How Analysts View Apollo Investment in 2017

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.

How Analysts View Apollo Investment in 2017

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).