Apple Company Profile (NASDAQ:AAPL)

About Apple (AAPL)

Apple logoApple Inc. (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. The Company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings. The Company also delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App StoreSM, iBookstoreSM, and Mac App Store. The Company distributes its products worldwide through its retail stores, online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. In February 2012, the Company acquired app-search engine Chomp.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: Computer Hardware
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: AAPL
  • CUSIP: 03783310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $139.84
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $136.48
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $119.90
  • 52-Week Range: $89.47 - $142.80
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.98
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.93
  • P/E Growth: 1.69
  • Market Cap: $741.97B
  • Outstanding Shares: 5,246,540,000
  • Beta: 1.26
  • Net Margins: 20.73%
  • Return on Equity: 34.94%
  • Return on Assets: 14.31%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.56%
  • Current Ratio: 1.23%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.20%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 8 Hold Ratings, 37 Buy Ratings, 2 Strong Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.83)
Consensus Price Target: $141.23 (0.14% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/22/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncSet Price TargetBuy$150.00LowView Rating Details
3/21/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweight$142.00MediumView Rating Details
3/21/2017Sanford C. BernsteinBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$140.00 -> $160.00MediumView Rating Details
3/20/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$155.00LowView Rating Details
3/20/2017Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform$135.00 -> $155.00LowView Rating Details
3/17/2017Pacific CrestReiterated RatingOverweight$150.00LowView Rating Details
3/16/2017Bank of America CorpBoost Price TargetBuy$145.00 -> $155.00LowView Rating Details
3/15/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$140.00 -> $155.00MediumView Rating Details
3/13/2017Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetBuy$160.00LowView Rating Details
3/13/2017InstinetReiterated RatingBuy$135.00LowView Rating Details
3/10/2017Drexel HamiltonReiterated RatingBuy$185.00N/AView Rating Details
3/7/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
3/6/2017BlueFin ResearchPositiveN/AView Rating Details
3/6/2017Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetBuy$140.00 -> $160.00N/AView Rating Details
3/6/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$160.00N/AView Rating Details
3/3/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$130.00N/AView Rating Details
3/1/2017BTIG ResearchBoost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$133.00 -> $165.00N/AView Rating Details
2/28/2017GuggenheimBoost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$150.00 -> $180.00N/AView Rating Details
2/27/2017MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$135.00 -> $150.00N/AView Rating Details
2/22/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingN/AView Rating Details
2/21/2017Deutsche Bank AGSet Price TargetNeutral$115.00 -> $125.00N/AView Rating Details
2/21/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight -> Overweight$150.00 -> $154.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$123.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
2/7/2017William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
2/7/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy$142.00 -> $154.00N/AView Rating Details
2/2/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingMarket Weight$112.50 -> $117.50N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017BGC FinancialUpgradeSell -> Hold$125.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017FBN SecuritiesBoost Price TargetOutperform$130.00 -> $145.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017NomuraSet Price TargetBuy$135.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingStrong-Buy$150.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017MacquarieBoost Price TargetOutperform$148.00 -> $156.00N/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Maxim GroupLower Price TargetBuy$173.00 -> $164.00N/AView Rating Details
1/12/2017CLSAReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/6/2017Brean CapitalReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/5/2017Longbow ResearchSet Price TargetBuy$140.00N/AView Rating Details
12/16/2016Rosenblatt SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutral$102.00N/AView Rating Details
12/7/2016OTR GlobalDowngradePositiveN/AView Rating Details
10/26/2016Global Equities ResearchReiterated RatingOverweight$155.00N/AView Rating Details
10/26/2016Atlantic SecuritiesSet Price TargetBuy$135.00N/AView Rating Details
9/19/2016Morningstar, Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
9/9/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$135.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingStrong-BuyN/AView Rating Details
7/27/2016Independent Research GmbHSet Price TargetBuy$125.00N/AView Rating Details
5/29/2016XYZ ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$110.00N/AView Rating Details
5/26/2016B. RileyReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
5/12/2016Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSell$80.00N/AView Rating Details
5/3/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuy$135.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/23/2016 forward)


