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Stock to Watch: Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE: MAA)

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Mid-America Apartment Communities trades as part of the REITs industry and real estate sector. The company CEO is H. Eric Bolton. Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc is a multifamily focused, self-administered and self-managed REIT. The Company owns, operates, acquires and develops apartment communities in the Southeast and Southwest region of the United States.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MAA stock showed a previous change of 0.01% with an open at 96.20 and a close of 96.30. It reached an intraday high of 96.60 and a low of 95.78.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $11.0b with 113.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 112.4m shares. Trading volume reached 608,646 shares compared to its average volume of 610,313 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Mid-America Apartment Communities shares returned 1.06% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 5.29%. Over three months, it changed 8.88%. In one year it has changed -6.98% and within that year its 52-week high was 110.95 and its 52-week low was 85.16. MAA stock is 13.08% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 95.77 and a 50 day moving average of 91.74. Currently MAA stock is trading 0.55% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.86 that ended on 2017-12-31, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 33.67. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.46. The TTM EPS is 5.92, which comes to a TTM PE of 16.27. Historically, the PE high was 47.10 and the PE low was 16.27. MAA stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  1.44
12-31-2017:  1.50
09-30-2017:  1.50
06-30-2017:  1.48

The dividend per share is currently 3.69, which is a dividend yield of 3.83%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 101.88, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 5.48%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.20% of insider ownership and 88.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,676,197, which is 1.47% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.86. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.36

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 5.25%, return on assets is 2.89%, profit margin is 22.65%, price-to-sales is 7.13 and price-to-book is 1.74.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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