Two Stocks Under Discussion: Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH), Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI)

Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH)

Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) closed at $68.67 on the last trading session with an increase of 2.85%, whereas, it previously closed at $66.77. The company has a market capitalization of $2.62 Billion. The company traded shares of 255692 on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 648.78 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) produced diluted EPS of 7.58. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 5.74 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 1.31. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at 16.4, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 5.74% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at -1.8% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at 13.2%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) is at 9.06 while the forward p/e is at 11.97. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) stands at 0.68 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 1.31. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 7.83. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) are reported at 0 and 0 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) stands at 8.2, 15.5 and 8.3 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) is reported at 3.86 Billion with income of 295.4 Million. The outstanding shares of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) are 38.09 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 0 stands at 0.80%, this figure is decreased -5 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) is ticked at 1.5%, the figure is plummeted -31.36% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 56.2. The 52 week high of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) is placed at 76.83 and 52 week low is standing at 25.24.

Performance wise the shares of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) rose up 20.77% for the week, it also rise 69.98% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went up -4.24%. The shares decrease -0.33% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) grew 36.55% for the yearly performance.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI)

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) closed at $8.27 on the last trading session with an increase of 1.97%, whereas, it previously closed at $8.11. The company has a market capitalization of $1.27 Billion. The company traded shares of 1.09 Million on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 2.94 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) produced diluted EPS of 0.07. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 1.11 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 0.32. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at -5, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 1.11% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 0.07% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at -3.9%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) is at 119.86 while the forward p/e is at 7.43. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) stands at 2.63 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 0.53. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 0. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) are reported at 0 and 0 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) stands at 0.2, 0.6 and 4 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) is reported at 484.2 Million with income of 15.7 Million. The outstanding shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) are 153.95 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 68.5 stands at 0.80%, this figure is decreased -1.12 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) is ticked at 0.6%, the figure is rose 9.48% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 7.83. The 52 week high of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) is placed at 19.76 and 52 week low is standing at 4.12.

Performance wise the shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) rose up 17.81% for the week, it also rise 14.54% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went up -53.93%. The shares decrease -54.06% for the half year and plummeted for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) shrinked -55.63% for the yearly performance.