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Valuation Now: American Campus Communities Inc (NYSE: ACC)


American Campus Communities Inc is in the REITs industry and real estate sector. The company CEO is William C. Bayless. American Campus Communities Inc is a real estate investment trust that owns, manages and develops student housing properties in the United States in terms of beds owned, developed, and under management.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The ACC stock showed a previous change of 0.73% with an open at 45.39 and a close of 45.63. It reached an intraday high of 45.68 and a low of 45.22.

SeekingAlpha:  Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close


The stock has a market cap of $6.3b with 137.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 135.9m shares. Trading volume reached 1,437,449 shares compared to its average volume of 875,766 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, American Campus Communities Inc shares returned -0.74% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 11.89%. Over three months, it changed 15.03%. In one year it has changed 24.82% and within that year its 52-week high was 46.40 and its 52-week low was 35.48. ACC stock is 28.61% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 40.91 and a 50 day moving average of 43.21. Currently ACC stock is trading 11.54% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  American Campus Communities Announces Quarterly Dividend


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.51 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 89.47. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.73. The TTM EPS is 2.30, which comes to a TTM PE of 19.84. Historically, the PE high was 89.47 and the PE low was 19.84. ACC stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.44
06-30-2018:  0.52
03-31-2018:  0.62
12-31-2017:  0.72

The dividend per share is currently 1.84, which is a dividend yield of 4.03%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 46.94, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 2.79%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 147.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 2,230,067, which is 1.63% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.75. 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 0.45

Business Wire:  American Campus Communities Announces Quarterly Dividend

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 3.08%, return on assets is 1.57%, profit margin is 10.95%, price-to-sales is 9.78 and price-to-book is 1.78.

Company Scores:

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

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.