Allen Investment Management Has Cut Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) Position By $1.11 Million; Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS) Covered By 4 Bullish Analysts Last Week

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Among 7 analysts covering Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Essex Property Trust had 9 analyst reports since October 22, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) earned “Buy” rating by Janney Capital on Thursday, December 20. The stock of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, November 15. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Thursday, February 7. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, December 11 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, November 2. As per Friday, November 30, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. On Thursday, March 14 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, December 17 with “Overweight”. See Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) latest ratings:

14/03/2019 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $303 Maintain
07/02/2019 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $290 New Target: $295 Downgrade
20/12/2018 Broker: Janney Capital Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
17/12/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $260 New Target: $292 Maintain
11/12/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $262 New Target: $284 Upgrade
30/11/2018 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $262 New Target: $297 Upgrade
15/11/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $258 New Target: $262 Maintain
02/11/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
22/10/2018 Broker: Capital One Rating: Equal-Weight New Target: $255 Initiates Coverage On

Allen Investment Management Llc decreased Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) stake by 41.6% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Allen Investment Management Llc sold 53,056 shares as Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA)’s stock rose 6.88%. The Allen Investment Management Llc holds 74,486 shares with $1.59M value, down from 127,542 last quarter. Liberty Global Plc now has $19.03 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.60% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $26.03. About 1.62M shares traded. Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has declined 17.10% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.47% the S&P500.

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 $19.68 billion. It engages in the ownership, operation, management, acquisition, development, and redevelopment of apartment communities, as well as commercial properties. It has a 49.05 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.30, from 0.85 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 29 investors sold Essex Property Trust, Inc. shares while 126 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 126 raised stakes. 63.35 million shares or 2.55% more from 61.77 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio owns 99,155 shares. Transamerica Fincl Advsr Inc reported 5 shares. Martingale Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 77,525 shares. Fort Washington Inv Advsr Oh owns 1,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Dakota Wealth Mgmt has 4.58% invested in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) for 82,000 shares. Mackay Shields Ltd Com holds 0.05% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) or 27,434 shares. Moreover, Retirement Sys Of Alabama has 0.04% invested in Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) for 30,460 shares. Gsa Capital Prns Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.08% or 2,812 shares in its portfolio. Voya Inv Ltd Liability Co has 30,173 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Westpac Banking Corporation owns 103,730 shares. Financial Bank Of New York Mellon Corp holds 0.04% or 557,290 shares. Cwm Limited Liability holds 0.07% or 11,438 shares in its portfolio. Cornerstone Advsrs Incorporated invested in 83 shares or 0% of the stock. Amp Cap Investors Limited owns 145,845 shares or 0.23% of their US portfolio. Resolution Capital Ltd invested in 4.56% or 515,394 shares.

The stock decreased 0.53% or $1.53 during the last trading session, reaching $289.4. About 466,860 shares traded or 41.91% up from the average. Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) has risen 25.92% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.55% the S&P500. Some Historical ESS News: 28/03/2018 – PSIVIDA: ESSEX WOODLANDS TO PROVIDE UP TO $60.5M INVESTMENT; 08/05/2018 – Fiduciary Trust Adds Booking, Exits Essex Property: 13F; 02/05/2018 – New Town Utopia – a sweet, sad film about Essex; 28/03/2018 – PSIVIDA CORP. ANNOUNCES TRANSFORMATIVE ACQUISITION OF ICON BIOSCIENCE INC. AND GROWTH CAPITAL FINANCING WITH ESSEX WOODLANDS HEALTHCARE PARTNERS — COMPANY WILL REBRAND AS EYEPOINT PHARMACEUTICAL…; 05/04/2018 – Federal Register: Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; 30/04/2018 – YellowAdvertiser: EXCLUSIVE: Police called in over claims staff at Essex NHS trust had sex with vulnerable patients, as health; 26/04/2018 – Essex Investment Buys New 1.1% Position in Luna Innovations; 15/03/2018 – ESSEX BIO-TECHNOLOGY LTD 1061.HK – FY TURNOVER HK$899.6 MLN VS HK$775.7 MLN; 18/05/2018 – /DISREGARD RELEASE: Suburban Essex Dental/; 20/03/2018 – Sen. Markey: Markey, Moulton, Tsongas Announce Essex National Heritage Bill

Since October 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 17 selling transactions for $5.74 million activity. EUDY JOHN D sold $462,406 worth of stock or 1,834 shares. $84,829 worth of stock was sold by Burkart John F. on Wednesday, December 19. 331 shares valued at $87,354 were sold by SCHALL MICHAEL J on Monday, December 10. 83 shares were sold by Kleiman Angela L., worth $21,905 on Monday, December 10. SCORDELIS BYRON A also sold $644,771 worth of Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) on Friday, February 8.

More recent Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Essex Property Trust declares $1.95 dividend – Seeking Alpha” on February 21, 2019. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Stocks To Watch: Spotlight On Walmart, Samsung And CAGNY – Seeking Alpha” on February 16, 2019. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “What A SWAN Looks Like: Essex Property Trust – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 27, 2018 was also an interesting one.

More notable recent Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Liberty Global (LBTYA) Posts Earnings in Q4, Sells Swiss Unit – Nasdaq” on February 28, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Liberty Global: Why To Consider Divesting – Seeking Alpha” published on February 21, 2019, Streetinsider.com published: “Sunrise Communications Confirms Advanced Talks with Liberty Global (LBTYA) Regarding Possible Acquisition of UPC Switzerland – StreetInsider.com” on February 26, 2019. More interesting news about Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 7558.06 up 149.92 points – Nasdaq” published on March 11, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Liberty Global, Inc. (LBTYA) CEO Mike Fries on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 27, 2019.

Among 2 analysts covering Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Liberty Global had 5 analyst reports since February 23, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research given on Wednesday, February 27. Pivotal Research maintained Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) on Thursday, March 14 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, March 1 with “Buy”.

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