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) -- The ex-dividend date for

AvalonBay Communities



) is tomorrow, June 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 97 cents per share. At a price of $137.86 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%.

The average volume for AvalonBay has been 649,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. AvalonBay has a market cap of $13.1 billion and is part of the


sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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AvalonBay Communities, Inc. engages in the development, redevelopment, acquisition, ownership, and operation of multifamily communities in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 66.4, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 26.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates AvalonBay as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

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