Essex Property Trust, Inc.

  • 4 Small-Cap Dividend Stocks for Retirement

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: ESS, NWN, NWE, UBSI

    Small-cap stocks are generally perceived riskier than large-cap stocks, but they still have their fair share of strategies with market-beating potential. In the small-cap universe, there are some committed dividend payers who have paid dividends consistently over the years and have raised them over extensive periods of time. Some of these dividend-paying equities may represent good candidates for income-centric retirement portfolios; let’s take a look.

    The top two

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  • Make Money From Your Rent Increase - Buy These REITs

    By Michael Douglass - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: AVB, EQR, ESS, UDR

    As the economic recovery steadily marches on, young adults have accounted for “about 45% of net new jobs since 2010.” These younger workers are less likely to buy homes, in part because of job instability, and in part because of the substantial debt many are already carrying from college loans. Many young professionals gravitate toward apartments. Three Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are well-positioned to make the most of this more »

  • Which Real Estate Company Is REIT for You?

    By Wes Patoka - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: ESS, FRT, GOV

    REITs come in all shapes and sizes and expose their investors to different types of investment properties and risks. REITs are required to pay out most of their earnings to investors and are taxed differently than other investments, so please consult a tax specialist before investing in a REIT. REITs paying out most of their income are supposed to help investors by making manage the company’s remaining capital better more »

  • Ken Heebner’s Dividend Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 29, 2013 | Tickers: CPT, ESS, F, HLF, SSS

    We track 13F filings from hedge funds and other notable investors; the most recent round of filings disclosed many long equity positions as of the end of December. Even though the information is a bit old, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500, and we think that other strategies are possible as well.

    13Fs can also be mined for more »

  • Are These Bulked Up Landlords’ a Buy?

    By Matthew DiLallo - November 27, 2012 | Tickers: AVB, BAM, EQR, ESS, UDR

    Apartment REITs AvalonBay (NYSE: AVB) and Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) announced that they were jointly purchasing the assets and liabilities of Archstone Enterprises from Lehman Brothers.  This $16 billion deal will have AvalonBay acquiring 40% of the assets with Equity taking the remaining 60%.  This is a big deal for both companies but does it make either a buy?

    For AvalonBay they reiterated their 2012 outlook while announcing that they more »

  • Realty Income Corporation: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

    By Ryan Guenette - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: ESS, O, TCO

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. Fresh off a decent third quarter earnings report, I would like to pinpoint on the monthly dividend company, the Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O).

    Strengths:

    • Dividend: Realty Income pays out monthly dividends of $0.15, which annualized more »