Thinking of Selling Your MAA? Read this First.

We're taking a closer look at Mid-America Apartment today, as the chatter surrounding the stock has increased notably in the last few weeks. Today, its shares moved -2.8% compared to -1.3% for the S&P 500. Increased investor interest and volatility surrounding the stock are not reason enough to buy in -- you should first perform your own due diligence. Here are some figures that can get you started:

  • MAA, an S&P 500 company, is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on delivering full-cycle and superior investment performance for shareholders through the ownership, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of quality apartment communities in the Southeast, Southwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

  • Mid-America Apartment has moved -12.2% over the last year compared to -10.4% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of None%

  • MAA has an average analyst rating of buy and is -20.78% away from its mean target price of $202.56 per share

  • Its trailing 12 month price to earnings (Eps) of $5.09 per share

  • Mid-America Apartment has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 31.5 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward 12 month price to earnings (Eps) is $5.09 per share and its forward P/E ratio is 35.1

  • MAA has a Price to Earnings Growth ratio of 4.65, which shows the company is potentially overvalued when we factor growth into the price to earnings calculus.

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 3.1 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Mid-America Apartment is part of the Real Estate sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 27.16 and an average P/B of 2.39

  • MAA has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -3.3% and gross profit margins of 60.1%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $690991616, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

Since it has an average P/E ratio, an elevated P/B ratio, and strong cash flows, Mid-America Apartment is likely overvalued at today's prices. The company has poor growth indicators. Although its profit margins are excellent, it has an inflated PEG ratio. The company is the subject of exuberant market sentiment as it has an analyst consensus of strong upside potential, a buy rating, an average amount of shares sold short and a significant number of institutional investors. At Market Interference, we believe in giving retail investors access to timely and accurate data to help inform their investment decisions. subscribe to our free newsletter today to keep track of each day's market movers!

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