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Apple Stock Competitors

$148.69
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$148.64
$150.18
50-Day Range
$139.14
$156.69
52-Week Range
$107.32
$157.26
Volume58.88 million shs
Average Volume89.64 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.46 trillion
P/E Ratio29.10
Dividend Yield0.59%
Beta1.2

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Vs. MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL, FB, TSM, NVDA, ASML, ADBE, CRM, and PYPL

Should you be buying Apple stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Apple include Microsoft (MSFT), Alphabet (GOOG), Alphabet (GOOGL), Facebook (FB), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), NVIDIA (NVDA), ASML (ASML), Adobe (ADBE), salesforce.com (CRM), and PayPal (PYPL). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

Apple vs.

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, community ranking, valuation and media sentiment.

Alphabet has a beta of 1, indicating that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Apple has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

31.6% of Alphabet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.4% of Apple shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.0% of Alphabet shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Apple shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Apple has higher revenue and earnings than Alphabet. Apple is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alphabet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alphabet$182.53 billion10.13$40.27 billion$58.6147.30
Apple$274.52 billion8.95$57.41 billion$3.2845.33

In the previous week, Apple had 54 more articles in the media than Alphabet. MarketBeat recorded 86 mentions for Apple and 32 mentions for Alphabet. Alphabet's average media sentiment score of 0.25 beat Apple's score of 0.12 indicating that Alphabet is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Alphabet
8 Very Positive mention(s)
6 Positive mention(s)
11 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
2 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Apple
11 Very Positive mention(s)
20 Positive mention(s)
30 Neutral mention(s)
11 Negative mention(s)
9 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Apple received 4742 more outperform votes than Alphabet when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 84.33% of users gave Apple an outperform vote while only 84.12% of users gave Alphabet an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
AlphabetOutperform Votes
2357
84.12%
Underperform Votes
445
15.88%
AppleOutperform Votes
7099
84.33%
Underperform Votes
1319
15.67%

Alphabet has a net margin of 28.57% compared to Apple's net margin of 25.00%. Apple's return on equity of 131.01% beat Alphabet's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alphabet 28.57% 27.87% 19.65%
Apple 25.00% 131.01% 25.82%

Alphabet presently has a consensus target price of $3,103.03, indicating a potential upside of 11.92%. Apple has a consensus target price of $165.13, indicating a potential upside of 11.06%. Given Alphabet's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Alphabet is more favorable than Apple.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alphabet
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
30 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.97
Apple
1 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
23 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.77

Summary

Apple beats Alphabet on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding AAPL and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) vs. Its Competitors

TypeAppleElectronic computers IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Dividend Yield0.59%0.80%3.46%2.51%
P/E Ratio29.1031.7141.2227.95
Net Margins25.00%11.65%-198.98%-1,241.31%

