Friday, February 29, 2008

An Eye on AINV

Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) could, in the near future, survive and make a turn-around despite the present financial crisis.

AINV focus on investing in the following industries: business services, cable television, chemicals, consumer products, direct marketing, distribution, energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, publishing, retail and transportation.

The positives are: price holding just above the 50 day moving average (dma), trades over 1.3 million shares/day, sells at a 35% discount from its 52 week high, insider buying, yields 12.9% dividends, P/E at 7 and a chart that shows a possible bottom.

The negatives are: financials continuing in a decline and/or a break below the 50 dma.

AINV is selling at about 15.61 and is worth keeping an eye on.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Look at LHO

LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) has been near the top of my list since the beginning of the year, it's time to take a serious look at the oportunity that this company may offer.

LaSalle Hotel Properties, is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which engages in the purchase, ownership, and lease of upscale and luxury hotels located in convention, resort, and urban business markets in the U. S.

LHO is selling today at about 29.62, trades an average of 633,000 shares daily, offers an attractive yield of 7.20%, the number of funds holding positions has increased over the last 3 quarters, has a low book value, the chart may indicate a bottom at around 27, and earnings have increased since 2003.

Expect a sustained rise in price if it breaks above the 50 day moving average at around 31.