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AvalonBay Communities Inc.’s (AVB) Stock: A Long-Term Performance Analysis

The stock of AvalonBay Communities Inc. (AVB) has seen a 1.24% increase in the past week, with a 1.67% gain in the past month, and a -3.52% decrease in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.60%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.60% for AVB. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 1.55% for AVB stock, with a simple moving average of 3.84% for the last 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB) is above average at 20.69x, while the 36-month beta value is 0.94.Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 9 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 as “overweight,” 11 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for AvalonBay Communities Inc. (AVB) is $201.84, which is $21.49 above the current market price. The public float for AVB is 141.50M, and currently, short sellers hold a 1.71% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of AVB on September 15, 2023 was 656.59K shares.

AVB) stock’s latest price update

AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB) has seen a rise in its stock price by 1.92 in relation to its previous close of 180.00. However, the company has experienced a 1.24% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. InvestorPlace reported 2023-09-14 that Grant Cardone is the author of two bestselling books: The 10x Rule, and If You’re Not First, You’re Last. He also invests in multi-family residential real estate.

AVB Trading at -1.54% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AVB to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.56% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.60%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.60%, as shares surge +1.96% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -3.52% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AVB rose by +1.24%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +7.88% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $180.83. In addition, AvalonBay Communities Inc. saw 13.58% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at AVB starting from Lockridge Joanne M, who sale 3,331 shares at the price of $186.25 back on Aug 11. After this action, Lockridge Joanne M now owns 21,558 shares of AvalonBay Communities Inc., valued at $620,399 using the latest closing price.

Birenbaum Matthew H., the Chief Investment Officer of AvalonBay Communities Inc., sale 4,000 shares at $176.10 during a trade that took place back on May 22, which means that Birenbaum Matthew H. is holding 62,559 shares at $704,397 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AVB

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +29.61 for the present operating margin
  • +34.28 for the gross margin

The net margin for AvalonBay Communities Inc. stands at +43.00. The total capital return value is set at 4.01, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.90. Equity return is now at value 11.00, with 6.10 for asset returns.

Based on AvalonBay Communities Inc. (AVB), the company’s capital structure generated 75.34 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 42.97. Total debt to assets is 41.44, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 72.02. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 41.07.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 12.08, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.28.


In a nutshell, AvalonBay Communities Inc. (AVB) has experienced a mixed performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.