Long-Term Investments: Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP) and The AES Corporation (AES)

On Nov 27, Finley Tammy M, EVP, General Counsel, Corp Sec exercised an option 2,041 shares of Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP), with the average selling price of the stock being $73.17 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $149,340. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

The recent price movement of AAP means that it is now down by -17.72% from its 52-week high and 15.47% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of AAP stands at 2.90% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.07%. The beta score for this stock is 0.84. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 11/12/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 1.17 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 1.13 by 0.04. The revenue by the firm was 2.13B for the quarter.

The shares of Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP) gained by 0.88%, leading to a gain of $1.31 per share, and saw AAP end the trading session at $150.21 on Wednesday 01/15/20. AAP started the trading session at $149.58, before reaching a daily high of $151.49. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $147.82.

The trading volume on Wednesday stood at 1191876, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 1.01 million shares, out of a total 68.97M shares. As the price of the stock climbed, the market valuation of the company gained to 10.67 billion.

The shares of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) went up by 0.29% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $20.46, which was higher than the previous closing price of $20.40. Over the past one week, the price of AES has jumped by 1.99%, while it has recorded a gain of 8.14% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw AES gain 27.72% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 15.92%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 32.51%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 2.81%. The stock price has gone up by +28.28% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -0.58% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 4,573,890 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 100% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 5,510,230 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see AES stock with a 100-Day average volume of 5,038,112 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves AES with an average rating of 100% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports AES stock not long ago. In its report sent out on June 20, 2019, BofA/Merrill lowered its ratings on AES from a Underperform to a Neutral. In an earlier report on May 22, 2019, Argus Upgrade the stock from a Hold to a Buy. BofA/Merrill meanwhile in its report on July 02, 2018 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Underperform” to “Underperform”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 96.30% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 604 institutions currently hold the AES stock. In the last quarter, a 619,267,492 AES shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 53 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 72 institutions sold their entire AES reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 231 increased their investment while 296 decreased their investment in the stock.