Apollo Investment (AINV) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.14

Press coverage about Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Apollo Investment earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 45.9251558594773 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Apollo Investment (NASDAQ AINV) opened at $5.50 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,190.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.88. Apollo Investment has a 52-week low of $5.30 and a 52-week high of $6.82.

Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The asset manager reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.16. The business had revenue of $64.75 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $65.94 million. Apollo Investment had a return on equity of 9.45% and a net margin of 28.18%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.17 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Apollo Investment will post 0.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 27th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 26th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 10.91%. Apollo Investment’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 176.47%.

Several research firms have commented on AINV. Raymond James Financial upgraded Apollo Investment from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating on shares of Apollo Investment in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Compass Point upgraded Apollo Investment from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. TheStreet upgraded Apollo Investment from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, National Securities restated a “neutral” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Apollo Investment in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.38.

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About Apollo Investment

Apollo Investment Corporation is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation. It invests primarily in various forms of debt investments, including secured and unsecured debt, loan investments and/or equity in private middle-market companies.

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