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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) ?

The company in question is, AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) currently with a stock price of 187.04 (-0.53% today). The market cap for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is 25714.26, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Residential industry. The target price for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is 190.05. Currently AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 24.94, and a forward P/E of 39.31. Average volume for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is 681.63 and so far today it is 565300.

Performance in the last year for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has been 7.49%. For EPS growth, AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has seen a growth of 36.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.22%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 37.40% over the last five years and could be 4.73% for the next five years. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 7.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 55.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.84%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.42%.

Since the IPO date for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. on the 03/11/1994, AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 6.40%. With AvalonBay Communities, Inc. trading at 187.04, the dividend yield is 3.04%, and the EPS is 7.5.

So could AvalonBay Communities, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.94. The PEG is 5.27, P/S is 12.57 and the P/B is at 2.52. The P/cash is 119.6, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

AvalonBay 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 0.69, and total debt/equity at 0.69.

In terms of margins, AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a gross margin of 66.60%, an operating margin of 28.60% and a profit margin of 50.40%.Payout ratio for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is 70.40%. Return on assets come to 5.90% with return on investment coming to 3.40%.

Insider ownership for AvalonBay Communities, Inc., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 137.48. While shares float is 137.05. The float short is currently 3.69%, and short ratio is 7.42.

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