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How to buy Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Equity LifeStyle Properties stocks.

Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) is a leading reit-residential business based in the US. It opened the day at $77.68 after a previous close of $77.44. During the day the price has varied from a low of $77.13 to a high of $78.635. The latest price was $78.54 (25 minute delay). Equity LifeStyle Properties is listed on the NYSE and employs 4,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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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 2021-07-09.
Open$77.68
High$78.64
Low$77.13
Close$78.54
Previous close$77.44
Change $1.10
Change % 1.4205%
Volume 599,159
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range$57.17 - $88.70
50-day moving average $84.10
200-day moving average $79.22
Wall St. target price$91.30
PE ratio 64.8742
Dividend yield $1.43 (1.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.36

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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 $78.54 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -2.48%
1 month (2021-12-22) -7.71%
3 months (2021-10-22) -8.79%
6 months (2021-07-22) -3.68%
1 year (2021-01-22) 24.12%
2 years (2020-01-22) 9.97%
3 years (2019-01-22) 101.83
5 years (2017-01-20) 6.78%

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 65x. In other words, Equity LifeStyle Properties shares trade at around 65x 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 $568.6 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 31.72%
Gross profit TTM $573.2 million
Return on assets TTM 5.25%
Return on equity TTM 2112.67%
Profit margin 21.37%
Book value $6.79
Market capitalisation $14.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Equity LifeStyle Properties share dividends

59%

Dividend payout ratio: 58.7% of net profits

Recently Equity LifeStyle Properties has paid out, on average, around 58.7% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.8% 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 1.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Equity LifeStyle Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $1.43 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 14 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 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 16 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 $57.1711 up to $88.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ELS.US volatility(beta: 0.6)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 0.5971. 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. .

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