How Analysts View Apollo Investment in 2017

Four of the 15 analysts covering Apollo Investment (AINV) rated it a “buy” or “strong buy” in January 2017.

Robert Karr - Author

Feb. 10 2017, Updated 7:36 a.m. ET

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Analysts’ ratings for AINV

In the analyst rating graph below, you can see that four of the 15 analysts covering Apollo Investment (AINV) rated it a “buy” or “strong buy” in January 2017. Another nine analysts, or ~60%, rated it a “hold.” One analyst each has rated Apollo as “underperform” and “sell.”

Apollo Investment’s mean price target is $6.05 per share, implying a rise of 22% from its current level. AINV’s rating has remained stable over the past four months with no change in analyst ratings.

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Competitors’ ratings

Let’s look at the ratings for Apollo Investment’s major competitors. Of the 17 analysts covering Ares Capital (ARCC) stock, 12 gave it a “buy” or “strong buy,” and five analysts gave it a “hold” rating.

For BlackRock Capital Investment (BKCC), all five analysts covering the stock gave it a “hold.” For Prospect Capital (PSEC), two of the eight analysts covering the stock rated the company a “buy” or “strong buy,” three analysts gave it a “hold” rating, one analyst gave it an “underperform,” and two analysts gave it a “sell” rating.

Together, Apollo Investment’s competitors make up 4.1% of the PowerShares Global Listed Private Equity ETF (PSP).


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