S&P 500   4,981.80
DOW   38,612.24
QQQ   425.61
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DOW   38,612.24
QQQ   425.61
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S&P 500   4,981.80
DOW   38,612.24
QQQ   425.61
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S&P 500   4,981.80
DOW   38,612.24
QQQ   425.61
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Apple (AAPL) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$182.32
+0.76 (+0.42%)
(As of 02/21/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$180.66
$182.89
50-Day Range
$181.18
$198.11
52-Week Range
$143.90
$199.62
Volume
41.39 million shs
Average Volume
52.67 million shs
Market Capitalization
$2.82 trillion
P/E Ratio
28.40
Dividend Yield
0.53%
Price Target
$205.27

Apple MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
12.6% Upside
$205.27 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.64% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.97
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.51mentions of Apple in the last 14 days
Based on 137 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.06 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.38%
From $6.56 to $7.11 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.91 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

21st out of 579 stocks

Electronic Computers Industry

1st out of 6 stocks


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About Apple Stock (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. is among the world's most iconic brands. Founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, it is now the leading producer of consumer electronics and an economy all of its own. The was valued at over $2.6 trillion in 2022 and brought in $0.4 trillion in revenue making it equal in size to the economies of Thailand and Belgium which are ranked 24th and 23rd largest worldwide.

Founders Jobs and Wozniak, both college dropouts, founded the company with the idea of changing the way people looked at computers. Their vision coincided with a revolution within the PC industry and helped to create personal computing as we know it today. The company’s first product was a personal computer known as the Apple 1 but the product line has since evolved to include a wide range of desirable personal computing devices.

Tim Cook took over the role of CEO in 2011 shortly before the death of Steve Jobs. Cook joined the company in 1988 as Senior VP of Global Sales and went on to become Executive VP of Global Operations before taking on the chief executive role. In his tenure, Mr. Cook has more than doubled Apple’s revenue and earnings while growing the company’s value by more than 450%.

The company designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. Apple also provides and sells related platforms and services to power them and is the host of a widely-used digital ecosystem. The digital ecosystem revolves around the Apple App Store which lists thousands of games and applications for iOS users. The App Store also features digital content like music, TV, and movies as well as books, podcasts, and other forms of digital content.

Apple is headquartered in Apple Park, an ultra-modern campus built in Cupertino, California. The campus features a massive circular building nicknamed The Spaceship and provides working space for over 12,000 employees. The circular shape houses a park and a pond and there are many amenities within the facility including cafes, a wellness center, care clinics, and terminals for the shuttle system.

The company’s core product line has shifted away from computers over the years and towards iPhones and devices but computing is still fundamental to the business. In regard to iPhones, Apple’s products are routinely ranked as the top-selling in all comparisons. Other product lines include Mac (a line of computers), iPad (a line of tablets), AirPods (wifi-enabled earbuds), wearables like the Watch, home accessories such as Apple TV, and smart-home devices like the HomePod.

Finally, Apple provides AppleCare support services, cloud store services, and a host of other service offerings intended to simplify life. Among them are Apple News (subscription news), Apple TV+ (subscription TV with original content), Apple Card (consumer credit card), and Apple Pay (mobile cashless pay feature).

Apple computers and wifi-enabled smart devices are in demand by consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, the education sector, enterprises, and governments worldwide because they are high-quality, long-lasting, powerful devices. The company sells its products through an omnichannel network of DTC, wholesales, and eCommerce channels including mobile carriers, retailers, and resellers.

AAPL Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/01/2024
Ex-Dividend for 2/15 Dividend
2/09/2024
Dividend Payable
2/15/2024
Today
2/22/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/02/2024
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Electronic computers
Sub-Industry
Computer Hardware
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:AAPL
CUSIP
03783310
Employees
161,000
Year Founded
1976

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$205.27
High Stock Price Target
$250.00
Low Stock Price Target
$158.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+12.6%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
33 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$97.00 billion
Pretax Margin
30.71%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$383.29 billion
Cash Flow
$6.98 per share
Book Value
$4.80 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
15,441,880,000
Free Float
15,432,616,000
Market Cap
$2.82 trillion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.31

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Should I Buy Apple Stock? AAPL Pros and Cons Explained

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Apple was last updated on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 11:25 PM.

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Apple:

  • Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. The company offers the latest iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and AirPods, which are highly popular among consumers.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Apple for these reasons:

  • One reason should include the current stock price, which is subject to market fluctuations and may not always reflect the true value of the company.














AAPL Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Apple stock right now?

33 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Apple in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings, 21 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" AAPL shares.
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What is Apple's stock price target for 2024?

33 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Apple's stock. Their AAPL share price targets range from $158.00 to $250.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $205.27 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have AAPL shares performed in 2024?

