Are Analysts Bullish AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) After Last Week?





August 29, 2017 – By Stephen Andrade







Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.23, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 36 investors sold AvalonBay Communities Inc shares while 143 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 130.56 million shares or 0.50% more from 129.91 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Barnett And holds 1,535 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Prtn reported 11,549 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Oregon-based fund reported 14,275 shares. 4,496 are owned by Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc. Century Companies invested in 0.04% or 202,061 shares. Vanguard holds 21.45M shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board reported 119,705 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. 1,474 were accumulated by Pennsylvania Tru. Goldman Sachs Group Inc invested in 0.11% or 2.14M shares. 3,600 are owned by South State. Malaga Cove Capital Limited Liability holds 1,547 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Investec Asset Mngmt Limited invested in 5,219 shares. Legal & General Group Inc Public Limited invested in 990,203 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Communication Ltd stated it has 21,981 shares. Moreover, Segment Wealth Ltd has 0.09% invested in AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) for 1,388 shares.

Since March 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 selling transactions for $10.71 million activity. $181,768 worth of stock was sold by Shea Keri A on Tuesday, March 7. On Wednesday, March 1 HOREY LEO S III sold $183,500 worth of AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) or 1,000 shares. On Tuesday, May 2 the insider NAUGHTON TIMOTHY J sold $1.91 million. $457,669 worth of stock was sold by McLaughlin William M on Wednesday, March 1. 2,750 shares were sold by Birenbaum Matthew H., worth $525,803. Breslin Sean J. had sold 1,500 shares worth $288,289. Another trade for 3,560 shares valued at $648,611 was made by O’Shea Kevin P. on Wednesday, March 8.

AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) Ratings Coverage

Among 20 analysts covering Avalonbay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Avalonbay Communities Inc. had 50 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Evercore. On Thursday, August 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. The stock of AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, May 26. The stock of AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, May 30 by Jefferies. BB&T Capital initiated AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) rating on Tuesday, November 10. BB&T Capital has “Underweight” rating and $185.50 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, May 3 by RBC Capital Markets. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 6 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Zacks. As per Monday, July 3, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Below is a list of AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) latest ratings and price target changes.

20/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $205.0 Maintain
18/08/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: $193 New Target: $195 Maintain
09/08/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Hold New Target: $191.0000
08/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $206.0000 Maintain
02/08/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $191.0000 Maintain
18/07/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $188 New Target: $189 Maintain
17/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $205.0000 Maintain
14/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $203.0000 Maintain
03/07/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $191.0000 Maintain
03/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $196.0000 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.56% or $1.05 on August 29, reaching $187.28. About 400,554 shares traded. AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) has risen 6.66% since August 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.04% the S&P500.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is a real estate investment trust . The company has market cap of $25.86 billion. The Firm 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. It has a 25.85 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Established Communities, Other Stabilized Communities and Development/Redevelopment Communities.

More important recent AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: “Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Buys Vistra Energy Corp, Mid-America …” on August 29, 2017, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Agree To Purchase AvalonBay Communities At $175, Earn 5% Annualized Using Options”, Seekingalpha.com published: “AvalonBay Communities (AVB) Q2 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on August 04, 2017. More interesting news about AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Why AvalonBay Is Not In My ‘DAVOS’ Portfolio” with publication date: August 07, 2017.

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