Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock has achieved $144.21 in the past week

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) saw a downside of -0.27% to close Friday at $142.90 after subtracting -$0.39 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 76,574,219 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $144.21 in the past week. An average of 85,560,492 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 76,184,000.

AAPL’s 1-month performance is -7.25% or -$12.21 on its low of $138.27 reached on 10/04/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $107.32 and high of $157.26, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/07/21. YTD, AAPL has achieved 7.69% or $10.21. However, the current price is down -9.13%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Oct 04, 7 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Apple Inc. (AAPL). WILLIAMS JEFFREY E (COO) most recently sold 165,829 shares at $138.83 per share on Oct 04. This transaction cost the insider $23,022,040. Senior Vice President, O’BRIEN DEIRDRE, sold 89,437 shares at a price of $138.83 on Oct 04. Then, on Aug 25, Chief Executive Officer COOK TIMOTHY D sold 2,386,440 shares at a price of $148.58 per share. This transaction amounted to $354,568,479.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 41.80 and a low of 11.69. AAPL stock has a beta of 1.22. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 6.82 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 36.93, with the price to cash flow ratio at 29.45.

Apple Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.62% and the payout ratio is 16.20%. AAPL’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Aug. 12, when it paid $0.22 a share compared with prior rate of $0.22, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.0150 reported on Wednesday April 28 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 31.30% yearly.

It is projected that Apple Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 5-Nov-2021. AAPL is expected to distribute $0.22 as its next dividend.

Apple Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.00, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.10 meaning that AAPL stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.65, while the total debt to equity was 1.89. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 41.00%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 27.87% while for the period ending June 29; Apple Inc.’s operating margin was 28.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $104.96 billion against revenue of $274.51 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Apple Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $27.65 billion against total debt of $135.49 billion. Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 26.71% to $81.43 billion, while revenue of $89.58 billion was -10.01% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected AAPL to announce $1.01 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.3, representing a 28.70% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $26.96 billion. AAPL stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 265.56 billion, with total debt at $135.49 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $16.53 billion

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Apple Inc. (AAPL) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 45.49% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 21.69%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $141.69, reflecting a +0.18% or $0.25 change from its current price. AAPL is currently trading -4.07% above its 20-day SMA, +14.46% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -1.88% and +8.36% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 46.75% and 36.27% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.93. The RSI (14) points at 44.51%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 50.33% with the period’s ATR at 2.92. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.80 and -0.54 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Cowen reiterated its an Outperform rating for the company but lifted their price target to $180. Analysts offering their rating for AAPL stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate AAPL as a “sell,”, while 10 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 5 rates the stock as overweight while 27 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is AAPL’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $90.00 and a high of $190.00, with their median price target at $170.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Apple Inc. (AAPL) stock is $166.21.


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