An Analysis Of Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (MAA)’s Weekly Performance

As of Wednesday close, Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc.’s (NYSE:MAA) stock was up $3.44, moving up 1.66 percent to $210.56. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 512,660 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $6.27 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 455,430, while in the previous 50 days, it was 440,970.

Since last month, MAA stock rose 3.89%. Shares of the company fell to $197.38 on 11/01/21, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $207.68 was reached on 11/24/21 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $119.21. Since the beginning of this year, MAA’s stock price has risen by 66.20% or $83.87, and marked a new high 62 times. However, the stock has increased by 1.38% since its 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (MAA) last reported insider trading activity 52 days ago on Oct 04. Campbell Albert M III, the EVP, Chief Financial Officer of the company, disposed of 10,000 shares for $188.32 on Oct 04. It resulted in a $1,883,225 divestment by the insider. Grimes Thomas L Jr sold 10,000 shares at an average price of $188.63 on Oct 04. The insider now owns 61,509 shares following the transaction. On Sep 03, Director STOCKERT DAVID P sold 3,500 shares at $195.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $682,500.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (MAA) has a P/E ratio of about 56.60. This is lower than the industry average, which comes in at 59.58 right now. Further, its PE also compares unfavorably with the overall sector’s trailing 12 months PE ratio, which currently stands at 37.49. Within the last five years, Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc.’s PE ratio varied between 74.93 and 27.67. The stock’s beta is 0.68. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 14.13, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 4.09, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 124.52 may also be considered.

Dividends from Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. are $4.10 per share each year. MAA has a payout ratio of 120.30% and a dividend yield of 1.95%. The latest dividend of $1.0250 per share was paid out on Oct. 29, which is -3.53% less than last year’s $1.0625. On Tuesday September 28 2021, a $0.0375 dividend decrease was announced, making it the 11 consecutive year of dividend increases. There has been a -13.79% increase in dividends during the last three years.

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.77, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.77. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 58.70% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 24.20%. Based on annual data, MAA earned $427.51 million in gross profit and brought in $1.68 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 4.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 6.60%. In the past year, the industry average ROE stood at 7.37.

Earnings Surprise

In Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $365.63 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MAA’s revenue rose 6.49% to $436.93 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $452.58 million. While analysts expected Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. to report $0.57 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.88 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 229.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $254.86 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $115.14 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc.’s (MAA) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 16.79%, the RSI 9-day stood at 72.32% on 24 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. price is up by +3.07% percent or $6.27. At present, MAA shares trade +3.21% above its 20-day simple moving average and +21.03% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +10.15% above its SMA50 and +54.48% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 80.27% and Stochastic coefficient D was 64.69%, while ATR was 3.83. Given the Stochastic reading of 95.83% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 68.39%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.62, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.50.

Analyst Ratings

Piper Sandler launched its rating on Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: MAA) to an Overweight in a note to investors on October 26, 2021. Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (MAA) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, MAA is a sell, and 12 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. stock as buy, with 6 recommending it as overweight.

What is MAA’s price target for the next 12 months?

With a median target price of $214.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $198.00 – $243.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (MAA) will achieve an average price target of $215.94.


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