Arbor Realty Trust Inc. [ABR] Director makes an insider purchase of 2,500 shares worth 40975.0.

The buying and selling of stock by a company’s insider give investors a sense that the stock will rise or fall in the future. Arbor Realty Trust Inc. shares valued at $40,975 were purchased by LAZAR MELVIN F on May 12. At $16.39 per share, LAZAR MELVIN F acquired 2,500 shares. The insider’s holdings grew to 227,500 shares worth approximately $3.55 million following the completion of this transaction.


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Also, Green William C purchased 2,500 shares, netting a total of over 43,675 in proceeds. Following the buying of shares at $17.47 each, the insider now holds 125,450 shares.

Before that, Green William C had added 4,000 shares to its account. In a trade valued at $96,800, the Director bought Arbor Realty Trust Inc. shares for $24.20 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings increased to 4,000 shares, worth approximately $62480.0.

As published in their initiating research note from Piper Sandler on April 25, 2022, Arbor Realty Trust Inc. [ABR] has been an Overweight and the price target has been revised to $20. This represents a 21.9% premium over Thursday’s closing price. Analysts at Wolfe Research started covering the stock with ‘”an Outperform”‘ outlook in a report released in early November. As of July 28, 2020, JP Morgan has increased its “Neutral” rating to a “an Overweight” for ABR. Earlier on January 29, 2020, JP Morgan upgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “a Neutral” for ABR stock which previously was a “an Underweight”.

Analyzing ABR’s Price Performance

On Thursday, Arbor Realty Trust Inc. [NYSE: ABR] rose 1.10% to $15.62. The stock’s lowest price that day was $15.25, but it reached a high of $15.65 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -4.87%. Over the course of the year, Arbor Realty Trust Inc. shares have dropped approximately -14.74%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $18.88 on 01/04/22 and a 52-week low of $12.18 on 06/17/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $14.71, while a 200-day SMA reached $17.05. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 2.19 million shares from 9.16 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Arbor Realty Trust Inc. (ABR)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 15.36, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 15.11. In the upper region, resistance lies at 15.76. The next price resistance is at 15.91. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 56.79 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -0.09, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 38.25%, indicating low price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Arbor Realty Trust Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Arbor Realty Trust Inc. saw a sharp rise in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 jumping by 1.07 million shares to 6.06 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 4.99 million shares. A jump of 17.66% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 2.15 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 2.15.

Which companies own the most shares of Arbor Realty Trust Inc. (ABR)?

According to BlackRock Fund Advisors filings, the company currently owns 12,308,757 shares, which is about 7.68% of the total ABR shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have plunged by -448,084 from its previous 13-F filing of 12756841.0 shares. With the completion of the buy transaction, The Vanguard Group, Inc.’s stake is now worth $120,659,419. SSgA Funds Management, Inc. acquire a 6.42% interest valued at $37.88 million while Marshall Wace LLP 2,708,007 stake. In its current portfolio, Wasatch Advisors, Inc. holds 2,034,062 shares valued at $26.67 million.

In terms of Arbor Realty Trust Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $19.00 in the next 12 months, up nearly 19.74% from the previous closing price of $15.45. Analysts anticipate Arbor Realty Trust Inc. stock to reach $21.00 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $17.50. In spite of this, 5 analysts ranked Arbor Realty Trust Inc. stock as an Overweight at the end of 2022. On August 21, 2019, Raymond James assigned a price target of “an Outperform” to the stock and upgraded coverage with a $14.50.

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