Short Interest in American Realty Investors, Inc. (NYSE:ARL) Declines By 14.7%

American Realty Investors, Inc. (NYSE:ARL) saw a significant decrease in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 43,100 shares, a decrease of 14.7% from the August 30th total of 50,500 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.4 days. Currently, 2.3% of the shares of the company are sold short.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in American Realty Investors stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of American Realty Investors, Inc. (NYSE:ARL) by 5.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 145,800 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,150 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 0.91% of American Realty Investors worth $1,989,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 1.82% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of ARL stock traded down $0.44 during trading on Monday, hitting $15.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 193 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,941. The company has a market cap of $241.56 million, a PE ratio of 44.41 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a current ratio of 11.54, a quick ratio of 11.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.45. The business has a fifty day moving average of $13.92 and a 200-day moving average of $13.52. American Realty Investors has a 52 week low of $10.53 and a 52 week high of $17.89.

American Realty Investors (NYSE:ARL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 14th. The financial services provider reported ($0.17) earnings per share for the quarter. American Realty Investors had a net margin of 194.53% and a return on equity of 1.92%. The firm had revenue of $11.84 million for the quarter.

About American Realty Investors

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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