APO stock: buy or sell?

APO stock price: $43.17 -3.90% At close on February 25th, 2020

Updated on:
February 25th, 2020

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Shares of Apollo Global Management plummed a hair-raising -3.90% and closed at $43.17. Tuesday was the fourth red session in a row, sliding in full a -7.44%.

Apollo Global Management, LLC is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to endowment and sovereign wealth funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors.

Should I buy APO stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Apollo Global Management stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean APO will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Apollo Global Management stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for APO stock for the last 30 days.

APO stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Apollo Global Management ended today at $43.17 and plummed a hair-raising -3.90%.

Shares of Apollo Global Management ended today at $43.17 and plummed a hair-raising -3.90%. In this session, Apollo Global Management stock crossed down the SMA100d line. If you are using SMA100d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock. On January/30, APO hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $51.43 recorded on January/24. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

APO stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Apollo Global Management shares plummed -5.52% this week, ending at $43.17. Counting this, it's been 3 sliding weeks in a row, loosing $-3.30 (-7.11%). Early January APO rocketed a brilliant 5.13% in just one week.

The support failed to resist and APO sinked deeper. Price is now looking for lower supports, and best candidates are and 3. Not so far away is the last all-time high Apollo Global Management marked late January, but since then it dropped a 16.47%. Late May 2019, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 39.84%. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid April 2019, APO climbed $15.73 (57.33%).

APO stock chart (weekly)

APO stock price history

APO IPO was on March 30th, 2011 at $11.53 per share1. Since then, APO stock grew a 274.40%, with a yearly average of 34.30%. If you had invested $1,000 in APO stock in 2011, it would worth $2,744.00 today.

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

APO stock historical price chart

APO stock reached all-time highs on Jan/30 with a price of $51.68.

APO stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Apollo Global Management stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since May, when Apollo Global Management posted its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
APO earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a0.74n/a
2017-Q2-n/a1.17n/a
2017-Q32017-11-010.611.0775.4%
2017-Q42018-02-010.661.2284.8%
2018-Q12018-05-03-0.04-0.3n/a
2018-Q22018-08-020.520.27-48.1%
2018-Q32018-10-310.860.81-5.8%
2018-Q42019-01-31-0.72-1.01n/a
2019-Q12019-05-010.56n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a frightening slide of -60.56% to $1,093.06 million dollars. In the same way, its earnings margin (compared to sales) plummed to -0.95%, that is $-10.38 million.

To have an updated picture of the financial situation of Apollo Global Management, 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 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Apollo Global Management TTM sales up to were $926.16 and earnings were $47.89 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Apollo Global Management business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to , compared to lastest yearly report, plummed a dreadful -15.27%. Nevertheless, profit margin (net income/revenues) soared at -0.95%.

APO annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$4,630 M-$659 M14.2%-
2014$1,560 M-66.30%$168 M10.8%-74.49%
2015$1,042 M-33.23%$134 M12.9%-20.05%
2016$1,970 M89.16%$403 M20.4%199.52%
2017$2,772 M40.67%$629 M22.7%56.16%
2018$1,093 M-60.56%$-10.38 M-0.9%-101.65%
TTM $926 M-15.27%$48 M5.2%-561.51%

Quarterly financial results

Apollo Global Management reported M in sales for 2019-Q1, a -100.00% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked M with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 162.98%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Apollo Global Management sales marked a spooky correction and plunged a -100.00%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Apollo Global Management posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
APO quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$652 M-$140 M21.5%-
2017-Q2$452 M-30.66%$88 M19.5%-36.90%
2017-Q3$664 M46.81%$203 M30.6%129.61%
2017-Q4$767 M15.42%$189 M24.7%-6.74%
2018-Q1$167 M-78.23%$-58 M-34.9%-130.78%
2018-Q2$523 M213.54%$64 M12.2%-209.18%
2018-Q3$518 M-1.07%$172 M33.1%169.64%
2018-Q4$-115 M-122.19%$-187 M163.0%-209.17%

Apollo Global Management ownership

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

Apollo Global Management shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 7.72% of all shares.

In case of Apollo Global Management stock, 74.12% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for APO stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

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

APO
Market cap$9.6 B
Total shares223.0 M
Float shares159.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)74.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)7.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%

APO summary

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
Open$45.24
Close$43.17
Day range$43.06 - $45.29
Previous close$44.92
Session gain-3.90%
Average true range$1.17
50d mov avg$47.04
100d mov avg$43.80
200d mov avg$38.72
Daily patternlt11c
Weekly pattern lt06c

Apollo Global Management performance

To better understand Apollo Global Management performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare Apollo Global Management to :
Stock3m6m12m
APOApollo Global Man...0.44%17.95%56.81%

Apollo Global Management competitors

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