Equity Residential Properties Trust (EQR) Shares Rise Despite Market Challenges

Equity Residential Properties Trust (NYSE: EQR)’s stock price has increased by 0.95 compared to its previous closing price of 60.84. However, the company has seen a 0.26% increase in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Business Wire reported 2024-04-02 that CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) today announced that the Company will release its first quarter 2024 operating results on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 after the close of market and host a conference call to discuss those results on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Central. The conference call will be available via web cast on the Investor section of www.equityapartments.com. About Equity Residential Equity Residential is committed to creating communities where people.

Is It Worth Investing in Equity Residential Properties Trust (NYSE: EQR) Right Now?

Equity Residential Properties Trust (NYSE: EQR) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 28.27x compared to its average ratio. EQR has 36-month beta value of 0.86. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 2 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 17 as “hold,” and 3 as “sell.”

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The public float for EQR is 372.49M, and currently, short sellers hold a 1.36% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of EQR on April 04, 2024 was 2.12M shares.

EQR’s Market Performance

EQR’s stock has seen a 0.26% increase for the week, with a -2.29% drop in the past month and a -1.17% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.78%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.68% for Equity Residential Properties Trust The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -1.63% for EQR’s stock, with a 0.13% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of EQR

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see EQR reach a price target of $70. The rating they have provided for EQR stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on February 22nd, 2024.

Deutsche Bank gave a rating of “Hold” to EQR, setting the target price at $64 in the report published on January 30th of the current year.

EQR Trading at 1.01% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought EQR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.56% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.68%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.78%, as shares sank -1.38% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +1.86% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, EQR rose by +0.26%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -7.43% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $62.40. In addition, Equity Residential Properties Trust saw 0.43% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at EQR starting from Garechana Robert, who sale 876 shares at the price of $57.80 back on Feb 13 ’24. After this action, Garechana Robert now owns 20,933 shares of Equity Residential Properties Trust, valued at $50,633 using the latest closing price.

Fenster Scott, the EVP & General Counsel of Equity Residential Properties Trust, sale 829 shares at $57.80 during a trade that took place back on Feb 13 ’24, which means that Fenster Scott is holding 35,464 shares at $47,916 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for EQR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.08 for the present operating margin
  • 0.33 for the gross margin

The net margin for Equity Residential Properties Trust stands at 0.29. The total capital return value is set at 0.01. Equity return is now at value 7.51, with 4.15 for asset returns.

Based on Equity Residential Properties Trust (EQR), the company’s capital structure generated 0.4 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.21. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.67. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 0.8.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 1.79 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 4.38. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 10.74. The receivables turnover for the company is 194.61for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.14.

Conclusion

To put it simply, Equity Residential Properties Trust (EQR) has had a mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a bearish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “sell” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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