Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its stake in shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ELS) by 6.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 135,218 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 8,358 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio owned approximately 0.15% of Equity Lifestyle Properties worth $11,504,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of ELS. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties by 2,051.3% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,010,984 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $173,664,000 after buying an additional 1,917,506 shares during the last quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. grew its stake in shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties by 17.6% during the third quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 4,830,757 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $411,001,000 after buying an additional 724,655 shares during the last quarter. Capital Growth Management LP grew its stake in shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties by 900.0% during the third quarter. Capital Growth Management LP now owns 500,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $42,540,000 after buying an additional 450,000 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties by 18.6% during the third quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 2,205,958 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $187,683,000 after buying an additional 345,194 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties by 2.7% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 12,836,756 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,108,326,000 after buying an additional 343,326 shares during the last quarter. 97.86% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several analysts recently weighed in on ELS shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Robert W. Baird cut shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $92.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $81.00 price objective on shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $89.67.

Shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE ELS) opened at $89.30 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.06, a current ratio of 0.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. has a one year low of $69.62 and a one year high of $91.94. The firm has a market cap of $8,055.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.05, a P/E/G ratio of 4.93 and a beta of 0.30.

Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE:ELS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 16th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.90 by ($0.34). Equity Lifestyle Properties had a return on equity of 21.07% and a net margin of 22.52%. The business had revenue of $241.63 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $226.85 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.83 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. will post 3.58 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.488 dividend. This is a positive change from Equity Lifestyle Properties’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.49. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.95 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.19%. Equity Lifestyle Properties’s payout ratio is presently 93.30%.

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Equity Lifestyle Properties Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE:ELS)

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