Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Jumps 3.68%, But Further Rally Could Be Imminent

In last trading session, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) saw 86.93 million shares changing hands with its beta currently measuring 1.25. Company’s recent per share price level of $129.62 trading at $4.6 or 3.68% at ring of the bell on the day assigns it a market valuation of $2056.93B. That closing price of AAPL’s stock is at a discount of -38.57% from its 52-week high price of $179.61 and is indicating a premium of 4.2% from its 52-week low price of $124.17. Taking a look at company’s average trading volume for last 10-days demonstrates a volume of 81.68 million shares which gives us an average trading volume of 83.65 million if we extend that period to 3-months.

For Apple Inc. (AAPL), analysts’ consensus is at an average recommendation of an Overweight while assigning it a mean rating of 1.90. Splitting up the data highlights that, out of 41 analysts covering the stock, 2 rated the stock as a Sell while 6 recommended an Overweight rating for the stock. 8 suggested the stock as a Hold whereas 24 see the stock as a Buy. 1 analyst(s) advised it as an Underweight. The company is expected to be making an EPS of $2.13 in the current quarter.

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Upright in the green during last session for gaining 3.68%, in the last five days AAPL remained trading in the green while hitting it’s week-highest on Tuesday, 01/03/23 when the stock touched $129.62 price level, adding 0.98% to its value on the day. Apple Inc.’s shares saw a change of -0.24% in year-to-date performance and have moved 0.01% in past 5-day. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) showed a performance of -9.30% in past 30-days. Number of shares sold short was 108.66 million shares which calculate 1.11 days to cover the short interests.

Wall Street analysts have assigned a consensus price target of $171.78 to the stock, which implies a rise of 24.54% to its current value. Analysts have been projecting $118.00 as a low price target for the stock while placing it at a high target of $200.00. It follows that stock’s current price would drop -54.3% in reaching the projected high whereas dropping to the targeted low would mean a gain of 8.96% for stock’s current value.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) estimates and forecasts

Statistics highlight that Apple Inc. is scoring comparatively higher than the scores of other players of the relevant industry. The company lost -11.85% of value to its shares in past 6 months, showing an annual growth rate of 1.31% while that of industry is -7.20. Apart from that, the company came raising its revenue forecast for fiscal year 2023. This year revenue growth is estimated to rise 4.40% from the last financial year’s standing.

20 industry analysts have given their estimates about the company’s current quarter revenue by setting an average figure of $128.38 billion for the same. And 19 analysts are in estimates of company making revenue of $98.38 billion in the next quarter that will end on Mar 2023.

Weighing up company’s earnings over the past 5-year and in the next 5-year periods, we find the company posting an annual earnings growth rate of 21.60% during past 5 years. In 2023, company’s earnings growth rate is likely to be around 8.90% while estimates for its earnings growth in next 5 years are of 8.73%.

AAPL Dividends

Apple Inc. is more likely to be releasing its next quarterly report between January 25 and January 30 and investors are confident in the company announcing better current-quarter dividends despite the fact that it has been facing issues arising out of mounting debt.

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

Insiders are in possession of 0.07% of company’s total shares while institution are holding 59.56 percent of that, with stock having share float percentage of 59.60%. Investors also watch the number of corporate investors in a company very closely, which is 59.56% institutions for Apple Inc. that are currently holding shares of the company. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) is the top institutional holder at AAPL for having 1.28 billion shares of worth $174.64 billion. And as of Jun 29, 2022, it was holding 7.95% of the company’s outstanding shares.

The second largest institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., which was holding about 1.03 billion shares on Jun 29, 2022. The number of shares represents firm’s hold over 6.40% of outstanding shares, having a total worth of $140.64 billion.

On the other hand, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund are the top two Mutual Funds which own company’s shares. As of Jun 29, 2022, the former fund manager was holding 452.8 million shares of worth $61.91 billion or 2.82% of the total outstanding shares. The later fund manager was in possession of 340.33 million shares on Jun 29, 2022, making its stake of worth around $46.53 billion in the company or a holder of 2.12% of company’s stock.