AvalonBay Communities Inc currently has an Earnings Rating of 10,
which is significantly more bullish than the Residential REITs industry
average of 5.9.
On 07/27/15, the company announced quarterly earnings of 1.29 per
share, a positive surprise of 20.5% above the consensus 1.07. Over
the past 4 quarters, the company has reported 4 positive, 0 negative,
and 0 in-line surprises. The average surprise for this time period has
AVB's current quarter consensus estimate has increased notably over
the past 90 days from 1.00 to 1.31, a gain of 31.3%. This
improvement is significantly greater than its industry average of -1.0%
during the same time period.
We lift our 12 month target price by $12 to $184, or 23X our 2016 FFO per share estimate of $8.00 (raised by $0.15), in line with AVB's historical average.
We also lift our 2015 FFO per share estimate by $0.15 to $7.50 after AVB reported Q2 FFO of $1.87 vs. $1.70, topping our $1.83 forecast on higher than expected revenue growth, stable operating margins.
Q.: What YOU CAN do to prevent YOUR shares from being (Naked) shorted?
Also, Hedge Funds will (Naked) Short stocks they do NOT own.
A: ALL YOU DO is to phone your broker and put an order in saying that you wish to place your shares for sale at, for arguments sake, double today’s price. AS THEY ARE 'ON ORDER' THEY CANNOT BE LENT OUT BY YOUR BROKER and in turn you are reducing the amount of 'FREE SHARES' out there that can be used for (NAKED) shorting purposes. And don't forget to MOVE YOUR LIMIT ORDER UP when the price starts to recover, then, YOUR SHARES CAN'T BE SHORTED!
Although an individual personal investor will not normally have enough shares to halt a concerted (Naked) shorting attack, IF A LARGE NUMBER OF HOLDERS DID THIS it would reduce the overall amount of shares that they could get their hands on.
..."There is a strong argument that multifamily construction was next to nothing during the housing boom, and these new units are making up for that pent-up demand.
"Apartments have gotten a second wind," said Alexander Goldfarb, a REIT analyst with Sandler O'Neill. "Fundamentals are likely to remain elevated for the next few years."
Apartment REITs that reported earnings this week outpaced expectations, even those of their own CEOs.
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"Our results for the second quarter and year to date exceeded our original outlook. For the balance of the year, we expect accelerating apartment demand to support stronger performance across our business," AvalonBay Chairman and CEO Tim Naughton said in the company's earning's release.
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