Apple Investors Should Focus on This

Apple, a large-cap Computer Hardware stock, moved -0.5% Friday. Here are some facts about the company that we're keeping an eye on:

  • Apple has logged a 28.0% 52 week change, compared to 16.0% for the S&P 500

  • AAPL has an average analyst rating of buy and is -5.9% away from its mean target price of $187.73 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $6.13, which brings its trailing Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio to 28.8. The Technology sector's average P/E ratio is 27.16

  • The company's forward earnings per share (EPS) is $6.19 and its forward P/E ratio is 28.5

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 44.2 in contrast to the Technology sector's average P/B ratio is 6.23

  • AAPL has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 13.5% and gross profit margins of 0.4%

  • The company's free cash flow for the last fiscal year was $100.99 Billion and the average free cash flow growth rate is 7.9%

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