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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 175.41 (1.20% today). The market cap for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is 24078.53, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Residential industry. The target price for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is 194.38. Currently AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 30.16, and a forward P/E of 35.89. Average volume for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is 749.47 and so far today it is 436400.

Performance in the last year for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has been 5.72%. 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 -2.44%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -1.11%.

Since the IPO date for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. on the 3/11/1994, AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -3.30%. With AvalonBay Communities, Inc. trading at 175.41, the dividend yield is 3.08%, and the EPS is 5.82.

So could AvalonBay Communities, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.16. The PEG is 64.72, P/S is 12.24 and the P/B is at 2.44. The P/cash is 132.08, 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 137.27. While shares float is 136.94. The float short is currently 2.69%, and short ratio is 4.91.

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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