Media stories about Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Apple earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the iPhone maker an impact score of 45.6030349447673 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- iPhone X Vs. Google Pixel 2 XL Review: OLED Display Champ After Two Weeks Is… (finance.yahoo.com)
- ‘Pokémon GO’ Announces A Global Catch Event With A Seemingly Impossible Goal (finance.yahoo.com)
- Meeting the right match just got easier with straight dating app – RIGHTLY (prweb.com)
- Here's How Apple Inc. Will Keep the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone Cheap (finance.yahoo.com)
- Will millennials give housing shares and the broader stock market a boost? (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of equities analysts recently commented on AAPL shares. UBS AG set a $190.00 target price on Apple and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Wells Fargo & Company restated a “market perform” rating and set a $195.00 target price on shares of Apple in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Argus raised their target price on Apple from $185.00 to $210.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. Vetr cut Apple from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $176.88 target price for the company. in a report on Friday. Finally, set a $193.00 target price on Apple and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and forty-six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $200.24.
Shares of Apple (AAPL) traded down $0.95 on Friday, reaching $170.15. 21,665,811 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 29,623,286. The company has a market capitalization of $873,603.19, a PE ratio of 18.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. Apple has a 1 year low of $108.25 and a 1 year high of $176.24.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The iPhone maker reported $2.07 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.87 by $0.20. The firm had revenue of $52.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $50.71 billion. Apple had a net margin of 21.09% and a return on equity of 36.29%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.50 earnings per share. analysts expect that Apple will post 11.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were paid a dividend of $0.63 per share. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. Apple’s dividend payout ratio is 27.39%.
In other news, insider Daniel J. Riccio sold 15,641 shares of Apple stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $172.35, for a total value of $2,695,726.35. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 39,682 shares in the company, valued at $6,839,192.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Johny Srouji sold 5,892 shares of Apple stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $161.00, for a total transaction of $948,612.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 70,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,327,638. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 410,352 shares of company stock valued at $65,356,512. Corporate insiders own 0.08% of the company’s stock.
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Apple Company Profile
Apple Inc (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. The Company’s products and services 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.
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