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AvalonBay Communities (AVB) Competitors

$175.43
-0.69 (-0.39%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

AVB vs. EQR, SUI, ESS, MAA, UDR, CPT, SBAC, ARE, EXR, and IRM

Should you be buying AvalonBay Communities stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of AvalonBay Communities include Equity Residential (EQR), Sun Communities (SUI), Essex Property Trust (ESS), Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA), UDR (UDR), Camden Property Trust (CPT), SBA Communications (SBAC), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE), Extra Space Storage (EXR), and Iron Mountain (IRM). These companies are all part of the "real estate investment trusts" industry.

AvalonBay Communities vs.

Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) and AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, media sentiment, valuation, community ranking, risk and earnings.

AvalonBay Communities received 172 more outperform votes than Equity Residential when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.47% of users gave AvalonBay Communities an outperform vote while only 47.98% of users gave Equity Residential an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Equity ResidentialOutperform Votes
487
47.98%
Underperform Votes
528
52.02%
AvalonBay CommunitiesOutperform Votes
659
61.47%
Underperform Votes
413
38.53%

AvalonBay Communities has a net margin of 33.56% compared to AvalonBay Communities' net margin of 29.07%. Equity Residential's return on equity of 7.98% beat AvalonBay Communities' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Equity Residential29.07% 7.43% 4.16%
AvalonBay Communities 33.56%7.98%4.51%

Equity Residential has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AvalonBay Communities has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Equity Residential presently has a consensus target price of $66.04, indicating a potential upside of 9.57%. AvalonBay Communities has a consensus target price of $196.44, indicating a potential upside of 11.59%. Given Equity Residential's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AvalonBay Communities is more favorable than Equity Residential.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Equity Residential
1 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.21
AvalonBay Communities
0 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.44

Equity Residential pays an annual dividend of $2.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. AvalonBay Communities pays an annual dividend of $6.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Equity Residential pays out 120.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. AvalonBay Communities pays out 100.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Equity Residential has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years and AvalonBay Communities has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

AvalonBay Communities has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Equity Residential. AvalonBay Communities is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Equity Residential, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Equity Residential$2.87B7.96$835.44M$2.2027.40
AvalonBay Communities$2.77B9.03$928.83M$6.5526.86

In the previous week, Equity Residential had 4 more articles in the media than AvalonBay Communities. MarketBeat recorded 27 mentions for Equity Residential and 23 mentions for AvalonBay Communities. Equity Residential's average media sentiment score of 0.64 beat AvalonBay Communities' score of 0.25 indicating that AvalonBay Communities is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Equity Residential
7 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
AvalonBay Communities
10 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

84.8% of Equity Residential shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.7% of AvalonBay Communities shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Equity Residential shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of AvalonBay Communities shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

AvalonBay Communities beats Equity Residential on 15 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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AVB vs. The Competition

MetricAvalonBay CommunitiesReal estate investment trusts IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$24.98B$6.56B$8.03B$17.51B
Dividend Yield3.70%6.84%10.38%3.57%
P/E Ratio26.8634.0759.4121.79
Price / Sales9.036.243,591.127.30
Price / Cash14.5013.5729.4717.97
Price / Book2.122.302.185.94
Net Income$928.83M$174.62M$793.38M$870.05M
7 Day Performance-0.67%0.29%-0.13%-0.17%
1 Month Performance-2.04%-2.62%0.09%2.29%
1 Year Performance-1.07%-8.54%4.01%88.11%

AvalonBay Communities Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
EQR
Equity Residential
4.4449 of 5 stars
$60.11
+0.1%
$65.88
+9.6%
-6.0%$22.81B$2.87B27.322,400Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
SUI
Sun Communities
4.6058 of 5 stars
$130.85
+0.7%
$141.00
+7.8%
-14.8%$16.28B$2.97B71.507,594News Coverage
ESS
Essex Property Trust
4.4465 of 5 stars
$233.00
-1.0%
$244.41
+4.9%
-0.6%$14.95B$1.67B36.931,772Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
Positive News
MAA
Mid-America Apartment Communities
4.9493 of 5 stars
$126.65
-2.0%
$145.26
+14.7%
-23.2%$14.78B$2.15B26.892,427Analyst Report
Gap Down
UDR
UDR
4.7796 of 5 stars
$35.81
-0.7%
$42.13
+17.6%
-18.0%$11.78B$1.63B26.721,326Analyst Downgrade
CPT
Camden Property Trust
4.3901 of 5 stars
$94.49
-1.7%
$104.65
+10.7%
-19.4%$10.09B$1.54B25.541,650Analyst Downgrade
Positive News
SBAC
SBA Communications
4.9532 of 5 stars
$207.04
+0.1%
$279.31
+34.9%
-18.5%$22.31B$2.72B45.601,834Upcoming Earnings
ARE
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
4.5082 of 5 stars
$118.96
-0.3%
$137.13
+15.3%
-22.3%$20.81B$2.89B220.30568Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
EXR
Extra Space Storage
4.5281 of 5 stars
$141.42
-0.1%
$149.75
+5.9%
-8.4%$29.88B$1.92B26.004,781Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Positive News
IRM
Iron Mountain
4.0461 of 5 stars
$68.42
+0.6%
$66.75
-2.4%
+42.4%$19.98B$5.10B72.0227,600Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage

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This page (NYSE:AVB) was last updated on 2/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff