Find Out How Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) Insiders Are Trading Their Stock?

As of Wednesday close, Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.’s (NYSE:APLE) stock was down -$0.19, moving down -1.28 percent to $14.65. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,580,180 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.17 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,101,485, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,257,242.

Since last month, APLE stock retreated -5.61%. Shares of the company fell to $14.56 on 06/17/22, 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 dropped by -9.29% or -$1.50, and marked a new high 17 times. However, the stock has declined by -21.62% since its 52-week high.

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Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) last reported insider trading activity 10 days ago on Jun 13. Perkins Elizabeth, the SVP & Chief Financial Officer of the company, purchased of 600 shares for $14.87 on Jun 13. It resulted in a $8,919 investment by the insider. Perkins Elizabeth added 600 shares at an average price of $15.95 on Jun 10. The insider now owns 173,543 shares following the transaction. On Jun 10, CEO KNIGHT JUSTIN G bought 500 shares at $15.86 apiece. The transaction was valued at $7,929.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) has a P/E ratio of about 40.03. The stock’s beta is 1.07. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.26, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.06, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 16.18 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 59.50% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 14.30%. 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 2.70%.

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 higher 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 $78.16 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $228.89 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.’s (APLE) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 49.45%, the RSI 9-day stood at 32.77% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. price is down by -1.15% percent or -$0.17. At present, APLE shares trade -6.21% below its 20-day simple moving average and -4.56% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -10.07% below its SMA50 and -3.17% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 6.22% and Stochastic coefficient D was 6.59%, while ATR was 0.63. Given the Stochastic reading of 3.32% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 35.92%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.44, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.15.

Analyst Ratings

B. Riley Securities upgraded its rating on Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (NYSE: APLE) to a Buy in a note to investors on June 16, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, APLE is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. stock as buy, with 4 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $19.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $16.00 – $23.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) will achieve an average price target of $19.86.


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