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Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of AvalonBay Communities Call Options (NYSE:AVB)

14 January 2018

Martineau Peter R had sold 22,267 shares worth $1.32 million. AvalonBay Communities's payout ratio is 71.81%. The stock decreased 0.91% or $1.54 during the last trading session, reaching $168.23. 494,377 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 540,638.

AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. It has underperformed by 10.04% the S&P500. The firm has "Hold" rating by Sidoti given on Friday, October 13. Therefore 50% are positive. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, February 12. Usca Ria Limited Co reported 2,270 shares. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,793,532 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $503,924,000 after buying an additional 237,586 shares during the period. The firm has "Buy" rating by Suntrust Robinson given on Friday, October 16. (NASDAQ:MINI) rating on Wednesday, August 30. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Sunday, December 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $200.40. The stock of Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CINF) earned "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, December 4.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $189.77. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Hold" on Wednesday, July 26. The company has market cap of $177.39 million. The Commercial Lines Insurance segment provides coverage for commercial casualty, commercial property, commercial auto, and workersÂ' compensation. The real estate investment trust reported $1.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.17 by ($0.45). Guardian Life Insurance Of America invested in 0.01% or 308 shares. 23 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 2,575 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Lsv Asset reported 417,287 shares stake. Aqr Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability, Connecticut-based fund reported 12,428 shares. DnB Asset Management AS now owns 14,778 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $2,637,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Ameritas Invest Prtnrs has invested 0.01% in Mobile Mini, Inc. Korea Investment Corporation holds 0.14% or 171,271 shares in its portfolio. Schulhoff And holds 63,725 shares. Contrarian Cap Management Limited Liability accumulated 146,272 shares. Prelude Management Ltd Company stated it has 68 shares or 0% of all its holdings. United Ser Automobile Association reported 0% stake. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $55.65. Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ:MINI) has declined 9.31% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.95% the S&P500.

Analysts await A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) to report earnings on February, 1. The stock has a market capitalization of $23,443.18, a P/E ratio of 26.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 0.35. STL's profit will be $96.62M for 15.09 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. It is positive, as 27 investors sold AvalonBay Communities, Inc. shares while 128 reduced holdings.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.53 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.41, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 27 investors sold AVB shares while 128 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 132.33 million shares or 11.84% more from 118.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Insiders sold a total of 30,660 shares of company stock valued at $5,628,669 over the last quarter. Pnc Financial Svcs Group holds 16,922 shares or 0% of its portfolio. (NYSE:AVB) for 152,262 shares. Principal Gru reported 0.51% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 38,267 shares stake. Tci Wealth Advisors owns 0% invested in Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) for 34 shares. (NYSE:AVB). Swiss Bank & Trust invested 0.17% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Zacks holds 138,434 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. DnB Asset Management AS raised its position in AvalonBay Communities by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Grp Incorporated Limited, a Australia-based fund reported 7,612 shares. California Public Employees Retirement invested 0% of its portfolio in Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP). Royal State Bank Of Canada accumulated 5,875 shares. AvalonBay Communities had a net margin of 41.55% and a return on equity of 8.66%. (NYSE:AVB) for 502,267 shares. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.11 EPS. equities research analysts expect that AvalonBay Communities will post 8.62 EPS for the current fiscal year. (NYSE:AVB), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. has a 52-week low of $158.32 and a 52-week high of $192.29. AvalonBay Communities comprises approximately 4.3% of Harrison Street Securities LLC's investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th largest position. (NYSE:AVB) rating on Wednesday, November 18. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, August 8 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained it with "Hold" rating and $20500 target in Monday, July 17 report. JMP Securities downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Wednesday, April 19 report. BMO Capital Markets restated a "hold" rating and set a $190.00 price target on shares of AvalonBay Communities in a report on Monday, November 27th. The company was maintained on Friday, May 26 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by Robert W. Baird. BB&T Capital initiated it with "Underweight" rating and $185.50 target in Tuesday, November 10 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 20 with "Buy".

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $5.26 million activity. Also, COO Sean J. Breslin sold 1,500 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. (NYSE:AVB) latest ratings and price target changes. The insider Simmons James Leo sold 6,950 shares worth $329,360. Another trade for 25,160 shares valued at $4.63M was sold by NAUGHTON TIMOTHY J. (NYSE:AVB) on Tuesday, December 12. Its up 14.76% from 3.37M shares previously. It also upped Gpo Aeroportuario Del Pac Sa (NYSE:PAC) stake by 4,000 shares and now owns 6,900 shares.

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