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How to buy Equity LifeStyle Properties stock | $85.18

Learn how to easily invest in Equity LifeStyle Properties stock.

Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc is a reit-residential business based in the US. Equity LifeStyle Properties shares (ELS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Equity LifeStyle Properties employs 4,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Equity LifeStyle Properties stock price (NYSE: ELS)

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Equity LifeStyle Properties shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$85.18
52-week range$56.76 - $88.08
50-day moving average $82.62
200-day moving average $76.60
Wall St. target price$88.60
PE ratio 63.167
Dividend yield $1.41 (1.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.32

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Is it a good time to buy Equity LifeStyle Properties stock?

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Equity LifeStyle Properties price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $85.18 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-15) 1.93%
1 month (2021-09-22) 3.44%
3 months (2021-07-22) 4.46%
6 months (2021-04-22) 24.37%
1 year (2020-10-22) 37.32%
2 years (2019-10-22) 25.45%
3 years (2018-10-22) 92.79
5 years (2016-10-21) 13.98%

Is Equity LifeStyle Properties under- or over-valued?

Valuing Equity LifeStyle Properties stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Equity LifeStyle Properties's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Equity LifeStyle Properties's P/E ratio

Equity LifeStyle Properties's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 63x. In other words, Equity LifeStyle Properties shares trade at around 63x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Equity LifeStyle Properties's PEG ratio

Equity LifeStyle Properties's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Equity LifeStyle Properties's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Equity LifeStyle Properties's EBITDA

Equity LifeStyle Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $549.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Equity LifeStyle Properties's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Equity LifeStyle Properties financials

Revenue TTM $1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 31.89%
Gross profit TTM $573.2 million
Return on assets TTM 5.16%
Return on equity TTM 19.54%
Profit margin 20.53%
Book value $6.75
Market capitalisation $15.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Equity LifeStyle Properties shares

There are currently 3.1 million Equity LifeStyle Properties shares held short by investors – that's known as Equity LifeStyle Properties's "short interest". This figure is 6.7% down from 3.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Equity LifeStyle Properties shares can be evaluated.

Equity LifeStyle Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Equity LifeStyle Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Equity LifeStyle Properties shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Equity LifeStyle Properties shares traded daily (recently around 834996.53333333). Equity LifeStyle Properties's SIR currently stands at 3.75. In other words for every 100,000 Equity LifeStyle Properties shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3750 shares are currently held short.

However Equity LifeStyle Properties's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Equity LifeStyle Properties shares, or, against the total number of tradable Equity LifeStyle Properties shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Equity LifeStyle Properties's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Equity LifeStyle Properties shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0183% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Equity LifeStyle Properties shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Equity LifeStyle Properties.

Find out more about how you can short Equity LifeStyle Properties stock.

Equity LifeStyle Properties share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 60.34% of net profits

Recently Equity LifeStyle Properties has paid out, on average, around 60.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Equity LifeStyle Properties shareholders could enjoy a 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Equity LifeStyle Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $1.41 per share.

Equity LifeStyle Properties's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Equity LifeStyle Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 7 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Equity LifeStyle Properties's shares ever split?

Equity LifeStyle Properties's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 October 2019. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Equity LifeStyle Properties shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Equity LifeStyle Properties shares which in turn could have impacted Equity LifeStyle Properties's share price.

Equity LifeStyle Properties share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Equity LifeStyle Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as $56.7578 up to $88.0805. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ELS.US volatility(beta: 0.54)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Equity LifeStyle Properties's is 0.5444. This would suggest that Equity LifeStyle Properties's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Equity LifeStyle Properties overview

We are a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (?REIT?) with headquarters in Chicago. As of January 25, 2021, we own or have an interest in 423 quality properties in 33 states and British Columbia consisting of 161,229 sites. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Equity LifeStyle Properties is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.941% of Equity LifeStyle Properties shares are held by insiders and 94.832% by institutions.
How many people work for Equity LifeStyle Properties?
Latest data suggests 4,000 work at Equity LifeStyle Properties.
When does the fiscal year end for Equity LifeStyle Properties?
Equity LifeStyle Properties's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Equity LifeStyle Properties based?
Equity LifeStyle Properties's address is: Two North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL, United States, 60606
What is Equity LifeStyle Properties's ISIN number?
Equity LifeStyle Properties's international securities identification number is: US29472R1086
What is Equity LifeStyle Properties's CUSIP number?
Equity LifeStyle Properties's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 29472R108

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