Analyst Ratings for Avalonbay Communities Inc. (AVB)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Avalonbay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for AVB last month.

25 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 10 gave AVB a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for AVB. The maximum price target given was 225, implying potential capital gains of 16.88 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 180, implying potential capital losses of -6.49 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.55 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -0.46 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.43 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 5.22 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of AVB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 16.34 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. AVB has a PEG ratio of 1.57.

AVB has traded between a high of 199.52 and a low of 158.32 over the past year. Currently the stock is 21.59 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.52 percent. AVB has a price/earnings ratio of 25.63. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AVB value stock report compares AVB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AVB is $26.26 billion. AVB is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.