Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Is The Most Intriguing Stock Today.

In the last trading session, 61.88 million Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 1.29. With the company’s per share price at $180.95 changed hands at $0.86 or 0.48% during last session, the market valuation stood at $2832.58B. AAPL’s last price was a premium, traded about 0.46% off its 52-week high of $180.12. The share price had its 52-week low at $124.17, which suggests the last value was 31.38% up since then. When we look at Apple Inc.’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 59.26 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 59.05 million.

Analysts gave the Apple Inc. (AAPL) stock a consensus recommendation rating of an Overweight, calculated at a mean rating of 2.00. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 1 out of 41 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 6 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 11 recommended AAPL as a Hold, 23 felt it is a Buy and 0 rated the stock as Underweight. Apple Inc.’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $1.19.

Instantly AAPL was in green as seen at the end of in last trading. With action 4.60%, the performance over the past five days has been green. The jump to weekly highs of 181.78 on Friday, 06/02/23 added 0.48% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date upside of 39.27%, with the 5-day performance at 4.60% in the green. However, in the 30-day time frame, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is 8.06% up. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 109.88 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 2 days.

The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $181.57, meaning bulls need an upside of 0.34% from its current market value. According to analyst projections, AAPL’s forecast low is $127.00 with $210.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -16.05% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to tank 29.81% for it to hit the projected low.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) estimates and forecasts

Data shows that the Apple Inc. share is performing relatively much not better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot 22.24% over the past 6 months, a -1.96% in annual growth rate that is considerably lower than the industry average of 0.10%. Moreover, analysts have looked to lower expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2023 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for Apple Inc. will fall -0.80%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit 5.40% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach -2.50% down from the last financial year.

Consensus estimates given by 24 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $81.51 billion. 24 analysts are of the opinion that Apple Inc.’s revenue for the quarter ending Sep 2023 will be $90.52 billion. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $82.96 billion and $90.15 billion respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at -1.70%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at 0.40%.

Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of 21.60%. The 2023 estimates are for Apple Inc. earnings to increase by 8.90%, but the outlook for the next 5-year period is at 8.02% per year.

AAPL Dividends

Apple Inc. is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report between July 26 and July 31. The 0.53% annual yield figure for the share gives it an annual dividend of 0.96. It is important to note, however, that the 0.53% dividend yield ratio should serve as a guide only, as you should also take into consideration many other aspects of a company’s operations and fundamentals before making any investment decision.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Major holders

If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 0.07% of Apple Inc. shares while 61.23% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 61.27%. There are 61.23% institutions holding the Apple Inc. stock share, with Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) the top institutional holder. As of Mar 30, 2023, the company held 8.33% of the shares, roughly 1.31 billion AAPL shares worth $215.98 billion.

Blackrock Inc. holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 6.58% or 1.04 billion shares worth $170.67 billion as of Mar 30, 2023.

Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Dec 30, 2022 were Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. With 459.39 million shares estimated at $59.69 billion under it, the former controlled 2.90% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard 500 Index Fund held about 2.18% of the shares, roughly 345.69 million shares worth around $44.92 billion.