Apple Inc. [NASDAQ: AAPL] closed the trading session at $127.10 on 05/24/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $125.94, while the highest price level was $127.94. The company report on May 19, 2021 that Apple Previews Powerful Software Updates Designed for People with Disabilities.
New SignTime service launches Thursday, May 20, to connect Apple Store and Apple Support customers with on-demand sign language interpreters.
Apple® announced powerful software features designed for people with mobility, vision, hearing, and cognitive disabilities. These next-generation technologies showcase Apple’s belief that accessibility is a human right and advance the company’s long history of delivering industry-leading features that make Apple products customizable for all users.
The stocks have a year to date performance of -4.21 percent and weekly performance of 0.66 percent. The stock has been moved at 7.13 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -5.38 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 0.99 percent over the most recent 3-months.
If compared to the average trading volume of 102.83M shares, AAPL reached to a volume of 62886389 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 $159.64 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.
Goldman have made an estimate for Apple Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 29, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price from $164 to $156. The new note on the price target was released on April 06, 2021, representing the official price target for Apple Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $115 to $142, while UBS kept a Buy rating on AAPL stock. On January 28, 2021, analysts increased their price target for AAPL shares from 140 to 170.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Apple Inc. is set at 2.73, with the Price to Sales ratio for AAPL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.62. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 30.77, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.12. Price to Free Cash Flow for AAPL in the course of the last twelve months was 28.23 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.
AAPL stock trade performance evaluation
Apple Inc. [AAPL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.66. With this latest performance, AAPL shares dropped by -5.38% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 7.13% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 59.43% 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 48.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.31, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.57 for Apple Inc. [AAPL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 127.72, while it was recorded at 125.88 for the last single week of trading, and 123.83 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 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Apple Inc. [AAPL] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Apple Inc. posted 0.64/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.51/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 25.50%. 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 17.93%.
Apple Inc. [AAPL]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $1,221,700 million, or 58.80% of AAPL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AAPL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1,239,382,735, which is approximately -1.257% of the company’s market cap and around 0.07% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 1,055,005,602 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $132.33 billion in AAPL stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $111.27 billion in AAPL stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Apple Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 1,669 institutional holders increased their position in Apple Inc. [NASDAQ:AAPL] by around 163,361,268 shares. Additionally, 2,084 investors decreased positions by around 379,263,746 shares, while 199 investors held positions by with 9,069,490,649 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 9,612,115,663 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AAPL stock had 161 new institutional investments in for a total of 15,757,164 shares, while 112 institutional investors sold positions of 16,937,368 shares during the same period.