During the last session, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s traded shares were 55.97 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 1.29. At the end of the trading day, the stock’s price was $172.99, reflecting an intraday gain of 0.67% or $1.15. The 52-week high for the AAPL share is $176.39, that puts it down -1.97 from that peak though still a striking 28.22% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $124.17. The company’s market capitalization is $2719.20B, and the average intraday trading volume over the past 10 days was 49.96 million shares, and the average trade volume was 57.98 million shares over the past three months.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) received a consensus recommendation of an Overweight from analysts. That translates to a mean rating of 2.00. AAPL has a Sell rating from 1 analyst(s) out of 40 analysts who have looked at this stock. 9 analyst(s) recommend to Hold the stock while 6 suggest Overweight, and 24 recommend a Buy rating for it. 0 analyst(s) has rated the stock Underweight. Company’s earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter are expected to be $1.19.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) trade information
Apple Inc. (AAPL) registered a 0.67% upside in the last session and has traded in the red over the past 5 sessions. The stock spiked 0.67% in intraday trading to $172.99 this Thursday, 05/25/23, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is -1.18%, and it has moved by 5.64% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is 23.25%. The short interest in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is 109.88 million shares and it means that shorts have 2 day(s) to cover.
The consensus price target of analysts on Wall Street is $180.73, which implies an increase of 4.28% to the stock’s current value. The extremes of the forecast give a target low and a target high price of $127.00 and $209.00 respectively. As a result, AAPL is trading at a discount of -20.82% off the target high and 26.59% off the low.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) estimates and forecasts
Statistics show that Apple Inc. has underperformed its competitors in share price, compared to the industry in which it operates. Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares have gone up 15.19% during the last six months, with a year-to-date growth rate less than the industry average at -1.96% against 0.30. Yet analysts are ramping up their growth forecast for the fiscal year 2023. Revenue is predicted to shrink -0.80% this quarter and then jump 5.40% in the quarter after that. In the rating firms’ projections, revenue will decrease -2.50% compared to the previous financial year.
Revenue for the current quarter is expected to be $81.51 billion as predicted by 24 analyst(s). Meanwhile, a consensus of 24 analyst(s) estimates revenue growth to $90.52 billion by the end of Sep 2023. As per earnings report from last fiscal year’s results, sales for the corresponding quarters totaled $82.96 billion and $90.15 billion respectively. In this case, analysts expect current quarter sales to shrink by -1.70% and then jump by 0.40% in the coming quarter.
An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings grew an estimated 21.60%. While earnings are projected to return 8.90% in 2023, the next five years will return 8.02% per annum.
Apple Inc. is due to release its next quarterly earnings on May 04. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance. Investors should also take the other fundamental and operational aspects into account before investing in the stock. The forward dividend ratio for Apple Inc. is 0.96, with the dividend yield indicating at 0.55 percent, continuing the trend of increasing dividends in recent years.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Major holders
Apple Inc. insiders own 0.07% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 61.23%, with the float percentage being 61.27%. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) is the largest shareholder of the company, while 5,743 institutions own stock in it. As of Mar 30, 2023, the company held over 1.31 billion shares (or 8.33% of all shares), a total value of $215.98 billion in shares.
The next largest institutional holding, with 1.04 billion shares, is of Blackrock Inc.’s that is approximately 6.58% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Mar 30, 2023, these shares were valued at $170.67 billion.
Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. Data provided on Dec 30, 2022 indicates that Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund owns about 459.39 million shares. This amounts to just over 2.90 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $59.69 billion market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 345.69 million, or about 2.18% of the stock, which is worth about $44.92 billion.