Don't Take a Position in Apple Stocks Without Knowing Its Fundamentals!

Large-cap Technology company Apple has moved -0.4% so far today on a volume of 12,165,463, compared to its average of 54,976,537. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved -0.0%.

Apple trades -6.0% away from its average analyst target price of $200.68 per share. The 40 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $149.0 to $240.0, and on average have given Apple a rating of buy.

Anyone interested in buying AAPL should be aware of the facts below:

  • Apple's current price is 813.0% above its Graham number of $20.66, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • Apple has moved 23.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 17.0%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 5.97, Apple has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 31.6 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • AAPL has a forward P/E ratio of 28.5 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $6.61 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 4.91 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Apple is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 48.97 compared to its sector average of 6.23

  • Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide.

  • Based in Cupertino, the company has 164,000 full time employees and a market cap of $2.95 Trillion. Apple currently returns an annual dividend yield of 0.5%.

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