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The Question Is Whether To Buy Or Not To Buy Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc (NYSE: ARI)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc (ARI) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.02, or -0.19%, to $10.71. The Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc has recorded 36,372 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. Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results.

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Stocks Info

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Real Estate sector and is a part of the REIT – Mortgage industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $10.73 and fluctuated between $10.87 as its day high and $10.69 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc is $1.52B. A total of 0.88 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 828.21K shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, ARI has seen 0 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 10,833 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 11 BUYs and 5 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 322,817 shares during that period but sold 127,566.

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.


It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. ARI’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/28/2023 when it declared a $0.35 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 10/13/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 7/14/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/29/2023. The ARI stock dividend was $0.35 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ARI in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $10.17 with high estimates of $10.50 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 $8.58.

As of this writing, ARI has an earnings estimate of $0.35 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 6 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.4 per share and a lower estimate of $0.27. 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

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $15.65, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $2.29B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. 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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