Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (NYSE:els) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 30th will be given a dividend of 0.425 per share on Friday, October 14th. This represents a $1.70 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 28th.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its stake in Equity Lifestyle Properties by 1.3% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 3,164 shares of the company’s stock valued at $211,000 after buying an additional 41 shares during the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Equity Lifestyle Properties by 2.4% in the second quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,352 shares of the company’s stock valued at $269,000 after buying an additional 80 shares during the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC raised its stake in Equity Lifestyle Properties by 13.7% in the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 4,778 shares of the company’s stock valued at $382,000 after buying an additional 575 shares during the last quarter. Quadrature Capital Ltd raised its stake in Equity Lifestyle Properties by 83.0% in the second quarter. Quadrature Capital Ltd now owns 6,055 shares of the company’s stock valued at $485,000 after buying an additional 2,746 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd raised its stake in Equity Lifestyle Properties by 8.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 8,573 shares of the company’s stock valued at $686,000 after buying an additional 666 shares during the last quarter. 94.83% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

ELS has been the subject of several analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties in a research note on Saturday, June 4th. Citigroup Inc. increased their price objective on shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties from $70.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $77.00 price objective on shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of C$71.25.

Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE:ELS) opened at 79.56 on Friday. Equity Lifestyle Properties has a 52-week low of $56.58 and a 52-week high of $83.19. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $78.52 and its 200-day moving average is $75.32. The company has a market capitalization of $6.79 billion, a P/E ratio of 42.94 and a beta of 0.48.

Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE:ELS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 18th. The company reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. Equity Lifestyle Properties had a net margin of 21.01% and a return on equity of 20.11%. The business had revenue of $210.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $114.76 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.70 earnings per share. Equity Lifestyle Properties’s quarterly revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Equity Lifestyle Properties will post $3.30 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Equity Lifestyle Properties

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company is an integrated 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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