Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) Is A Stock You Should Watch

As of Friday close, Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.’s (NYSE:APLE) stock was up $0.3, moving up 1.86 percent to $16.41. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,668,360 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.44 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,491,995, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,323,376.

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Since last month, APLE stock retreated -6.39%. Shares of the company fell to $15.62 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $18.69 was reached on 04/20/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $13.83. Since the beginning of this year, APLE’s stock price has risen by 1.61% or $0.26, and marked a new high 17 times. However, the stock has declined by -12.20% since its 52-week high.

Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) last reported insider trading activity 61 days ago on Mar 14. Woolley Howard E., the Director of the company, purchased of 1,670 shares for $17.96 on Mar 14. It resulted in a $29,993 investment by the insider. KNIGHT GLADE M added 5,000 shares at an average price of $17.59 on Feb 28. The insider now owns 424,989 shares following the transaction. On Nov 09, Executive Chairman KNIGHT GLADE M bought 5,000 shares at $16.04 apiece. The transaction was valued at $80,175.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) has a P/E ratio of about 205.12. The stock’s beta is 1.09. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.02, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.19, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 29.12 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.05 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.05. On Tuesday February 22 2022, a $0.04 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.49, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.49. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 59.00% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 2.80%. Based on annual data, APLE earned $87.04 million in gross profit and brought in $933.87 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 1.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -1.50%.

In Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $1.43 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. APLE’s revenue rose 39.07% to $250.59 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $260.48 million. While analysts expected Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. to report $0.05 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.08 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $73.18 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $228.26 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.’s (APLE) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 42.25%, the RSI 9-day stood at 39.50% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. price is down by -2.61% percent or -$0.44. At present, APLE shares trade -7.13% below its 20-day simple moving average and +9.55% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -8.43% below its SMA50 and +8.46% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 19.13% and Stochastic coefficient D was 17.86%, while ATR was 0.69. Given the Stochastic reading of 26.12% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 40.87%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.40, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.88.


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