NASDAQ:AAPL - Apple Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $172.03 +1.10 (+0.64 %) (As of 02/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$170.93Today's Range$171.00 - $173.3252-Week Range$142.00 - $233.47Volume26.10 million shsAverage Volume34.42 million shsMarket Capitalization$845.55 billionP/E Ratio14.44Dividend Yield1.71%Beta1.13 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive AAPL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AAPL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Electronic computers Sub-IndustryComputer Hardware SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:AAPL Previous Symbol CUSIP03783310 Webwww.apple.com Phone408-996-1010Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.79 Current Ratio1.30 Quick Ratio1.25Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio14.44 Forward P/E Ratio15.10 P/E Growth1.75 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$265.60 billion Price / Sales3.18 Cash Flow$14.4685 per share Price / Cash Flow11.89 Book Value$23.99 per share Price / Book7.17Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$11.91 Net Income$59.53 billion Net Margins22.72% Return on Equity50.92% Return on Assets16.33%Miscellaneous Employees132,000 Outstanding Shares4,915,138,000Market Cap$845.55 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 Tuesday, January 29th. Investors of record on Monday, February 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.73 per share on Thursday, February 14th. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 8th. View Apple's Dividend History. When did Apple's stock split? How did Apple's stock split work? Apple shares split before market open on Monday, June 9th 2014. The 7-1 split was announced on Wednesday, April 23rd 2014. The newly created shares were issued 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 declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Tuesday, May 1st 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $100,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 11.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Apple's earnings last quarter? Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 29th. The iPhone maker reported $4.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $4.17 by $0.01. The iPhone maker earned $84.31 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $84.07 billion. Apple had a net margin of 22.72% and a return on equity of 50.92%. View Apple's Earnings History. When is Apple's next earnings date? Apple is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Apple. What guidance has Apple issued on next quarter's earnings? Apple updated its second quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday, January, 29th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $55-59 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $58.99 billion. What price target have analysts set for AAPL? 42 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Apple's stock. Their predictions range from $140.00 to $270.00. On average, they anticipate Apple's stock price to reach $190.1537 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Apple. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Apple? 42 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Apple in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 21 hold ratings and 20 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. Maxim Group analysts commented, "Services GM q/q & y/y trajectory disclosure paint a positive picture, but product GM trend is then even more concerning. Installed base disclosures are on a y/y basis, failing to assuage fears China iPhone installed base is now in decline. Guidance indicates further deterioration in business fundamentals. Reiterate Hold rating and 12-month price target of $160." (1/30/2019) 2. 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) 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 neutral this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Apple earned a media sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the iPhone maker a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting Apple? Apple saw a drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 40,360,782 shares, a drop of 13.4% from the January 15th total of 46,579,709 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 34,248,007 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.2 days. Currently, 0.9% of the company's shares are short sold. View Apple's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Apple's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Apple include Dell Technologies (DVMT), Dell (DELL), Nice (NICE), Teradata (TDC), CAPCOM CO LTD/ADR (CCOEY), Omnicell (OMCL), Fitbit (FIT), Super Micro Computer (SMCI), Cray (CRAY), Huami (HMI), One Stop Systems (OSS) and Socket Mobile (SCKT). 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 investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.03%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (3.27%), Northern Trust Corp (1.21%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.19%), Legal & General Group Plc (0.46%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.34%). Company insiders that own Apple stock include 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 Jennison Associates LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Swedbank, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, New York State Common Retirement Fund and APG Asset Management N.V.. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Geode Capital Management LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, Flossbach Von Storch AG, Legal & General Group Plc, Harvard Management Co. Inc., Alleghany Corp DE and Boston Partners. 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 $172.03. How big of a company is Apple? Apple has a market capitalization of $845.55 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 6,152 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 2,004 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 8,156MarketBeat'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. 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