Media coverage about Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Apollo Investment earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 44.8010015042998 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several brokerages have recently commented on AINV. BidaskClub cut Apollo Investment from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. ValuEngine upgraded Apollo Investment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. TheStreet upgraded Apollo Investment from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Apollo Investment in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Raymond James Financial upgraded Apollo Investment from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $7.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.41.

Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) opened at $5.80 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,270.00, a PE ratio of 16.11, a P/E/G ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 0.94. Apollo Investment has a 1-year low of $5.60 and a 1-year high of $6.82. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59.

Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The asset manager reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.16. The business had revenue of $66.46 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $67.75 million. Apollo Investment had a return on equity of 9.51% and a net margin of 29.87%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.18 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Apollo Investment will post 0.63 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 21st were issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 10.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 20th. Apollo Investment’s dividend payout ratio is 166.67%.

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About Apollo Investment

Apollo Investment Corporation is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation. It invests primarily in various forms of debt investments, including secured and unsecured debt, loan investments and/or equity in private middle-market companies.

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