al, which manages about $8.22B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Liberty Ppty Tr (NYSE:LPT) by 174,800 shares to 383,100 shares, valued at $15.73 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.
Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Liberty Property Trust (LPT), there were 31 new positions totaling 2,396,605 shares of the company's stock. It also increased its holding in Medical Pptys Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) by 717,029 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.54 million shares, and has risen its stake in D R Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI).
Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) pays an annual dividend of $7.00 with a yield of 3.07% and an average dividend growth of 10.90% based on a 3 Year Average. Therefore 50% are positive. Finally, Sandler O'Neill raised shares of Liberty Property Trust from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $45.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. The rating was downgraded by Evercore to "Underperform" on Monday, June 12. Advisor Prns Ltd reported 0.1% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, January 22 by SunTrust. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 30 by Jefferies. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, October 23 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Cowen & Co downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Hold" on Tuesday, February 9. Eii Cap Management Inc owns 15,560 shares or 1.48% of their USA portfolio.
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