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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 23912.71. Since its IPO date on the 3/11/1994, AvalonBay Communities, Inc., AVB performance year to date is -4.12%. Today AvalonBay Communities, Inc., AVB has gained -0.63%, with a current price of 172.63.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 98.40%. 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 0.41%. The 52-week high is -8.85%, and the 52-week low is 9.89%. The average volume for AvalonBay Communities, Inc., AVB is 893200.

With a target price of 194.5, 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 29.68 and a forward P/E of 35.41. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.79. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 12.16 and 2.4 respectively. For P/cash, AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a value of 131.17, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 172.63, AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.13%. 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 6.20%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -7.35% 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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