Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc (MAA) is a leading reit-residential business based in the US. It opened the day at $126.08 after a previous close of $125.59. During the day the price has varied from a low of $123.41 to a high of $126.28. The latest price was $124.04 (25 minute delay). Mid-America Apartment Communities is listed on the NYSE and employs 2,476 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Mid-America Apartment Communities's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $119.44, which is 19.17% down on its pre-crash value of $147.77 and 45.66% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $82.0001.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Mid-America Apartment Communities shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $617.24 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 $870.72.
|52-week range||$79.8919 - $145.0525|
|50-day moving average||$125.4782|
|200-day moving average||$118.7263|
|Wall St. target price||$131.58|
|Dividend yield||$4.1 (3.29%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.775|
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|1 week (2021-01-13)||-1.88%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||1.13%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||4.49%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||11.10%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||34.07%|
|5 years (2016-01-20)||38.79%|
Valuing Mid-America Apartment Communities stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mid-America Apartment Communities's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Mid-America Apartment 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 45x. In other words, Mid-America Apartment Communities shares trade at around 45x 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.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.19. 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 Mid-America Apartment 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.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $940.5 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Mid-America Apartment Communities's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||25.91%|
|Gross profit TTM||$973.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.39%|
|Market capitalisation||$14.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.4 million Mid-America Apartment Communities shares held short by investors – that's known as Mid-America Apartment Communities's "short interest". This figure is 13.1% down from 1.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Mid-America Apartment Communities shares can be evaluated.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Mid-America Apartment Communities shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Mid-America Apartment Communities shares traded daily (recently around 654350.24154589). Mid-America Apartment Communities's SIR currently stands at 2.07. In other words for every 100,000 Mid-America Apartment Communities shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2070 shares are currently held short.
However Mid-America Apartment Communities's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Mid-America Apartment Communities shares, or, against the total number of tradable Mid-America Apartment Communities shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Mid-America Apartment Communities's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Mid-America Apartment Communities shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0165% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Mid-America Apartment Communities shares, roughly 17 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 Mid-America Apartment Communities.
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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 Mid-America Apartment 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: 25.31
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Mid-America Apartment Communities's overall score of 25.31 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Mid-America Apartment 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: 11.53/100
Mid-America Apartment Communities's environmental score of 11.53 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mid-America Apartment Communities is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 13.12/100
Mid-America Apartment Communities's social score of 13.12 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mid-America Apartment Communities is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 9.66/100
Mid-America Apartment Communities's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Mid-America Apartment Communities is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Mid-America Apartment Communities scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Mid-America Apartment Communities has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||25.31|
|Total ESG percentile||22.98|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 63.49% of net profits
Recently Mid-America Apartment Communities has paid out, on average, around 63.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Mid-America Apartment Communities shareholders could enjoy a 3.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Mid-America Apartment Communities's case, that would currently equate to about $4.1 per share.
Mid-America Apartment 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.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's most recent dividend payout was on 29 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Mid-America Apartment Communities's shares have ranged in value from as little as $79.8919 up to $145.0525. 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 Mid-America Apartment Communities's is 0.6451. This would suggest that Mid-America Apartment Communities's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
MAA, an S&P 500 company, is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on delivering full-cycle and superior investment performance for shareholders through the ownership, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of quality apartment communities in the Southeast, Southwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. As of September 30, 2020, MAA had ownership interest in 102,105 apartment units, including communities currently in development, across 16 states and the District of Columbia.
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