Apple Inc. [NASDAQ: AAPL] surged by $1.13 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $132.63 during the day while it closed the day at $132.05. The company report on January 5, 2021 that Monica Lozano Joins Apple’s Board of Directors.
Apple® announced that Monica Lozano, president and CEO of College Futures Foundation, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. Lozano brings with her a broad range of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, as well as a long and storied track record as a champion for equity, opportunity, and representation.
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Prior to joining College Futures Foundation, Lozano spent 30 years in media as editor and publisher of La Opinión, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the US, helping shine a light on issues from infant mortality to the AIDS epidemic. She went on to become chairman and CEO of La Opinión’s parent company, ImpreMedia. Lozano continues to serve on the boards of Target Corporation and Bank of America Corporation.
Apple Inc. stock has also loss -0.48% of its value over the past 7 days. However, AAPL stock has inclined by 14.86% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 37.67% and lost -0.48% year-on date.
The market cap for AAPL stock reached $2202.50 billion, with 17.06 billion shares outstanding and 16.63 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 114.64M shares, AAPL reached a trading volume of 104792129 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Apple Inc. [AAPL]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AAPL shares is $129.84 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AAPL stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Canaccord Genuity have made an estimate for Apple Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 05, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price from $136 to $144. The new note on the price target was released on December 16, 2020, representing the official price target for Apple Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $150 to $160, while Wedbush kept a Outperform rating on AAPL stock. On November 30, 2020, analysts increased their price target for AAPL shares from 110 to 131.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Apple Inc. is set at 3.62, with the Price to Sales ratio for AAPL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 8.02. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 34.48, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.45. Price to Free Cash Flow for AAPL in the course of the last twelve months was 37.15 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.
AAPL stock trade performance evaluation
Apple Inc. [AAPL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.48. With this latest performance, AAPL shares gained by 6.17% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 37.67% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 70.59% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AAPL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 57.63, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 56.52, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.89 for Apple Inc. [AAPL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 122.45, while it was recorded at 130.00 for the last single week of trading, and 102.34 for the last 200 days.
Apple Inc. [AAPL]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Apple Inc. [AAPL] shares currently have an operating margin of +23.83 and a Gross Margin at +37.94. Apple Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +20.94.
Return on Total Capital for AAPL is now 33.84, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 32.37. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 73.69, with Return on Assets sitting at 17.33. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Apple Inc. [AAPL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 187.14. Additionally, AAPL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 65.17, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 37.75. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 163.84, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 57.06.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Apple Inc. [AAPL] managed to generate an average of $390,551 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.59 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.83.Apple Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Apple Inc. [AAPL] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Apple Inc. posted 1.25/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.14/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 9.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AAPL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Apple Inc. go to 12.72%.
Apple Inc. [AAPL]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $1,288,264 million, or 60.30% of AAPL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AAPL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1,280,669,129, which is approximately -2.682% of the company’s market cap and around 0.07% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 1,069,771,045 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $141.26 billion in AAPL stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $124.69 billion in AAPL stock with ownership of nearly -3.704% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Apple Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 1,175 institutional holders increased their position in Apple Inc. [NASDAQ:AAPL] by around 112,432,541 shares. Additionally, 2,178 investors decreased positions by around 593,329,200 shares, while 136 investors held positions by with 9,050,119,198 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 9,755,880,939 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AAPL stock had 128 new institutional investments in for a total of 15,054,393 shares, while 66 institutional investors sold positions of 10,268,360 shares during the same period.