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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Avalonbay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB)?

The company in question is, Avalonbay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB) currently with a stock price of 184.91 (0.50% today). The market cap for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is 25539.2, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Residential industry. The target price for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is 193.95. Currently Avalonbay Communities Inc. is trading with a P/E of 32.55, and a forward P/E of 35.01. Average volume for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is 790.9 and so far today it is 166052.

Performance in the last year for Avalonbay Communities Inc. has been 11.42%. For EPS growth, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has seen a growth of 12.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -0.66%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 38.10% over the last five years and could be 0.47% for the next five years. Avalonbay Communities Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 14.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 10.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.85%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.69%.

Since the IPO date for Avalonbay Communities Inc. on the 3/11/1994, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 1.44%. With Avalonbay Communities Inc. trading at 184.91, the dividend yield is 2.93%, and the EPS is 5.65.

So could Avalonbay Communities Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 32.55. The PEG is 69.86, P/S is 13.29 and the P/B is at 2.56. The P/cash is 261.94, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Avalonbay Communities Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.66, and total debt/equity at 0.66.

In terms of margins, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a gross margin of 66.20%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 3.40%.

Insider ownership for Avalonbay Communities Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 97.80%. Outstanding shares are at 138.8. While shares float is 136.79. The float short is currently 2.85%, and short ratio is 4.92.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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