Digging Up the Facts on Equity Residential (EQR)

Equity Residential (EQR) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on REIT – Residential. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $63.77, down from yesterday’s close by -0.75%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Equity Residential (EQR) currently trades with a market capitalization of $23.61 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 2.98 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.06 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.36 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.02% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Equity Residential recorded a 52-week high of $70.46. It is now trading 6.69% off that level. The stock is trading $66.79 its 50-day moving average by 3.02%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $59.49.

In recent action, Equity Residential (EQR) has made a move of -4.56% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.13% with $359.43 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of EQR.

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