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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 178.83 (1.92% today). The market cap for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is 24605.22, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT РResidential industry. The target price for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is 193.9. Currently Avalonbay Communities Inc. is trading with a P/E of 30.75, and a forward P/E of 36.59. Average volume for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is 758.36 and so far today it is 895600.

Performance in the last year for Avalonbay Communities Inc. has been 14.70%. For EPS growth, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has seen a growth of 12.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -7.09%. 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 9.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 10.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.02%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.74%.

Since the IPO date for Avalonbay Communities Inc. on the 3/11/1994, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -1.41%. With Avalonbay Communities Inc. trading at 178.83, the dividend yield is 3.02%, and the EPS is 5.82.

So could Avalonbay Communities Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.75. The PEG is 65.98, P/S is 12.51 and the P/B is at 2.48. The P/cash is 134.97, 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 0.69, and total debt/equity at 0.69.

In terms of margins, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a gross margin of 66.40%, an operating margin of 30.20% and a profit margin of 40.40%.Payout ratio for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is 88.90%. Return on assets come to 4.70% with return on investment coming to 3.40%.

Insider ownership for Avalonbay Communities Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 98.20%. Outstanding shares are at 137.59. While shares float is 136.94. The float short is currently 3.20%, and short ratio is 5.78.

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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