How to buy Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA) shares in Australia
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Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc (MAA) is a leading reit-residential business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$217.57 after a previous close of US$216.05. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD214.49 to a high of USD217.57. The latest price was USD216.47 (25 minute delay). Mid-America Apartment Communities is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Mid-America Apartment Communities
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Mid-America Apartment Communities. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MAA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Mid-America Apartment Communities reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$216.05, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Mid-America Apartment Communities, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Mid-America Apartment Communities. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
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- Mid-America Apartment Communities key stats
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- Is Mid-America Apartment Communities stock a buy or sell?
- Mid-America Apartment Communities performance over time
- Is Mid-America Apartment Communities suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Mid-America Apartment Communities shares over-valued?
- Mid-America Apartment Communities's financials
- How volatile are Mid-America Apartment Communities shares?
- Does Mid-America Apartment Communities pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Mid-America Apartment Communities stock price (NYSE:MAA)Use our graph to track the performance of MAA stocks over time.
Mid-America Apartment Communities shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$158.85 - US$229.2609|
|50-day moving average||US$182.7098|
|200-day moving average||US$200.4291|
|Dividend yield||US$4.162 (2.9%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$5.16|
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Is it a good time to buy Mid-America Apartment Communities stock?
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Mid-America Apartment Communities price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-21)||32.25%|
|6 months (2021-12-28)||-4.09%|
|1 year (2021-06-28)||27.27%|
|2 years (2020-06-26)||96.31%|
|3 years (2019-06-28)||83.82%|
|5 years (2017-06-28)||103.74%|
Is Mid-America Apartment Communities under- or over-valued?
Valuing Mid-America Apartment Communities stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mid-America Apartment Communities's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's P/E ratio
Mid-America Apartment Communities's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Mid-America Apartment Communities shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's PEG ratio
Mid-America Apartment Communities's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.19. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Mid-America Apartment Communities's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's EBITDA
Mid-America Apartment Communities's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1 billion (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Mid-America Apartment Communities's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Mid-America Apartment Communities financials
|Revenue TTM||US$1.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||27.33%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.79%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.15%|
|Market capitalisation||US$20.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Mid-America Apartment Communities's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Mid-America Apartment Communities.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 25.31
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Mid-America Apartment Communities's overall score of 25.31 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Mid-America Apartment Communities is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Mid-America Apartment Communities's environmental score
Environmental score: 11.53/100
Mid-America Apartment Communities's environmental score of 11.53 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mid-America Apartment Communities is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's social score
Social score: 13.12/100
Mid-America Apartment Communities's social score of 13.12 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mid-America Apartment Communities is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's governance score
Governance score: 9.66/100
Mid-America Apartment Communities's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Mid-America Apartment Communities is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Mid-America Apartment Communities scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Mid-America Apartment Communities has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||25.31|
|Total ESG percentile||22.98|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||1|
Mid-America Apartment Communities share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 71.31% of net profits
Recently Mid-America Apartment Communities has paid out, on average, around 71.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Mid-America Apartment Communities shareholders could enjoy a 2.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Mid-America Apartment Communities's case, that would currently equate to about $4.162 per share.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Mid-America Apartment Communities's most recent dividend payout was on 29 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Mid-America Apartment Communities share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Mid-America Apartment Communities's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$158.85 up to US$229.2609. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Mid-America Apartment Communities's is 0.7278. This would suggest that Mid-America Apartment Communities's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Mid-America Apartment Communities overview
MAA, an S&P 500 company, is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on delivering full-cycle and superior investment performance for shareholders through the ownership, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of quality apartment communities in the Southeast, Southwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2020, MAA had ownership interest in 102,772 apartment units, including communities currently in development, across 16 states and the District of Columbia.
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