The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is a huge mover today! About 13.00M shares traded hands. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 15.98% since March 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.46% the S&P500.
The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $630.11 billion company. It was reported on Oct, 13 by Barchart.com. We have $105.47 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:AAPL worth $56.71B less.
Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $1.64 earnings per share, down 16.33% or $0.32 from last year’s $1.96 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $8.92 billion for 17.67 P/E if the $1.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.42 actual earnings per share reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 15.49% EPS growth.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Ratings Coverage
Out of 39 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 35 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 90% are positive. Apple Inc. has been the topic of 174 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, July 22. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 27 by Morgan Stanley. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $115 target price in Wednesday, April 27 report. As per Monday, January 11, the company rating was upgraded by Mizuho. As per Thursday, September 8, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, January 7 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, April 7, the company rating was maintained by BTIG Research. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Brean Capital on Friday, September 11. Pacific Crest maintained the stock with “Positive” rating in Monday, August 17 report. Piper Jaffray maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, April 27. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $152 price target.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Apple Inc. is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players. The Company’s products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and Mac OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a range of accessory, service and support offerings. It sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers. Apple Inc. is headquartered in Cupertino, California.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.26, from 1.15 in 2016Q1. The ratio fall, as 116 funds sold all Apple Inc. shares owned while 900 reduced positions. 66 funds bought stakes while 835 increased positions. They now own 2.95 billion shares or 8.86% less from 3.23 billion shares in 2016Q1.
Calamos Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 3.06% or 180,918 shares in its portfolio. Ct Mason has 1.89% invested in the company for 47,086 shares. Comm Comml Bank accumulated 1.08M shares or 1.63% of the stock. Baldwin Brothers Ma reported 215,725 shares or 4.24% of all its holdings. Bluecrest Mgmt Limited owns 72,197 shares or 0.29% of their US portfolio. Grand Jean Capital Mngmt has 4.43% invested in the company for 107,333 shares. Brinker Cap holds 0.23% or 26,471 shares in its portfolio. Old Mutual Glob Invsts (Uk) Ltd has 628,446 shares for 1.13% of their US portfolio. Pennsylvania Com holds 1.7% or 219,139 shares in its portfolio. Fuller Thaler Asset Management accumulated 0.24% or 147,165 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj owns 4,840 shares or 0.82% of their US portfolio. Needelman Asset Management Inc accumulated 1.65% or 6,056 shares. Tctc Hldgs Ltd Liability has 150,124 shares for 0.97% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Decatur Cap Mgmt has 3.23% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 250,776 shares. Ahl Partners Llp last reported 0.08% of its portfolio in the stock.
Insider Transactions: Since May 23, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 19 sales for $134.09 million net activity. Srouji Johny sold $1.07M worth of stock. 22,381 shares were sold by Riccio Daniel J., worth $2.53M on Wednesday, September 21. The insider Maestri Luca sold $1.20 million. $4.97M worth of shares were sold by Cue Eduardo H on Friday, May 27. $4.93 million worth of shares were sold by WILLIAMS JEFFREY E on Saturday, October 1. $1.03M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by KONDO CHRIS. AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $5.00M worth of stock.
More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Apple Inc.’s Got a Big Watch Problem” on October 13, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Apple Inc.’s iPhone Business: 3 Things Investors Need to Know” published on October 13, 2016, Fool.com published: “Apple, Inc.’s Forthcoming Mac Refresh Can’t Come Soon Enough” on October 12, 2016. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Disaster: Apple Inc. May Not Be the Biggest Winner” published on October 12, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why This Apple Inc. iPhone 8 Speculation Doesn’t Make Any Sense” with publication date: October 11, 2016.
AAPL Company Profile
Apple Inc. (Apple), incorporated on January 3, 1977, designs, makes and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players and sells a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions and third-party digital content and applications. The Company’s services and products include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X operating systems, iCloud and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings. The Firm offers a range of mobile communication and media devices, personal computing products and portable digital music players, as well as a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions and third-party hardware and software products. In addition, the Company offers its own software products, including iOS, the Company’s mobile operating system; OS X, the Company’s Mac operating system; and server and application software. The Company’s primary products include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, iTunes, Mac App Store, iCloud, Operating System Software, Application Software and Other Application Software.
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