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How to buy American Campus Communities (ACC) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in American Campus Communities stocks.

American Campus Communities (ACC) is a leading equity real estate investment trusts (reits) business based in the US. It opened the day at $48.74 after a previous close of $48.3. During the day the price has varied from a low of $48.5 to a high of $49.36. The latest price was $49.26 (25 minute delay). American Campus Communities is listed on the NYSE and employs 3,006 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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American Campus Communities stock price (NYSE:ACC)

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American Campus Communities shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$48.30
Change $0.96
Change % 1.9876%
Volume 911,135
Information last updated 2022-05-19.
52-week range$44.51 - $65.02
50-day moving average $59.99
200-day moving average $54.20
Wall St. target price$63.98
PE ratio 160.8978
Dividend yield $1.88 (2.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.40

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Is it a good time to buy American Campus Communities stock?

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American Campus Communities price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $49.26 from 2022-05-25

1 week (2022-05-16) N/A
1 month (2022-04-27) -23.86%
3 months (2022-02-25) -9.18%
6 months (2021-11-26) -5.32%
1 year (2021-05-27) 6.49%
2 years (2020-05-27) 42.33%
3 years (2019-05-24) 4.06%
5 years (2017-05-26) 4.19%

Is American Campus Communities under- or over-valued?

Valuing American Campus Communities stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Campus Communities's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

American Campus Communities's P/E ratio

American Campus Communities's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 161x. In other words, American Campus Communities shares trade at around 161x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

American Campus Communities's PEG ratio

American Campus Communities's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.27. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into American Campus Communities's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American Campus Communities's EBITDA

American Campus Communities's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $465.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a American Campus Communities's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American Campus Communities financials

Revenue TTM $983.4 million
Operating margin TTM 19.07%
Gross profit TTM $498 million
Return on assets TTM 1.56%
Return on equity TTM 1.87%
Profit margin 6.01%
Book value $22.21
Market capitalisation $17.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

American Campus Communities share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 102.17% of net profits

Recently American Campus Communities has paid out, on average, around 102.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Campus Communities shareholders could enjoy a 2.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Campus Communities's case, that would currently equate to about $1.88 per share.

American Campus Communities's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

American Campus Communities's most recent dividend payout was on 25 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

American Campus Communities share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Campus Communities's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.5131 up to $65.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACC.US volatility(beta: 0.82)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while American Campus Communities's is 0.8165. This would suggest that American Campus Communities's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

American Campus Communities overview

American Campus Communities, Inc. is the largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing communities in the United States. The company is a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT) with expertise in the design, finance, development, construction management and operational management of student housing properties. As of September 30, 2020, American Campus Communities owned 166 student housing properties containing approximately 111,900 beds. Including its owned and third-party managed properties, ACC's total managed portfolio consisted of 204 properties with approximately 139,900 beds. .

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