Spire Inc. (SR) to pay $0.56 on Jan 3, 2018; Avalonbay Communities (AVB) Sellers Decreased By 4.73% Their Shorts

December 7, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Spire Inc. (NYSE:SR) is expected to pay $0.56 on Jan 3, 2018. $2.25 is the ADY. (NYSE:SR) shareholders before Dec 8, 2017 will receive the $0.56 dividend. Spire Inc.’s current price of $80.35 translates into 0.70% yield. Spire Inc.’s dividend has Dec 11, 2017 as record date. Nov 9, 2017 is the announcement. It closed at $80.35 lastly. It is down 11.86% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.84% the S&P500.

Avalonbay Communities Incorporated (NYSE:AVB) had a decrease of 4.73% in short interest. AVB’s SI was 3.48M shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 4.73% from 3.66 million shares previously. With 590,200 avg volume, 6 days are for Avalonbay Communities Incorporated (NYSE:AVB)’s short sellers to cover AVB’s short positions. The SI to Avalonbay Communities Incorporated’s float is 2.55%. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $179.38. About 465,229 shares traded. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) has risen 6.66% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.04% the S&P500.

Spire Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the purchase, retail distribution, and sale of natural gas on regulated-basis to residential, commercial, industrial, and other end-users of natural gas clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.88 billion. It operates through two divisions, Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. It has a 23.43 P/E ratio. The firm is also involved in marketing natural gas and related activities on non-regulated basis to on-system utility transportation customers, as well as to retail and wholesale customers.

Among 6 analysts covering Spire (NYSE:SR), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Spire has $75 highest and $73 lowest target. $75’s average target is -6.66% below currents $80.35 stock price. Spire had 8 analyst reports since August 19, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of SR in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Underweight” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $75 target in Monday, November 13 report. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, September 6. Ladenburg Thalmann initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, August 19 report. The company was maintained on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by JP Morgan. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, November 16 with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.09, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 30 investors sold AvalonBay Communities, Inc. shares while 161 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 133.03 million shares or 1.24% less from 134.69 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Aew Cap Mngmt Lp has 5.85% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 1.25M shares. Heitman Real Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 5.6% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Advantus Mngmt accumulated 172,767 shares or 0.87% of the stock. Salem Invest Counselors Inc stated it has 0% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Texas Yale owns 0.06% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 3,501 shares. Prudential Pcl stated it has 6,300 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 515 are held by Edge Wealth Mgmt. 4,073 were reported by Grassi Investment Management. Brown Advisory Securities holds 0.15% or 3,317 shares. Ftb Inc stated it has 285 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Credit Suisse Ag owns 0.1% invested in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB) for 531,852 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Susquehanna Int Gru Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Assetmark invested 0.08% in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Conning invested 0.03% of its portfolio in AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB). Qs Ltd Liability reported 11,789 shares.

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