Insider Selling: Shikin Vasily, AppLovin Corporation [APP] Chief Technology Officer divested 22,500 shares


Investors can speculate about the future of a stock by watching how its insiders buy and sell stocks. AppLovin Corporation shares valued at $598,268 were sold by Shikin Vasily on Aug 24. At $26.59 per share, Shikin Vasily sold 22,500 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 2,644,535 shares worth approximately $40.43 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Vivas Eduardo sold 88,822 shares, netting a total of over 2,865,182 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $32.26 each, the insider now holds 10,692,259 shares.

Before that, Vivas Eduardo had sold 3,328 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $119,446, the Director traded AppLovin Corporation shares for $35.89 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 3,328 shares, worth approximately $1.24 million.

As published in their initiating research note from Wedbush on October 14, 2022, AppLovin Corporation [APP] has been an Outperform and the price target has been revised to $26. This represents a 41.19% premium over Thursday’s closing price. Analysts at Needham started covering the stock with ‘”a Hold”‘ outlook in a report released in early October. Earlier on August 17, 2022, Wolfe Research initiated its rating. Their recommendation was “an Outperform” for APP stock.

Analyzing APP Stock Performance

On Thursday, AppLovin Corporation [NASDAQ: APP] plunged -4.85% to $15.29. The stock’s lowest price that day was $15.26, but it reached a high of $16.03 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -13.03%. Over the course of the year, AppLovin Corporation shares have dropped approximately -83.78%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $98.14 on 01/03/22 and a 52-week low of $15.26 on 11/03/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $21.04, while a 200-day SMA reached $39.04. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 2.6 million shares from 2.33 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for AppLovin Corporation (APP)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 15.02, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 14.76. In the upper region, resistance lies at 15.79. The next price resistance is at 16.30. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 29.14 on the 14-day chart, showing oversold technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -1.32, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 99.28%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at buying indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is AppLovin Corporation subject to short interest?

Stocks of AppLovin Corporation saw a sharp rise in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 jumping by 3.12 million shares to 14.48 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 11.36 million shares. A jump of 21.55% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 4.82 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 4.82.

Which companies own the most shares of AppLovin Corporation (APP)?

According to The Vanguard Group, Inc. filings, the company currently owns 13,922,699 shares, which is about 4.77% of the total APP shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 2,102,730 from its previous 13-F filing of 11819969.0 shares. With the completion of the sale transaction, Vulcan Value Partners LLC’s stake is now worth $147,905,731. BlackRock Fund Advisors acquire a 991.29% interest valued at $107.5 million while Spruce House Investment Managemen sold a -1,900,846 stake. A total of 246,313 shares of AppLovin Corporation were sold by Spyglass Capital Management LLC during the quarter, and -51,565 were sold by BlackRock Investment Management. In its current portfolio, SSgA Funds Management, Inc. holds 3,040,806 shares valued at $59.27 million.


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