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    Earnings Report

    Here’s What Drove Equity Residential’s Strong Q3 Results

    Equity Residential (EQR) reported strong third-quarter results yesterday.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Extra Space’s Growth Driven by Demand and Marketing Strategies

    Extra Space has adopted digital marketing platforms, including social media and search engines, to drive traffic at its facilities.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Equity Residential: Shareholder Wealth by Capital Reallocation

    During the first half of 2018, Equity Residential sold four apartment properties and a land parcel for $292.7 million.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Equity Residential’s Q2 Results Beat Wall Street Estimates

    Equity Residential (EQR) posted FFO (funds from operations) of $0.81 in Q2 2018, beating Wall Street’s expectations by a penny.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Can Extra Space Storage Beat Analysts’ Q2 Estimates?

    Extra Space Storage (EXR), set to report its Q2 results on July 31, could continue to benefit from self-storage demand rising.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What American Builders Were Worried about in June

    The HMI was reported to have decreased by two points to 68 in June as compared to a May reading of 70.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why American Builders Remain Confident about the Housing Industry

    The housing market index was reported to have increased by two points to 70 in May compared to the downwardly revised April reading of 68.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Non-Manufacturing Sector Grew for 98th Consecutive Month

    In March, the service sector continued to grow but at a slower pace.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Wall Street Analysts Think of Equity Residential?

    Analysts gave EQR a mean price target of $69.08, implying a ~8.3% rise from its current level of $63.77.

    By Raina Brown
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    This ISM Index Hit a Lifetime High in October

    For October, service sector activity rose at a pace not seen since the inception of the report. The non-manufacturing index reached a lifetime high of 60.1.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Has the US Economy Fared since the Last FOMC Meeting?

    Since the last FOMC meeting in July, economic conditions in the US have continued to improve.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Improving Economic Conditions Aren’t Enough for the FED

    In the last few months, the performance of the US economy has been impressive. The unemployment rate fell to 4.3% in August.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Wall Street Analysts Rated the Top 3 Self-Storage REITs after 2Q17

    Extra Space Storage’s (EXR) analyst target price is $81.13, up 7% from its current price level.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chart in Focus: Self-Storage REITs’ 2Q17 Balance Sheets

    CubeSmart issued two notes of $50.0 million each, carrying interest of 4.4% and 4.0% and maturity dates of 2023 and 2025, respectively.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Top 3 Self-Storage REITs Managed Their Expenses in 2Q17

    Although Public Storage did not provide any guidance for net operating income expected during fiscal 2017, analysts expect the company to report flat YoY NOI of ~$2.0 billion during 2Q17.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing the Top 3 Self-Storage REITs after 2Q17 Earnings

    Self-storage REITs are experiencing solid growth in income and revenues in 2017. In this series, we’ll analyze the 2Q17 results for Public Storage (PSA), Extra Space Storage (EXR), and CubeSmart (CUBE).

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Post-2Q17 Comparison of the Top 3 Healthcare REITs

    Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) is the most premium among our top three healthcare REITs in terms of price-to-FFO multiple.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Healthcare REITs Rewarded Stockholders in 2Q17

    REITs are required to pay 90.0% of their profits to shareholders in the form of share buybacks or dividends.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare REITs and Their 2Q17 Capital Deployment Strategies

    Welltower spent $292.0 million on development and expansion in 2Q17. Of that, $110.0 million was spent on acquisitions.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare REITs and How They Managed Expenses in 2Q17

    Healthcare REITs fund their working capital through debt and equity. So it’s important to optimize their spending in order to maximize income.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Ahead for the Top 3 Healthcare REITs?

    Strong performance in skilled nursing facilities prompted Welltower management to increase its same-store net operating income guidance for fiscal 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top-Line and Bottom-Line Results for Healthcare REITs in 2Q17

    Healthcare REITs have positioned their properties in premium locations where there’s high income growth.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top 3 Healthcare REITs after 2Q17: A Comparative Analysis

    Healthcare REITs that own senior care facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes are seeing growth. With the aging population rising, the need for critical healthcare facilities is also rising.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Wall Street Rate Essex Property Trust?

    Essex Property Trust’s (ESS) performance expectations in 2017 are reflected in analysts’ ratings for its stock. Analysts have given ESS a mean price target of $257.6.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Essex Property Trust Compares to Other Industry Players

    The price-to-FFO (funds from operation) ratio is the most popular method of measuring the relative valuation of real estate investment trusts (or REIT) such as Essex Property Trust.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Well Does Essex Property Manage Its Balance Sheet?

    In order to function as real estate investment trusts (or REIT), companies such as Essex Property Trust (ESS) have to pay almost 90% of their taxable income out as dividends.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Well Does Essex Property Return Value to Its Shareholders?

