NASDAQ:AAPL - Apple Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$154.7107 -2.11 (-1.35 %)
(As of 01/22/2019 01:51 PM ET)
Previous Close$156.82
Today's Range$153.94 - $156.73
52-Week Range$142.00 - $233.47
Volume14.93 million shs
Average Volume38.60 million shs
Market Capitalization$770.79 billion
P/E Ratio12.99
Dividend Yield1.86%
Beta1.23
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, and personal computers. It also sells various related software, services, accessories, and third-party digital content and applications. The company offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers, as well as iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS operating systems. It also provides iTunes Store, an app store that allows customers to purchase and download, or stream music and TV shows; rent or purchase movies; and download free podcasts, as well as iCloud, a cloud service, which stores music, photos, contacts, calendars, mail, documents, and others. In addition, the company offers AppleCare support services; Apple Pay, a cashless payment service; Apple TV that connects to consumers' TVs and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; and Apple Watch, a personal electronic device, as well as AirPods, Beats products, HomePod, iPod touch, and other Apple-branded and third-party accessories. The company serves consumers, and small and mid-sized businesses; and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. It sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, Book Store, and Apple Music. The company also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force; and third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electronic computers
Sub-IndustryComputer Hardware
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:AAPL
CUSIP03783310
Phone408-996-1010

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$265.60 billion
Cash Flow$14.1417 per share
Book Value$21.80 per share

Profitability

Net Income$59.53 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees132,000
Outstanding Shares4,915,140,000
Market Cap$770.79 billion
OptionableOptionable

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Apple's stock symbol?

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

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

Apple announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.73 per share on Thursday, November 15th. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 8th. View Apple's Dividend History.

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

Apple shares split on the morning of Monday, June 9th 2014. The 7-1 split was announced on Wednesday, April 23rd 2014. The newly issued shares were payable to shareholders after the closing bell 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 will Apple's stock buyback program work?

Apple announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, May 1st 2018, which allows the company to buyback $100,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Apple's earnings last quarter?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 1st. The iPhone maker reported $2.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.78 by $0.13. The iPhone maker had revenue of $62.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $61.55 billion. Apple had a net margin of 22.41% and a return on equity of 48.68%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 19.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.07 EPS. View Apple's Earnings History.

When is Apple's next earnings date?

Apple is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 29th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Apple.

How can I listen to Apple's earnings call?

Apple will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 29th at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What guidance has Apple issued on next quarter's earnings?

Apple updated its first quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $89-93 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $92.91 billion.

What price target have analysts set for AAPL?

45 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Apple's shares. Their forecasts range from $140.00 to $270.00. On average, they expect Apple's share price to reach $194.4680 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Apple.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Apple?

45 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Apple in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 23 hold ratings and 21 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Apple.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Apple stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Apple stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Apple is expected to benefit from an expanded portfolio with the launch of new iPhones. Higher average selling price (ASP) and a loyal customer base are key catalysts. Moreover, robust demand for wearables is expected to drive results. As customers increase the usage of Apple Music and Apple Pay, Services revenues are expected to increase manifold. Further, the acquisition of Akonia Holographics, a manufacturer of lenses for AR glasses, strengthens our belief that Apple can foray into the wearable AR glasses space. Moreover, the company is testing self-driving vehicles and has 66 autonomous vehicles approved for testing in California. However, shares have underperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. The company continues to lose share in the smartphone market. Moreover, increasing competition from Chinese handset makers remains a concern." (11/12/2018)
  • 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "September quarter (F4Q18) results beat on iPhone ASPs, iPhone units slightly miss at flat y/y growth. Combination of December quarter (F1Q19) guidance and no more unit data indicate that the iPhone’s installed base growth has slowed to low-single digits. Our estimates include subscription revenue from to-be-launched video and news services of $2B in in FY20. Higher-than-expected COGS and opex for Dec Q guidance lead to lowered FY19 EPS estimate and 12-month price target to $212, from $221; reiterate Hold rating." (11/2/2018)
  • 3. Rosenblatt Securities analysts commented, "We believe this equates to ~6-7% of total new model production in the second half of 2018. We recently trimmed our iPhone XR shipment forecasts by 3 million units due to weak preorders. We are trimming our XR shipment estimates by another 2 million units and trimming our XS shipment estimates by 1 million units. After tracking sell -through data from various retail channels, we believe initial iPhone XR sales are weaker than we expected and weaker than XS/XS Max sales. We estimate global first weekend sales of the iPhone XR to be ~9 million units, 1 million units lower than sales of the the first weekend. Compared to the iPhone 8/8Plus, we believe XR sales are better, although the 8Plus faced some constraints and a smaller sell-through base." (10/30/2018)

Has Apple been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about AAPL stock have trended very positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Apple earned a news sentiment score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the iPhone maker a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Apple?

Apple saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 45,279,694 shares, an increase of 0.0% from the December 14th total of 45,280,056 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 51,387,635 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.9 days. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Apple's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Apple's key competitors?

Who are Apple's key executives?

Apple's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Timothy D. Cook, CEO & Director (Age 58)
  • Mr. Luca Maestri, CFO & Sr. VP (Age 55)
  • Mr. Jeffrey E. Williams, Chief Operating Officer (Age 55)
  • Ms. Katherine L. Adams, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 55)
  • Ms. Angela J. Ahrendts, Sr. VP of Retail (Age 58)

Who are Apple's major shareholders?

Apple's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include WELLCOME TRUST LTD THE as trustee of the WELLCOME TRUST (0.07%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.04%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.03%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.03%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%). 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, Eduardo H Cue, Jeffrey E Williams, Johny Srouji, Luca Maestri, Philip W Schiller and Timothy D Cook. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Apple.

Which institutional investors are selling Apple stock?

AAPL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, WELLCOME TRUST LTD THE as trustee of the WELLCOME TRUST, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, USS Investment Management Ltd, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Cullinan Associates Inc. and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Apple company stock in the last year include Angela J Ahrendts, Arthur D Levinson, Chris Kondo, Craig Federighi, Daniel J Riccio, Jeffrey E Williams, Johny Srouji, Luca Maestri, Philip W Schiller and Timothy D Cook. View Insider Buying and Selling for Apple.

Which institutional investors are buying Apple stock?

AAPL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Addenda Capital Inc., Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP, Diversified Trust Co, QCI Asset Management Inc. NY, RB Capital Management LLC, MinichMacGregor Wealth Management LLC and Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Apple.

How do I buy shares of Apple?

Shares of AAPL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Apple's stock price today?

One share of AAPL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $155.07.

How big of a company is Apple?

Apple has a market capitalization of $770.79 billion and generates $265.60 billion in revenue each year. The iPhone maker earns $59.53 billion in net income (profit) each year or $11.91 on an earnings per share basis. Apple employs 132,000 workers across the globe.

What is Apple's official website?

The official website for Apple is http://www.apple.com.

How can I contact Apple?

Apple's mailing address is ONE APPLE PARK WAY, CUPERTINO CA, 95014. The iPhone maker can be reached via phone at 408-996-1010 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Apple (NASDAQ AAPL)

Community Ranking:  3.8 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  6,121 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,972 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  8,093
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Apple and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AAPL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AAPL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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