American Campus Rises On Unusually High Volume (ACC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 1.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.2 times its average daily volume and trading up 90 cents (+2.1%) at $44.64 as of 4:06 p.m. ET.

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American Campus has a market cap of $4.48 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

American Campus Communities, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in developing, owning, and managing high-quality student housing communities. The company has a P/E ratio of 77.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Campus as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full American Campus Ratings Report.

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