Apple Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MSFT
Microsoft
3.0417 of 5 stars
$309.16
-0.5%
$326.35
-5.6%
+43.0%$2.32T$168.09B38.41163,000Upcoming Earnings
GOOG
Alphabet
2.2801 of 5 stars
$2,772.50
-3.0%
$3,103.03
-11.9%
+69.0%$1.85T$182.53B30.05135,301Upcoming Earnings
GOOGL
Alphabet
1.9114 of 5 stars
$2,751.33
-3.1%
$2,901.86
-5.5%
+68.5%$1.83T$182.53B29.82135,301Upcoming Earnings
FB
Facebook
2.9267 of 5 stars
$324.61
-5.3%
$408.40
-25.8%
+14.0%$915.22B$85.97B24.0558,604Gap Down
TSM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
2.3439 of 5 stars
$114.23
-1.8%
$126.01
-10.3%
+29.4%$592.41B$45.51B30.382,020
NVDA
NVIDIA
2.2065 of 5 stars
$227.26
-0.1%
$222.20
-2.2%
+67.2%$566.33B$16.68B81.0218,975Analyst Upgrade
ASML
ASML
2.0453 of 5 stars
$800.97
-1.7%
$770.20
-3.8%
+111.6%$328.22B$15.97B58.422,020Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
ADBE
Adobe
2.2375 of 5 stars
$643.58
-0.8%
$684.32
-6.3%
+31.7%$306.60B$12.87B55.7722,516
CRM
salesforce.com
1.9902 of 5 stars
$292.56
-0.9%
$314.21
-7.4%
+16.8%$286.42B$21.25B117.4956,606Insider Selling
PYPL
PayPal
2.7642 of 5 stars
$240.40
-1.2%
$320.51
-33.3%
+18.4%$282.48B$21.45B58.6326,500High Trading Volume
ORCL
Oracle
3.1198 of 5 stars
$98.25
-2.0%
$82.32
-16.2%
+64.0%$269.03B$40.48B21.50135,000
CSCO
Cisco Systems
3.2333 of 5 stars
$55.11
-1.1%
$60.79
-10.3%
+42.0%$232.44B$49.82B22.0477,500
VZ
Verizon Communications
3.2998 of 5 stars
$52.93
-0.9%
$60.00
-13.4%
-8.7%$219.14B$128.29B10.96132,200Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
AVGO
Broadcom
3.1905 of 5 stars
$515.41
-0.2%
$556.12
-7.9%
+38.3%$212.15B$23.89B38.2421,000
INTC
Intel
2.771 of 5 stars
$49.46
-13.2%
$56.39
-14.0%
+2.6%$200.66B$77.87B10.99110,600Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
TXN
Texas Instruments
2.6774 of 5 stars
$199.07
-1.1%
$208.00
-4.5%
+32.7%$183.78B$14.46B27.762,020Upcoming Earnings
T
AT&T
2.7298 of 5 stars
$25.49
-1.1%
$30.42
-19.3%
-8.4%$182.00B$171.76B-82.222,020Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
SHOP
Shopify
1.9831 of 5 stars
$1,425.85
-5.0%
$1,646.41
-15.5%
+38.9%$177.89B$2.93B73.617,000Upcoming Earnings
SAP
SAP
2.0443 of 5 stars
$141.78
-1.6%
$122.00
-14.0%
-5.3%$174.18B$31.23B23.95102,430Analyst Report
INTU
Intuit
2.8087 of 5 stars
$590.80
-2.1%
$555.80
-5.9%
+76.7%$161.34B$9.63B78.8810,600
QCOM
QUALCOMM
3.444 of 5 stars
$131.62
-1.1%
$168.04
-27.7%
+2.1%$148.47B$23.53B16.452,019
TMUS
T-Mobile US
2.5128 of 5 stars
$116.87
-0.0%
$165.36
-41.5%
+4.0%$145.85B$68.40B37.4675,000
AMD
Advanced Micro Devices
2.3235 of 5 stars
$119.82
-0.4%
$107.36
-10.4%
+46.2%$145.34B$9.76B42.7912,600Upcoming Earnings
NOW
ServiceNow
2.375 of 5 stars
$686.65
-0.0%
$662.13
-3.6%
+33.6%$136.03B$4.52B817.4513,096Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
AMAT
Applied Materials
3.1343 of 5 stars
$135.93
-1.9%
$151.89
-11.7%
+123.0%$122.74B$17.20B23.642,020
SQ
Square
2.6957 of 5 stars
$253.06
-4.7%
$290.71
-14.9%
+43.2%$116.33B$9.50B221.985,477
IBM
International Business Machines
2.6177 of 5 stars
$127.88
-0.4%
$157.43
-23.1%
+10.2%$114.62B$73.62B21.56345,900Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
High Trading Volume
ABNB
Airbnb
1.948 of 5 stars
$166.64
-2.3%
$172.97
-3.8%
N/A$104.76B$3.38B-10.735,597Insider Selling
SNOW
Snowflake
2.0701 of 5 stars
$339.78
-0.7%
$307.65
-9.5%
+28.2%$102.24B$592.05M-111.402,495Insider Selling
INFY
Infosys
2.21 of 5 stars
$23.01
-1.7%
$21.56
-6.3%
+51.2%$97.60B$13.56B35.402,021
UBER
Uber Technologies
2.223 of 5 stars
$45.51
-2.1%
$68.88
-51.4%
+23.8%$88.19B$11.14B-71.1122,800
DELL
Dell Technologies
2.189 of 5 stars
$114.54
-1.4%
$107.73
-5.9%
+68.0%$87.64B$94.22B23.71158,000
SNAP
Snap
2.2187 of 5 stars
$55.14
-36.2%
$77.13
-39.9%
+27.7%$87.18B$2.51B-108.123,863Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
ZM
Zoom Video Communications
2.2182 of 5 stars
$277.58
-1.0%
$371.89
-34.0%
-45.7%$82.48B$2.65B83.864,422Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Gap Up
LRCX
Lam Research
3.2 of 5 stars
$556.74
-0.2%
$682.86
-22.7%
+57.3%$79.03B$14.63B20.6711,300Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
MU
Micron Technology
3.4608 of 5 stars
$67.51
-1.7%
$103.79
-53.7%
+27.7%$75.52B$21.44B18.602,020
DASH
DoorDash
2.0456 of 5 stars
$213.83
-2.3%
$199.65
-6.6%
N/A$72.26B$2.89B-28.943,886
VMW
VMware
1.9188 of 5 stars
$167.06
-1.4%
$171.58
-2.7%
+12.0%$69.96B$11.77B34.302,021
WDAY
Workday
2.226 of 5 stars
$280.79
-0.1%
$305.00
-8.6%
+25.3%$69.64B$4.32B-1,559.8612,500
NTES
NetEase
2.7873 of 5 stars
$102.24
-0.5%
$130.00
-27.2%
+19.1%$68.49B$11.29B38.2928,239Gap Up
ADSK
Autodesk
2.2995 of 5 stars
$308.58
-0.9%
$333.56
-8.1%
+21.3%$67.84B$3.79B52.2111,500
ADI
Analog Devices
3.3188 of 5 stars
$178.42
-0.2%
$184.96
-3.7%
+43.7%$65.70B$5.60B39.0415,900Analyst Revision
CRWD
CrowdStrike
2.1139 of 5 stars
$283.39
-0.3%
$291.65
-2.9%
+109.3%$64.67B$874.44M-341.433,394
TWLO
Twilio
2.3518 of 5 stars
$358.19
-3.1%
$469.26
-31.0%
+17.0%$63.45B$1.76B-80.134,629Upcoming Earnings
RELX
Relx
1.7015 of 5 stars
$31.04
-0.5%
N/A+45.0%$60.02B$9.13B30.4333,200Analyst Report
BIDU
Baidu
2.8393 of 5 stars
$177.64
-1.7%
$292.61
-64.7%
+32.6%$59.62B$16.41B9.272,020
TEAM
Atlassian
2.1099 of 5 stars
$423.20
-1.4%
$340.71
-19.5%
+103.0%$58.11B$2.09B-151.144,907Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
AMX
América Móvil
2.2248 of 5 stars
$17.26
-0.5%
$19.67
-13.9%
+34.0%$57.04B$49.54B11.74186,851Dividend Cut
NET
Cloudflare
2.4048 of 5 stars
$181.35
-0.4%
$124.27
-31.5%
+224.9%$56.66B$431.06M-402.991,788Insider Selling
FTNT
Fortinet
2.4414 of 5 stars
$335.29
-0.3%
$265.39
-20.8%
+157.2%$54.76B$2.59B108.168,238Insider Selling
This page was last updated on 10/25/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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