Apollo Global Management (APO) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.15

Media coverage about Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Apollo Global Management earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4216437419285 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) traded up $0.35 during trading on Monday, hitting $30.51. 926,109 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,079,810. The company has a market capitalization of $6,078.33, a PE ratio of 9.81, a P/E/G ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 1.06. Apollo Global Management has a 52-week low of $22.91 and a 52-week high of $37.35. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 2.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52.

Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The financial services provider reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.55. The business had revenue of $869.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $599.38 million. Apollo Global Management had a return on equity of 62.94% and a net margin of 23.92%. The firm’s revenue was up 26.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.98 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Apollo Global Management will post 3.09 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 21st were paid a $0.66 dividend. This represents a $2.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 20th. This is a boost from Apollo Global Management’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.39. Apollo Global Management’s dividend payout ratio is currently 84.89%.

APO has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Citigroup raised shares of Apollo Global Management from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, March 12th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Apollo Global Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on shares of Apollo Global Management from $38.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. ValuEngine raised shares of Apollo Global Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised shares of Apollo Global Management from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $42.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $36.50.

In related news, CFO Martin Kelly sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.25, for a total value of $513,750.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Joshua Harris sold 125,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.54, for a total value of $4,317,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 5,091,842 shares of company stock worth $173,113,138. 4.11% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Apollo Global Management Company Profile

Apollo Global Management, LLC (Apollo) is an alternative investment manager in private equity, credit and real estate. The Company raises, invests and manages funds on behalf of pension, endowment and sovereign wealth funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors. The Company’s segments include private equity, credit and real estate.

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