Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a beta value of 1.27 and has seen 24.91 million shares traded in the recent trading session. The company, currently valued at $2142.16B, closed the recent trade at $141.81 per share which meant it gained $3.94 on the day or 2.86% during that session. The AAPL stock price is -26.66% off its 52-week high price of $179.61 and 12.44% above the 52-week low of $124.17. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 69.25 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 81.83 million shares.
The consensus among analysts is that Apple Inc. (AAPL) is an Overweight stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.00. 2 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 6 rate it as Overweight. 9 out of 41 have rated it as a Hold, with 24 advising it as a Buy. 0 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $2.13.
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Sporting 2.86% in the green today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Friday, 01/20/23 when the AAPL stock price touched $141.81 or saw a fall of -0.25%. Year-to-date, Apple Inc. shares have moved 6.11%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 3.34%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) have changed 4.16%. Short interest in the company has seen 108.66 million shares shorted with days to cover at 1.11.
Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $168.51, which means that the shares’ value could jump 15.84% from the levels at last check today. The projected low price target is $118.00 while the price target rests at a high of $200.00. In that case, then, we find that the latest price level in today’s session is -41.03% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 16.79% from the levels at last check today.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) estimates and forecasts
Figures show that Apple Inc. shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have lost -11.25% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 1.31%, compared to -8.30% for the industry. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be 4.40%.
20 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $128.38 billion for the current quarter. 19 have an estimated revenue figure of $98.38 billion for the next quarter concluding in Mar 2023.
If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was 21.60% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2023 is a modest 8.90% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 8.73%.
Apple Inc. is expected to release its next earnings report between January 25 and January 30 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 0.92 at a share yield of 0.67%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Major holders
Insiders own 0.07% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 59.56% with a share float percentage of 59.60%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Apple Inc. having a total of 5,461 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 1.28 billion shares worth more than $174.64 billion. As of Jun 29, 2022, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 7.95% of shares outstanding.
The other major institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., with the holding of over 1.03 billion shares as of Jun 29, 2022. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $140.64 billion and represent 6.40% of shares outstanding.
Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. As of Jun 29, 2022, the former fund manager holds about 2.82% shares in the company for having 452.8 million shares of worth $61.91 billion while later fund manager owns 340.33 million shares of worth $46.53 billion as of Jun 29, 2022, which makes it owner of about 2.12% of company’s outstanding stock.