AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (AVB) Analysts See $2.25 EPS

January 16, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

 AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (AVB) Analysts See $2.25 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.41, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 27 investors sold AvalonBay Communities, Inc. shares while 128 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 128.20 million shares or 3.63% less from 133.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Us Retail Bank De invested in 0.01% or 22,736 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owns 0.15% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 407,714 shares. Comerica Bancorp holds 0.1% or 77,172 shares in its portfolio. Dupont Capital Management invested in 0.15% or 36,167 shares. Perigon Wealth Management holds 0.01% or 160 shares. Greenleaf Tru owns 129 shares. Guardian Life Of America holds 308 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Hightower Limited Liability, Illinois-based fund reported 5,764 shares. Blackrock Inc has 0.13% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Cohen Steers reported 1.84% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Lmr Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.06% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Co accumulated 0.02% or 2,250 shares. Da Davidson And Communication holds 1,939 shares. Arizona State Retirement System has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $5.26 million activity. 25,160 shares were sold by NAUGHTON TIMOTHY J, worth $4.63M on Tuesday, December 12. On Monday, December 11 HOREY LEO S III sold $365,500 worth of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) or 2,000 shares.

Analysts expect AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) to report $2.25 EPS on February, 7.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 6.13 % from last quarter’s $2.12 EPS. AVB’s profit would be $310.72 million giving it 18.69 P/E if the $2.25 EPS is correct. After having $2.19 EPS previously, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.’s analysts see 2.74 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.91% or $1.54 during the last trading session, reaching $168.23. About 494,377 shares traded. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has risen 6.66% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.04% the S&P500.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) Ratings Coverage

Among 25 analysts covering Avalonbay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Avalonbay Communities Inc. had 70 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Monday, April 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 28 by Evercore. On Wednesday, May 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, July 3 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 6 by Mizuho. On Tuesday, January 9 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 2 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 22 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 16 by Suntrust Robinson.

As of September 30, 2017, the Company owned or held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 286 apartment communities containing 82,964 apartment homes in 11 states and the District of Columbia, of which 23 communities were under development and ten communities were under redevelopment. The company has market cap of $23.23 billion. The Firm is an equity REIT in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing apartment communities in leading metropolitan areas primarily in New England, the New York/New Jersey Metro area, the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest, and the Northern and Southern California regions of the United States. It has a 26.31 P/E ratio.

More important recent AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Manhattan apartment rents down the most since 2014” on January 11, 2018, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “AvalonBay Communities Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Date”, Prnewswire.com published: “What’s Happening With These REIT Stocks? — Education Realty Trust, AvalonBay …” on January 04, 2018. More interesting news about AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (AVB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 28, 2017” with publication date: December 27, 2017.

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