Just the Facts on Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV)

Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Asset Management. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $5.66, down from yesterday’s close by -0.70%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) currently trades with a market capitalization of $1.25 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -3.71 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $124.77 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.15 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.34% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Apollo Investment Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $6.82. It is now trading 1.16% off that level. The stock is trading $5.95 its 50-day moving average by 0.29%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $5.60.

In recent action, Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) has made a move of -5.82% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.65% with $217.13 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AINV.

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