BTIG Research Boosts Rating On Mid-America Apartment Communiti (MAA) To "Buy"

The Snyder Capital Management LP holds 316,001 shares with $30.94 million value, down from 319,879 last quarter. Mid now has $12.16 billion valuation. The stock declined 1.75% or $0.88 reaching $49.5 on the news. The shares were sold on September 6th for an average price of $106.34. It has underperformed by 2.90% the S&P500. (NYSE:MAA) was upgraded by stock analysts at BTIG Research from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. Therefore 61% are positive.

Mid America Apartment Communitie (NYSE:MAA) had a decrease of 16.67% in short interest. The firm has "Buy" rating by Zacks given on Wednesday, August 12. The company was downgraded on Friday, March 11 by DA Davidson. RBC Capital Markets maintained Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc (NYSE:MAA) rating on Monday, August 7. UBS upgraded the shares of MAA in report on Tuesday, March 14 to "Buy" rating. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a "buy" rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of Mid-America Apartment Communities in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. The rating was upgraded by JMP Securities to "Mkt Outperform" on Thursday, October 20.

Among 35 analysts covering Qualcomm Inc. Carroll Finance Assoc Inc reported 550 shares stake. Mizuho has "Neutral" rating and $59 target. The stock of VeriFone Systems Inc (NYSE:PAY) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 17 by Craig Hallum. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 26 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by Bernstein. (NASDAQ:QCOM) rating on Monday, June 5. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Hold" rating and $15.0 target in Friday, September 2 report. BB&T Corp now owns 5,314 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $560,000 after purchasing an additional 47 shares during the last quarter. The firm owned 43,997 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after selling 9,596 shares during the quarter. Genesee & Wyo Inc (NYSE:GWR) was raised too.

Since May 9, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $49,450 activity. $100,132 worth of CIT Group Inc. MORRELL KELLEY sold $767,936 worth of stock. (NASDAQ:QCOM) on Saturday, May 20. SPERLING EDWARD K sold $205,009 worth of CIT Group Inc. Three brokerage firms recommended the company shares with a hold recommendation, nine has issued a buy recommendation and 1 has given a strong buy recommendation to the share. Korea Invest Corp holds 0% or 134 shares. Its down 0.10, from 1.17 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 46 investors sold MAA shares while 83 reduced holdings. 139 funds opened positions while 483 raised stakes. Allianz Asset Ag accumulated 101,592 shares. Perkins Investment Management, LLC now controls 370,089 shares valued at $37,653,000. Patten Grp invested 0.3% of its portfolio in QUALCOMM, Inc. Cohen And Steers has 1.76 million shares. Guggenheim Cap Lc reported 326,376 shares. The Connecticut-based Aqr Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.09% in Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE). Prudential Public Ltd Company holds 0% or 2,343 shares in its portfolio. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has invested 0.75% in QUALCOMM, Inc. Aberdeen Asset Public Limited Company Uk holds 19,470 shares. First Interstate Comml Bank stated it has 300 shares.

About 501,688 shares traded.

Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL boosted its holdings in Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. It has underperformed by 15.78% the S&P500. The real estate investment trust reported $1.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.03. The Company owns, operates, acquires and develops apartment communities primarily located in the Southeast and Southwest regions of the United States. It has a 46.52 P/E ratio. It operates through three segments: Large market same store, Secondary market same store and Non-Same Store and Other.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q4 2016. Its up 10.76, from 1.01 in 2016Q3.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in MAA. 103.18 million shares or 42.29% more from 72.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Retirement Of Alabama has invested 0.03% in Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc (NYSE:MAA). Manufacturers Life Insur The holds 0.02% or 115,393 shares. Schulhoff & owns 32,247 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D stated it has 130,350 shares. Mid-America Apartment Communities has a 52-week low of $85.04 and a 52-week high of $110.95. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada owns 1.21 million shares. Mitsubishi Ufj invested in 0.05% or 220,681 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 14,338 shares. Massachusetts-based State Street has invested 0.06% in Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc (NYSE:MAA). Ibm Retirement Fund invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc (NYSE:MAA).

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