Earnings History for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Earnings by Quarter for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/31/2017Q117$3.22$3.36$77.37 billion$78.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q416$1.66$1.67$46.88 billion$46.85 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q316$1.38$1.42$42.35 billion$42.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q216$2.00$1.90$52.00 billion$50.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/26/2016Q116$3.23$3.28$77.10 billion$75.87 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q415$1.88$1.96$51.02 billion$51.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2015Q315$1.81$1.85$48.73 billion$49.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2015Q215$2.16$2.33$55.53 billion$58.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2015Q115$2.54$3.06$66.42 billion$74.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2014Q414$1.29$1.42$39.63 billion$42.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q314$1.22$1.28$37.80 billion$37.43 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q214$1.45$1.66$43.55 billion$45.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2014Q114$2.01$2.07$57.46 billion$57.59 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2013Q413$1.12$1.18$36.84 billion$37.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q3 2013$1.04$1.07$35.01 billion$35.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2013Q2 2013$1.44$1.44$42.59 billion$43.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2013Q1 2013$1.94$1.97$54.73 billion$54.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$1.25$1.24ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$1.48$1.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$1.44$1.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2011$1.04$1.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2011$0.83$1.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011$0.77$0.91ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/18/2011$0.77$0.92ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.94 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $10.15 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 201613$1.96$2.64$2.23
Q2 201610$1.65$2.10$1.85
Q3 20166$1.36$2.13$1.72
Q4 20165$1.64$3.48$2.38
Q1 20177$2.35$3.32$2.93
Q2 20178$1.94$2.31$2.08
Q3 20178$1.43$2.34$1.87
Q4 20175$1.80$2.04$1.88
Q1 20181$4.02$4.02$4.02
Q2 20181$2.57$2.57$2.57
Q3 20181$1.89$1.89$1.89
Q4 20181$2.18$2.18$2.18
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Most Recent Dividend:2/16/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.28
Dividend Yield:1.61%
Dividend Growth:9.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:27.31% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
25.50% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
22.46% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Dividend History by Quarter for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.08%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 58.76%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/22/2017Johny SroujiInsiderSell13,207$136.37$1,801,038.59View SEC Filing  
2/16/2017Craig FederighiInsiderSell70,627$135.30$9,555,833.10View SEC Filing  
2/7/2017Johny SroujiInsiderSell16,538$129.83$2,147,128.54View SEC Filing  
2/2/2017Albert Gore JrDirectorSell70,000$128.35$8,984,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2017Chris KondoInsiderSell2,649$128.05$339,204.45View SEC Filing  
2/2/2017D Bruce SewellSVPSell75,000$128.43$9,632,250.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2017Timothy D CookCEOSell8,571$127.99$1,097,002.29View SEC Filing  
2/1/2017Timothy D CookCEOSell40,000$124.40$4,976,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/27/2017Timothy D CookCEOSell30,000$121.37$3,641,100.00View SEC Filing  
1/24/2017Timothy D CookCEOSell30,000$120.14$3,604,200.00View SEC Filing  
1/19/2017Timothy D CookCEOSell30,000$120.00$3,600,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/18/2017Daniel J. RiccioInsiderSell10,942$119.99$1,312,930.58View SEC Filing  
1/6/2017Luca MaestriInsiderSell4,010$117.88$472,698.80View SEC Filing  
12/28/2016Luca MaestriInsiderSell2,300$117.67$270,641.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016Daniel J RiccioInsiderSell10,942$116.07$1,270,037.94View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016Luca MaestriInsiderSell5,323$113.98$606,715.54View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016Luca MaestriCFOSell16,950$110.03$1,865,008.50View SEC Filing  
11/3/2016Daniel J RiccioInsiderSell33,323$110.35$3,677,193.05View SEC Filing  
10/27/2016Philip W SchillerInsiderSell43,769$115.07$5,036,498.83View SEC Filing  
10/3/2016Jeffrey E WilliamsCOOSell43,769$112.59$4,927,951.71View SEC Filing  
9/21/2016Daniel J RiccioInsiderSell22,381$113.06$2,530,395.86View SEC Filing  
