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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 825.68, and so far today it has a volume of 220490. Performance year to date since the 3/11/1994 is 2.35%.

To help you determine whether Avalonbay Communities Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 31.85 and forward P/E is 35.54. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a value for PEG of 68.36. P/S ratio is 12.96 and the P/B ratio is 2.59. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 139.8 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Avalonbay Communities Inc. is trading at, 186.15 (0.27% today), Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.91%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 88.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.83, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -2.03% after growing 12.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 14.60%, and -63.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 137.28, and the number of shares float is 136.79. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 97.80%. The float short is 2.92%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.84. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, 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 *TBA, and Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -2.44%, with 20.31% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.60% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.23%.

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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