The Financial Services sector includes twenty industries ranging from Asset Management to 8 kinds of Banks, Credit, Exchanges, 6 kinds of Insurances, Savings, and all such financial concerns.

Today I’m reviewing an asset management outfit, a mid-cap stock, Artisan Partners Asset Management, Inc. It’s trading ticker symbol is APAM. 

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc is a global investment management firm offering investment strategies in asset classes such as equity and bonds to its clients and investors. The firm has approximately $95 billion in total assets under management.

It employs fundamental analysis to create its portfolios. Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; New York City; San Francisco, California; Leawood, Kansas; and London, United Kingdom.

Three key data points measure dividend equities or funds like Artisan Partners Asset Management, Inc.:

(1) Price

(2) Dividends

(3) Returns

After those three, four more keys will unlock an equity or fund in which to invest.

Those first three primary keys, however, best tell whether a company has made, is making, and will make money. 

APAM Price

Artisan Partners’s price at yesterday’s market close was $33.75 per share. A year ago its price was $27.65. That is a gain of $6.10 per share in the past year.  

Assuming Artisan Partners’s price gains at the same pace this year, its price would grow from $33.75 to $39.85 by March 2019.

APAM Dividends

Artisan Partners’s most recent quarterly dividend was $0.60 declared February 1 and paid out February 28, 2018

The Artisan Partners annual dividend for 2018 is estimated at $2.40 to be paid in four quarterly installments in May, August, November, and February.

The yield from that $2.40 annual dividend is 7.1% at yesterday’s $33.75 share price. 

Gains For APAM?

Adding the $2.40 annual dividend to the $6.10 estimated price gain makes an $8.50 projected gross annual gain, which will absorb the cost to trade the shares.  

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