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Morning Stock Stories: AvalonBay Communities, Inc., (AVB)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 25.76 B. Since its IPO date on the 03/11/1994, AvalonBay Communities, Inc., AVB performance year to date is 5.96%. Today AvalonBay Communities, Inc., AVB has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 187.71.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is *TBA. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at *TBA, 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 0.68. While Total debt/equity is 0.68. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 66.40%, and operating margin of *TBA. 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 36.40%. A performance for the year of 1.22%. The 52-week high is -5.92%, and the 52-week low is 18.56%. The average volume for AvalonBay Communities, Inc., AVB is 0.

With a target price of 198.95, 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 25.08 and a forward P/E of 36.41. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.3. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 12.51 and 2.51 respectively. For P/cash, AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a value of 211.66, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 187.71, AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.03%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term AvalonBay Communities, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.73%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -6.36% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 36.40% for this year and for the last five years a 37.40% 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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