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$159.68
Now: $164.00
$164.31
50-Day Range
$155.07
MA: $162.05
$173.84
52-Week Range
$118.17
Now: $164.00
$229.40
Volume845,681 shs
Average Volume955,995 shs
Market Capitalization$22.90 billion
P/E Ratio35.27
Dividend Yield3.96%
Beta0.97

Competitors

AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) Vs. EQR, ESS, SUI, MAA, UDR, and ELS

Should you be buying AVB stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "residential reits" are considered alternatives and competitors to AvalonBay Communities, including Equity Residential (EQR), Essex Property Trust (ESS), Sun Communities (SUI), Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA), UDR (UDR), and Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS).

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Equity Residential$2.70 billion8.49$970.38 million$3.4917.65
AvalonBay Communities$2.32 billion9.85$785.97 million$9.3417.56

Equity Residential has higher revenue and earnings than AvalonBay Communities. 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Equity Residential214302.05
AvalonBay Communities17402.25

Equity Residential presently has a consensus target price of $65.1765, suggesting a potential upside of 5.82%. AvalonBay Communities has a consensus target price of $172.2667, suggesting a potential upside of 5.04%. Given Equity Residential's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Equity Residential is more favorable than AvalonBay Communities.

Profitability

This table compares Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Equity Residential35.97%8.89%4.56%
AvalonBay Communities27.97%6.02%3.38%

Dividends

Equity Residential pays an annual dividend of $2.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. AvalonBay Communities pays an annual dividend of $6.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Equity Residential pays out 69.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AvalonBay Communities pays out 68.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Equity Residential has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years and AvalonBay Communities has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Equity Residential has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AvalonBay Communities has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.6% of Equity Residential shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.0% of AvalonBay Communities shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Equity Residential shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of AvalonBay Communities shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

AvalonBay Communities beats Equity Residential on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) and AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Essex Property Trust and AvalonBay Communities' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Essex Property Trust$1.46 billion10.74$439.29 million$13.3817.98
AvalonBay Communities$2.32 billion9.85$785.97 million$9.3417.56

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Essex Property Trust and AvalonBay Communities, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Essex Property Trust19602.31
AvalonBay Communities17402.25

Essex Property Trust presently has a consensus target price of $254.8667, suggesting a potential upside of 5.96%. AvalonBay Communities has a consensus target price of $172.2667, suggesting a potential upside of 5.04%. Given Essex Property Trust's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Essex Property Trust is more favorable than AvalonBay Communities.

Profitability

This table compares Essex Property Trust and AvalonBay Communities' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Essex Property Trust39.89%9.46%4.57%
AvalonBay Communities27.97%6.02%3.38%

Dividends

Essex Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $8.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. AvalonBay Communities pays an annual dividend of $6.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Essex Property Trust pays out 62.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AvalonBay Communities pays out 68.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Essex Property Trust has raised its dividend for 27 consecutive years and AvalonBay Communities has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Essex Property Trust has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AvalonBay Communities has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.4% of Essex Property Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.0% of AvalonBay Communities shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.5% of Essex Property Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of AvalonBay Communities shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Essex Property Trust beats AvalonBay Communities on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sun Communities (NYSE:SUI) and AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Dividends

Sun Communities pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. AvalonBay Communities pays an annual dividend of $6.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Sun Communities pays out 64.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AvalonBay Communities pays out 68.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Sun Communities has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years and AvalonBay Communities has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years. AvalonBay Communities is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sun Communities and AvalonBay Communities' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sun Communities$1.26 billion12.12$177.38 million$4.9228.95
AvalonBay Communities$2.32 billion9.85$785.97 million$9.3417.56

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.3% of Sun Communities shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.0% of AvalonBay Communities shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Sun Communities shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of AvalonBay Communities shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Sun Communities and AvalonBay Communities, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Sun Communities02702.78
AvalonBay Communities17402.25

Sun Communities presently has a consensus target price of $158.3333, suggesting a potential upside of 11.17%. AvalonBay Communities has a consensus target price of $172.2667, suggesting a potential upside of 5.04%. Given Sun Communities' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sun Communities is more favorable than AvalonBay Communities.

Profitability

This table compares Sun Communities and AvalonBay Communities' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Sun Communities10.37%3.93%1.95%
AvalonBay Communities27.97%6.02%3.38%

Volatility & Risk

Sun Communities has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AvalonBay Communities has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AvalonBay Communities beats Sun Communities on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE:MAA) and AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Mid-America Apartment Communities pays an annual dividend of $4.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. AvalonBay Communities pays an annual dividend of $6.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Mid-America Apartment Communities pays out 61.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AvalonBay Communities pays out 68.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Mid-America Apartment Communities has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and AvalonBay Communities has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years. AvalonBay Communities is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mid-America Apartment Communities and AvalonBay Communities' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mid-America Apartment Communities$1.64 billion9.20$353.81 million$6.5520.15
AvalonBay Communities$2.32 billion9.85$785.97 million$9.3417.56

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.4% of Mid-America Apartment Communities shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.0% of AvalonBay Communities shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Mid-America Apartment Communities shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of AvalonBay Communities shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Mid-America Apartment Communities and AvalonBay Communities, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Mid-America Apartment Communities03302.50
AvalonBay Communities17402.25

Mid-America Apartment Communities currently has a consensus price target of $127.2222, suggesting a potential downside of 3.63%. AvalonBay Communities has a consensus price target of $172.2667, suggesting a potential upside of 5.04%. Given AvalonBay Communities' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AvalonBay Communities is more favorable than Mid-America Apartment Communities.

