NYSE:APTS - Preferred Apartment Communities Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $16.55 +0.03 (+0.18 %) (As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$16.52Today's Range$16.38 - $16.8752-Week Range$13.14 - $18.60Volume187,180 shsAverage Volume286,368 shsMarket Capitalization$678.54 millionP/E Ratio11.26Dividend Yield6.29%Beta0.44 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS), or the Company, is a Maryland corporation formed primarily to acquire and operate multifamily properties in select targeted markets throughout the United States. As part of our business strategy, we may enter into forward purchase contracts or purchase options for to-be-built multifamily communities and we may make real estate related loans, provide deposit arrangements or provide performance assurances, as may be necessary or appropriate, in connection with the development of multifamily communities and other properties. As a secondary strategy, we may acquire or originate senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or real estate loans secured by interests in multifamily properties, membership or partnership interests in multifamily properties and other multifamily related assets and invest a lesser portion of our assets in other real estate related investments, including other income-producing property types, senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or real estate loans secured by interests in other income-producing property types or membership or partnership interests in other income-producing property types as determined by Preferred Apartment Advisors, LLC, or our Manager, as appropriate for us. At September 30, 2018, the Company was the approximate 97.4% owner of Preferred Apartment Communities Operating Partnership, L.P., or the Operating Partnership. We elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, commencing with our tax year ended December 31, 2011. Receive APTS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for APTS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Real estate investment trusts Sub-IndustryN/A SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:APTS Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.pacapts.com Phone770-818-4100Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.04 Current Ratio0.06 Quick Ratio0.06Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.26 Forward P/E Ratio11.91 P/E Growth1.46 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$294.01 million Price / Sales2.31 Cash Flow$3.7528 per share Price / Cash Flow4.41 Book Value$33.20 per share Price / Book0.50Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.47 Net Income$27.68 million Net Margins3.29% Return on Equity0.88% Return on Assets0.33%Miscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding Shares41,050,000Market Cap$678.54 million OptionableOptionable Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE:APTS) Frequently Asked Questions What is Preferred Apartment Communities' stock symbol? Preferred Apartment Communities trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "APTS." How often does Preferred Apartment Communities pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Preferred Apartment Communities? Preferred Apartment Communities declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 5th. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Tuesday, January 15th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.28%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. This is a positive change from Preferred Apartment Communities's previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. View Preferred Apartment Communities' Dividend History. How were Preferred Apartment Communities' earnings last quarter? Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE:APTS) released its earnings results on Monday, November, 5th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.09. The real estate investment trust earned $104.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $100.95 million. Preferred Apartment Communities had a return on equity of 0.88% and a net margin of 3.29%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 39.1% compared to the same quarter last year. View Preferred Apartment Communities' Earnings History. When is Preferred Apartment Communities' next earnings date? Preferred Apartment Communities is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Preferred Apartment Communities. What guidance has Preferred Apartment Communities issued on next quarter's earnings? Preferred Apartment Communities issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, November, 5th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.39-1.42 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.49. Preferred Apartment Communities also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $1.39-1.42 EPS. What price target have analysts set for APTS? 5 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Preferred Apartment Communities' stock. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Preferred Apartment Communities' share price to reach $18.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 8.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Preferred Apartment Communities. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Preferred Apartment Communities? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Preferred Apartment Communities in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Preferred Apartment Communities. Has Preferred Apartment Communities been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about APTS stock have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Preferred Apartment Communities earned a coverage optimism score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Preferred Apartment Communities' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Preferred Apartment Communities include The GEO Group (GEO), Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT), Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC), Retail Properties of America (RPAI), Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN), Columbia Property Trust (CXP), Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (ARI), Corecivic (CXW), Great Portland Estates (GPEAF), Brookfield Property Reit (BPR), Colony Credit Real Estate (CLNC), Potlatchdeltic (PCH), Acadia Realty Trust (AKR), Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) and Agree Realty (ADC). Who are Preferred Apartment Communities' key executives? Preferred Apartment Communities' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Daniel M. DuPree, Chairman & CEO (Age 71)Mr. John A. Williams, Chairman & CEO (Age 75)Mr. Leonard A. Silverstein, Co-Founder, Vice Chairman, Pres & COO (Age 59)Mr. Michael Joseph Cronin, Exec. VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer (Age 63)Mr. Joel T. Murphy J.D., CEO & Pres of New Market Properties LLC (Age 59) Who are Preferred Apartment Communities' major shareholders? Preferred Apartment Communities' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Clarus Wealth Advisors (0.11%) and Pensionfund Sabic (0.07%). Company insiders that own Preferred Apartment Communities stock include Daniel M Dupree, John A Williams, Leonard A Silverstein, Michael Joseph Cronin, Timothy Alan Peterson and William J Gresham Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Preferred Apartment Communities. Which institutional investors are buying Preferred Apartment Communities stock? APTS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pensionfund Sabic and Clarus Wealth Advisors. Company insiders that have bought Preferred Apartment Communities stock in the last two years include Daniel M Dupree, John A Williams and Leonard A Silverstein. View Insider Buying and Selling for Preferred Apartment Communities. How do I buy shares of Preferred Apartment Communities? Shares of APTS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Preferred Apartment Communities' stock price today? One share of APTS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.55. How big of a company is Preferred Apartment Communities? Preferred Apartment Communities has a market capitalization of $678.54 million and generates $294.01 million in revenue each year. The real estate investment trust earns $27.68 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.47 on an earnings per share basis. What is Preferred Apartment Communities' official website? The official website for Preferred Apartment Communities is http://www.pacapts.com. How can I contact Preferred Apartment Communities? Preferred Apartment Communities' mailing address is 3284 NORTHSIDE PARKWAY NW SUITE 150, ATLANTA GA, 30327. The real estate investment trust can be reached via phone at 770-818-4100 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE APTS)Community Ranking: 2.9 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 265 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 196 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 461MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Preferred Apartment Communities and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe APTS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe APTS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a closed-end mutual fund (CEF)?