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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC)?

The company in question is, American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) currently with a stock price of 49.53 (0.49% today). The market cap for American Campus Communities, Inc. is 6446.64, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Residential industry. The target price for American Campus Communities, Inc. is 52.58. Currently American Campus Communities, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 64.69, and a forward P/E of 54.05. Average volume for American Campus Communities, Inc. is 771.11 and so far today it is 305587.

Performance in the last year for American Campus Communities, Inc. has been 36.85%. For EPS growth, American Campus Communities, Inc. has seen a growth of 80.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.33%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 23.70% over the last five years and could be 2.60% for the next five years. American Campus Communities, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 1.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.22%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.10%.

Since the IPO date for American Campus Communities, Inc. on the 8/16/2004, American Campus Communities, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 22.40%. With American Campus Communities, Inc. trading at 49.53, the dividend yield is 3.41%, and the EPS is 0.76.

So could American Campus Communities, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 64.69. The PEG is 24.88, P/S is 8.38 and the P/B is at 1.88. The P/cash is 31.19, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

American Campus Communities, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.76, and total debt/equity at 0.76.

In terms of margins, American Campus Communities, Inc. has a gross margin of 52.00%, an operating margin of 21.40% and a profit margin of 12.10%.Payout ratio for American Campus Communities, Inc. is 210.50%. Return on assets come to 1.50% with return on investment coming to 2.70%.

Insider ownership for American Campus Communities, Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 130.79. While shares float is 129.75. The float short is currently 2.14%, and short ratio is 3.61.

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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