Somewhat Critical Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) Share Price

News headlines about Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) have been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Apartment Investment and Management earned a daily sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.1616795217137 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

AIV has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. JMP Securities downgraded Apartment Investment and Management from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday. Barclays decreased their price objective on Apartment Investment and Management from $48.00 to $47.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks raised Apartment Investment and Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Mizuho raised Apartment Investment and Management from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $47.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Apartment Investment and Management in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Apartment Investment and Management currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.55.

Shares of Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) traded down $0.25 during trading on Friday, hitting $40.55. 1,829,187 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 971,509. The company has a market cap of $6,370.00, a PE ratio of 811.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 0.41. Apartment Investment and Management has a 52 week low of $39.55 and a 52 week high of $46.85. The company has a quick ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.35.

Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.63. Apartment Investment and Management had a net margin of 31.19% and a return on equity of 21.52%. The company had revenue of $250.23 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $243.24 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.60 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Apartment Investment and Management will post 2.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be issued a $0.38 dividend. This is a positive change from Apartment Investment and Management’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.75%. Apartment Investment and Management’s payout ratio is 2,880.00%.

In related news, insider Lisa R. Cohn sold 2,858 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.80, for a total value of $119,464.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 53,071 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,218,367.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider John E. Bezzant sold 7,564 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.77, for a total transaction of $338,640.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 48,422 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,167,852.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 13,840 shares of company stock valued at $601,718 in the last three months. 1.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Apartment Investment and Management Company Profile

Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). Aimco, through its subsidiaries, AIMCO-GP, Inc and AIMCO-LP Trust, holds the ownership interests in the Aimco Operating Partnership. It operates through two segments: conventional real estate and affordable real estate.

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