    Real estate investment trusts (or REIT) such as Essex Property Trust (ESS) need to pay at least 90% of their taxable incomes as dividends or share buybacks as a prerequisite for functioning as REITs.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Trump and the Rate Hike Blessings in Disguise for ESS?

    Rising optimism among citizens bodes well for REITs such as Essex Property Trust (ESS) AvalonBay Communities (AVB), Equity Residential (EQR), and UDR (UDR).

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How High Interest Could Affect ESS and Residential REITs

    REITs such as Essex Property Trust (ESS) yielded high returns in the long period during which interest rates were below average.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Development Projects Helps Essex Property Combat REIT Headwinds

    Amid the shifting residential REIT scenario, Essex Property Trust (ESS) has been able to maintain its dominant position.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Essex Property to See Growth due to Winning Strategies

    The current macroeconomic scenario is conducive for growth in the residential REIT (real estate investment trust) sector.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Essex Property and Residential REITs Are Poised to Grow

    The home building sector has set itself a course for smooth sailing amid the current favorable economic scenario.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Essex Property Maintains Its Revenue Growth

    A slow and steady improvement in the job market and rising optimism among consumers about their economic welfare has triggered a spike in the construction sector.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Essex Property: An Apartment REIT Standing Strong amid Headwinds

    The current economic environment has made investors skeptical about the real estate investment trust (or REIT) industry.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How Wall Street Analysts View AvalonBay Stock

    In May 2017, 11 of 23 analysts covering AVB stock issued “buy” or “strong buy” ratings.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AvalonBay—Comparison with Other Retail REITs in Its Industry

    Currently, AvalonBay Communities is offering a next-12-month (or NTM) dividend yield of 3%, which is in line with its close competitors.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How AvalonBay Communities Leverages Its Balance Sheet

    AvalonBay has been able to maintain a low debt-to-equity ratio in the last five years. The company reported a debt-to-equity ratio of ~1.5x in 1Q17.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AvalonBay Communities: A Rewarding Stock for Shareholders

    During 2016, AvalonBay Communities (AVB) repurchased 57,172 shares worth $0.6 million.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AvalonBay, Residential REITs Target Headwinds through Diversification

    During 1Q17, AvalonBay Communities (AVB) had completed the development of projects worth $650 million at an initially projected yield of 5.6%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Rising Consumer Sentiment Boost REITs Like AVB?

    According to the University of Michigan, the consumer sentiment index for May 2017 gained 2.5% year-over-year, standing at 97.1%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Impact of Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget on Residential REITs

    According to President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018, the administration is expected to slash $6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development budget, decreasing its funding by 13.2% to $40.7 billion.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Rising Interest Rates Impact AVB and Residential REITs

    There is wide anticipation in the market that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates again during its upcoming meeting on June 14, 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AvalonBay Communities and the Residential REIT Industry Overview

    According to NHAB’s Housing Economics survey, housing starts are expected to rise 6.2% in 2017 and ~6.3% in 2018, backed by respective 9.6% and ~11.8% gains in single-family home sales.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AvalonBay Maintains Revenue Growth amid Industrial Headwinds

    AvalonBay’s 1Q17 revenues came in at ~$522.3 million and surpassed estimates by 0.3%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AvalonBay: Weathering Ups and Downs in Residential REITs

    In May 2017, 11 of 23 analysts covering AvalonBay Communities (AVB) stock issued “buy” or “strong buy” ratings. Eleven analysts gave AVB a “hold” rating, and one analyst gave it a “sell” or a “strong sell” rating.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    REITs Explained: Qualifications and Types of REITs

    To qualify as a REIT, a company must have most of its assets and income tied to real estate investment and must pay out almost all of its taxable income to shareholders in the form of dividends. In the U.S., a REIT must meet the following four requirements. The REIT must distribute at least 90% […]

    By Michael Orzano
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    REIT Explained: Qualifications and Types of REITs

    Let’s talk about the two main types of REITs (ICF)—equity REITs and mortgage REITs.

    By Michael Orzano
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Millennials Are Driving Broader Economic Shifts

    But though millennials may have been born into unlucky economic circumstances, they seem to also be transforming their luck.

    By Ann Hynek
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AvalonBay Communities Acquired Archstone Enterprise

    AvalonBay Communities acquired ~40% of Archstone’s assets and liabilities, which the company saw as an opportunity to expand its presence across major US markets.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in AvalonBay Communities: A Must-Know Company Overview

    AvalonBay Communities is a REIT focused on developing, redeveloping, acquiring, and managing high-quality apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry US markets.

    By Peter Barnes
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