Credit Suisse Initiated Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. [ARI]. What else is Wall St. saying?

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. [NYSE: ARI] jumped around 0.18 points on Friday, while shares priced at $9.43 at the close of the session, up 1.95%. The company report on July 30, 2020 that Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (the “Company” or “ARI”) (NYSE:ARI), today reported results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2020.

Second quarter 2020 net income per share of common stock was $0.36 and Operating Earnings (a non-GAAP financial measure defined below) was ($0.07) per share of common stock, and Operating Earnings excluding realized loss on investments and interest rate swap (described below) was $0.38 per share of common stock. .

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. stock is now -48.44% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. ARI Stock saw the intraday high of $9.56 and lowest of $9.09 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 19.76, which means current price is +128.88% above from all time high which was touched on 02/06/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 1.54M shares, ARI reached a trading volume of 1152717 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. [ARI]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ARI shares is $10.25 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ARI stock is a recommendation set at 3.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on January 08, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on October 22, 2019, representing the official price target for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. is set at 0.38, with the Price to Sales ratio for ARI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.88. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.60, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.36.

How has ARI stock performed recently?

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. [ARI] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.63. With this latest performance, ARI shares dropped by -0.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -48.75% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -49.14% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ARI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 48.75, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 50.59, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.46 for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. [ARI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.64, while it was recorded at 9.51 for the last single week of trading, and 12.94 for the last 200 days.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. [ARI]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. [ARI] shares currently have an operating margin of +42.58 and a Gross Margin at +91.67. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +46.28.

Return on Total Capital for ARI is now 3.55, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.46. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 8.81, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.78. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. [ARI] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 156.96. Additionally, ARI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 61.08, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 59.93. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 126.05, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 49.05.

Receivables Turnover for the company is 14.18 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.08.

Earnings analysis for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. [ARI]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. posted 0.47/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.47/share. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ARI. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. go to 0.07%.

Insider trade positions for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. [ARI]

There are presently around $939 million, or 77.10% of ARI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ARI stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 25,495,001, which is approximately 0.19% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 15,812,431 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $149.11 million in ARI stocks shares; and APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P., currently with $66.27 million in ARI stock with ownership of nearly -0.5% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 103 institutional holders increased their position in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. [NYSE:ARI] by around 5,966,312 shares. Additionally, 134 investors decreased positions by around 10,153,952 shares, while 44 investors held positions by with 83,464,360 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 99,584,624 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ARI stock had 28 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,227,380 shares, while 56 institutional investors sold positions of 2,841,498 shares during the same period.

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