American Finance Trust Inc. [NASDAQ: AFIN] loss -0.95% or -0.08 points to close at $8.38 with a heavy trading volume of 702352 shares. The company report on July 1, 2021 that American Finance Trust Announces Common Stock Dividend for Third Quarter 2021.
American Finance Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFIN/ AFINP / AFINO) (“AFIN”) announced that it intends to continue to pay dividends on its shares of Class A common stock at an annualized rate of $0.85 per share or $0.2125 per share on a quarterly basis. AFIN anticipates paying dividends authorized by its board of directors on its shares of Class A common stock on a quarterly basis in arrears on the 15th day of the first month following the end of each fiscal quarter (unless otherwise specified) to Class A common stock holders of record on the record date for such payment.
Accordingly, AFIN declared a dividend of $0.2125 per share of Class A common stock payable on July 15, 2021 to Class A common stock holders of record at the close of business on July 12, 2021.
It opened the trading session at $8.53, the shares rose to $8.53 and dropped to $8.33, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for AFIN points out that the company has recorded 12.79% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -55.19% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 740.15K shares, AFIN reached to a volume of 702352 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about American Finance Trust Inc. [AFIN]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AFIN shares is $10.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AFIN stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. 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.
Colliers Securities have made an estimate for American Finance Trust Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on June 17, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, B. Riley FBR dropped their target price from $13 to $11. The new note on the price target was released on March 26, 2020, representing the official price target for American Finance Trust Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $15, while DA Davidson analysts kept a Neutral rating on AFIN stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for American Finance Trust Inc. is set at 0.23, with the Price to Sales ratio for AFIN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.97. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.55, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.77. Price to Free Cash Flow for AFIN in the course of the last twelve months was 33.98.
Trading performance analysis for AFIN stock
American Finance Trust Inc. [AFIN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.67. With this latest performance, AFIN shares dropped by -8.32% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 12.79% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 5.67% 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 AFIN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 36.67, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.56, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 37.87 for American Finance Trust Inc. [AFIN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.18, while it was recorded at 8.44 for the last single week of trading, and 8.24 for the last 200 days.
American Finance Trust Inc. [AFIN]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and American Finance Trust Inc. [AFIN] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.99 and a Gross Margin at +28.71. American Finance Trust Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +16.98.
Return on Total Capital for AFIN is now 1.58, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.66. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 3.09, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.46. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, American Finance Trust Inc. [AFIN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 107.30. Additionally, AFIN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 51.76, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 49.64. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 100.60, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 48.52.
Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.38 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.09.
An analysis of insider ownership at American Finance Trust Inc. [AFIN]
There are presently around $487 million, or 55.50% of AFIN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AFIN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 15,925,953, which is approximately 1.719% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 10,942,601 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $91.7 million in AFIN stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $29.81 million in AFIN stock with ownership of nearly 7.128% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in American Finance Trust Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 100 institutional holders increased their position in American Finance Trust Inc. [NASDAQ:AFIN] by around 6,343,140 shares. Additionally, 91 investors decreased positions by around 2,313,360 shares, while 38 investors held positions by with 49,484,795 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 58,141,295 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AFIN stock had 27 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,368,591 shares, while 19 institutional investors sold positions of 480,514 shares during the same period.