Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. It also sells various related services.
Apple stock last closed at $147.81, down 0.34% from the previous day, and has decreased 9.74% in one year. It has overperformed other stocks in the Consumer Electronics industry by 0.18 percentage points. Apple stock is currently +14.55% from its 52-week low of $129.04, and -19.2% from its 52-week high of $182.94.
As of Dec 2, 2022, there are 15.91B shares of AAPL outstanding. The market capitalization of AAPL is $2.35T. In the past 24 hours, 65.33M AAPL shares were traded.
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Analysts use a variety of different financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge AAPL's fair value.
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Out of 22 sell side analysts who research AAPL, the consensus analyst rating on Apple is a Strong Buy
David Vogt, a bottom 29% analyst from UBS maintains AAPL with a strong buy rating and lowers their AAPL price target from $185.00 to $180.00, on Nov 8, 2022.
Vogt bumped down his price target on Apple Inc. by 2.7%.
Global wait times, including in the U.S. market, spiked for two consecutive weeks, the analyst reported, citing data from his firm's Evidence Lab tracking iPhone availability across 30 countries.
The finding was explained by management's announcement of Covid lockdowns in a Foxconn facility in China* impacting production, Vogt said.
Although the impact is estimated to be in the low single digits, iPhones' delivery dates are expected to be delayed beyond Black Friday (2022/11/25), the analyst noted.
* From here and here: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., known as Foxconn internationally, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturer. On 2022/11/02, Foxconn's Zhengzhou plant, a major production base for iPhones, was imposing “silent management measures,” which means residents were not allowed to go out and only approved vehicles were allowed on the road until the restrictions ease on 2022/11/09.
Erik Woodring, a bottom 5% analyst from Morgan Stanley maintains AAPL with a strong buy rating and lowers their AAPL price target from $177.00 to $175.00, on Nov 8, 2022.
Wamsi Mohan, a top 4% analyst from Bank of America maintains AAPL with a hold rating and lowers their AAPL price target from $160.00 to $154.00, on Nov 7, 2022.
Tim Long, a top 10% analyst from Barclays maintains AAPL with a hold rating and lowers their AAPL price target from $156.00 to $144.00, on Nov 7, 2022.
Daniel Ives, a bottom 4% analyst from Wedbush maintains AAPL with a buy rating and lowers their AAPL price target from $220.00 to $200.00, on Oct 28, 2022.
You can dig deeper into what analysts are saying on the Apple stock forecast page.
Last year, AAPL earnings were $99.80B. During the past five year, AAPL's earnings have gone up by 21.56% per year. This was faster than the Consumer Electronics industry average of 21.55%.
Last year, AAPL revenue was $394.33B. Over the last five year, AAPL's revenue has grown by 11.46% per year. This was faster than the Consumer Electronics industry average of 10.89%.
Learn more about AAPL's earnings and revenue performance here.
Over the last 12 months, insiders at AAPL have sold more shares than they have bought.
Chris Kondo, Principal Accounting Officer of AAPL, was the latest AAPL insider to sell. They sold $3,004,144.00 worth of AAPL shares on Nov 22, 2022.
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Apple pays a dividend of 0.62%, compared to the Consumer Electronics industry's average dividend yield of 1.78%. If you owned $1,000 worth of AAPL stock, you would have been paid $6.16 in the past 12 months.
Apple dividend payments have consistently grown over the past decade and have remained stable.
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