Rare Value And Growth Stock Opportunity: Apartment Investment and Management Company (NYSE:AIV), Athersys Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX)

The shares of Apartment Investment and Management Company (NYSE:AIV) has been pegged with a rating of Market Perform by BMO Capital Markets in its latest research note that was published on January 28, 2020. BMO Capital Markets wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Apartment Investment and Management Company, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Goldman advised investors in its research note published on November 08, 2019, to Buy the AIV stock while also putting a $62 price target. The stock had earned Outperform rating from BMO Capital Markets Markets when it published its report on September 06, 2019. That day the BMO Capital Markets set price target on the stock to $58. The stock was given Buy rating by Mizuho in its report released on August 06, 2019, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at 55. SunTrust was of a view that AIV is Hold in its latest report on February 25, 2019. BMO Capital Markets thinks that AIV is worth Market Perform rating.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 1 have recommended investors to sell it, 9 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 4 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $52.85. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 24.38% from its 52-Week high price while it is -45.20% than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 31.95.

The shares of the company added by 15.88% during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching a low of $26.14 while ending the day at $30.51. During the trading session, a total of 1.82 million shares were traded which represents a -32.89% decline from the average session volume which is 1.37 million shares. AIV had ended its last session trading at $26.33. Apartment Investment and Management Company currently has a market cap of $4.55 billion, while its P/E ratio stands at 9.57, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 1.35, with a beta of 1.04. AIV 52-week low price stands at $24.53 while its 52-week high price is $55.68.

The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.65 earnings per share which is above the predicted by most analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.64 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 6.15%. Apartment Investment and Management Company has the potential to record 2.66 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at Dawson James published a research note on August 26, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Athersys Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX) is now rated as Buy. Their price target on the stock stands at $11. Maxim Group also rated ATHX as Reiterated on February 13, 2018, with its price target of $6 suggesting that ATHX could surge by 79.78% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $1.90/share, analysts expect it to down by -4.21% to reach $9.00/share. It started the day trading at $2.00 and traded between $1.72 and $1.82 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that ATHX’s 50-day SMA is 1.3558 while its 200-day SMA stands at 1.3808. The stock has a high of $2.28 for the year while the low is $1.13. The stock, however, witnessed a rise in its short on 03/13/20. Compared to previous close which recorded 10.85 M shorted shares, the short percentage went higher by 1.08%, as 10.97M AIV shares were shorted. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 1.31M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 8.27 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 28.17%. Looking further, the stock has raised 49.18% over the past 90 days while it gained 32.85% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The BlackRock Fund Advisors bought more ATHX shares, increasing its portfolio by 0.65% during the last quarter. This move now sees The BlackRock Fund Advisors purchasing 53,472 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 8,336,215 shares of ATHX, with a total valuation of $10,003,458. The Vanguard Group, Inc. meanwhile sold more ATHX shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $7,452,625 worth of shares.

Similarly, M&G Investment Management Ltd. decreased its Athersys Inc. shares by 0.00% during the recently filed quarter. After selling 4,217,697 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 0 shares of Athersys Inc. which are valued at $5,061,236. In the same vein, SSgA Funds Management, Inc. decreased its Athersys Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 65,896 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 2,398,123 shares and is now valued at $2,877,748. Following these latest developments, around 2.00% of Athersys Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.