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MA: $128.41
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Volume118.82 million shs
Average Volume108.31 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.30 trillion
P/E Ratio41.98
Dividend Yield0.62%
Beta1.28

Competitors

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

Should you be buying AAPL stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sector of "computer and technology" are considered alternatives and competitors to Apple, including Microsoft (MSFT), Alphabet (GOOG), Alphabet (GOOGL), Facebook (FB), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), and NVIDIA (NVDA).

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

Profitability

This table compares Microsoft and Apple's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Microsoft32.28%40.74%16.23%
Apple20.91%75.15%17.63%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Microsoft and Apple, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Microsoft023123.00
Apple3142602.53

Microsoft presently has a consensus price target of $238.0539, indicating a potential upside of 5.82%. Apple has a consensus price target of $119.7198, indicating a potential downside of 12.53%. Given Microsoft's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Microsoft is more favorable than Apple.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Microsoft and Apple's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Microsoft$143.02 billion11.89$44.28 billion$5.7639.06
Apple$274.52 billion8.39$57.41 billion$3.2841.73

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

Risk and Volatility

Microsoft has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apple has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Microsoft pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Apple pays an annual dividend of $0.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Microsoft pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Apple pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Microsoft has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Apple has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Microsoft is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.0% of Microsoft shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of Apple shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Microsoft 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Microsoft beats Apple on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Profitability

This table compares Apple and Alphabet's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Apple20.91%75.15%17.63%
Alphabet20.80%17.31%12.68%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Apple and Alphabet, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Apple3142602.53
Alphabet012113.00

Apple presently has a consensus price target of $119.7198, indicating a potential downside of 12.53%. Alphabet has a consensus price target of $1,836.3158, indicating a potential downside of 2.90%. Given Alphabet's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alphabet is more favorable than Apple.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Apple and Alphabet's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Apple$274.52 billion8.39$57.41 billion$3.2841.73
Alphabet$161.86 billion7.90$34.34 billion$51.5636.68

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

Risk and Volatility

Apple has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alphabet has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.8% of Apple shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.9% of Alphabet shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Apple shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% of Alphabet shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Apple beats Alphabet on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.8% of Apple shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.8% of Alphabet shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Apple shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.2% of Alphabet shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Apple and Alphabet, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Apple3142602.53
Alphabet023702.95

Apple presently has a consensus price target of $119.7198, indicating a potential downside of 12.53%. Alphabet has a consensus price target of $1,836.2143, indicating a potential downside of 2.54%. Given Alphabet's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alphabet is more favorable than Apple.

Risk and Volatility

Apple has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alphabet has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Apple and Alphabet's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Apple$274.52 billion8.39$57.41 billion$3.2841.73
Alphabet$161.86 billion7.87$34.34 billion$51.5636.54

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

Profitability

This table compares Apple and Alphabet's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Apple20.91%75.15%17.63%
Alphabet20.80%17.31%12.68%

Summary

Apple beats Alphabet on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.0% of Facebook shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of Apple shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.1% of Facebook 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, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Facebook and Apple, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Facebook143912.89
Apple3142602.53

Facebook currently has a consensus target price of $307.2683, indicating a potential upside of 12.61%. Apple has a consensus target price of $119.7198, indicating a potential downside of 12.53%. Given Facebook's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Facebook is more favorable than Apple.

Risk & Volatility

Facebook has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apple has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Facebook and Apple's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Facebook$70.70 billion10.99$18.49 billion$6.4342.44
Apple$274.52 billion8.39$57.41 billion$3.2841.73

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

Profitability

This table compares Facebook and Apple's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Facebook32.00%23.27%18.12%
Apple20.91%75.15%17.63%

Summary

Facebook beats Apple on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and Apple, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing10602.71
Apple3142602.53

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing currently has a consensus target price of $94.50, indicating a potential downside of 29.56%. Apple has a consensus target price of $119.7198, indicating a potential downside of 12.53%. Given Apple's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Apple is more favorable than Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.3% of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of Apple shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Apple shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apple has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and Apple's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing$34.63 billion20.09$11.83 billion$3.3939.58
Apple$274.52 billion8.39$57.41 billion$3.2841.73

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

Dividends

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing pays an annual dividend of $1.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Apple pays an annual dividend of $0.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing pays out 41.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Apple pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Apple has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and Apple's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing37.94%28.73%20.16%
Apple20.91%75.15%17.63%

Summary

Apple beats Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NVIDIA and Apple's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NVIDIA$10.92 billion31.45$2.80 billion$4.59120.85
Apple$274.52 billion8.39$57.41 billion$3.2841.73

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

Profitability

This table compares NVIDIA and Apple's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
NVIDIA25.89%32.61%19.20%
Apple20.91%75.15%17.63%

Risk & Volatility

NVIDIA has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apple has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

NVIDIA pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Apple pays an annual dividend of $0.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. NVIDIA pays out 13.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Apple pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Apple has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Apple is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for NVIDIA and Apple, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
NVIDIA432802.69
Apple3142602.53

NVIDIA currently has a consensus target price of $548.4167, indicating a potential downside of 1.13%. Apple has a consensus target price of $119.7198, indicating a potential downside of 12.53%. Given NVIDIA's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe NVIDIA is more favorable than Apple.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.7% of NVIDIA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of Apple shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of NVIDIA shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Apple shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

NVIDIA beats Apple on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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TXN
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