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Owners of Preferred Apartment Communities (AMEX: APTS) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $7.92 as of 3:59 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.2%. The average volume for Preferred Apartment Communities has been 62,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Preferred Apartment Communities has a market cap of $117.1 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. is a real estate investment trust launched and managed by Preferred Apartment Advisors, LLC. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily acquires and operates multifamily apartment properties. TheStreet Ratings rates Preferred Apartment Communities as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full Preferred Apartment Communities Ratings Report now.