Essex Property Trust (ESS) Lowered to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus

Legg Mason Asset Management Japan acquired 3,100 shares as Essex Ppty Tr Inc (ESS)'s stock rose 11.60%. The institutional investor held 579,621 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $34.64M, down from 661,835 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cordasco Financial Network who had been investing in Liberty Ppty Tr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.97B market cap company. (URI) worth $354.69 million at the end of the most recent reporting period.The investor is now holding 2,043,383 shares thanks to an increase of 54,350 new shares in their portfolio. About 75,491 shares traded. The ROIC 5 year average of Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th.

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Investors sentiment increased to 2.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.50, from 1.38 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 17 investors sold CROX shares while 46 reduced holdings. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands reported 8,800 shares or 0.33% of all its holdings. The firm owned 4,050,848 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 658,592 shares during the period. New York-based Qs Ltd Company has invested 0.04% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. Forward Ltd Co stated it has 9,500 shares. Garland Capital Mgmt invested in 2.44% or 15,015 shares. Broadfin Capital Lc reported 88,000 shares. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. grew its stake in shares of Liberty Property Trust by 0.8% in the second quarter. (NYSE:ESS) is 57. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. Lucas Management invested in 0.36% or 720 shares. (NYSE:ESS). Rhumbline Advisers owns 0.08% invested in Essex Property Trust, Inc. Us Comml Bank De owns 8,748 shares. (NYSE:ESS) for 13,497 shares.

Mcclain Value Management Llc, which manages about $543.84M and $71.05 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in 1 (NASDAQ:FLWS) by 44,863 shares to 60,653 shares, valued at $597,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. BidaskClub upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Therefore 27% are positive. Robert W. Baird reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $273.00 price target on shares of Essex Property Trust in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 9 by RBC Capital Markets. Cowen & Co downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. (NYSE:ESS) earned "Hold" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 23. BB&T Capital initiated it with "Buy" rating and $259.50 target in Tuesday, November 10 report. SunTrust has "Hold" rating and $43.0 target. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust on Thursday, May 18 to "Hold".

Shares of Liberty Property Trust (LPT) opened at 42.84 on Friday. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, December 14 with "Equal-Weight". The company was downgraded on Monday, May 2 by Sandler O'Neill. Citigroup upgraded shares of Essex Property Trust to an overweight rating and raised their target price for the company from $253.00 to $278.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Also, insider Craig K. Zimmerman sold 1,001 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th.

Currently, 0.10% of Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) are owned by insiders with 91.99% six-month change in the insider ownership. (NYSE:ESS) is 49. The real estate investment trust reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.03. The insider SCHALL MICHAEL J sold $89,185. Shares for $21,407 were sold by Kleiman Angela L. Checking in on some other ratios, the company has a Price to Cash Flow ratio of 19.986843, and a current Price to Earnings ratio of 28.677940. Dynex Capital had 15 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Tuesday, February 6. (NASDAQ:NUVA) has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, July 13 by JP Morgan. (NASDAQ:HOLX) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, December 21. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald set a $279.00 price target on shares of Essex Property Trust and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday. (NASDAQ:NUVA) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, July 28 by Robert W. Baird. Imperial Capital has "In-Line" rating and $11 target. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with "Hold" on Friday, August 4. (NYSE:ESS) on Wednesday, August 16 with "Overweight" rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.79 in 2017Q2.

FMR LLC raised its stake in United Rentals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX). Oppenheimer & has 18,825 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Schwab Charles Management, California-based fund reported 53,144 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 17,582 shares. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 67.68% of the company's stock. 30,342 are held by Art Advisors Limited Com. 15,193 were reported by New Mexico Educational Retirement Board. (NASDAQ:NUVA). Axa has 0.11% invested in NuVasive, Inc. 193,902 are held by Tiaa Cref Management Limited Liability. Legal & General Group Public Limited has 0% invested in Dynex Capital, Inc. Comerica Natl Bank has 20,708 shares. Paloma Prtnrs Company owns 12,400 shares. Bishop Greg sold $51,459 worth of stock.

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