AINV stock: buy or sell?

AINV stock price: $16.29 -3.95% At close on February 25th, 2020

Updated on:
February 25th, 2020

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Apollo Investment plunged a dreadful -3.95% and closed at $16.29. With Tuesday it's been 3 red days in a row.

Should I buy AINV stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Apollo Investment stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Apollo Investment stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for AINV stock for the last 30 days.

AINV stock analysis

Daily outlook

Apollo Investment shares plunged -3.95% to $16.29 today.

Apollo Investment closed today at $16.29 and plunged a dreadful -3.95%. In this session, Apollo Investment stock crossed down the SMA100d line. If you are using SMA100d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock. On December, AINV hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $17.55 recorded on December. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

AINV stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Apollo Investment plunged a terrible -5.18% this week.

Observing the weekly chart, AINV marked an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top by mid December 2019 at $17.87, price slid and bounced up back from $16.75. Breaking down under $16.75 would cancel the current uptrend and it might test lower supports. Note that $17.87 might act as a resistance line. Not so far away is the last all-time high Apollo Investment marked by mid December 2019. By mid May 2019, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 11.81%. Since early March 2019 when AINV stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $2.70 (19.87%).

AINV stock chart (weekly)

AINV stock price history

AINV IPO was on April 6th, 2004 at $8.07 per share1. Since then, AINV stock grew a 101.90%, with an average of 6.80% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in AINV stock in 2004, it would worth $1,019.00 today.

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

AINV stock historical price chart

AINV stock reached all-time highs on December with a price of $17.87.

AINV stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not found any price forecast for Apollo Investment stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, when Apollo Investment presented its last earnings report, it . 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

In 2018, Apollo Investment annual revenues climbed an extraordinary 375.29% to $83.24 M dollars from $17.51 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrary, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained constant a -0.34% to 104.55%.

To have an updated picture of the financial situation of Apollo Investment, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q4 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Apollo Investment TTM sales up to December 2018 were $68.69 and earnings were $60.73 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Apollo Investment business evolution since March 2018: Annual revenues up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, plunged a chilling -17.48%. In the same way, profit margin (net income/sales) collapsed at 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 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -96.72% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-1.18 M with a profit margin of -114.37%. Profit margin plunged a -203.69% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 89.32%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Apollo Investment sales marked a spooky slide and plummed a -97.19%.
AINV quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$-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 invest in a company, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Apollo Investment shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.55% of all shares.

In case of Apollo Investment stock, 37.34% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions).

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

AINV
Market cap$1.1 B
Total shares66.6 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)37.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%

AINV summary

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
Open$17.00
Close$16.29
Day range$16.11 - $17.07
Previous close$16.96
Session gain-3.95%
Average true range$0.31
50d mov avg$17.38
100d mov avg$16.59
200d mov avg$15.94
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb03a

Apollo Investment performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. In the following table, we compare Apollo Investment to :
Stock3m6m12m
AINVApollo Investment-1.03%4.96%19.87%

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.