Chicago Equity Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of American Campus Communities Inc (NYSE:ACC) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 41,265 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $2,099,000.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Presima Inc. bought a new stake in shares of American Campus Communities during the third quarter valued at about $25,069,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in American Campus Communities by 42.3% in the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 385,929 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $20,404,000 after buying an additional 114,718 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in American Campus Communities by 1.0% in the third quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 71,986 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,661,000 after buying an additional 721 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its stake in American Campus Communities by 87,102.4% in the second quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 4,070,608 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $215,213,000 after buying an additional 4,065,940 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Whittier Trust Co. boosted its stake in American Campus Communities by 1.2% in the second quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 18,797 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $994,000 after buying an additional 228 shares during the last quarter.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)

Shares of American Campus Communities Inc (NYSE:ACC) traded up 0.49% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $49.49. 600,138 shares of the stock traded hands. American Campus Communities Inc has a 52 week low of $38.63 and a 52 week high of $54.56. The company’s 50-day moving average is $48.14 and its 200 day moving average is $49.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.54 billion, a PE ratio of 61.55 and a beta of 0.22.

American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.02. American Campus Communities had a net margin of 13.00% and a return on equity of 3.11%. The business earned $196.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $183.69 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.43 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that American Campus Communities Inc will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several brokerages have recently issued reports on ACC. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of American Campus Communities from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 1st. Capital One Financial Corporation initiated coverage on American Campus Communities in a report on Friday, September 23rd. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $49.00 price objective for the company. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of American Campus Communities in a research report on Wednesday, October 26th. Robert W. Baird raised shares of American Campus Communities to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 28th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price target on shares of American Campus Communities in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.63.

In other news, EVP Jennifer Beese sold 856 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.45, for a total value of $41,473.20. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 31,475 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,524,963.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider William C. Bayless, Jr. sold 12,409 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.11, for a total transaction of $621,814.99. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 271,873 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,623,556.03. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.65% of the company’s stock.

American Campus Communities Company Profile

American Campus Communities, Inc is a self-managed and self-administered equity real estate investment trust. The Company’s segments include Wholly-Owned Properties, On-Campus Participating Properties, Development Services, and Property Management Services. It is engaged in the acquisition, design, financing, development, construction management, leasing and management of student housing properties.

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