Advisors Preferred Has Raised By $1.05 Million Its Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (ARI) Holding; VIRGIN MONEY HLDGS UK PLC ORDINARY SHARE (VRGDF) Shorts Decreased By 86.3%

July 12, 2018 - By Ashley Bratcher

Advisors Preferred Llc increased Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc (ARI) stake by 228.8% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Advisors Preferred Llc acquired 61,796 shares as Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc (ARI)’s stock rose 0.43%. The Advisors Preferred Llc holds 88,805 shares with $1.60 million value, up from 27,009 last quarter. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc now has $2.33 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $18.91. About 174,185 shares traded. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) has declined 1.95% since July 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.52% the S&P500. Some Historical ARI News: 29/03/2018 – Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Dycom Industries, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, So; 23/04/2018 – DJ Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finan, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (ARI); 14/03/2018 – APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE, REPORTS PRICING OF OFFER; 29/05/2018 – HUNAN FRIENDSHIP & APOLLO COMMERCIAL 002277.SZ SAYS IT PLANS TO SET UP FINANCIAL LEASING FIRM WORTH 1.0 BLN YUAN WITH PARTNERS; 07/05/2018 – Apollo Commercial at Non-Deal Roadshow Hosted By JMP Today; 02/05/2018 – APOLLO COMMERCIAL 1Q OPER EPS 43C, EST. 45C; 13/03/2018 – Apollo Comml Real Estate Declares Dividend of 46c; 02/05/2018 – Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance 1Q EPS 38c; 07/03/2018 Norges Bank Buys New 1.1% Position in Apollo Commercial; 30/04/2018 – Apollo Commercial Non-Deal Roadshow Set By JMP for May. 7-8

VIRGIN MONEY HLDGS UK PLC ORDINARY SHARE (OTCMKTS:VRGDF) had a decrease of 86.3% in short interest. VRGDF’s SI was 35,000 shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 86.3% from 255,400 shares previously. With 1,300 avg volume, 27 days are for VIRGIN MONEY HLDGS UK PLC ORDINARY SHARE (OTCMKTS:VRGDF)’s short sellers to cover VRGDF’s short positions. The SI to VIRGIN MONEY HLDGS UK PLC ORDINARY SHARE’s float is 0.01%. It closed at $4.7509 lastly. It is down 0.00% since July 12, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Advisors Preferred Llc decreased Ishares Short (SUB) stake by 16,600 shares to 3,580 valued at $375,000 in 2018Q1. It also reduced Spdr Ssga Ultra Short Term Bond Etf (ULST) stake by 10,250 shares and now owns 22,900 shares. Ishares Select Dividend Etf (DVY) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.59 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.21, from 1.38 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 15 investors sold ARI shares while 51 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 77.15 million shares or 8.36% more from 71.19 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Apollo Mgmt Holdings LP has invested 0.37% in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI). Moreover, Mackenzie Financial Corporation has 0.01% invested in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) for 150,378 shares. Automobile Association has invested 0% of its portfolio in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI). Citigroup accumulated 17,265 shares or 0% of the stock. The Australia-based Macquarie Gru has invested 0% in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI). Arizona State Retirement has 172,747 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. The Illinois-based Arete Wealth Limited Liability Co has invested 0.13% in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI). Parallax Volatility Advisers LP owns 3,529 shares. Morgan Stanley accumulated 0% or 969,179 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement owns 72,844 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 0% in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) or 33,861 shares. Shell Asset Mgmt Com has invested 0.02% in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI). Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) for 506,651 shares. 28,116 were reported by Baker Ellis Asset Management Limited Company. Comerica Savings Bank invested in 0.02% or 137,013 shares.

Among 2 analysts covering Apollo Real Estate (NYSE:ARI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Apollo Real Estate had 2 analyst reports since March 6, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel.

More recent Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Commercial Mortgage REITs: Watch Them Like A Hawk” on July 10, 2018. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Announces Dates for Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and …” on July 09, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Why This Mortgage REIT Helps Me Sleep Well At Night” with publication date: July 05, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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