Apple's stock was trading at $192.53 at the start of the year. Since then, AAPL stock has decreased by 5.3% and is now trading at $182.32.
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When is Apple's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2024.
View our AAPL earnings forecast
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How were Apple's earnings last quarter?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 1st. The iPhone maker reported $2.18 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.09 by $0.09. The iPhone maker earned $119.60 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $117.99 billion. Apple had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 156.04% and a net margin of 26.16%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.88 earnings per share.
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How often does Apple pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Apple?

Apple declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share on Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.53%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 9th.
Read our dividend analysis for AAPL
.

Is Apple a good dividend stock?

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.53%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 12 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 14.95%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AAPL will have a dividend payout ratio of 13.50% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for AAPL.

When did Apple's stock split?

Apple shares split on the morning of Monday, August 31st 2020. The 4-1 split was announced on Thursday, July 30th 2020. The newly issued shares were payable to shareholders after the closing bell on Friday, August 28th 2020. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 400 shares after the split.

How will Apple's stock buyback program work?

Apple announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Thursday, May 4th 2023, which allows the company to repurchase $90,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 3.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What is Tim Cook's approval rating as Apple's CEO?

11,001 employees have rated Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on Glassdoor.com. Tim Cook has an approval rating of 94% among the company's employees. This puts Tim Cook in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Apple own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Apple investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Tesla (TSLA), Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), General Electric (GE), Walt Disney (DIS), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), AT&T (T) and Boeing (BA).

Who are Apple's major shareholders?

Apple's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.54%), Berkshire Hathaway Inc (5.86%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.37%), Norges Bank (1.14%), Northern Trust Corp (1.05%) and Legal & General Group Plc (0.90%). Insiders that own company stock include Arthur D Levinson, Chris Kondo, Deirdre O'brien, Jeffrey E Williams, Jeffrey E Williams, Katherine L Adams, Katherine L Adams, Luca Maestri and Timothy D Cook.
View institutional ownership trends
.

How do I buy shares of Apple?

Shares of AAPL stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Apple have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Apple: AI Music, Acunu, Akonia Holographics, AlgoTrim, Anobit Technologies, Apple Asia LLC, Apple Asia Limited, Apple Canada Inc., Apple Computer Trading Shanghai Co. Ltd., Apple Distribution International Limited, Apple Insurance Company Inc., Apple Japan Inc., Apple Korea Limited, Apple Operations Europe Limited, Apple Operations International Limited, Apple Operations Limited, Apple Pty Limited, Apple Sales International Limited, Apple South Asia Thailand Limited, Asaii Inc, AuthenTec, Beats, Beddit, Blue Fish Labs, Blue Spruce Technologies, Booklamp, Braeburn Capital Inc., BroadMap, Buddybuild, Burstly, C3 Technologies, Camel Audio, Camerai, Catch.com, Chomp, Coherent Navigation, Color Labs, Concept.io, Coral Software, Credit Kudos, Cue, DataTiger, Dialog Semiconductor, Drive.ai, Dryft, Emagic, Embark1, Emotient, Fashwell, Fingerworks, Fleetsmith, Flyby Media, FoundationDB, Gliimpse, HopStop.com, IKinema LTD, InVisage Technologies, Inductiv, Intel's smartphone modem business, Intrinsity, Joby Aviation, Lala, Laserlike, Lattice, LearnSprout, LegbaCore, Limited Liability Company Apple Rus, Linx Imaging, Locationary, LuxVue Technology, MOG, Mapsense, Matcha, Mobeewave, Nashoba Systems, NeXT, NetSelector, Network Innovations, Next Issue Media, NextVR, Nothing Real, Novauris, Orion Network Systems, OttoCat, PA Semi, Particle, Passif Semiconductor, Paws Inc, Perceptio, Placebase, Platoon, Polar Rose, Poly9, Pop Up Archive, Power Computing, PowerSchool, PowerbyProxi, PrimeSense, Primephonic, Prismo Graphics, Privaris, Propel Software, Propel Software Corporation, Proximity, Prss, PullString, Quattro Wireless, RareLight, Raycer Graphics, RealFace, Redmatica, Regaind, SMI Holding, SchemaSoft, Scout FM, Semetric, Shazam, Silicon Color, Silk Labs, Siri, SnappyLabs, SourceDNA, Spaces, Spectral Edge, Spektral, Spotsetter, Stamplay, Styleware, Texture by Next Issue, The Dark Sky Company, Topsy Labs, Tueo Health, Turi, Union Bay Networks, Vilynx, VocalIQ, Voysis, Vrvana, WiFiSLAM, Workflow, Xnor.ai, Zayante, faceshift, iTunes K.K., imsense, indoor.io, metaio, and tuplejump.
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This page (NASDAQ:AAPL) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff