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Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) EVP Alan W. George unloaded 5,839 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.90, for a total transaction of $378,951.10. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 71,378 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,632,432. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) traded up 1.57% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $65.92. 1,108,502 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Equity Residential has a 52 week low of $50.08 and a 52 week high of $66.77. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $64.44 and its 200-day moving average is $60.53. The company has a market cap of $23.846 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.59.

Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.78 EPS for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $652.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $644.28 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.71 earnings per share. Equity Residential’s revenue was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Equity Residential will post $3.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on EQR shares. Analysts at ISI Group raised their price target on shares of Equity Residential from $3.00 to $67.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 30th. Separately, analysts at Mizuho initiated coverage on shares of Equity Residential in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Equity Residential from $49.00 to $55.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $61.37.

Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) is a real estate investment trust (REIT).

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