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AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 23205.82. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is 167.62 (with a change from open of 0.22%), this in conjunction with a target price of 194.5. Volume today has so far reached 311318, with an average volume of about 754.5. The GAP for this stock, is -0.24%.

The P/E ratio is 28.83, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 34.39. The current EPS for AvalonBay Communities, Inc., is 5.82, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 12.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -6.88%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for AvalonBay Communities, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow -7.35% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.20%. Quarter over quarter is 10.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 9.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 38.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 17.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 98.30%. Shares outstanding is 138.41, while shares float is at a value of 136.94. Float short for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is 2.52% and the short ratio is 4.57.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.69, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.69. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is 66.40% and their operating margin is 30.20%. The profit margin is 40.40%.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 4.70%, and on investment, 3.40%. Return on equity is 8.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.65. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 11.8, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.33 and Price/cash is 127.29, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -4.40% and -4.81% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.49% and the 52 week low is 6.70%.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.22%, with a current price of 167.62. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 88.90%. This is in an industry, REIT – Residential, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the REIT – Residential industry means that AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.34%, with performance for the month coming to 0.00%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -8.92%, and for the half year the performance is -3.94%. Volatility for this week is 1.81% and for the month this is 1.81%.

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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