HBK Investments L P bought a new stake in shares of American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 33,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,375,000.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Cohen & Steers Inc. grew its position in shares of American Campus Communities by 20.2% during the 3rd quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 16,080,372 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $709,948,000 after acquiring an additional 2,704,851 shares during the period. Green Street Investors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of American Campus Communities during the 4th quarter valued at about $1,723,000. Sarasin & Partners LLP grew its position in shares of American Campus Communities by 33.6% during the 3rd quarter. Sarasin & Partners LLP now owns 172,791 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,629,000 after acquiring an additional 43,418 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp grew its position in shares of American Campus Communities by 55.4% during the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 7,996 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $352,000 after acquiring an additional 2,850 shares during the period. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its position in shares of American Campus Communities by 175.1% during the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 388,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $17,162,000 after acquiring an additional 247,425 shares during the period.

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American Campus Communities stock opened at $36.65 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. American Campus Communities, Inc. has a 12 month low of $34.52 and a 12 month high of $49.93. The firm has a market cap of $5,038.03, a PE ratio of 16.05, a P/E/G ratio of 11.82 and a beta of 0.24.

American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.01. American Campus Communities had a net margin of 8.67% and a return on equity of 1.96%. The business had revenue of $227.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $200.28 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.65 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 11.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that American Campus Communities, Inc. will post 2.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on ACC shares. KeyCorp restated an “overweight” rating and set a $47.00 target price (down from $56.00) on shares of American Campus Communities in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of American Campus Communities from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Campus Communities from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Hilliard Lyons raised shares of American Campus Communities from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of American Campus Communities from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $45.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Friday, December 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $47.58.

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About American Campus Communities

American Campus Communities, Inc is a self-managed and self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT). 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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