Headlines about Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Apartment Investment and Management earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.2880966511788 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Apartment Investment and Management stock traded down $0.68 on Thursday, reaching $39.11. 1,174,432 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,220,881. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,310.52, a PE ratio of 20.06, a PEG ratio of 2.79 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.67. Apartment Investment and Management has a 1 year low of $37.97 and a 1 year high of $46.72.

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Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.63. The firm had revenue of $250.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $243.24 million. Apartment Investment and Management had a net margin of 31.19% and a return on equity of 21.25%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Apartment Investment and Management will post 2.49 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th were issued a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 15th. This is a boost from Apartment Investment and Management’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.89%. Apartment Investment and Management’s dividend payout ratio is currently 77.95%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on AIV shares. SunTrust Banks set a $44.00 target price on shares of Apartment Investment and Management and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Apartment Investment and Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of Apartment Investment and Management in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and set a $42.00 target price on shares of Apartment Investment and Management in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Raymond James Financial cut shares of Apartment Investment and Management from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $52.00 to $50.00 in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.55.

In related news, EVP Miles Cortez sold 2,587 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.90, for a total value of $108,395.30. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 102,456 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,292,906.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Lisa R. Cohn sold 831 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.38, for a total transaction of $35,217.78. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 53,071 shares in the company, valued at $2,249,148.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 15,970 shares of company stock worth $641,143 over the last ninety days. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Apartment Investment and Management

Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). Aimco, through its subsidiaries, AIMCO-GP, Inc and AIMCO-LP Trust, holds the ownership interests in the Aimco Operating Partnership. It operates through two segments: conventional real estate and affordable real estate.

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