Deutsche Bank raised the price target for the American Campus Communities Inc. (NYSE:ACC) stock from “a Buy” to “a Hold”. The rating was released on January 03, 2022. We previously noted in another research note published on December 14, 2021 by Citigroup that upgraded the stock from a Neutral to a Buy with a price target of $62 for ACC stock. The research report from Goldman has resumed the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $57. The stock was upgraded by Piper Sandler, who disclosed in a research note on May 28, 2021, from Neutral to Overweight and set the price objective to $55. In their research brief published May 20, 2021, JP Morgan analysts upgraded the American Campus Communities Inc. stock from Underweight to Neutral with a price target of $46.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of American Campus Communities Inc. (NYSE:ACC) dipped -0.71% to close Friday’s market session at $55.61, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $55.44 and $55.89 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 891816 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 702.86K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 0.32% within the last five trades and 0.52% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 13.88% in the last 6 months and 7.73% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. ACC stock is trading at a margin of -0.76%, 1.89% and 11.06% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, ACC deals in the Real Estate domain. The stock is trading -3.84 percent below its 52-week high and 38.99 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 32.54. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does American Campus Communities Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 14.90 percent and the profit margin is 1.90 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 50.10 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $7.77 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for American Campus Communities Inc. (NYSE:ACC) is 448.47. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 85.16. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 8.61 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.59, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.10 percent of American Campus Communities Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 96.40 percent are held by financial institutions. Wilhelm James E III, the EVP PublicPrivate Transactions at American Campus Communities Inc. (ACC) has sold 5,396 shares of firm on Nov 03 at a price of $55.04 against the total amount of $0.3 million. In another inside trade, Wilhelm James E III, EVP PublicPrivate Transactions of American Campus Communities Inc. (NYSE:ACC) sold 191 shares of the firm on Oct 27 for a total worth of $10131.0 at a price of $53.04. An inside trade which took place on Oct 26, EVP PublicPrivate Transactions of American Campus Communities Inc. Wilhelm James E III sold 12,123 shares of firm against total price of $0.64 million at the cost of $53.01 per share.