Daiwa Securities Group INC Continues to Hold Position in Avalonbay Cmntys (AVB)

December 8, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.09, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 30 investors sold AVB shares while 161 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 133.03 million shares or 1.24% less from 134.69 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund has invested 0.05% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Pnc Fin Ser holds 0.01% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 24,577 shares. Liberty Mutual Gp Asset Mngmt holds 0.07% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 8,985 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas owns 0% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 802,582 shares. Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Sarasin And Prns Llp owns 80,580 shares for 0.3% of their portfolio. Kentucky Retirement Sys Ins Fund holds 3,774 shares. Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp invested in 2.91 million shares or 0.16% of the stock. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York holds 73,504 shares. The Illinois-based Kemper Master Retirement Trust has invested 0.62% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Everence Cap Mgmt Inc holds 0.11% or 2,316 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested in 45,323 shares or 0.07% of the stock. 1832 Asset Mngmt LP has 32,300 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Bessemer Gru Incorporated holds 0% or 154 shares in its portfolio. Security Capital Management holds 624,653 shares.

Daiwa Securities Group Inc increased its stake in Avalonbay Cmntys (AVB) by 7.29% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Daiwa Securities Group Inc bought 188,396 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.12% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.77M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $533.08M, up from 2.59M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc who had been investing in Avalonbay Cmntys for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.85 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $179.96. About 549,983 shares traded. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has risen 6.66% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.04% the S&P500.

Daiwa Securities Group Inc, which manages about $15.47B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) by 387,129 shares to 21.67 million shares, valued at $395.85 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Fortune Brands Home & Sec (NYSE:FBHS) by 75,902 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 41,996 shares, and cut its stake in Store Cap (NYSE:STOR).

More notable recent AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Exclusive: Shooshan, Brandywine land anchor tenant for Ballston mixed-use building” on December 07, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: “AvalonBay Communities Again Ranked #1 Public Multifamily REIT for Online …” published on December 04, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Selected as a Top 100 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor” on December 06, 2017. More interesting news about AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Camden Property a pick on tax plan – Goldman” published on November 29, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Declares Fourth Quarter 2017 Dividends” with publication date: November 09, 2017.

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

Among 23 analysts covering Avalonbay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Avalonbay Communities Inc. had 66 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 18 by Deutsche Bank. Jefferies maintained AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) rating on Sunday, August 20. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $205.0 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 2. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 6 by Mizuho. On Friday, December 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Mizuho to “Buy”. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Cowen & Co. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) earned “Buy” rating by Evercore on Tuesday, September 8. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, July 21.

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