Profitability

This table compares Mid-America Apartment Communities and AvalonBay Communities' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Mid-America Apartment Communities19.22%5.63%3.13%
AvalonBay Communities27.97%6.02%3.38%

Volatility and Risk

Mid-America Apartment Communities has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AvalonBay Communities has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AvalonBay Communities beats Mid-America Apartment Communities on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

UDR (NYSE:UDR) and AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

UDR pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. AvalonBay Communities pays an annual dividend of $6.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. UDR pays out 69.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AvalonBay Communities pays out 68.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. UDR has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years and AvalonBay Communities has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years. AvalonBay Communities is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares UDR and AvalonBay Communities' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
UDR$1.15 billion10.08$184.96 million$2.0818.95
AvalonBay Communities$2.32 billion9.85$785.97 million$9.3417.56

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.1% of UDR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.0% of AvalonBay Communities shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of UDR shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of AvalonBay Communities shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for UDR and AvalonBay Communities, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
UDR24802.43
AvalonBay Communities17402.25

UDR currently has a consensus price target of $41.4286, suggesting a potential upside of 5.10%. AvalonBay Communities has a consensus price target of $172.2667, suggesting a potential upside of 5.04%. Given UDR's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe UDR is more favorable than AvalonBay Communities.

Profitability

This table compares UDR and AvalonBay Communities' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
UDR15.31%5.63%2.00%
AvalonBay Communities27.97%6.02%3.38%

Volatility and Risk

UDR has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AvalonBay Communities has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AvalonBay Communities beats UDR on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Equity LifeStyle Properties (NYSE:ELS) and AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Equity LifeStyle Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. AvalonBay Communities pays an annual dividend of $6.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Equity LifeStyle Properties pays out 65.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AvalonBay Communities pays out 68.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Equity LifeStyle Properties has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and AvalonBay Communities has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years. AvalonBay Communities is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Equity LifeStyle Properties and AvalonBay Communities' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Equity LifeStyle Properties$1.04 billion10.54$279.14 million$2.0928.71
AvalonBay Communities$2.32 billion9.85$785.97 million$9.3417.56

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.5% of Equity LifeStyle Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.0% of AvalonBay Communities shares are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of Equity LifeStyle Properties shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of AvalonBay Communities shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Equity LifeStyle Properties and AvalonBay Communities, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Equity LifeStyle Properties03502.63
AvalonBay Communities17402.25

Equity LifeStyle Properties currently has a consensus price target of $68.20, suggesting a potential upside of 13.65%. AvalonBay Communities has a consensus price target of $172.2667, suggesting a potential upside of 5.04%. Given Equity LifeStyle Properties' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Equity LifeStyle Properties is more favorable than AvalonBay Communities.

Profitability

This table compares Equity LifeStyle Properties and AvalonBay Communities' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Equity LifeStyle Properties20.27%16.66%5.18%
AvalonBay Communities27.97%6.02%3.38%

Volatility and Risk

Equity LifeStyle Properties has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AvalonBay Communities has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Equity LifeStyle Properties beats AvalonBay Communities on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


AvalonBay Communities Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Equity Residential logo
EQR
Equity Residential
1.7$61.59+1.9%$22.93 billion$2.70 billion24.25Analyst Revision
Essex Property Trust logo
ESS
Essex Property Trust
2.0$240.52+1.4%$15.68 billion$1.46 billion26.34Analyst Revision
Sun Communities logo
SUI
Sun Communities
2.1$142.43+2.4%$15.32 billion$1.26 billion103.21
Mid-America Apartment Communities logo
MAA
Mid-America Apartment Communities
1.7$132.01+2.3%$15.10 billion$1.64 billion47.49Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
UDR logo
UDR
UDR
2.0$39.42+1.8%$11.61 billion$1.15 billion63.58Analyst Revision
Equity LifeStyle Properties logo
ELS
Equity LifeStyle Properties
2.0$60.01+0.6%$10.94 billion$1.04 billion50.01Decrease in Short Interest
Camden Property Trust logo
CPT
Camden Property Trust
1.7$100.58+1.4%$9.80 billion$1.03 billion52.94
American Campus Communities logo
ACC
American Campus Communities
1.7$43.02+0.2%$5.92 billion$943.04 million84.35
UMH Properties logo
UMH
UMH Properties
2.0$15.41+1.8%$642.75 million$146.59 million-21.11Dividend Increase
Analyst Upgrade
Heavy News Reporting
Apartment Investment and Management logo
AIV
Apartment Investment and Management
1.8$4.89+0.6%$588.19 million$914.29 million3.83
This page was last updated on 1/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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