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Mizuho lifts Equity Residential [EQR] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

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Equity Residential [NYSE: EQR] stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.96% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 0.11%. The company report on August 24, 2020 that Equity Residential Joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion.

Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) today announced that the Company has joined CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion as a declaration of the Company’s commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

This announcement comes on the heels of the Company conducting listening sessions to provide an opportunity for employees of color to share their stories and experiences regarding the racial injustices and societal inequities in our country.

Over the last 12 months, EQR stock dropped by -32.70%. The one-year Equity Residential stock forecast points to a potential upside of 4.47. The average equity rating for EQR stock is currently 3.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $20.90 billion, with 371.80 million shares outstanding and 366.15 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.58M shares, EQR stock reached a trading volume of 2432588 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Equity Residential [EQR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for EQR shares is $59.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on EQR stock is a recommendation set at 3.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Mizuho have made an estimate for Equity Residential shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on September 01, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price from $68 to $51. The new note on the price target was released on August 03, 2020, representing the official price target for Equity Residential stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $55, while Scotiabank analysts kept a Sector Underperform rating on EQR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Equity Residential is set at 1.49, with the Price to Sales ratio for EQR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.73. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.51. Price to Free Cash Flow for EQR in the course of the last twelve months was 39.75.

EQR Stock Performance Analysis:

Equity Residential [EQR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.11. With this latest performance, EQR shares gained by 2.67% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -24.31% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -32.70% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for EQR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 52.98, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.21, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.53 for Equity Residential [EQR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 55.91, while it was recorded at 57.49 for the last single week of trading, and 67.89 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Equity Residential Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Equity Residential [EQR] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.93 and a Gross Margin at +34.66. Equity Residential’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +36.13.

Return on Total Capital for EQR is now 2.54, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.28. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.45, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.66. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Equity Residential [EQR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 90.82. Additionally, EQR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 47.59, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 44.25. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 81.15, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 42.37.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Equity Residential [EQR] managed to generate an average of $358,642 per employee.

EQR Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Equity Residential posted 0.71/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.37/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 91.90%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for EQR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Equity Residential go to 6.10%.

Equity Residential [EQR] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $19,796 million, or 94.00% of EQR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of EQR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 47,183,807, which is approximately -2.495% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 42,416,763 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.41 billion in EQR stocks shares; and NORGES BANK, currently with $1.36 billion in EQR stock with ownership of nearly 26.166% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Equity Residential stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 291 institutional holders increased their position in Equity Residential [NYSE:EQR] by around 36,508,154 shares. Additionally, 259 investors decreased positions by around 33,568,739 shares, while 85 investors held positions by with 278,197,599 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 348,274,492 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. EQR stock had 85 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,454,409 shares, while 56 institutional investors sold positions of 733,582 shares during the same period.

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