How Many AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB)’s Analysts Are Bearish?

April 17, 2018 - By Harriett Tippett

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.27 in 2017Q3. It improved, 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.
State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has 0.09% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Suntrust Banks Inc holds 0.01% or 7,785 shares. Asset Mngmt holds 0.08% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 13,064 shares. Finemark Bankshares Trust, Florida-based fund reported 4,634 shares. Schroder Inv Grp Inc Incorporated accumulated 36,149 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Hartford Invest Mgmt holds 0.09% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 28,411 shares. State Street Corporation has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Dupont Management Corp reported 0.15% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Moreover, Greenleaf has 0% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 103 shares. Ar Asset accumulated 5,000 shares. First Interstate Bancshares reported 0% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Tortoise Inv Management Limited holds 0% or 50 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs Inc has 433 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. 21,956 are owned by Exxonmobil Investment Mgmt Inc Tx. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi accumulated 7,969 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $5.26 million activity. HOREY LEO S III sold 2,000 shares worth $365,500. $273,975 worth of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) was sold by Breslin Sean J. on Monday, December 11.

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. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Thursday, March 1 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, February 2 by SunTrust. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, March 2. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 9 report. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 22 by SunTrust. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of AVB in report on Friday, December 15 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Friday, April 6. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, April 13 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 31 report. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $202.0 target in Friday, November 10 report. 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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