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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 769.63, and so far today it has a volume of 562400. Performance year to date since the 3/11/1994 is -3.08%.

To help you determine whether Avalonbay Communities Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 30.23 and forward P/E is 35.97. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a value for PEG of 64.87. P/S ratio is 12.39 and the P/B ratio is 2.44. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 133.67 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Avalonbay Communities Inc. is trading at, 175.81 (0.46% today), Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.07%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 88.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.82, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -7.09% after growing 12.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -73.50%, and -72.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 138.6, and the number of shares float is 136.94. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 98.10%. The float short is 3.20%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.69. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.70%, 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 30.20%, and Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a profit margin of 40.40%.

The 52 week high is -7.86%, with 13.63% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.64% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.93%.

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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