American Campus Communities Inc. (ACC) Price Targets: What Do They Mean?

At the last check on Friday, American Campus Communities Inc.’s (NYSE:ACC) stock was up $0.03, moving up 0.05 percent to $64.78. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,923,739 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.15 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 8,163,900, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,732,882.

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Since last month, ACC stock rose 13.12%. Shares of the company fell to $57.25 on 04/18/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $65.02 was reached on 04/19/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $45.06. Since the beginning of this year, ACC’s stock price has risen by 13.02% or $7.31, and marked a new high 6 times. However, the stock has declined by -0.37% since its 52-week high.

American Campus Communities Inc. (ACC) last reported insider trading activity 11 days ago on May 02. Bayless William C Jr, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, disposed of 20,000 shares for $64.64 on May 02. It resulted in a $1,292,800 divestment by the insider. Bayless William C Jr sold 40,000 shares at an average price of $56.86 on Apr 01. The insider now owns 366,565 shares following the transaction. On Jan 21, Director Rippel John T bought 10,000 shares at $52.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $519,970.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, American Campus Communities Inc. (ACC) has a P/E ratio of about 163.92. The stock’s beta is 0.82. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 9.17, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.91, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 111.34 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.47 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.47. On Thursday May 2 2019, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 1.13, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.13. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 51.90% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 18.70%. Based on annual data, ACC earned $156.56 million in gross profit and brought in $942.41 million 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 2.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 1.90%.

In American Campus Communities Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $534.74 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. ACC’s revenue rose 14.99% to $272.29 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $273.75 million. While analysts expected American Campus Communities Inc. to report $0.24 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.27 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 12.50%. During the quarter, the company generated $146.75 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $139.48 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at American Campus Communities Inc.’s (ACC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 5.43%, the RSI 9-day stood at 66.77% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current American Campus Communities Inc. price is down by -0.24% percent or -$0.15. At present, ACC shares trade +11.47% above its 20-day simple moving average and +17.98% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +19.38% above its SMA50 and +28.85% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 54.19% and Stochastic coefficient D was 47.60%, while ATR was 0.48. Given the Stochastic reading of 56.77% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 70.47%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.07, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.09.

Analyst Ratings

American Campus Communities Inc. downgraded its rating on American Campus Communities Inc. (NYSE: ACC) to a Hold in a note to investors on January 03, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.


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