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How Wall Street Analysts View Equity Residential

WRITTEN BY Jennifer Mathews

Analyst ratings

Equity Residential’s (EQR) performance expectations for 2017 are reflected in its analyst ratings. Analysts gave EQR a mean price target of $65.30, implying a 0.2% fall from its current level of $65.41.

In April 2017, three of 25 analysts gave Equity Residential (EQR) a “buy” or “strong buy” rating, 18 analysts gave it a “hold” rating, and four analysts gave it a “sell” or “strong sell” rating. Compared to December 2016, the number of EQR’s “strong buy” and “buy” ratings fell from four to three.

How Wall Street Analysts View Equity Residential

Equity Residential’s peer ratings

Among Equity Residential’s major alternative peers, 11 of 22 analysts gave AvalonBay Communities (AVB) a “buy” or “strong buy” rating, 11 analysts gave it a “hold” rating, and one analyst gave it a “sell” or “strong sell” rating.

Eleven of 27 analysts gave Essex Property Trust (ESS) a “buy” or “strong buy” rating, and 15 analysts gave it a “hold” rating. One analyst gave it a “sell” or a “strong sell” rating.

Four of 21 analysts gave UDR Inc. (UDR) a “buy” or “strong buy” rating, 15 analysts gave it a “hold” rating, and two analysts gave it a “sell” or a “strong sell” rating.

Equity Residential forms ~2.9% of the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ).

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