Market Analysts see Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO] gaining to $59. Time to buy?

Apollo Global Management Inc. [NYSE: APO] gained 1.17% on the last trading session, reaching $59.52 price per share at the time. The company report on July 29, 2021 that Apollo Infrastructure Funds Invest $200 Million in FirstDigital Telecom.

Preferred Equity Investment Supports FirstDigital’s Acquisition of Veracity Networks and Broader Expansion.

Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo”) announced that funds managed by its affiliates (the “Apollo Funds”) have agreed to invest $200 million of preferred equity in FirstDigital Telecom (“FirstDigital” or the “Company”), a leading fiber-based carrier in the western United States.

Apollo Global Management Inc. represents 230.00 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $25.45 billion with the latest information. APO stock price has been found in the range of $59.11 to $60.58.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.40M shares, APO reached a trading volume of 2881741 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 Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for APO shares is $61.69 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on APO stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. 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.

Oppenheimer have made an estimate for Apollo Global Management Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on April 14, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on March 22, 2021, representing the official price target for Apollo Global Management Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $51 to $52, while JP Morgan kept a Neutral rating on APO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Apollo Global Management Inc. is set at 1.52, with the Price to Sales ratio for APO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.16. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 9.90, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.38.

Trading performance analysis for APO stock

Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.73. With this latest performance, APO shares dropped by -4.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 23.85% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 10.16% 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 APO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 51.52, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 52.42, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.40 for Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 58.91, while it was recorded at 59.27 for the last single week of trading, and 50.73 for the last 200 days.

Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO] shares currently have an operating margin of +55.94 and a Gross Margin at +99.22. Apollo Global Management Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.71.

Return on Total Capital for APO is now 9.74, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.29. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 8.39, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.85. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 1,022.91. Additionally, APO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 91.09, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 61.77. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 1,651.14, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 90.03.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO] managed to generate an average of $79,617 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.94 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.15.

Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 APO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Apollo Global Management Inc. go to 24.23%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO]

There are presently around $10,891 million, or 81.60% of APO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of APO stocks are: TIGER GLOBAL MANAGEMENT LLC with ownership of 34,913,500, which is approximately 2.949% of the company’s market cap and around 2.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 18,872,281 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.12 billion in APO stocks shares; and CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, currently with $731.94 million in APO stock with ownership of nearly 3.151% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Apollo Global Management Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 266 institutional holders increased their position in Apollo Global Management Inc. [NYSE:APO] by around 29,037,554 shares. Additionally, 157 investors decreased positions by around 13,585,730 shares, while 77 investors held positions by with 140,357,895 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 182,981,179 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. APO stock had 95 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,344,679 shares, while 50 institutional investors sold positions of 3,958,694 shares during the same period.

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