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Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) [hlAlert]

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Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) downgraded to Sell by Argus

Posted on: Thursday,  Dec 10, 2009  8:25 AM ET by Argus

Argus rated Sell Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) on 12/10/2009. Previously Argus rated Buy Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) on 04/16/2009.,
when the stock price was $5.00. Since then, Apollo Investment Corporation has gained 93.80% as of 12/10/2009's recent price of $9.69.
If you would have followed the previous Argus's recommendation on AINV, you would have gained 93.8% of your investment in 238 days.

Apollo Investment Corporation (Apollo Investment) is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has filed an election to be treated as a business development company (BDC) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act). The investment objective of the Company is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. Apollo Investment invests primarily in middle-market companies in the form of mezzanine and senior secured loans, as well as by making equity investments. Its portfolio comprises primarily of investments in long-term subordinated debt, referred to as mezzanine debt, and senior secured loans of private middle-market companies, and includes equity interests, such as common stock, preferred stock, warrants or options. Apollo Investment Management (AIM) is the investment adviser for the Company and an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC.

Argus Research is an independent research firm, and our business is producing, distributing and marketing high-quality investment and economic research. Our recommendations - BUY, HOLD and SELL - reflect the judgment of an analyst about a company's prospects as an investment in terms of value, expected growth and risks. Argus Research does not bring companies public, advise companies on mergers and acquisitions, broker trades, make markets in stocks or manage money. Our independence allows us to make critical judgments about companies that we might not be so free to make were we competing for a firm's underwriting business. Because we're not a broker/dealer, we don't have "inventory" of a stock that we have to move with a tainted recommendation. We have developed a six-point system for analyzing the stocks in our Universe of Coverage. We believe that this system
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
12/10/2009 8:25 AM Sell
as of 12/31/2009
1 Week down  -21.45 %
1 Month down  -20.22 %
3 Months down  -19.48 %
1 YTD up  72.86 %
Previous Recommendations
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
4/16/2009 8:25 AM Buy
5.00 7.00
1/14/2009 9:25 AM Buy
8.71 12.00

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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