8/31/2016Timothy D CookCEOSell49,883$106.19$5,297,075.77View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Daniel J RiccioSVPSell49,996$105.95$5,297,076.20View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Timothy D CookCEOSell110,000$105.95$11,654,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Timothy D CookCEOSell110,000$106.84$11,752,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016Timothy D CookCEOSell334,000$107.23$35,814,820.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Luca MaestriInsiderSell11,021$108.93$1,200,517.53View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016D Bruce SewellSVPSell24,000$110.11$2,642,640.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016Johny SroujiInsiderSell9,827$108.44$1,065,639.88View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Arthur D LevinsonDirectorSell70,000$108.68$7,607,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016D Bruce SewellSVPSell23,305$107.49$2,505,054.45View SEC Filing  
7/19/2016Angela J AhrendtsSVPSell35,797$100.00$3,579,700.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2016Angela J AhrendtsSVPSell25,000$100.00$2,500,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Angela J AhrendtsSVPSell25,000$100.00$2,500,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Angela J AhrendtsSVPSell50,000$100.00$5,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Johny SroujiSVPSell8,000$99.75$798,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2016D Bruce SewellSVPSell103,300$96.78$9,997,374.00View SEC Filing  
4/4/2016Jeffrey E WilliamsCOOSell26,284$111.43$2,928,826.12View SEC Filing  
3/30/2016Philip W SchillerSVPSell268,644$110.01$29,553,526.44View SEC Filing  
3/22/2016Jeffrey E WilliamsCOOSell268,644$106.91$28,720,730.04View SEC Filing  
2/2/2016Arthur D. LevinsonDirectorSell2,008$95.47$191,703.76View SEC Filing  
11/9/2015Timothy D CookCEOSell10,000$120.81$1,208,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2015Timothy D CookCEOSell30,000$122.08$3,662,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Timothy D CookCEOSell90,593$120.48$10,914,644.64View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015Daniel J. RiccioSVPSell13,588$120.81$1,641,566.28View SEC Filing  
10/20/2015Luca MaestriCFOSell2,908$111.88$325,347.04View SEC Filing  
10/16/2015Luca MaestriCFOSell3,300$111.88$369,204.00View SEC Filing  
10/6/2015Luca MaestriCFOSell7,782$110.14$857,109.48View SEC Filing  
10/2/2015Jeffrey E. WilliamsSVPSell46,873$110.49$5,178,997.77View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Luca MaestriCFOSell16,618$111.48$1,852,574.64View SEC Filing  
7/21/2015Angela J AhrendtsSVPSell44,789$131.62$5,895,128.18View SEC Filing  
7/20/2015Angela J AhrendtsSVPSell25,000$131.97$3,299,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/24/2015Daniel J RiccioSVPSell24,085$128.81$3,102,388.85View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015Angela J AhrendtsSVPSell37,897$128.52$4,870,522.44View SEC Filing  
4/22/2015Luca MaestriCFOSell501$128.60$64,428.60View SEC Filing  
4/20/2015Luca MaestriCFOSell5,435$127.63$693,669.05View SEC Filing  
4/7/2015Angela J AhrendtsSVPSell44,197$126.88$5,607,715.36View SEC Filing  
4/6/2015Angela J AhrendtsSVPSell25,000$126.76$3,169,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2015Angela J AhrendtsSVPSell25,000$124.79$3,119,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2015Luca MaestriCFOSell10,823$128.82$1,394,218.86View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Luca MaestriCFOSell2,800$128.97$361,116.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Luca MaestriCFOSell3,400$128.80$437,920.00View SEC Filing  
1/23/2015Daniel J RiccioSVPSell3,804$112.76$428,939.04View SEC Filing  
12/30/2014Daniel J RiccioSVPSell3,804$112.86$429,319.44View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014Craig FederighiSVPSell81,543$116.81$9,525,037.83View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Daniel J RiccioSVPSell3,804$116.43$442,899.72View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014Eduardo H CueSVPSell261,935$106.79$27,972,038.65View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Philip W SchillerSVPSell348,846$101.06$35,254,376.76View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Timothy D CookCEOSell348,425$101.17$35,250,157.25View SEC Filing  
9/10/2014Luca MaestriCFOSell12,274$99.79$1,224,822.46View SEC Filing  
9/5/2014Luca MaestriCFOSell4,100$99.15$406,515.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2014Arthur D LevinsonDirectorSell70,000$94.49$6,614,300.00View SEC Filing  
7/23/2014Daniel J RiccioSVPSell4,291$97.32$417,600.12View SEC Filing  
6/24/2014Daniel J RiccioSVPSell4,291$91.26$391,596.66View SEC Filing  
3/27/2014Daniel RiccioSVPSell3,064$537.66$1,647,390.24View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Luca MaestriVPSell2,584$531.73$1,373,990.32View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013Daniel J RiccioSVPSell1,997$524.86$1,048,145.42View SEC Filing  
10/16/2013Jeffrey E WilliamsSVPSell1,843$501.09$923,508.87View SEC Filing  
9/23/2013D Bruce SewellSVPSell12,314$489.17$6,023,639.38View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013Eduardo CueSVPSell24,580$504.18$12,392,744.40View SEC Filing  
8/16/2013Daniel RiccioSVPSell4,305$500.09$2,152,887.45View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013Philip SchillerSVPSell37,172$500.00$18,586,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013Millard S DrexlerDirectorSell32,562$449.11$14,623,919.82View SEC Filing  
7/24/2013Peter OppenheimerCFOSell37,172$440.31$16,367,203.32View SEC Filing  
6/24/2013Jeffrey E WilliamsSVPSell36,819$401.76$14,792,401.44View SEC Filing  
