Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.18, from 0.99 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 33 investors sold AVB shares while 137 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. 126.14 million shares or 3.24% more from 122.18 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Moreover, Barclays Pcl has 0.04% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 308,126 shares. Hartford Investment Mgmt invested in 0.08% or 15,306 shares. Bartlett And Ltd Llc has 0% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 485 shares. Fifth Third Comml Bank reported 9,184 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Horizon Invests accumulated 16,429 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt holds 106 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Kbc Nv holds 0.12% or 62,165 shares in its portfolio. Retail Bank Of New York Mellon reported 0.07% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Brookfield Asset stated it has 1.09% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Landscape Management Limited Liability holds 2,635 shares. Qs Investors Limited Company accumulated 9,930 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Lasalle Investment Mngmt Securities Limited Liability Com reported 1.49M shares. Arizona State Retirement System has 0.11% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands reported 1% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Regions Financial invested in 0% or 40 shares.
Since November 6, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $6.96 million activity. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $182,240 was made by O’Shea Kevin P. on Wednesday, November 7. 1,400 shares were sold by SCHULMAN EDWARD M, worth $257,264 on Friday, November 16. $636,444 worth of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) shares were sold by Breslin Sean J.. Shea Keri A sold $347,983 worth of stock. Wilson Stephen W had sold 2,905 shares worth $540,010 on Monday, November 26. 23,302 AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) shares with value of $4.35M were sold by McLaughlin William M.
Lasalle Investment Management Securities Llc decreased its stake in Avalonbay Communities Inc (AVB) by 15.73% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lasalle Investment Management Securities Llc sold 278,518 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.63% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.49M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $259.66 million, down from 1.77M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lasalle Investment Management Securities Llc who had been investing in Avalonbay Communities Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $27.49 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.55% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $198.97. About 970,470 shares traded or 55.70% up from the average. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has risen 26.20% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.83% the S&P500.
Lasalle Investment Management Securities Llc, which manages about $3.67B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) by 83,476 shares to 191,675 shares, valued at $67.58 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Brixmor Property Group Inc (NYSE:BRX) by 578,391 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5.75 million shares, and has risen its stake in Vici Properties Inc.
Analysts await AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $2.27 EPS, up 4.13 % or $0.09 from last year’s $2.18 per share. AVB’s profit will be $313.62M for 21.91 P/E if the $2.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.31 actual EPS reported by AvalonBay Communities, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.73 % negative EPS growth.
More notable recent AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “AvalonBay Is A Sell – Seeking Alpha” on February 26, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “3 Great Buys From Real Estate In 2019 – Seeking Alpha” published on March 08, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Recent Analysis Shows General Motors, AvalonBay Communities, AerCap Holdings NV, KBR, Ternium SA, and Kadant Market Influences â€” Renewed Outlook, Key Drivers of Growth – GlobeNewswire” on March 04, 2019. More interesting news about AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Agilent, American Water, Apple, Biogen, Garmin, GoDaddy, Tilray, UBS, Walmart and More – 24/7 Wall St.” published on February 21, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For February 21, 2019 – Benzinga” with publication date: February 21, 2019.
AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) Ratings Coverage
Among 7 analysts covering AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. AvalonBay Communities had 10 analyst reports since October 22, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, February 21, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. On Friday, November 2 the stock rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Outperform”. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) earned “In-Line” rating by Evercore on Monday, October 22. Argus Research maintained the shares of AVB in report on Wednesday, November 21 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Thursday, December 6 by BTIG Research. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, December 17. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, December 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.