Earnings look ahead - Apple


They now have a $160.00 price target on the iPhone maker's stock. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an "outperform" rating and set a $168.00 target price on shares of Apple in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th.

Reilly Financial Advisors LLC reduced its position in shares of Apple Inc. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, forty-one have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. They now have a $160.00 price target on the iPhone maker's stock. 2,955,152 shares of the company traded hands.

IBD'S TAKE: Apple stock has an IBD Composite Rating of 75, meaning it has outperformed 75% of stocks in key metrics over the past 12 months. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $146.92 and a 200-day moving average price of $141.83. The company has a market capitalization of $776.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.48 and a beta of 1.31.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The iPhone maker reported $2.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.02 by $0.08.

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WALK THE LINE: Few variables influence Apple's stock more than its gross margin guidance. Apple sold $24.85 billion worth of iPhones in the period, compared with $24.05 billion a year ago. On the other hand, a bunch of Wall Street analysts are expecting that the company is going to report their revenue to be at the average of $4.49 billion and earnings per share to be at $1.56.

Apple has announced its fiscal third-quarter earnings on Tuesday beating analyst expectations. This repurchase authorization permits the iPhone maker to purchase up to 6.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

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In other Apple news, SVP D Bruce Sewell sold 67,500 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $147.98, for a total transaction of $11,098,500.00. 34,540,973 shares of the stock were exchanged. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 373,000 shares of company stock valued at $56,497,046 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 0.08% of the company's stock. Clarius Group LLC raised its position in Apple by 88.0% in the fourth quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. now owns 66,577 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $7,711,000 after buying an additional 9,753 shares in the last quarter.

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He also spotlighted iPad sales, saying more than half of customers were buying their first Apple tablet. Apple accounts for about 2.3% of Beese Fulmer Investment Management holdings, making the share its 5th largest stake. Finally, Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. increased its position in shares of Apple by 5.2% in the second quarter.

Apple told the India government it would bring in several of the ancillary units when setting up its operations in India, one of the fastest growing markets for smartphones in the world, said a top official in the government.

Apple looks to India after sales for the region of Greater China, once a huge growth driver, dropped by 14% to just over $10.7 billion for the quarter ending April 1.

Meanwhile, revenue from Apple's range of services continues to grow.

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Apple has told the Indian government that it is willing to bring in more ancillary manufacturing, but it would want the agreed tax breaks to apply to its suppliers also, reports Reuters.