Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares are trading at higher $118.64 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $123.11.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $137.98 and the low is $53.15. Over the last 52 weeks, AAPL is up 80.31% while the S&P 500 is up 15.13%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, AAPL reported a profit of $24.69 billion. Apple Inc. also saw revenues increase to $64.7 billion. In addition, AAPL has free cash flow of $73.36 billion as of 09-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $17.48 billion which compares well with its peers.
AAPL booked profit margins of 20.90%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 75.20%, and its Return on Assets is 17.60%. All told, it is clear that, AAPL needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. AAPL has a short ratio of 0.52 and outstanding shares of 17.06B.
AAPL has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 103.92 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 3.27. Apple Inc. AAPL also noted assets of $323.89 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as AAPL has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Apple Inc. AAPL has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, AAPL represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Apple Inc. AAPL is now commanding a market cap of 2016.25B and a float of 16.99B. AAPL is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of AAPL stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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