About 6,135 Worth Of Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) Shares Belongs To Its Director


As of Friday close, Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.’s (NYSE:APLE) stock was down -$0.39, moving down -2.57 percent to $14.80. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,528,740 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.71 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,808,940, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,548,112.

Since last month, APLE stock retreated -16.38%. Shares of the company fell to $14.66 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $18.59 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $13.72. Since the beginning of this year, APLE’s stock price has dropped by -6.21% or -$0.98, and marked a new high 12 times. However, the stock has declined by -20.40% since its 52-week high.

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APLE stock investors should be aware that Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 4 days ago on Mar 14. Woolley Howard E., the Director of the company, purchased of 1,000 shares for $15.54 on Mar 14. It resulted in a $15,545 investment by the insider. KNIGHT GLADE M added 5,000 shares at an average price of $16.90 on Feb 27. The insider now owns 503,093 shares following the transaction. On Nov 17, Director Woolley Howard E. bought 936 shares at $16.03 apiece. The transaction was valued at $15,000.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) has a P/E ratio of about 23.42. The stock’s beta is 1.21. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.78, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.07, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 20.33 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.08 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.08. On Thursday October 20 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.47, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.47. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 59.20% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 16.70%. Based on annual data, APLE earned $206.48 million in gross profit and brought in $1.24 billion 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 4.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 4.50%.

In Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $1.37 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 16.22% to $341.15 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $299.12 million. While analysts expected Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. to report $0.12 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.12 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $63.4 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $228.66 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.’s (APLE) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 22.60%, the RSI 9-day stood at 17.62% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. price is down by -4.58% percent or -$0.71. At present, APLE shares trade -13.85% below its 20-day simple moving average and -10.03% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -6.21% below its SMA50 and -11.43% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 9.66% and Stochastic coefficient D was 12.67%, while ATR was 0.46. Given the Stochastic reading of 5.54% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 24.84%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.50, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.91.

Analyst Ratings

Wells Fargo upgraded its rating on Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (NYSE: APLE) to an Equal weight in a note to investors on August 29, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Underweight rating on the stock.Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, 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 $18.00 – $22.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE) will achieve an average price target of $19.57.


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