Stock in the Limelight: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)


This company has been competing with others in the Consumer Goods space and offers its own combination of interesting factors Apple Inc.

Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) stock price distance from twenty day simple moving average surged at 7.84% while its distance from fifty day simple moving average raised 13.45% along with 25.78% above distance from two hundred simple moving averages. The stock is now trading -3.92% below its SMA 50 and -4.85% below its SMA 200. LLP boosted its position in shares of Apple by 0.4% in the fourth quarter.

In related news, insider Johny Srouji sold 16,538 shares of Apple stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 7th. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Feb 15, 2017 and 52-Week Low on May 12, 2016. The Stock now has the market capitalization of $712.57 Billion, P/E (price to earnings ttm) of 16.22 and Weekly volatility of 1.02% and monthly volatility of 0.98% respectively. The company's 50 day moving average price is $123.21 and its 200 day moving average price is $114.41. The company's shares were closed at $60.85.

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 31st. The iPhone maker reported $3.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.22 by $0.14. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $3.63 in that period. AAPL right now sits at consensus rating of 1.90 while 27 analysts have advocated the shares as "BUY", 14 calls it an "OUTPERFORM" and 7 suggest "HOLD". Stockholders of record on Monday, February 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.57 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 9th. This represents a $2.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.68%. Apple's dividend payout ratio is now 27.31%.

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A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. Guggenheim assumed coverage on shares of Apple in a research note on Wednesday, January 4th. (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s price target was revised on 2/10/17 and according to 43 analysts stock's price will reach at $139.82 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 18.38.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) share price increased in the last trading session with a previous 52-week high of $135.09. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. The share price is now up 28.75% for the past three months. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 336,275 shares of company stock valued at $41,954,409. The company's institutional ownership is monitored at 85.8 percent. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, thirty-seven have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. They set a "buy" rating and a $140.00 price objective for the company. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.35, for a total value of $490,125.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Timothy D. Cook sold 30,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.32, for a total value of $696,520,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company is at 1.59.

The company's quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.20. The Company's products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers.

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