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

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$172.03 +1.10 (+0.64 %)
(As of 02/21/2019 06:22 AM ET)
Previous Close$170.93
Today's Range$170.99 - $173.32
52-Week Range$142.00 - $233.47
Volume25.32 million shs
Average Volume28.35 million shs
Market Capitalization$845.55 billion
P/E Ratio14.44
Dividend Yield1.71%
Beta1.13
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$14.4199 per share
Book Value$23.99 per share

Profitability

Net Income$59.53 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees132,000
Outstanding Shares4,915,140,000
Market 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 29th. Shareholders 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 8th. View Apple's Dividend History.

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

Shares of Apple 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 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 announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan 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 buy up to 11.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Apple's earnings last quarter?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 29th. The iPhone maker reported $4.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $4.17 by $0.01. The iPhone maker earned $84.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $84.07 billion. Apple had a return on equity of 50.92% and a net margin of 22.72%. 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 issued an update on 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 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Apple's shares. Their predictions range from $140.00 to $270.00. On average, they anticipate Apple's share 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?

Media stories about AAPL stock have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Apple earned a coverage optimism score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the iPhone maker a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Apple?

Apple saw a drop in short interest during 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 trading volume of 34,248,007 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.2 days. Currently, 0.9% of the company's 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 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 major 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 major 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 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  6,152 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  2,004 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  8,156
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 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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