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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 178.83 (1.92% today). The market cap for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is 24605.22, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Residential industry. The target price for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is 193.9. Currently Avalonbay Communities Inc. is trading with a P/E of 30.75, and a forward P/E of 36.59. Average volume for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is 758.36 and so far today it is 895600.

Performance in the last year for Avalonbay Communities Inc. has been 14.70%. For EPS growth, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has seen a growth of 12.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -7.09%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 38.10% over the last five years and could be 0.47% for the next five years. Avalonbay Communities Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 9.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 10.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.02%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.74%.

Since the IPO date for Avalonbay Communities Inc. on the 3/11/1994, Avalonbay Communities Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -1.41%. With Avalonbay Communities Inc. trading at 178.83, the dividend yield is 3.02%, and the EPS is 5.82.

So could Avalonbay Communities Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.75. The PEG is 65.98, P/S is 12.51 and the P/B is at 2.48. The P/cash is 134.97, 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 66.40%, an operating margin of 30.20% and a profit margin of 40.40%.Payout ratio for Avalonbay Communities Inc. is 88.90%. Return on assets come to 4.70% with return on investment coming to 3.40%.

Insider ownership for Avalonbay Communities Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 98.20%. Outstanding shares are at 137.59. While shares float is 136.94. The float short is currently 3.20%, and short ratio is 5.78.

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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