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Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) CEO David J. Neithercut sold 42,603 shares of Equity Residential stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.00, for a total transaction of $2,811,798.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) traded down 0.14% on Friday, hitting $65.68. 2,729,870 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 $64.59 and its 200-day moving average is $60.66. The company has a market cap of $23.759 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.06.

Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.78 earnings per share 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 research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Equity Residential currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $61.37.

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

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