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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AINV. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 7, implying a possible profit of 9.89 percent. The minimum price target given was 5.5, implying potential capital losses 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.99 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

AINV has an estimated earnings growth rate of 685.31 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 17.53 percent above the 52-week low, and 6.6 percent below the high. AINV has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.4 billion. AINV will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.