Red Robin: Surprise Surprise Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (ARI), Ventas, Inc. (VTR)?

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) average daily volatility for this week is 0.89% which is less than the 1.05% recorded over the past month. Its shares dropped by -5.88% or -$1.15 from its last recorded high of $19.57 which it attained on April 09 to close at $18.42 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. has been trading as low as $16.41 before witnessing a massive surge by 12.25% or $2.01. This price movement has led to the ARI stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -0.16% on Tuesday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.73 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, ARI price stands -0.77% below and 2.9% above respectively.

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (ARI) rose 0.11% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Over the past one year, the equity price has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 4.07% and is now up by 10.56% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 5.68% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price dipped by -2.02% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -1.39%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. with most of them predicting a $18.85 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 2.33% rise in the stock and would lead to ARI’s market cap to surge to $2.52B. The stock has been rated an average 2.7, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 8 analysts that track Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) and find out that 6 of them rated it as a Hold. 2 of the 2 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at ARI technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 60.32 point. Its trading volume has lost -142485 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1057515 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1200000 shares, and this is 0.88 times the normal volume.

The price of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) currently stands at $63.44 after it went down by $-0.31 or -0.49% and has found a strong support at $62.89 a share. If the VTR price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $62.34 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 1.73% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $63.84, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $64.24 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 1.72%. The stock has plunged by 1.1% from its 52-weeks high of $62.74 which it reached on Jul. 12, 2018. In general, it is 26.62% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $46.55 and this setback was observed on Apr. 25, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Ventas, Inc. (VTR) for 1 year and it stands at an average $60.32/share. This means that it would likely increase by -4.92% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $62.74 and $63.69. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $54. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $69.

The VTR stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 71.44%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 6.1 which compares to the 8.85 recorded by the industry or the 10.38 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 43.6, which is lower than the 50.87 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 9.7% over the past five years.

Analysts view Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) as a Sell, with 3.2 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 19 analysts that follow VTR and found that 14 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 5 were divided, with 1 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 4 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Ventas, Inc. (VTR) shares or sell it if they already own it.