AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 27, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $1.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15,
2014. Shareholders who purchased AVB stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
8.41% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of AVB was $131.57,
representing a -7.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $141.95 and
a 15.25% increase over the 52 week low of $114.16.
AVB is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. (
) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) (
). AVB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.78. Zacks Investment Research reports AVB's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.73%, compared to an
industry average of 4.2%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to AVB through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AVB as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund (
- PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund (
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund (
- Schwab U.S. REIT ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHH with an increase of
0.77% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting
of AVB at 7.72%.