AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $1.07 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15,
2013. Shareholders who purchased AVB stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
10.31% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of AVB was $126.59,
representing a -16.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $151.23
and a 2.89% increase over the 52 week low of $123.04.
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 $4.31. Zacks Investment Research reports AVB's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.27%, compared to an
industry average of 7.6%.
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 (
- Vanguard REIT ETF (
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is REZ with an increase of
8.5% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of AVB at 6.84%.