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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 24047.72. Since its IPO date on the 3/11/1994, Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB performance year to date is -6.88%. Today Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB has gained -2.11%, with a current price of 168.91.

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 5.50%. The 52-week high is -11.48%, and the 52-week low is 6.72%. The average volume for Avalonbay Communities Inc., AVB is 956200.

With a target price of 194.38, 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 29.04 and a forward P/E of 34.56. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 62.32. Avalonbay Communities Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 12.23 and 2.35 respectively. For P/cash, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a value of 131.91, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 168.91, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.20%. 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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