Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE: ELS) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 9/27/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $96.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust. “
  • 9/26/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust. “
  • 9/21/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $98.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust. “
  • 9/14/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $97.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust. “
  • 9/13/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust. “
  • 9/13/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. They now have a $81.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/8/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was downgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $92.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/5/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $101.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust. “
  • 8/30/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust. “
  • 8/29/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $99.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust. “
  • 8/23/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust. “
  • 8/22/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 8/22/2017 – Equity Lifestyle Properties was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $98.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust. “

Shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ELS) traded up 0.68% on Wednesday, reaching $86.08. 138,019 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. has a 12 month low of $65.87 and a 12 month high of $90.80. The company has a market cap of $7.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.72 and a beta of 0.32. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $87.59 and its 200 day moving average price is $84.57.

Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE:ELS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 17th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81. The firm had revenue of $221.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $209.80 million. Equity Lifestyle Properties had a return on equity of 20.64% and a net margin of 22.00%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.75 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. will post $2.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.4875 per share. This represents a $1.95 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. Equity Lifestyle Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 97.02%.

In other Equity Lifestyle Properties news, Chairman Samuel Zell bought 805,333 shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 21st. The stock was bought at an average price of $87.43 per share, with a total value of $70,410,264.19. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 6.10% of the company’s stock.

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is an owner and operator of lifestyle-oriented properties (properties) consisting primarily of manufactured home (MH) communities and recreational vehicle (RV) resorts and campgrounds. The Company operates through two segments: Property Operations and Home Sales and Rentals Operations.

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