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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 РResidential 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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