How Big Insider Trading Can Impact Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) exchanged hands 24,420,800 shares versus average trading capacity of 31.87M shares, while its relative trading volume is 0.76. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s total market worth is $631.99B along with 5.33B outstanding shares.

Insiders has most recently took part in a trading activity, Maestri Luca, Senior Vice President, CFO of the company in a transaction that occurred 1/6/2017 sold 4,010 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $117.88, for a total value of $472,699. Subsequent to the transaction Maestri Luca owned a total of 422 shares of the stock.

In a separate transaction on 12/28/2016, Maestri Luca, Senior Vice President, CFO sold 200 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $117.83, for a total worth of $23,566. Succeeding to the transaction Maestri Luca owned overall 4,432 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Maestri Luca, Senior Vice President, CFO sold 2,100 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 12/27/2016. At a price of $117.66, the stock was sold for an entire value of $247,086. Consequent to the transaction Maestri Luca owned a total of 4,632 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.10% shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are owned by insiders with -21.70% six-month change in the insider ownership. The insider filler data counts the number of monthly positions over 3 month and 12 month time spans. For Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) total 16 number of trades held during last 3 months and 86 during last 12 months, out of them 1 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 8 buys in last 12 months. Whereas 15 numbers of sells held in last 3 months and 78 sells over the past 12 months.

For the duration of last three months Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s total number of shares bought are 1,425 and sold 520,278 from a total of 521,703 traded shares. During last twelve months 680,289 number of shares bought and 5,530,957 sold from a total of 6,211,246 shares traded. A net activity of 518,853 took place in the course of three months, while 4,850,668 during last twelve months. Insider trading information is derived from Forms 3 and 4 filings are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) ended last trading session at the price of $119.11 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $132.96 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 01/09/17. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s highest estimates of price target are $185.00 and low forecast is $85.00 based on the opinion of 43 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 20.96. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.66 based on calls of 29 experts.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 1/31/17 After Market Close. The company is expected to release $3.22 EPS during current quarter according to 37 analysts whereas the company reported $3.28 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $3.11 and high estimate of $3.77. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $77.39B according to 36 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $75.1B and highest revenue estimates are $86.73B. A year ago the company’s sales were $75.87B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 2.00%. Past 5 years growth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) observed at 8.89%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 8.70%.

Stock in the Spotlight: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) share price soared 1.11% or 1.30 points to reach at $117.91 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $116.47 – $118.16 during previous trading session. A total of 31,577,900 shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 31.91M shares. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a market capitalization of $635.74B and most recently 5.33B outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is at 66.95.

According to sentiments of 44 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $132.25. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $185.00 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $85.00.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $3.22 derived from a total of 37 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $3.11 and can go high up to $3.77. However a year ago during same quarter Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported $3.28 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $2.13 per share according to consensus of 37 analysts.

According to sentiments of 36 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $77.39B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $75.1B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $86.73B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.86 on the shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Out of rating recommendations 17 have given the stock a Buy while 24 recommend the stock as Outperform. 7 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 1 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 2.03% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 4.63% along with 11.65% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

Important factors to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were trading -0.15% below from the 52-week high mark of $118.08 and +33.18% above from the 52-week bottom of $88.53. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 10/11/16, and 52-week low price on 05/12/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 1.01% in the past one week and soared 7.24% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 4.06% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 23.25% while yearly performance of the company advanced 24.97%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 1.80%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 14.90%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 35.60% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of 20.60%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 1.45, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 1.18%, 1.25% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 1.24.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 15.77. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.30 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.40. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.68 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.59.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store hit records in 2016 a 40 percent increase from 2015

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported on Thursday that in 2016 its app store generated $20 billion for developers. It is an increase of 40 percent from previous year. This increase was helped by the popularity of its most played games such as Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go and revenues advanced due to subscription.

