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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 7, implying potential capital gains of 9.89 percent. The minimum price target given was 5.5, implying potential capital losses of -13.66 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.99 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

AINV has an estimated earnings growth rate of 685.31 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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. Today's price is 17.53 percent above the 52-week low, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.