why Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [APLE] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $12.94

Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [NYSE: APLE] closed the trading session at $11.48 on 11/13/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $11.395, while the highest price level was $11.81. The company report on November 6, 2020 that Apple Hospitality REIT Reports Results of Operations for Third Quarter 2020.

Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (the “Company” or “Apple Hospitality”) announced results of operations for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -29.35 percent and weekly performance of 4.84 percent. The stock has been moved at 40.69 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 12.66 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 17.02 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.16M shares, APLE reached to a volume of 3920035 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [APLE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for APLE shares is $12.94 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on APLE stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. 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.

Compass Point have made an estimate for Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on October 05, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA/Merrill raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on June 01, 2020, representing the official price target for Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $10, while Barclays analysts kept a Equal Weight rating on APLE stock. On March 09, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for APLE shares from 17 to 14.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. is set at 0.59, with the Price to Sales ratio for APLE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.77. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.83, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.12.

APLE stock trade performance evaluation

Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [APLE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.84. With this latest performance, APLE shares gained by 12.66% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 40.69% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -28.43% 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 APLE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.08, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 57.62, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.01 for Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [APLE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 10.43, while it was recorded at 11.74 for the last single week of trading, and 10.22 for the last 200 days.

Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [APLE]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [APLE] shares currently have an operating margin of +13.70 and a Gross Margin at +21.66. Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +13.53.

Return on Total Capital for APLE is now 3.60, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.59. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 5.13, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.48. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [APLE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 47.07. Additionally, APLE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 32.01, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 31.34. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 45.88, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 31.20.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [APLE] managed to generate an average of $2,565,925 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 45.03 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.26.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [APLE] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. posted 0.11/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.11/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 APLE.

Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [APLE]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $1,583 million, or 69.60% of APLE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of APLE stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 30,020,515, which is approximately -4.784% of the company’s market cap and around 5.90% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 14,966,722 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $171.82 million in APLE stocks shares; and INVESCO LTD., currently with $137.1 million in APLE stock with ownership of nearly 99.015% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 105 institutional holders increased their position in Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [NYSE:APLE] by around 22,853,720 shares. Additionally, 146 investors decreased positions by around 27,775,496 shares, while 39 investors held positions by with 87,238,316 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 137,867,532 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. APLE stock had 38 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,191,195 shares, while 44 institutional investors sold positions of 6,151,469 shares during the same period.

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