Does Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (APTS) Have Insiders Buying Shares?

At the last check on Thursday, Preferred Apartment Communities Inc.’s (NYSE:APTS) stock was up $0.02, moving up 0.08 percent to $25.00. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,257,354 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.10 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,343,688, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,839,303.

Since last month, APTS stock rose 0.28%. Shares of the company fell to $24.72 on 06/07/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $25.80 was reached on 02/17/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $9.64. Since the beginning of this year, APTS’s stock price has risen by 38.32% or $6.94, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -3.10% since its 52-week high.


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Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (APTS) last reported insider trading activity 70 days ago on Apr 14. BARTKOWSKI STEVE, the Director of the company, purchased of 428 shares for $24.90 on Apr 14. It resulted in a $10,647 investment by the insider. BARTKOWSKI STEVE added 594 shares at an average price of $17.76 on Jan 14. The insider now owns 97,350 shares following the transaction. On Nov 12, Director Cannon John M bought 705 shares at $14.17 apiece. The transaction was valued at $9,990.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 0.89. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.65, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.22, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 15.33 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.1750 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.1750. On Monday May 11 2020, a $0.0870 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 2.07. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 72.40% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 21.40%. Based on annual data, APTS earned $122.96 million in gross profit and brought in $451.14 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 3.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -11.50%.

In Preferred Apartment Communities Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $2.39 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. APTS’s revenue fell -10.32% to $105.72 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $104.88 million. While analysts expected Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. to report -$0.54 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.62 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -14.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $52.61 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $64.44 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Preferred Apartment Communities Inc.’s (APTS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 1.31%, the RSI 9-day stood at 68.31% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. price is up by +0.40% percent or $0.10. At present, APTS shares trade +0.24% above its 20-day simple moving average and +51.88% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +0.36% above its SMA50 and +98.57% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 97.53% and Stochastic coefficient D was 95.38%, while ATR was 0.05. Given the Stochastic reading of 100.00% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 62.89%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.05, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.06.

Analyst Ratings

Colliers Securities launched its rating on Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: APTS) to a Buy in a note to investors on July 09, 2021. Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (APTS) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, APTS is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. stock as buy, with 0 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $25.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $25.00 – $25.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (APTS) will achieve an average price target of $25.00.

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