11/19/2012Robert A IgerDirectorBuy1,780$563.35$1,002,763.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2012D Bruce SewellSVPSell5,137$600.00$3,082,200.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Latest Headlines for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
DateHeadline logoWhy Apple Inc. Is So Profitable (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 23 at 9:46 AM logoApple just bought an amazing app, here's what you can do with it (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 23 at 9:46 AM logo[$$] Watch news in brief: Apple patents a crowning achievement (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 23 at 2:42 AM logoApple acquires automation app Workflow: report (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 23 at 2:42 AM logoApple just bought the app it once crowned 'most innovative' and made it free for everyone (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 23 at 2:42 AM logoAAC Tech: A Purer Play On Apple iPhone Strength (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 23 at 2:42 AM logo5 Reasons China Is Still Key for Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 22 at 10:35 PM logoApple buys Workflow, the best utility app for the iPhone (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 22 at 10:15 PM logoA crucial product change was hiding in Apple's latest launch (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 22 at 8:08 PM logoMontblanc Launched a Smartwatch. Here's Why It Matters (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 22 at 8:08 PM logoNever Mind the Apple Watch, AirPods Are the Future (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 22 at 8:08 PM
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News IconBank of America Corp Raises Apple Inc. (AAPL) Price Target to $155.00 (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 22 at 10:20 AM logoEven at All-Time Highs, Apple Shares Could Still Have Room to Run (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 22 at 9:25 AM logoWhat's Going On With Apple Inc.'s iPad Pro? (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 22 at 9:25 AM logoApple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Has Lost Its Shine (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 22 at 9:05 AM logo4 Reasons Sacconaghi Is Even More Bullish On Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 22 at 2:59 AM
News IconApple Inc. (AAPL) Earns "Overweight" Rating from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 8:18 PM logoBernstein Research Raises Price Target for Apple (AAPL) (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 8:11 PM logoBernstein Research Raises Price Target for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 8:11 PM logoApple is abandoning its expensive image (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 8:11 PM logoApple Unveils New iPad, Special Edition Red iPhone (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 8:11 PM logoThe Trump Trend In Stocks Has Broken Down (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 8:11 PM logo[$$] China Ramps Up Charm Offensive With U.S. Business Leaders (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 8:11 PM logo[$$] Apple Offers Lower-Priced iPad and a Red iPhone (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 8:11 PM logo[$$] Apple Pads Its Future Business (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 8:11 PM logoApple Pay Faces Challenges in China (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 8:11 PM logoGene Munster Talks About Apple's New Video Making App (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 3:17 PM logoApple Releases New Products and an App (AAPL) (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 3:10 PM logoApple, Inc. Gets Aggressive With the New iPad (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 2:53 PM logoApple Inc.’s Cheap iPad Looks Like a Winner (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 2:53 PM logoApple needs to make more products in the US, former AOL president says (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 2:53 PM logoTuesday Apple Rumors: AAPL Announces New iPhone 7, 7 Plus Color (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 2:22 PM logoWhy Apple's new video app won't take down Snapchat (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 12:55 PM
News IconApple Inc. (AAPL) PT Raised to $160.00 at Sanford C. Bernstein (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 11:34 AM logoWhat Tim Cook took from Steve Jobs to get Apple to $750 billion (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 11:30 AM logoBecause of Warren Buffett, people now realize Apple does have a 'moat,' analyst says (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 11:30 AM logoApple launches red iPhone, cheaper iPad (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 11:30 AM logoApple Inc. Launches New Red iPhone 7, New iPad (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 9:18 AM logoApple unveils new 9.7-inch iPad, (RED) edition iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 9:15 AM logoSamsung Electronics Is Cheap Next To Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 7:43 AM logo[$$] SoftBank Drops $100 Million Investment in iPhone Rival (NASDAQ:AAPL) - March 21 at 7:43 AM


