Merger Related Activity May Cause "Significant Concern" for Essex (ESS) Investors

November 6, 2012 9:21 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Despite continued strength of the West Coast apartment markets which could lead to strong performance for Essex (NYSE: ESS), analysts at Imperial Capital raised concerns about a "strategic stake" in another public company, announced on November 1st.

"While we have high regard for ESS's management's capital allocation record, the possible merger related activity may represent a significant concern for investors," said analyst David Harris.

Imperial Capital maintained an Outperform rating on Essex Property Trust but cut its price target to $165.00 (from $170.00).

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Shares of Essex Property Trust closed at $146.67 yesterday.

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