Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp Adjusts Its Holdings in Essex Property Trust (ESS) Last Quarter

Lloyd Doyle
November 15, 2017

National Pension Service now owns 63,777 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $16,593,000 after buying an additional 5,668 shares during the last quarter. Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS) has risen 15.01% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. The value of the investment in (ESS) went from $64,781,000 to $72,419,000 a change of $7,638,000 quarter over quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp grew its stake in Essex Property Trust by 0.9% during the 3rd quarter. It closed at $258.63 lastly. It has underperformed by 1.69% the S&P500. Argent Capital Management Llc sold 37,975 shares as Hooker Furniture Corporation (HOFT)'s stock rose 28.05%. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 11,065 shares of company stock valued at $2,924,428. Essex Ppty Tr Inc now has $16.91 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.11 on November 13, reaching $35.24. About 167,866 shares traded. Organovo Holdings Inc (ONVO) has risen 12.50% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.58 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.30, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. The shares were sold at an average price of $263.97, for a total value of $87,902.01. 66 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 211.02 million shares or 0.62% less from 212.33 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Zevenbergen Capital Investments Llc has 4.38% invested in the company for 401,537 shares. Shell Asset accumulated 8,430 shares or 0.05% of the stock. First Interstate Comml Bank invested in 280 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt Inc holds 0.12% or 21,527 shares in its portfolio. Glynn Capital Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 68,473 shares. Assetmark Incorporated holds 0.14% or 42,116 shares. Its down 10.26% from 21.89M shares previously. Bessemer accumulated 750 shares.

In other Essex Property Trust news, insider John D. Eudy sold 166 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 10th. (NYSE:ECL) for 2,683 shares. Comgest Global Investors Sas reported 118,500 shares. Quantitative Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Company reported 9,600 shares stake. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 38% are positive. Essex Property Trust has a one year low of $208.92 and a one year high of $270.04. JMP Securities initiated the stock with "Market Outperform" rating in Tuesday, September 15 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, September 18 by DA Davidson. As per Tuesday, August 1, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Ecolab Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, November 9 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 23 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Monday, July 3. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, September 17 by Zacks. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, July 3 by Jefferies. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,986 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,333,206.54.

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $1.00 million activity. Kleiman Angela L. sold $21,829 worth of stock. $133,522 worth of Ecolab Inc. SCHALL MICHAEL J sold $87,842 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q2 2017. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 20,090 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Cohen & Steers Inc. raised its position in shares of Essex Property Trust by 10.9% in the second quarter. Hightower Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 17,829 shares. Fca Corporation Tx, a Texas-based fund reported 900 shares. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Essex Property Trust in the second quarter worth about $203,000. 8,800 were reported by Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands. State Street Corp raised its holdings in Essex Property Trust by 0.7% during the second quarter. Bb&T Secs Ltd Company has 0.01% invested in Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS) for 2,765 shares. The company has market cap of $17.07 billion. Aviva Public Limited holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS) for 41,177 shares. 43,880 were reported by Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh. Qs Investors Llc acquired 1,500 shares as Essex Ppty Tr Inc (ESS)'s stock rose 11.60%. 4,471 were accumulated by Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 0.03% in Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS). Federated Pa invested in 0% or 1,837 shares. Wells Fargo Mn owns 47,297 shares. Cadence Mgmt Limited Liability Co has invested 0.08% in Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0.05% invested in Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS) for 18,844 shares. They expect $2.99 EPS, up 6.41% or $0.18 from last year's $2.81 per share. ESS's profit will be $197.34 million for 21.62 P/E if the $2.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual earnings per share reported by Mercadolibre Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.59% negative EPS growth.

Commonwealth Bank Of Australia increased Hertz Global Holdings Inc stake by 62,300 shares to 216,971 valued at $2.50 million in 2017Q2. Northern Trust Corp (NASDAQ:NTRS) was raised too.

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