AppFolio, Inc. (NASDAQ:APPF) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

AppFolio, Inc. (NASDAQ:APPFGet Free Report) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,130,000 shares, a decrease of 6.6% from the April 30th total of 1,210,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 304,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.7 days.

Insider Buying and Selling at AppFolio

In other AppFolio news, Director Blottnitz Andreas Von sold 4,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $226.56, for a total value of $1,019,520.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 5,449 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,234,525.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In other news, Director Blottnitz Andreas Von sold 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $226.56, for a total transaction of $1,019,520.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 5,449 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,234,525.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Timothy K. Bliss sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, March 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $227.24, for a total transaction of $2,272,400.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 51,070 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,605,146.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 33,031 shares of company stock valued at $7,883,943. Corporate insiders own 9.15% of the company’s stock.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On AppFolio

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Norges Bank bought a new position in AppFolio in the 4th quarter valued at about $38,458,000. Zeno Equity Partners LLP bought a new stake in shares of AppFolio during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $33,434,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of AppFolio by 2,359.8% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 151,646 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $37,417,000 after purchasing an additional 145,481 shares during the last quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. grew its holdings in shares of AppFolio by 344.7% during the 1st quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. now owns 155,127 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $38,276,000 after purchasing an additional 120,246 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wellington Management Group LLP bought a new stake in shares of AppFolio during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $18,636,000. 62.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

AppFolio Stock Performance

NASDAQ APPF opened at $227.37 on Tuesday. AppFolio has a 52-week low of $152.81 and a 52-week high of $256.73. The stock has a market cap of $8.23 billion, a PE ratio of 109.84 and a beta of 0.80. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $233.55 and a 200-day moving average of $214.20.

AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPFGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The software maker reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.09. AppFolio had a net margin of 11.38% and a return on equity of 13.51%. The business had revenue of $187.43 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $173.66 million. As a group, analysts predict that AppFolio will post 2.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of analysts have commented on APPF shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods increased their price target on shares of AppFolio from $215.00 to $238.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Stephens reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $241.00 price target on shares of AppFolio in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Finally, KeyCorp raised their target price on shares of AppFolio from $264.00 to $275.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $241.00.

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About AppFolio

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AppFolio, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud business management solutions for the real estate industry in the United States. The company provides a cloud-based platform that enables users to automate and optimize common workflows; tools that assist with leasing, maintenance, and accounting; and other technology and services offered by third parties.

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