AvalonBay Communities, Inc (AVB) is a leading reit-residential business based in the US. It opened the day at $161.1 after a previous close of $162.52. During the day the price has varied from a low of $160.8 to a high of $162.84. The latest price was $162.36 (25 minute delay). AvalonBay Communities is listed on the NYSE and employs 3,122 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AvalonBay Communities's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $145.41, which is 36.23% down on its pre-crash value of $228.02 and 23.05% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $118.17.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of AvalonBay Communities shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $558.18 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $670.34.
|52-week range||$114.5535 - $222.3792|
|50-day moving average||$166.1497|
|200-day moving average||$156.3293|
|Wall St. target price||$169.44|
|Dividend yield||$6.36 (4.03%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.656|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||2.47%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||2.47%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||9.01%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||5.50%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-24.86%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||-11.44%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||-4.44%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||-7.59%|
Valuing AvalonBay Communities stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AvalonBay Communities's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AvalonBay 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 34x. In other words, AvalonBay Communities shares trade at around 34x 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.
AvalonBay Communities's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.7043. 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 AvalonBay 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.
AvalonBay Communities's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.5 billion (£1.1 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a AvalonBay Communities's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||33.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.54%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.09%|
|Market capitalisation||$22 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.6 million AvalonBay Communities shares held short by investors – that's known as AvalonBay Communities's "short interest". This figure is 22.7% down from 3.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AvalonBay Communities shares can be evaluated.
AvalonBay Communities's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AvalonBay Communities shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AvalonBay Communities shares traded daily (recently around 995868.21705426). AvalonBay Communities's SIR currently stands at 2.58. In other words for every 100,000 AvalonBay Communities shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2580 shares are currently held short.
However AvalonBay Communities's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AvalonBay Communities shares, or, against the total number of tradable AvalonBay Communities shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AvalonBay Communities's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AvalonBay Communities shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0251% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AvalonBay Communities shares, roughly 25 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AvalonBay Communities.
Find out more about how you can short AvalonBay Communities stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like AvalonBay Communities.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 11.54
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AvalonBay Communities's overall score of 11.54 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AvalonBay Communities is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 4.91/100
AvalonBay Communities's environmental score of 4.91 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AvalonBay Communities is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 1.37/100
AvalonBay Communities's social score of 1.37 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AvalonBay Communities is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 4.26/100
AvalonBay Communities's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that AvalonBay Communities is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
|Total ESG score||11.54|
|Total ESG percentile||3.68|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 69.81% of net profits
Recently AvalonBay Communities has paid out, on average, around 69.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AvalonBay Communities shareholders could enjoy a 4.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AvalonBay Communities's case, that would currently equate to about $6.36 per share.
AvalonBay 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.
AvalonBay Communities's most recent dividend payout was on 15 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
AvalonBay Communities's shares were split on a 8:9 basis on 7 January 2013. So if you had owned 9 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 8 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AvalonBay Communities shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 12.5% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for AvalonBay Communities shares which in turn could have impacted AvalonBay Communities's share price.
Over the last 12 months, AvalonBay Communities's shares have ranged in value from as little as $114.5535 up to $222.3792. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AvalonBay Communities's is 0.9906. This would suggest that AvalonBay Communities's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
As of September 30, 2020, the Company owned or held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 294 apartment communities containing 86,676 apartment homes in 11 states and the District of Columbia, of which 19 communities were under development and one community was under redevelopment. The Company is an equity REIT in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing apartment communities in leading metropolitan areas in New England, the New York/New Jersey Metro area, the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest, and Northern and Southern California, as well as in the Company's expansion markets consisting of Southeast Florida and Denver, Colorado (the Expansion Markets).
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