Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland Sa Has Cut New Oriental Ed & Tech Grp I (EDU) Position; 13 Analysts Bullish Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS)

January 13, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Among 26 analysts covering Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Essex Property Trust had 78 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) on Monday, July 3 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. The firm has “Equalweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, July 19. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 17 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, July 3. Evercore maintained it with “Buy” rating and $241 target in Tuesday, September 8 report. The stock of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) earned “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Wednesday, December 13. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, August 16 report. Raymond James downgraded Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) rating on Wednesday, August 9. Raymond James has “Hold” rating and $27000 target. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Wednesday, February 8. See Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) latest ratings:

09/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $250.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Underperform Downgrade
03/01/2018 Broker: MUFG Securities Americas Inc Rating: Buy New Target: $278.0 Upgrade
27/12/2017 Broker: JMP Securities Rating: Hold
14/12/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $255.0 Maintain
14/12/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy New Target: $280.0 Upgrade
13/12/2017 Broker: BTIG Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
11/12/2017 Broker: Evercore Old Rating: In-Line New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
27/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $257.0 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $272.0 Maintain

Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland Sa decreased New Oriental Ed & Tech Grp I (EDU) stake by 69.56% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland Sa sold 5,435 shares as New Oriental Ed & Tech Grp I (EDU)’s stock rose 45.08%. The Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland Sa holds 2,378 shares with $210,000 value, down from 7,813 last quarter. New Oriental Ed & Tech Grp I now has $16.59 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.94% or $3 during the last trading session, reaching $104.92. About 2.50 million shares traded or 59.15% up from the average. New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) has risen 76.69% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.99% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 21 investors sold Essex Property Trust, Inc. shares while 118 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 62.90 million shares or 2.83% less from 64.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Azimuth Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.03% invested in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Bbva Compass Commercial Bank holds 0.02% or 1,136 shares in its portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board owns 0.07% invested in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) for 93,162 shares. Renaissance Techs Limited Liability Company invested in 360,757 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Putnam Invests Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 6,876 shares in its portfolio. 18,288 were accumulated by Texas Permanent School Fund. 902 were accumulated by Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Europe). Mutual Of America Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) for 12,619 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Co reported 8,162 shares. Bancshares Of Nova Scotia accumulated 11,470 shares. Geode Cap Management Limited Com stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Eulav Asset Mngmt accumulated 0.06% or 4,953 shares. Natixis holds 0.01% or 4,718 shares. Daiwa Securities Gp has invested 2.46% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS). Chevy Chase Hldgs Inc, a Maryland-based fund reported 57,554 shares.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 20 sales for $5.27 million activity. $1.19 million worth of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) was sold by SCHALL MICHAEL J. Another trade for 84 shares valued at $22,173 was made by Kleiman Angela L. on Thursday, August 10. $44,083 worth of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) was sold by EUDY JOHN D on Thursday, August 10. ZIMMERMAN CRAIG K sold $42,815 worth of stock. $1.68M worth of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) was sold by SCORDELIS BYRON A on Thursday, August 24. $87,193 worth of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) was sold by Burkart John F.. $261,940 worth of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) shares were sold by MARTIN GARY P.

Essex Property Trust, Inc. operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust in the United States. The company has market cap of $15.51 billion. It engages in the ownership, operation, management, acquisition, development, and redevelopment of apartment communities, as well as commercial properties. It has a 28.47 P/E ratio. As of March 31, 2012, the firm owned or had interests in 158 apartment communities; and 5 commercial buildings, as well as 5 development projects.

The stock decreased 2.30% or $5.34 during the last trading session, reaching $227.1. About 435,730 shares traded or 26.64% up from the average. Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) has risen 15.01% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.69% the S&P500.

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