News headlines about AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AvalonBay Communities earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.5209982019553 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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AVB opened at $167.58 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. AvalonBay Communities has a fifty-two week low of $152.65 and a fifty-two week high of $197.76. The stock has a market capitalization of $23.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.56 and a beta of 0.36.

AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.19 by ($1.16). The firm had revenue of $560.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $556.23 million. AvalonBay Communities had a net margin of 35.62% and a return on equity of 7.57%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.09 EPS. equities analysts forecast that AvalonBay Communities will post 8.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of $1.47 per share. This represents a $5.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th. AvalonBay Communities’s dividend payout ratio is currently 68.21%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of AvalonBay Communities from $185.00 to $168.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, June 14th. Bank of America upped their price target on shares of AvalonBay Communities from $197.00 to $198.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. BTIG Research cut shares of AvalonBay Communities from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $208.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. ValuEngine cut shares of AvalonBay Communities from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus cut their price target on shares of AvalonBay Communities from $185.00 to $180.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, April 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $189.32.

AvalonBay Communities Company Profile

As of December 31, 2017, the Company owned or held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 288 apartment communities containing 84,158 apartment homes in 12 states and the District of Columbia, of which 21 communities were under development and nine communities were under redevelopment. The Company 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.

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