Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (ARI) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) has been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance earned a media sentiment score of 0.41 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.320299140904 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (ARI) opened at $18.45 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,980.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.22 and a beta of 0.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 38.53 and a quick ratio of 38.53. Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance has a 12-month low of $17.56 and a 12-month high of $19.92.

Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $69.19 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.80 million. Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance had a return on equity of 10.22% and a net margin of 74.11%. Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance’s quarterly revenue was up 29.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.49 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance will post 1.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.33.

In other Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance news, CEO Stuart Rothstein sold 40,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.39, for a total value of $735,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.62% of the company’s stock.

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About Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company primarily originates, acquires, invests in and manages performing commercial first mortgage loans, subordinate financings, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and other commercial real estate-related debt investments.

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