Advantus Capital Management INC Holds Holding in Avalonbay Communities INC (AVB)

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.38, from 0.86 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 28 investors sold AVB shares while 141 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 150 raised stakes. 124.15 million shares or 0.07% more from 124.06 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Fort Washington Investment Inc Oh has invested 0.04% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Da Davidson & owns 1,425 shares. Moreover, Piedmont Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Connecticut-based Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Company has invested 0.09% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Citigroup reported 0.03% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). The New York-based Eii Mgmt Inc has invested 2.32% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Cohen Steers accumulated 15,787 shares. Moreover, Mutual Of America Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has 0.06% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 24,239 shares. 518,954 were reported by Asset One Company Limited. 1,270 were reported by Tokio Marine Asset Limited. Pggm Invs accumulated 2.15M shares or 2.02% of the stock. Signaturefd Lc reported 0% stake. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0.01% or 7,370 shares in its portfolio. Assetmark invested in 0% or 425 shares. Moreover, Dubuque Bankshares & Company has 0% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 11 shares.

Since August 24, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 sales for $7.64 million activity. Another trade for 1,500 shares valued at $269,265 was sold by O’Shea Kevin P.. 1,880 shares valued at $347,983 were sold by Shea Keri A on Monday, November 19. 1,400 AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) shares with value of $257,264 were sold by SCHULMAN EDWARD M. HOREY LEO S III had sold 2,000 shares worth $373,760. Another trade for 7,200 shares valued at $1.31 million was sold by Breslin Sean J.. $4.35 million worth of stock was sold by McLaughlin William M on Tuesday, November 20.

Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Avalonbay Communities Inc (AVB) by 28.68% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Advantus Capital Management Inc bought 55,026 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 246,880 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $42.44 million, up from 191,854 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Avalonbay Communities Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $26.42 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.32% or $4.35 during the last trading session, reaching $191.67. About 1.46M shares traded or 158.05% up from the average. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has declined 0.49% since December 7, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.11% the S&P500.

Advantus Capital Management Inc, which manages about $27.77B and $4.03 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 114,012 shares to 788,902 shares, valued at $22.90 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sba Communications Corp by 23,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 67,889 shares, and cut its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

More notable recent AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “4 REITs to Play the Divisive Amazon HQ2 Decision – Investorplace.com” on November 07, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Seeking Alpha In AvalonBay – Seeking Alpha” published on March 26, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Put AvalonBay Communities On Your Watch List – Seeking Alpha” on September 18, 2018. More interesting news about AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Somebody Bet On AvalonBay – Seeking Alpha” published on May 29, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alphabet, American Water, Apple, Facebook, Macy’s, Southern Copper, Twitter, YY and Many More – 24/7 Wall St.” with publication date: December 06, 2018.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. AvalonBay Communities has $205 highest and $168 lowest target. $192.50’s average target is 0.43% above currents $191.67 stock price. AvalonBay Communities had 8 analyst reports since June 8, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, August 15 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, June 14 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 21 by Argus Research. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 2 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “In-Line” rating given on Monday, October 22 by Evercore. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, June 8 by Bank of America. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 2 report. As per Wednesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank.

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