New Mexico Educational Retirement Board Lowers stake in AvalonBay Communities Inc (AVB)

AvalonBay Communities Inc (AVB) : New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reduced its stake in AvalonBay Communities Inc by 22.25% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 34,596 shares of AvalonBay Communities Inc which is valued at $6.4 Million after selling 9,900 shares in AvalonBay Communities Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016.AvalonBay Communities Inc makes up approximately 0.31% of New Mexico Educational Retirement Board’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its stake in AVB in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,910 additional shares and now holds a total of 67,718 shares of AvalonBay Communities Inc which is valued at $12.6 Million. AvalonBay Communities Inc makes up approx 0.06% of Thrivent Financial For Lutherans’s portfolio.Neuberger Berman Group reduced its stake in AVB by selling 37,504 shares or 7.0% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 497,972 shares of AVB which is valued at $93.5 Million. AvalonBay Communities Inc makes up approx 0.13% of Neuberger Berman Group’s portfolio.Proshare Advisors reduced its stake in AVB by selling 15,619 shares or 22.68% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 53,262 shares of AVB which is valued at $10 Million. AvalonBay Communities Inc makes up approx 0.14% of Proshare Advisors’s portfolio.Stephens Inc Ar boosted its stake in AVB in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,072 additional shares and now holds a total of 15,367 shares of AvalonBay Communities Inc which is valued at $2.9 Million. AvalonBay Communities Inc makes up approx 0.14% of Stephens Inc Ar’s portfolio.Mitsubishi Ufj Kokusai Asset Management Ltd. boosted its stake in AVB in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,328 additional shares and now holds a total of 41,376 shares of AvalonBay Communities Inc which is valued at $7.8 Million. AvalonBay Communities Inc makes up approx 0.21% of Mitsubishi Ufj Kokusai Asset Management Ltd.’s portfolio.

AvalonBay Communities Inc opened for trading at $179.91 and hit $180.89 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $180.44, with a gain of 0.63% or 1.13 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 9,00,062 shares. Company has a market cap of $24,750 M.

On the company’s financial health, AvalonBay Communities Inc reported $1.97 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Apr 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.96. The company had revenue of $508.49 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $483.66 million. The company’s revenue was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.88 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on AvalonBay Communities Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 3, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 198 from a previous price target of $196 .Company shares were Downgraded by UBS on Apr 11, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 184 from a previous price target of $180 .

AvalonBay Communities Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company develops redevelops acquires owns and operates 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 focuses on metropolitan areas in these regions. The Company operates in three segments: Established Communities Other Stabilized Communities and Development/Redevelopment Communities. It owns an ownership interest in around 252 operating apartment communities containing 74240 apartment homes in 11 states and the District of Columbia of which around 228 communities contain around 66631 apartment homes; two communities containing over 618 apartment homes were held by joint ventures in which it holds an ownership interest and approximately 22 communities contain around 6991 apartment homes. It operates apartment communities under three core brands: Avalon AVA and Eaves by Avalon.

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