Decoding the Approach of Savvy Investors to Apple (AAPL)

Apple logged a -1.2% change during today's morning session, and is now trading at a price of $169.05 per share. The S&P 500 index moved -1.0%. AAPL's trading volume is 11,573,804 compared to the stock's average volume of 58,468,785.

Apple trades -9.95% away from its average analyst target price of $187.73 per share. The 37 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $140.52 to $226.34, and on average have given Apple a rating of buy.

If you are considering an investment in AAPL, you'll want to know the following:

  • Apple's current price is 620.0% above its Graham number of $23.48, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • Apple has moved 17.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 10.0%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 5.95, Apple has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 28.4 while the S&P 500 average is None

  • AAPL has a forward P/E ratio of 27.3 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $6.19 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 4.33 — 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 43.89 compared to its sector average of None

  • 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 $2.64 Trillion. Apple currently returns an annual dividend yield of 0.5%.

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