Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. (ARI): Recent activity shows Green Signal

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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. (NYSE:ARI) changes shares on Tuesday trading session, with a change of 0.98% or $0.09 shares. The trading starts at $9.15 and closed at $9.16 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $9.095 and day high was $9.335 on Tuesday, August 04. After the session, the Real Estate sector daily volume shifted to 1.2 million while its average volume is 1.59M. In other hand, the ARI market cap reached to $1.42B. While, its current target price is $10.13.

On May 2, 2018, BRIEF-Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Q1 Earnings Per Share $0.38. According to the news reported on Reuters, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc :

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -0.64% and down -2.43% for month. Its quarterly performance was 18.29% above, while its half year performance is down -49.86%. ARI yearly performance stood at negative -49.62% and fall -49.43% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. is 3.00.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. ARI EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 0.07. EPS for this year is -5.00%, while for the next year its value is 1.11. Sales growth for the current quarter is 1915.11 while its EPS Q/Q reached -17.60%. It has an EPS of -3.90% down for past five years and for the next five years will be up 0.07%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on ARI for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 0 of 6 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 6 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $9.00 – $11.00. Average target price for ARI was reached at $10.25.

Blackrock Inc., Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and Apollo Management Holdings, L.P. are the top three holders in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. (ARI) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has 25.45 million shares which valued 188.81 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 17.02 million shares which valued at 126.3 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Apollo Management Holdings, L.P. has a total of 7.06 million shares which valued at 52.41 million. In the end, Apollo Management Holdings, L.P. have 4.78% shares outstanding of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. (ARI) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.40% and institutional holding shifted to 75.50%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 0.07. According to the most recent quarter report on (Sep 2020), 6 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.29, while 0.47 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for ARI published in the report was $0.2 – $0.36 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.47 which is higher than -0.07 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for ARI fall -30.74% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -2.93% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -0.06%. The moving average value for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. (ARI) is 11.00 and 9.49 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in ARI stock. On Mar 18, PRESS ERIC, Director, bought 100,000 trading shares at the cost of $6.60, which valued at 0.66 million. On Mar 17, SALVATI MICHAEL, Director, bought 30,000 shares at the cost of $8.15, with total shares of 90,875. On Jan 15, ROTHSTEIN STUART, President & CEO, sold 50,000 shares at the cost of 18.33. After this transaction, ROTHSTEIN STUART total shares reached to 306,930 which valued at 0.92 million.