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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB

Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is REIT – Residential in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB  has a market cap of 24104.41. Since its IPO date on the 3/11/1994, Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB performance year to date is -3.81%. Today Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB has gained 0.62%, with a current price of 175.56.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 98.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 88.90%. Return of assets are at 4.70%, with return on investment at 3.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.69. While Total debt/equity is 0.69. With a profit margin of 40.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 66.40%, and operating margin of 30.20%. Avalonbay Communities Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB has seen a EPS growth of 12.10%. A performance for the year of 10.56%. The 52-week high is -7.99%, and the 52-week low is 13.47%. The average volume for Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB is 304568.

With a target price of 193.2, can Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB. Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a P/E of 30 and a forward P/E of 35.7. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 64.38. Avalonbay Communities Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 12.25 and 2.42 respectively. For P/cash, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a value of 132.22, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 175.56, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.09%. We see a return on equity of 8.10%.

Looking more long-term Avalonbay Communities Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 0.47%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -7.09% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 12.10% for this year and for the last five years a 38.10% growth has been seen.

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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Peter Clarke

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