Hot Stock to Watch: Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI)

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI)

BTIG Research Initiates Coverage On Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI)’s stock to Neutral with no specific Price Target. This rating was issued on 10/09/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $18.84 by showing a percentage change of -0.05% from its previous day closing price of $18.85.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) in which Raymond James Initiates Coverage On Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) to Market Perform with no specific Price Target on 3/27/18. JMP Securities Downgrades the stock to Market Perform on 3/01/17 with no specific Price Target. Bank of America Downgrades the company’s stock to Neutral on 12/15/16 with no specific Price Target. Wells Fargo Upgrades Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) to Market Perform with no specific Price Target.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) currently has a consensus Price Target of $18.63. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $19.25 and a Low Price Target of $18.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) where 1 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 1 analysts said it’s a Buy, 6 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.5. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) reported its Actual EPS of $0.44/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) could bring EPS of $0.44/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 0 Percent.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) has a market capitalization of 2.51 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 866690 shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $19.57 on 09/04/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 02/12/18 as $17.56. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $18.63. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -1.44%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -1.62% while SMA200 is 1.39%.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 4.2%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 5.1% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 8.1%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 2.11 percent while its Weekly performance value is 0.96%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -3.04 percent and 3.46 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) is 0.94. The Average Volume (3 months) is 924.9 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $1.84 and an annual Dividend Yield of 9.77 Percent. ARI has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 11.81, Forward P/E of 9.2, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 30.3 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 54.86. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 59.6 percent.

Company Profile:

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. is focused on investing in, acquiring and managing senior performing commercial real estate mortgage loans, commercial mortgage-backed securities, commercial real estate corporate debt and loans, and other real estate debt investments. The Company is a commercial real estate finance company that is managed and advised by ACREFI Management, LLC, a indirect subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, LLC.