WINTON GROUP Ltd decreased its holdings in Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 81.0% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,741 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 49,933 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in Equity Residential were worth $774,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Bessemer Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Equity Residential by 124.6% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,572 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $103,000 after acquiring an additional 872 shares during the period. Retirement Systems of Alabama grew its holdings in shares of Equity Residential by 0.3% in the second quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 178,017 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,719,000 after acquiring an additional 568 shares during the period. Advisor Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of Equity Residential by 20.7% in the second quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 7,334 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $483,000 after acquiring an additional 1,258 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC grew its holdings in shares of Equity Residential by 15.3% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 7,346 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $484,000 after acquiring an additional 973 shares during the period. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board grew its holdings in shares of Equity Residential by 42.8% in the second quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 1,283,359 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $84,484,000 after acquiring an additional 384,800 shares during the period. 94.13% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, CEO David J. Neithercut sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.17, for a total value of $7,017,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Mark J. Parrell sold 1,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.01, for a total value of $108,816.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 412,380 shares of company stock worth $28,348,622 over the last quarter. 3.79% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub raised Equity Residential from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of Equity Residential in a report on Sunday, September 10th. Deutsche Bank lifted their price objective on Equity Residential from $67.00 to $69.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $68.00 price objective on shares of Equity Residential in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $71.00 price objective on Equity Residential and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.47.

Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $65.40. The company had a trading volume of 1,064,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,690,310. The stock has a market capitalization of $24,073.93, a P/E ratio of 21.13, a PEG ratio of 3.32 and a beta of 0.36. The company has a quick ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 0.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. Equity Residential has a 12 month low of $59.49 and a 12 month high of $70.46.

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About Equity Residential

Equity Residential is a real estate investment trust. The Company’s primary business is the acquisition, development and management of multifamily residential properties. Its segments include Boston, New York, Washington DC, Southern California, San Francisco, Seattle and Other Markets. Southern California includes Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County.

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