American Realty Investors, Inc. (NYSE:ARL) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totalling 56,000 shares, an increase of 9.4% from the June 15th total of 51,200 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 20.7 days. Approximately 3.0% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Separately, TheStreet upgraded shares of Transcontinental Realty Investors from a “d+” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 16th.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in American Realty Investors stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of American Realty Investors, Inc. (NYSE:ARL) by 2.5% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 148,674 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,656 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 0.93% of American Realty Investors worth $1,795,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. 1.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NYSE ARL traded down $0.24 on Monday, hitting $15.69. The stock had a trading volume of 123 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,402. American Realty Investors has a one year low of $11.19 and a one year high of $18.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 11.39 and a current ratio of 11.39. The stock has a market cap of $254.83 million, a PE ratio of 18.52 and a beta of 0.46. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $14.41.

American Realty Investors (NYSE:ARL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 15th. The financial services provider reported ($0.38) EPS for the quarter. American Realty Investors had a return on equity of 5.64% and a net margin of 165.23%. The firm had revenue of $11.93 million during the quarter.

American Realty Investors Company Profile

American Realty Investors, Inc acquires, develops, and owns residential and commercial real estate properties in the southwestern, southeastern, and mid-western United States. The company leases apartment units to residents; and leases office, industrial, and retail space to various for-profit businesses, as well as local, state, and federal agencies; and sells land and properties.

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