In the history of the store, Apple’s App Store had its biggest month of sales. In December, App Store sales beat more than $3 billion, this increase was due the lunch of Super Mario Run of Nintendo Co Ltd which was accessed by users and downloaded after its launch more than 40 million times in just fist four days.

In 2016 on Apple’s App Store Nintendo’s Pokémon Go was the most popular and downloaded app of the year, and it is the fifth utmost earning app in the App Store. In 2016 Billings from most widely used subscription-based apps such as HBO Now, Netflix and MLB.com At Bat soared 74% to $2.7 billion.

According to Apple customers expended almost @240 million on apps and in-app purchases on the day of New Year and it was a biggest sales day ever, which followed above $3 billion in sales through the December holiday season.

Apple also said that in China, app sales soared 90 percent last year, but it did not provide any details.

On Thursday the company said that, from its iTune it removed New York Times Co’s English- and Chinese-language news apps in China at the demand of local consultants.

Since April, Apple’s own iTunes and iBooks Movies stores have been blocked as the authorities from china worry regarding moral harm, social disorder and fears to national security. According to Apple since inception developers of the store have produced more than $60 billion.

Watch List: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) share price soared 0.21% or +0.24 points to reach at $116.06 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $114.76 – $116.33 during previous trading session. A total of 28,509,500 shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 32.00M shares. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a market capitalization of $614.52B and most recently 5.33B outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is at 59.11.

According to sentiments of 44 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $132.14. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $185.00 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $85.00.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $3.22 derived from a total of 37 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $3.11 and can go high up to $3.77. However a year ago during same quarter Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported $3.28 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $2.13 per share according to consensus of 37 analysts.

According to sentiments of 35 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $77.4B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $75.1B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $86.73B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.86 on the shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Out of rating recommendations 17 have given the stock a Buy while 24 recommend the stock as Outperform. 7 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 1 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 1.37% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 3.06% along with 10.17% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

Important factors to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were trading – 1.64 % below from the 52-week high mark of $ 118.08 and + 31.19 % above from the 52-week bottom of $ 88.53. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 10/11/16, and 52-week low price on 05/12/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has slipped -0.32% in the past one week and soared 6.08% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 3.76% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 23.57% while yearly performance of the company advanced 12.70%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 0.28%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 14.90%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 35.60% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of 20.60%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 1.46, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 1.24%, 1.29% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 1.29.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 15.56. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.30 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.40. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.68 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.59.

How Big Insider Trading Can Impact Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) exchanged hands 30.59M shares versus average trading capacity of 28.36M shares, while its relative trading volume is 0.95. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s total market worth is $612.77B along with 5.33B outstanding shares.

Insiders has most recently took part in a trading activity, Maestri Luca, Senior Vice President, CFO of the company in a transaction that occurred 12/28/2016 sold 200 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $117.83, for a total value of $23,566. Subsequent to the transaction Maestri Luca owned a total of 4,432 shares of the stock.

In a separate transaction on 12/27/2016, Maestri Luca, Senior Vice President, CFO sold 2,100 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $117.66, for a total worth of $247,086. Succeeding to the transaction Maestri Luca owned overall 4,632 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Riccio Daniel J, Senior Vice President sold 600 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 12/15/2016. At a price of $116.55, the stock was sold for an entire value of $69,930. Consequent to the transaction Riccio Daniel J owned a total of 10,942 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.10% shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are owned by insiders with -21.63% six-month change in the insider ownership. The insider filler data counts the number of monthly positions over 3 month and 12 month time spans. For Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) total 16 number of trades held during last 3 months and 86 during last 12 months, out of them 1 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 8 buys in last 12 months. Whereas 15 numbers of sells held in last 3 months and 78 sells over the past 12 months.

