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How to buy Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance stock | $11.17

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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares (ARI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ARI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$11.17, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance share price

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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$11.17
52-week rangeUSD$3.6557 - USD$16.6459
50-day moving average USD$11.0341
200-day moving average USD$9.712
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.17
PE ratio 47.8838
Dividend yield USD$1.4 (12.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.241

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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.17 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-14) -4.61%
1 month (2020-12-21) -1.41%
3 months (2020-10-21) 25.65%
6 months (2020-07-21) 18.96%
1 year (2020-01-21) -38.76%
2 years (2019-01-18) -37.11%
3 years (2018-01-19) 18.31
5 years (2016-01-21) 15.13

Is Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance under- or over-valued?

Valuing Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's P/E ratio

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares trade at around 48x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's PEG ratio

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 33.37. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance financials

Revenue TTM USD$113.2 million
Operating margin TTM 41.98%
Gross profit TTM USD$300 million
Return on assets TTM 0.81%
Return on equity TTM 2.17%
Profit margin 47.34%
Book value $16.186
Market capitalisation USD$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares

There are currently 2.9 million Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares held short by investors – that's known as Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's "short interest". This figure is 21.2% down from 3.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares can be evaluated.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's SIR currently stands at 2.56. In other words for every 100,000 Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2560 shares are currently held short.

However Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares, or, against the total number of tradable Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.03% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shares, roughly 30 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance.

Find out more about how you can short Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance stock.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 126.09% of net profits

Recently Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance has paid out, on average, around 126.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 12.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance shareholders could enjoy a 12.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's case, that would currently equate to about $1.4 per share.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's most recent dividend payout was on 15 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.6557 up to $16.6459. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ARI.US volatility(beta: 1.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's is 1.3192. This would suggest that Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance overview

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily originates, acquires, invests in, and manages commercial first mortgage loans, subordinate financings, and other commercial real estate-related debt investments in the United States. It is qualified as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income taxes, if the company distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in New York, New York.

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