AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) COO Sean J. Breslin sold 1,500 shares of AvalonBay Communities stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $182.65, for a total transaction of $273,975.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE AVB) traded down $0.71 during trading on Friday, reaching $181.66. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,272,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 675,009. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 0.10 and a quick ratio of 0.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $25,174.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.47, a P/E/G ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 0.35. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $169.50 and a fifty-two week high of $199.52.

AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.72 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.17 by ($0.45). The firm had revenue of $550.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $539.69 million. AvalonBay Communities had a net margin of 41.55% and a return on equity of 8.66%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.11 EPS. equities analysts expect that AvalonBay Communities, Inc. will post 8.62 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $1.42 per share. This represents a $5.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.13%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. AvalonBay Communities’s dividend payout ratio is currently 88.75%.

Several research firms recently weighed in on AVB. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut shares of AvalonBay Communities from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $211.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AvalonBay Communities from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $190.00 price target on shares of AvalonBay Communities in a report on Monday, November 27th. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of AvalonBay Communities from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $194.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, September 25th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of AvalonBay Communities in a report on Sunday, September 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. AvalonBay Communities currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $201.40.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Creative Planning lifted its position in AvalonBay Communities by 0.4% during the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 542 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 2 shares during the period. Conning Inc. lifted its position in AvalonBay Communities by 0.4% during the second quarter. Conning Inc. now owns 4,289 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $824,000 after buying an additional 19 shares during the period. Miles Capital Inc. lifted its position in AvalonBay Communities by 2.8% during the second quarter. Miles Capital Inc. now owns 1,402 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $269,000 after buying an additional 38 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS lifted its position in AvalonBay Communities by 0.5% during the second quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 10,237 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,967,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period. Finally, Blair William & Co. IL lifted its position in AvalonBay Communities by 0.7% during the second quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 7,221 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,388,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period. 95.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About AvalonBay Communities

AvalonBay Communities, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is focused on the development, redevelopment, acquisition, ownership and operation of multifamily communities primarily in New England, the New York/New Jersey metro area, the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest, and Northern and Southern California.

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