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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. (NYSE: ARI): Is It A Buying Opportunity Again?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. (ARI) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.06, or 0.56%, to $10.74. The Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. has recorded 12,294 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend.

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Stocks Info

ARI belongs to the Real Estate sector of the NYSE while operating in the REIT – Mortgage industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $10.68 and fluctuated between $10.80 as its day high and $10.62 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. is $1.50B. A total of 0.61 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 962.61K shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, ARI has seen 0 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 40,833 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 11 BUYs and 4 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 322,817 shares during that period but sold 117,566.

In the most recent transaction, BIDERMAN MARK C sold 10,000 shares of ARI for 10.60 per share on Sep 06. After the transaction, the Director now owns 66,485 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 17, Carlton Pamela G sold 833 shares at 10.41 per share. ARI shares that Director owns now total 21,218.

Among the insiders who sold shares, ROTHSTEIN STUART disposed of 40,000 shares on Jul 17 at a per-share price of $11.80. This resulted in the President & CEO holding 530,766 shares of ARI after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Kasdin Robert A bought 25,000 shares at $9.54 per share on May 08. Company shares held by the Director now total 85,739.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.40, resulting in a dividend yield of 13.11%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.45. ARI’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/29/2023 when it declared a $0.35 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 7/14/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 4/14/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 3/30/2023. The ARI stock dividend was $0.35 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ARI in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $10.50 with high estimates of $11.00 and low estimates of $10.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ARI has a high of $12.74 and a low of $7.91.

As of this writing, ARI has an earnings estimate of $0.36 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.4 per share and a lower estimate of $0.28. The company reported an EPS of $0.48 in the last quarter, which was 17.10% higher than expectations of $0.41.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $15.67, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $2.29B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for ARI is Buy with a score of 3.00.

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