AINV stock: buy or sell?

AINV stock price: $17.12 1.12% At close on December 6th, 2019

Updated on:
December 6th, 2019

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After marking all time highs on Dec/6, Apollo Investment appreciated 1.12% to $17.12.

Should I buy AINV stock?

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These 2 buy setups are elegible for Apollo Investment stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Apollo Investment stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we detected 3 ratings published for AINV stock in the last month.

Is AINV a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-16Compass PointBuyNeutral
2019-8-7Wells Fargo & CoOutperformMarket Perform
2019-2-8National Securitiesn/aNeutral

AINV stock analysis

Daily outlook

Apollo Investment appreciated 1.12% on Dec 6th and marked a new all time high at $17.15.

Apollo Investment topped new all time highs back again on December/6, marking to $17.15. Shares closed at $17.12 and appreciated 1.12%. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed up on October, AINV climbed $1.39 (8.84%).

AINV stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Apollo Investment shares set new all time highs again this week, setting highs to $17.15. Shares closed at $17.12 and raised 1.42% during the week.

By mid May, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 14.59%. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early March, AINV climbed $3.18 (22.81%).

AINV stock chart (weekly)

AINV stock price history

AINV stock went public on April 6th, 2004 with a price of $8.281. Since then, AINV stock surged a 106.80%, with a yearly average of 7.10%. If you had invested $1,000 in AINV stock in 2004, it would worth $1,068.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

AINV stock historical price chart

AINV stock reached all-time highs on Dec 6th with a price of $17.15.

AINV stock price target is $17.50

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We have 2 price forecasts for AINV stock posted in the last month:
AINV stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-16Compass PointDowngradesn/a$17.00-
2019-2-8National SecuritiesReiteratesn/a$18.00-
(in average)$0.00$17.500.0%
Moving in a range from $18.00 and $17.00, the price prediction for AINV stock is $17.50. In average, analysts' outlook on AINV price forecast is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on February, Apollo Investment . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
AINV earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a0.04n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.13n/a
2017-Q32017-11-030.160.160.0%
2017-Q42018-02-070.150.166.7%
2018-Q12018-05-180.480.45-6.3%
2018-Q22018-08-080.450.450.0%
2018-Q32018-10-300.450.450.0%
2018-Q42019-02-060.460.45-2.2%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an astounding gain of 375.29% to $83.24 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, on the other hand, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stayed constant a -0.34% to 104.55%.

Apollo Investment fiscal year ends in March, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Apollo Investment TTM sales up to December 2018 were $68.69 and income $60.73 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Apollo Investment business evolution since March 2018: Annual revenues up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, collapsed a hair-raising -17.48%. Regarding profit margin, Apollo Investment plummed -16.14% to 104.55%

AINV annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$257 M-$104 M40.6%-
2014$272 M5.80%$271 M99.5%159.28%
2015$75 M-72.46%$75 M100.6%-72.16%
2016$-49.01 M-165.37%$-44.53 M90.9%-159.04%
2017$18 M-135.74%$18 M104.9%-141.26%
2018$83 M375.29%$87 M104.5%373.76%
TTM $69 M-17.48%$61 M88.4%-30.22%

Quarterly financial results

Apollo Investment reported $1.03 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -96.72% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-1.18 M with a profit margin of -114.37%. Profit margin collapsed a -203.69% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 89.32%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Apollo Investment sales marked a scary slide and plummed a -97.19%.
AINV quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$-26 M-$8 M-30.4%-
2017-Q2$-170 M542.85%$29 M-16.9%257.52%
2017-Q3$59 M-134.80%$32 M53.7%10.46%
2017-Q4$37 M-38.09%$6 M15.9%-81.65%
2018-Q1$21 M-43.03%$21 M98.9%253.63%
2018-Q2$15 M-26.08%$13 M85.9%-35.76%
2018-Q3$31 M103.49%$28 M89.3%111.54%
2018-Q4$1 M-96.72%$-1 M-114.4%-104.20%

Apollo Investment ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Apollo Investment shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.51% of all shares.

In case of Apollo Investment stock, 46.10% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions).

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Apollo Investment:

AINV
Market cap$1.1 B
Total shares66.6 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)46.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%

AINV summary

Friday, December 6th, 2019
Open$17.03
Close$17.12
Day range$16.99 - $17.15
Previous close$16.93
Session gain1.12%
Average true range$0.19
50d mov avg$16.14
100d mov avg$16.06
200d mov avg$15.47
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Apollo Investment performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Apollo Investment against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
AINVApollo Investment7.54%12.26%27.86%

Apollo Investment competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Apollo Investment competitor. This doesn't mean Apollo Investment does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.