During the last session, AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB)’s traded shares were 0.48 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 0.95. At the end of the trading day, the stock’s price was $232.85, reflecting an intraday loss of -0.07% or -$0.17. The 52-week high for the AVB share is $233.45, that puts it down -0.26 from that peak though still a striking 43.58% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $131.38. The company’s market capitalization is $32.33B, and the average intraday trading volume over the past 10 days was 0.42 million shares, and the average trade volume was 658.66K shares over the past three months.
AvalonBay Communities Inc. (AVB) received a consensus recommendation of a Hold from analysts. That translates to a mean rating of 2.70. AVB has a Sell rating from 2 analyst(s) out of 24 analysts who have looked at this stock. 16 analyst(s) recommend to Hold the stock while 0 suggest Overweight, and 5 recommend a Buy rating for it. 1 analyst(s) has rated the stock Underweight. Company’s earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter are expected to be $0.66.
AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB) trade information
AvalonBay Communities Inc. (AVB) registered a -0.07% downside in the last session and has traded in the green over the past 5 sessions. The stock plummet -0.07% in intraday trading to $232.85 this Friday, 09/03/21, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is 3.20%, and it has moved by 1.60% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is 45.24%. The short interest in AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB) is 2.33 million shares and it means that shorts have 3.05 day(s) to cover.
The consensus price target of analysts on Wall Street is $236.24, which implies an increase of 1.43% to the stock’s current value. The extremes of the forecast give a target low and a target high price of $210.00 and $285.00 respectively. As a result, AVB is trading at a discount of -22.4% off the target high and 9.81% off the low.
AvalonBay Communities Inc. (AVB) estimates and forecasts
Statistics show that AvalonBay Communities Inc. has underperformed its competitors in share price, compared to the industry in which it operates. AvalonBay Communities Inc. (AVB) shares have gone up 26.61% during the last six months, with a year-to-date growth rate less than the industry average at -8.63% against 0.20. Yet analysts are ramping up their growth forecast for the fiscal year 2021. Revenue is predicted to shrink -45.50% this quarter and then drop -32.40% in the quarter after that. In the rating firms’ projections, revenue will decrease -2.00% compared to the previous financial year.
Revenue for the current quarter is expected to be $560.93 million as predicted by 12 analyst(s). Meanwhile, a consensus of 8 analyst(s) estimates revenue growth to $567.56 million by the end of Sep 2021. As per earnings report from last fiscal year’s results, sales for the corresponding quarters totaled $575.48 million and $568.33 million respectively. In this case, analysts expect current quarter sales to shrink by -2.50% and then drop by -0.10% in the coming quarter.
An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings grew an estimated 1.30%. While earnings are projected to return 4.70% in 2021, the next five years will return 2.54% per annum.
AvalonBay Communities Inc. is due to release its next quarterly earnings between October 26 and November 01. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance. Investors should also take the other fundamental and operational aspects into account before investing in the stock. The forward dividend ratio for AvalonBay Communities Inc. is 6.36, with the dividend yield indicating at 2.73 percent, continuing the trend of increasing dividends in recent years. The average dividend yield of the company for the last 5 years is 3.26%.
AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB)’s Major holders
AvalonBay Communities Inc. insiders own 0.34% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 91.59%, with the float percentage being 91.90%. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) is the largest shareholder of the company, while 890 institutions own stock in it. As of Mar 30, 2021, the company held over 22.1 million shares (or 15.83% of all shares), a total value of $4.08 billion in shares.
The next largest institutional holding, with 13.87 million shares, is of Blackrock Inc.’s that is approximately 9.93% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Mar 30, 2021, these shares were valued at $2.56 billion.
Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of AvalonBay Communities Inc. (AVB) shares are Vanguard Specialized-Real Estate Index Fund and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. Data provided on Apr 29, 2021 indicates that Vanguard Specialized-Real Estate Index Fund owns about 6.31 million shares. This amounts to just over 4.52 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $1.21 billion market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 3.94 million, or about 2.82% of the stock, which is worth about $727.25 million.