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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AINV. The highest price target was 7, implying a possible profit of 9.89 percent. The lowest price target was 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.

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. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

AINV has an estimated earnings growth rate of 685.31 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of AINV is 0.12.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AINV hit 6.82 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 5.42. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 17.53 percent, and below the high by 6.6 percent. 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 market cap of AINV is $1.4 billion. AINV's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.