Apollo Investment (AINV) EPS Estimated At $0.16; Gulf Island Fabrication Has 1.03 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a fabricator of offshore drilling and production platforms, and other steel structures for clients in the gas and oil, and marine industries in the United States. The company has market cap of $203.35 million. The firm fabricates jackets and deck sections of fixed production platforms; hull, tendon, and/or deck sections of floating production platforms, such as tension leg platforms, single point anchor reservoirs, floating production storage and offloading vessels, and minimum deepwater operating concepts; piles, wellhead protectors, and subsea templates, as well as various production, compressor, and utility modules; produces and repairs pressure vessels used in the gas and oil industry; fabricates various other types of steel structures; and provides onshore and offshore scaffolding and piping insulation services. It currently has negative earnings. It also fabricates and repairs offshore supply vessels, anchor handling vessels, lift boats, tugboats, towboats, barges, and other marine vessels; constructs dry docks to lift marine vessels; and offers steel repair, blasting and painting, electrical systems repair, and machinery and piping system repairs, as well as propeller, shaft, and rudder reconditioning.

Analysts expect Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) to report $0.16 EPS on February, 5.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 5.88% from last quarter’s $0.17 EPS. AINV’s profit would be $34.95 million giving it 9.06 P/E if the $0.16 EPS is correct. After having $0.16 EPS previously, Apollo Investment Corporation’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $5.8. About 687,986 shares traded. Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) has risen 17.01% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.31% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Apollo Investment had 29 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. DA Davidson initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $6 target in Wednesday, September 30 report. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, May 31 with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Sell” on Thursday, February 11. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Wednesday, November 1 with “Neutral”. Cantor Fitzgerald downgraded Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) on Tuesday, September 1 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Monday, September 14. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 9 by Cantor Fitzgerald.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 21 investors sold Apollo Investment Corporation shares while 44 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 96.55 million shares or 0.02% less from 96.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oppenheimer And holds 0.02% or 93,500 shares in its portfolio. Stifel Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) for 188,919 shares. Highlander Mgmt Ltd owns 5,500 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Bancorp Of America Corp De reported 1.43M shares. Minnesota-based Us Retail Bank De has invested 0% in Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV). Bessemer holds 442,833 shares. Gsa Cap Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership owns 274,494 shares. Eqis Mgmt holds 0.01% in Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) or 17,462 shares. Camelot Portfolios Ltd Liability Corp invested in 1.11 million shares or 3.27% of the stock. Timber Hill Ltd reported 15,201 shares. Qs Invsts Limited Liability, a New York-based fund reported 32,634 shares. Illinois-based Envestnet Asset Mngmt has invested 0% in Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV). 22,714 are held by Raymond James Financial Advsrs. Ifc Fl holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) for 12,244 shares. Ftb Advisors invested in 1,000 shares.

Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. holds 0.89% of its portfolio in Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. for 341,976 shares. Kokino Llc owns 39,617 shares or 0.88% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Horrell Capital Management Inc. has 0.7% invested in the company for 100,000 shares. The Wisconsin-based Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc has invested 0.37% in the stock. Piermont Capital Management Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 72,225 shares.

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