Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in shares of American Campus Communities Inc (NYSE:ACC) by 4.2% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 36,116 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,455 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in American Campus Communities were worth $1,595,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of American Campus Communities by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 20,850,918 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $986,248,000 after buying an additional 65,304 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in American Campus Communities by 2.7% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 15,807,560 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $747,699,000 after purchasing an additional 420,488 shares during the period. Capital Research Global Investors boosted its position in American Campus Communities by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 6,166,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $291,690,000 after purchasing an additional 85,000 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its position in American Campus Communities by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 5,795,952 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $274,152,000 after purchasing an additional 41,332 shares during the period. Finally, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its position in American Campus Communities by 47.3% during the 2nd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 4,798,215 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $226,955,000 after purchasing an additional 1,541,548 shares during the period.

American Campus Communities Inc (NYSE ACC) opened at $41.83 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79. The stock has a market cap of $5,824.05, a P/E ratio of 19.14, a PEG ratio of 14.13 and a beta of 0.27. American Campus Communities Inc has a 1-year low of $41.06 and a 1-year high of $51.70.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a $0.44 dividend. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.21%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. American Campus Communities’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 429.28%.

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ACC has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of American Campus Communities in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of American Campus Communities in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of American Campus Communities in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Sandler O’Neill lowered shares of American Campus Communities from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their target price for the company from $55.00 to $50.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Campus Communities from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. American Campus Communities presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $52.22.

American Campus Communities Company Profile

American Campus Communities, Inc is a self-managed and self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s segments include Wholly-Owned Properties, On-Campus Participating Properties, Development Services, and Property Management Services. It is engaged in the acquisition, design, financing, development, construction management, leasing and management of student housing properties.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)

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