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Apple trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AAPL."

How often does Apple pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Apple?

Apple declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Monday, February 13th will be given a dividend of $0.57 per share on Thursday, February 16th. This represents a $2.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 9th.

When did Apple's stock split? How did Apple's stock split work?

Apple's stock split before market open on Monday, June 9th 2014. The 7-1 split was announced on Wednesday, April 23rd 2014. The newly issued shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, June 6th 2014. An investor that had 100 shares of Apple stock prior to the split would have 700 shares after the split.

How were Apple's earnings last quarter?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 31st. The company reported $3.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.22 by $0.14. The firm earned $78.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $77.37 billion. Apple had a return on equity of 34.94% and a net margin of 20.73%. Apple's quarterly revenue was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $3.28 earnings per share.

When will Apple make its next earnings announcement?

Apple is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, April, 24th 2017.

Where is Apple's stock going? Where will Apple's stock price be in 2017?

48 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Apple's shares. Their predictions range from $80.00 to $185.00. On average, they anticipate Apple's share price to reach $141.23 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Apple stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Apple stock:

  • 1. Royal Bank of Canada analysts commented, "There has been increased focus on AAPL's services business over last 12+ months and recently the company noted that they intend to double the business in the next 4 years ($48-50B target by FY20). While we think the growth of install base and replacement cycles remain key drivers for AAPL stock, the services model could provide several tailwinds ' 1) Gross-margin annual tailwind of 40-60bps, 2) Accelerate ARPU as AAPL is better able to monetize iOS platform and 3) Create a better valuation narrative for AAPL. Maintain OP but increasing our target to $155 from $140 as we see three distinct catalysts ahead: 1) Capital allocation and cash repatriation, 2) iPhone 8 cycle and 3) Services tailwind." (3/15/2017)
  • 2. Drexel Hamilton analysts commented, "We believe the earlier than typical Chinese New Year in 2017 negatively impacted January and thus sales were helped a bit in February." (3/10/2017)
  • 3. BGC Financial analysts commented, "Apple reported December quarter results that had plenty of chinks but did not show a meaningful decline to support a negative thesis on the stock. Our issues with Apple's dependence on the sale of iPhone hardware to drive results are still intact, but a catalyst for a meaningful pull back in the stock has passed in our view and we change our rating to HOLD from SELL. Regarding the results, The iPhone drove 69% of total December revenue, the highest contribution since the December 2014 quarter, pushing Apple shares approximately back to the level they were trading at two years ago. While there was enthusiasm for the quarterly results, the enthusiasm is driven by our view of low expectations for the company.." (2/1/2017)
  • 4. FBN Securities analysts commented, "In summary, we believe that investors should be buying shares of AAPL after the report today as iPhone returned to growth, services continues to be a revenue and GM engine, the iPhone 8 (rumored to be with OLED, glass casing, and wireless charging) is expected to come out later this year (though we would not use the term 'supercycle' like some have to describe this cycle), and valuation is attractive. On the latter, please note that shares of AAPL are now trading at only 12.5x our F2018 estimate, and the company continues to generate strong FCF." (2/1/2017)
  • 5. Bank of America Corp analysts commented, "We raise our revenue and ASP assumptions on the iPhone 8 but take a more normalized multi-year view on the iPhone 8 cycle (unlike the iPhone 6 cycle of 37% growth followed by 8% unit decline). Given our expectation that Apple will introduce three models (7S, 7S+, 8) this fall (see our Asia iPhone Supply Chain note), we expect demand for 8 (OLED) will outstrip supply for a longer term based on OLED panel supply as well as strong upgrade demand from the installed base." (1/19/2017)

Are investors shorting Apple?

Apple saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 50,992,815 shares, an increase of 7.2% from the February 15th total of 47,548,905 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 22,060,703 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 days. Approximately 1.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who owns Apple stock?

Apple's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.18%), FMR LLC (3.01%), Norges Bank (0.93%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.49%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.31%) and Janus Capital Management LLC (0.29%). Company insiders that own Apple stock include Albert Gore Jr, Angela J Ahrendts, Arthur D Levinson, Chris Kondo, Craig Federighi, D Bruce Sewell, Daniel J Riccio, Jeffrey E Williams, Johny Srouji, Luca Maestri, Philip W Schiller and Timothy D Cook.

Who sold Apple stock? Who is selling Apple stock?

Apple's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Polen Capital Management LLC, Nokota Management LP, Fred Alger Management Inc., ING Groep NV, Artemis Investment Management LLP and Alkeon Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Apple stock in the last year include Albert Gore Jr, Angela J Ahrendts, Arthur D Levinson, Chris Kondo, Craig Federighi, D Bruce Sewell, Daniel J Riccio, Jeffrey E Williams, Johny Srouji, Luca Maestri, Philip W Schiller and Timothy D Cook.

Who bought Apple stock? Who is buying Apple stock?

Apple's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., State Street Corp, Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC, Glenview Capital Management LLC, Flinton Capital Management LLC, Tyers Asset Management LLC and Franklin Resources Inc..

How do I buy Apple stock?

Shares of Apple can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Apple stock cost?

One share of Apple stock can currently be purchased for approximately $141.42.

Apple (AAPL) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/23/2017 by Staff