Essex Property Trust (ESS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

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Its up 12.79% from 1.65M shares previously. The stock increased 0.88% or $2.04 during the last trading session, reaching $234.26. About 5.01 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 5.96% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) to report $3.00 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.19 EPS change or 6.76% from last quarter's $2.81 EPS. ESS's profit will be $204.86 million for 19.30 P/E if the $3.00 EPS becomes a reality. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $88.08. About 389,384 shares traded or 15.54% up from the average. Essex Property Trust Inc (Symbol: ESS) is an S&P 500 company, giving it special status as one of the large-cap companies making up the S&P 500 Index. (NASDAQ:ULTI) has risen 10.74% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. Eidelman Virant holds 16,315 shares or 1.49% of its portfolio.

Hilltop Holdings Inc decreased Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 2,581 shares to 17,181 valued at $2.23M in 2017Q3. Gateway Inv Advisers Limited Co owns 35,743 shares. Duke Energy Corp New (NYSE:DUK) was reduced too. Therefore 44% are positive. Abbvie Inc had 70 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:ESS) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, September 11 by Robert W. Baird. As per Monday, May 29, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 9 by RBC Capital Markets. Goldman Sachs upgraded The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) on Tuesday, January 10 to "Neutral" rating. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Buy" rating and $27800 target. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Thursday, May 18 report. The company was maintained on Friday, September 15 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has " rating by Citigroup on Monday, September 28. The company was initiated on Tuesday, July 21 by SunTrust.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $3.16 million activity. SALEKI-GERHARDT AZITA sold $705,655 worth of stock. The insider Gosebruch Henry O sold 18,300 shares worth $1.66 million. Riccio Daniel J. sold 15,641 shares worth $2.73 million. $9.78 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J. Evercore ISI raised Essex Property Trust from an in-line rating to an outperform rating and set a $274.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, December 11th. (NYSE:ABBV) on Thursday, September 28. Cypress Management Ltd Co (Wy) has 0.49% invested in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) for 8,530 shares. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. Hartford Invest reported 15,848 shares. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. (NYSE:ESS). Nationwide Fund Advsrs, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 55,444 shares. Rothschild Inv Corporation Il accumulated 0.22% or 40,075 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Llc holds 0.87% or 89,324 shares in its portfolio. Victory reported 0% stake. 447.86 million shares or 0.41% less from 449.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (NYSE:ABBV). Sather Financial has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Schulhoff & Co has invested 1.26% in AbbVie Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 6,917 shares. Engineers Gate Manager LP holds 74,432 shares. Wade G W, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 8,875 shares. (NYSE:ABBV) for 22,781 shares.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. Essex Property Trust, Inc. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. $87,193 worth of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). D E Shaw And Company owns 0% invested in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Riverhead Mngmt Lc holds 3,089 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Honeywell invested in 21,692 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Alesco Lc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. American Services reported 1,756 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Manufacturers Life Comm The stated it has 73,816 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Essex Property Trust has a fifty-two week low of $218.41 and a fifty-two week high of $270.04. It also reduced its holding in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 11,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 77,000 shares, and cut its stake in Nuvasive Inc (Prn). State Street Corporation has invested 0.1% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 1.43% or 4.35M shares. Breton Hill Capital Ltd. purchased a new stake in Essex Property Trust during the third quarter valued at $200,000. (NYSE:ESS) for 360,757 shares. Fmr Lc has 2.78 million shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Moreover, Geode Cap Management Limited Co has 0.07% invested in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) for 795,576 shares. First Personal holds 1,091 shares.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $4.92 million activity. The shares were sold at an average price of $247.16, for a total value of $148,296.00. $42,815 worth of stock was sold by EUDY JOHN D on Tuesday, October 10. Shares for $261,940 were sold by MARTIN GARY P on Tuesday, August 1. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 11,284 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,789,856.16.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group upgraded shares of Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating in a report published on Wednesday, January 3rd. Therefore 77% are positive. Progressive had 52 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with "Buy" on Monday, November 6. Vetr downgraded the shares of AAL in report on Thursday, August 27 to "Strong-Buy" rating. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, September 18. The firm has "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 27. Cowen & Co downgraded the shares of AAL in report on Wednesday, January 4 to "Market Perform" rating. Essex Property Trust's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 87.72%. The stock of The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Wells Fargo. Essex Property Trust has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $269.41. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets.

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