AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.97 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased AVB stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that AVB has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $136.65, the dividend yield is 2.84%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AVB was $136.65,
representing a -9.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $151.23 and
a 10.46% increase over the 52 week low of $123.71.
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 $6.52. Zacks Investment Research reports AVB's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 19.43%, compared to an
industry average of 13.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to AVB through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AVB as a top-10 holding:
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund (
- PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund (
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund (
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund (
- Wilshire US REIT (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSR with an increase of
1.34% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting
of AVB at 6.85%.