AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has analysts on the Bullish side this week.

April 17, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 1.27 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 31 investors sold AvalonBay Communities, Inc. shares while 129 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 150 raised stakes. 127.43 million shares or 0.60% less from 128.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership has 1.99 million shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Bb&T Ltd holds 0.01% or 3,025 shares in its portfolio. Stratos Wealth Prns Limited invested in 0% or 157 shares. Miles Cap accumulated 1,243 shares. Prudential Public Limited holds 0% or 6,350 shares in its portfolio. Lpl Lc stated it has 2,044 shares. Rhumbline Advisers owns 0.11% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 290,730 shares. Amer Intll accumulated 55,874 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Fjarde Ap invested 0.1% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd holds 0.03% or 71,592 shares. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al stated it has 145,521 shares or 0.31% of all its holdings. Trillium Asset Mngmt Limited Liability reported 68,775 shares stake. The Japan-based Nomura Holdings has invested 0% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Edge Wealth Mngmt Lc holds 0.03% or 515 shares in its portfolio.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $5.26 million activity. Breslin Sean J. sold 1,500 shares worth $273,975. HOREY LEO S III sold $365,500 worth of stock.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) Ratings Coverage

Among 19 analysts covering AvalonBay (NYSE:AVB), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. AvalonBay had 30 analyst reports since October 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. J.P. Morgan downgraded AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) on Friday, December 15 to “Hold” rating. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, March 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, March 1. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 30. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 23 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 1. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 6 by Mizuho. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, November 6. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 9. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, April 6. Below is a list of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $166.0000 Maintain
06/04/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
15/03/2018 Broker: BTIG Research Rating: Buy New Target: $189.0
02/03/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $175.0 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $178.0 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $210 New Target: $190 Maintain
13/02/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
12/02/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $178.0 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Buy New Target: $185.0 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Zelman Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Hold Upgrade

The stock increased 0.27% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $166.44. About 284,055 shares traded. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has declined 13.10% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.65% the S&P500.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. engages in the development, redevelopment, acquisition, ownership, and operation of multifamily communities in the United States. The company has market cap of $23.01 billion. As of January 31, 2009, the firm owned or held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 164 operating apartment communities comprising 45,728 apartment homes in 10 states and the District of Columbia. It has a 26.2 P/E ratio. It also held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 14 communities under construction, as well as held rights to develop an additional 27 communities.

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