For the duration of last three months Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s total number of shares bought are 1,425 and sold 520,278 from a total of 521,703 traded shares. During last twelve months 680,289 number of shares bought and 5,530,957 sold from a total of 6,211,246 shares traded. A net activity of 518,853 took place in the course of three months, while 4,850,668 during last twelve months. Insider trading information is derived from Forms 3 and 4 filings are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) ended last trading session at the price of $115.82 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $131.96 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 12/20/16. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s highest estimates of price target are $185.00 and low forecast is $85.00 based on the opinion of 43 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 20.96. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.63 based on calls of 32 experts.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 1/24/17. The company is expected to release $3.23 EPS during current quarter according to 36 analysts whereas the company reported $3.28 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $3.11 and high estimate of $3.77. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $77.4B according to 35 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $75.1B and highest revenue estimates are $86.73B. A year ago the company’s sales were $75.87B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 2.00%. Past 5 years growth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) observed at 8.89%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 8.70%.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) trims production of iPhone by 10 percent in year 2017 due to slow demand

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will cut iPhone production almost 10 percent in the first quarter of 2017. On Thursday the Nikkei financial daily stated based on the data provided by suppliers.

After the news shares of the company declined 0.84 percent in mid-day trading, in line with the stock index of NASDAQ. Spokesperson from the company declined to comment on the news.

According to the news from Nikkei Asian Review, Apple Inc. (AAPL) already has cramped the production of iPhone 7 almost 20 percent due to the last years’ experience. Apple iPhone 7 had a slow start and iPhone 7 Plus was remained popular due to dual rear-camera setup. Recently Apple presented its contactless payment service, Apple pay in Japan due to this move and implementation of the contactless IC chip iPhone 7 is getting popularity in Japan.

Yet Japan makes only 10 percent of the international market for Apple, and even a huge demand for iPhone 7 in Japan is not sufficient to cover the slow demand all over the world.

Apple likely to had a slow response in year 2016 because of less attractive new features. According to Nikkei Asian Review Apple had faced difficulty in creating new features. In the recent results Apple gave a guidance which was matched with the most of estimates. But it does not show any signs of recovery in sales. The next-generation iPhone is project to launch in September, according to the rumors, it is featured a radical new design with use of thin bezels, a Super AMOLED display traced from Samsung with no physical buttons.

A survey showed that only 50 percent of present customers of Apple interested to upgrade their old model into the latest model. According to them their present phones are powerful enough. There is a strong competition and more attractive offerings at lower prices that means that a share of Apple customers are upgrading their smartphones to the other manufacturers.

Stock on the Move: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) share price plunged -0.78% or -0.91 points to reach at $115.82 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $115.43 – $117.20 during previous trading session. A total of 30.59M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 29.30M shares. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a market capitalization of $612.62B and most recently 5.33B outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is at 57.78.

According to sentiments of 43 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $131.96. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $185 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $85.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $3.23 derived from a total of 36 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $3.11 and can go high up to $3.77. However a year ago during same quarter Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported $3.28 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $2.14 per share according to consensus of 36 analysts.

According to sentiments of 35 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $77.4B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $75.1B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $86.73B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.88 on the shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Out of rating recommendations 16 have given the stock a Buy while 24 recommend the stock as Outperform. 7 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 1 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 1.36% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 2.75% along with 9.92% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

An important factor to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were trading -1.92% below from the 52-week high mark of $118.08 and +30.82% above from the 52-week bottom of $88.53. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 10/11/16 and 52-week low price on 5/12/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has slipped -0.40% in the past one week and soared 4.80% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 2.98% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 22.06% while yearly performance of the company advanced 12.48%.The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 12.48%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 14.90%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 35.60% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of 20.60%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 1.46, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 1.13%, 1.31% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 1.29.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 15.36. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.30 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.40. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.68 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.59.

Insider Trading Activity: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) exchanged hands 14,963,300 shares versus average trading capacity of 31.99M shares, while its relative trading volume is 0.46. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s total market worth is $619.79B along with 5.33B outstanding shares.

