Media coverage about Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1873448624667 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently weighed in on ARI. BidaskClub upgraded Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.75.

Shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE ARI) traded up 0.251% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $17.955. The company had a trading volume of 456,342 shares. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance has a one year low of $15.54 and a one year high of $19.92. The company’s 50-day moving average is $18.18 and its 200 day moving average is $18.37. The company has a market capitalization of $1.89 billion, a PE ratio of 8.889 and a beta of 0.65.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE:ARI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.01. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance had a return on equity of 9.59% and a net margin of 93.54%. The business had revenue of $62.22 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $63.75 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.49 earnings per share. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance’s quarterly revenue was up 32.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance will post $1.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO Stuart Rothstein sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.69, for a total transaction of $467,250.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.62% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company primarily originates, acquires, invests in and manages performing commercial first mortgage loans, subordinate financings, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and other commercial real estate-related debt investments.

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