Analyst Ratings for Apollo Investment Corp. (AINV)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for AINV last month.

13 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave AINV a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

AINV was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 7, implying a possible profit of 9.89 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 5.5, implying a possible loss of -13.66 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -6.25 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.99 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AINV's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 685.31 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. AINV has a PEG ratio of 0.12.

In the last 52-weeks, AINV has achieved a high of 6.82 and a low of 5.42. Currently the stock is 17.53 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 6.6 percent. AINV has a price/earnings ratio of 79.63. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AINV value stock report compares AINV to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AINV is $1.4 billion. AINV is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.