Press coverage about Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Apartment Investment and Management earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7706648418267 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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AIV has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Apartment Investment and Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on shares of Apartment Investment and Management from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Canaccord Genuity dropped their price objective on shares of Apartment Investment and Management from $48.00 to $47.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Mizuho lowered shares of Apartment Investment and Management from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $50.00 to $45.00 in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of Apartment Investment and Management in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Apartment Investment and Management presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.88.

Shares of Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE AIV) traded down 0.39% on Wednesday, hitting $45.42. 1,220,749 shares of the stock traded hands. Apartment Investment and Management has a 12-month low of $39.66 and a 12-month high of $47.91. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $44.23 and a 200 day moving average price of $44.23. The stock has a market cap of $7.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.76 and a beta of 0.44.

Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $246.24 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $240.78 million. Apartment Investment and Management had a net margin of 20.64% and a return on equity of 12.46%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.59 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Apartment Investment and Management will post $0.50 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a $0.36 dividend. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.17%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th. Apartment Investment and Management’s dividend payout ratio is 113.39%.

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About Apartment Investment and Management

Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). Aimco, through its subsidiaries, AIMCO-GP, Inc and AIMCO-LP Trust, holds the ownership interests in the Aimco Operating Partnership. It operates through two segments: conventional real estate and affordable real estate.

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