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Is AvalonBay Communities, Inc.(NYSE: AVB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/11/1994. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is in the REIT – Residential industry and Financial sector. Average volume for AvalonBay Communities, Inc., is 755.46, and so far today it has a volume of 942000. Performance year to date since the 3/11/1994 is 0.76%.

To help you determine whether AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 31.43 and forward P/E is 37.49. PEG perhaps more useful shows that AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a value for PEG of 67.44. P/S ratio is 12.76 and the P/B ratio is 2.54. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 137.66 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is trading at, 182.77 (0.36% today), AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.95%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 88.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.82, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -7.34% after growing 12.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.90%, and 9.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 137.31, and the number of shares float is 136.94. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 98.30%. The float short is 2.69%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.87. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.70%, and also a return on investment of 3.40%.

The ability for AvalonBay Communities, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.69 and total debt/equity is 0.69. In terms of margins, AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a gross margin of 66.40%, with its operating margin at 30.20%, and AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a profit margin of 40.40%.

The 52 week high is -4.21%, with 15.48% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.00% and the 200 day simple moving average is 3.01%.

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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