Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO] stock Initiated by Wells Fargo analyst, price target now $91


Apollo Global Management Inc. [NYSE: APO] gained 1.77% or 1.11 points to close at $63.89 with a heavy trading volume of 2969913 shares. The company report on March 24, 2022 that Apollo European Principal Finance Completes Real Estate Portfolio Acquisition from ENPAM.

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Apollo (NYSE: APO) today announced that European Principal Finance funds managed by its affiliates have completed its previously announced acquisition of a portfolio of real estate assets (the “Portfolio”) for €842 million from the Italian pension fund Fondazione Ente Nazionale di Previdenza ed Assistenza dei Medici e degli Odontoiatri (“ENPAM”). The portfolio is comprised of 68 high-quality commercial and residential assets, including hotel, retail, logistics and parking assets primarily located in the economic hubs of Rome and Milan.

European Principal Finance business is the second largest, closed-end fund franchise at Apollo, with $8.6 billion in assets under management as of year-end 2021. The EPF business launched in 2009 and was created to capture a broad variety of opportunities across the real estate credit and equity risk spectrum.

It opened the trading session at $63.51, the shares rose to $64.21 and dropped to $63.185, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for APO points out that the company has recorded 4.29% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -40.57% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 4.23M shares, APO reached to a volume of 2969913 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 $86.00 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 2.40. 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.

Wells Fargo have made an estimate for Apollo Global Management Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on December 16, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities raised their target price to Underperform. The new note on the price target was released on December 16, 2021, representing the official price target for Apollo Global Management Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $61 to $91, while Deutsche Bank kept a Buy rating on APO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Apollo Global Management Inc. is set at 2.58, with the Price to Sales ratio for APO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.34. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.31, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.68.

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 3.75. With this latest performance, APO shares gained by 2.88% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 4.29% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 36.02% 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 50.87, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.96, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.16 for Apollo Global Management Inc. [APO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 65.38, while it was recorded at 63.29 for the last single week of trading, and 65.56 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 +26.67 and a Gross Margin at +100.00. Apollo Global Management Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +33.92.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 70.46, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.79.

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 17.79%.

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

There are presently around $24,281 million, or 32.40% of APO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of APO stocks are: APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P. with ownership of 62,710,995, which is approximately -0.005% of the company’s market cap and around 22.80% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 33,739,514 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.12 billion in APO stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.6 billion in APO stock with ownership of nearly 3.486% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Apollo Global Management Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 375 institutional holders increased their position in Apollo Global Management Inc. [NYSE:APO] by around 46,374,081 shares. Additionally, 311 investors decreased positions by around 54,759,563 shares, while 96 investors held positions by with 285,625,871 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 386,759,515 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. APO stock had 142 new institutional investments in for a total of 13,957,292 shares, while 116 institutional investors sold positions of 11,014,512 shares during the same period.