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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 РResidential 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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