Insiders has most recently took part in a trading activity, Maestri Luca, Senior Vice President, CFO of the company in a transaction that occurred 12/28/2016 sold 200 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $117.83, for a total value of $23,566. Subsequent to the transaction Maestri Luca owned a total of 4,432 shares of the stock.

In a separate transaction on 12/27/2016, Maestri Luca, Senior Vice President, CFO sold 2,100 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $117.66, for a total worth of $247,086. Succeeding to the transaction Maestri Luca owned overall 4,632 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Riccio Daniel J, Senior Vice President sold 600 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 12/15/2016. At a price of $116.55, the stock was sold for an entire value of $69,930. Consequent to the transaction Riccio Daniel J owned a total of 10,942 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.10% shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are owned by insiders with -21.79% six-month change in the insider ownership. The insider filler data counts the number of monthly positions over 3 month and 12 month time spans. For Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) total 24 number of trades held during last 3 months and 84 during last 12 months, out of them 3 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 8 buys in last 12 months. Whereas 21 numbers of sells held in last 3 months and 76 sells over the past 12 months.

For the duration of last three months Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s total number of shares bought are 88,963 and sold 917,510 from a total of 1,006,473 traded shares. During last twelve months 680,289 number of shares bought and 5,528,657 sold from a total of 6,208,946 shares traded. A net activity of 828,547 took place in the course of three months, while 4,848,368 during last twelve months. Insider trading information is derived from Forms 3 and 4 filings are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) ended last trading session at the price of $116.73 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $116.73 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 12/20/16. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s highest estimates of price target are $185.00 and low forecast is $85.00 based on the opinion of 43 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 20.96. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.63 based on calls of 32 experts.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 1/24/17. The company is expected to release $3.23 EPS during current quarter according to 36 analysts whereas the company reported $3.28 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $3.11 and high estimate of $3.77. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $77.4B according to 35 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $75.1B and highest revenue estimates are $86.73B. A year ago the company’s sales were $75.87B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 2.00%. Past 5 years growth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) observed at 8.89%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 8.70%.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Check on Price Target

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) plunged -0.43% during previous trade, a total of 20.91M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 30.89M shares whereas its relative volume is 0.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $626.55B along with 5.33B outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $118.02 and touched the lowest level of $116.20.

Most recently Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s price target was revised on 12/20/16 and according to 43 analysts stock’s price will reach at $131.96 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 20.96. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $85 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $185, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 58% from its latest closing price of $116.76.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, three weeks ago Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s price target was revised on 12/05/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $185 while the bearish estimates kept at $82 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $130.97, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 20.96.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 1.63. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 32 brokerage recommendations 22 rate Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock a Strong Buy, 4 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 4 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 2 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 10/27/2016 the stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) downgraded by Hilliard Lyons from Buy to Long-term Buy. However previously on 10/26/2016 it was downgraded by Stifel from Buy to Hold. A research note issued on 9/8/16 the stock was downgraded by Wells Fargo from Outperform to Market Perform.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) performance over the past one year soared 9.76% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bullish trend of 13.39%. During the last six months the stock climbed 24.99%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 2.99% while its last one month trend is positive with 4.65%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed down trend of -0.16%.

The company’s price sits 3.58% above from its 50-day moving average of $112.14 and 10.95% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $108.02. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s shares are currently trading -1.12% away from the 52-week high price of $118.08 and +31.88% far from the 52-week low price of $88.53.

According to consensus agreement of 36 analysts Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will report earnings per share of $3.23 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 1/24/17. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $3.77 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $3.11. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $3.28 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) set at $9.01 according to the sentiments of 44 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $8.05 and highest earnings estimates are $10.01.

According to 35 analysts, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $77.4B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $86.73B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $75.1B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $229.08B compared to low analyst estimates of $218B and high estimates of $246.48B according to the projection of 42 analysts.

Stock in the Spotlight: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) share price soared 0.64% or 0.74 points to reach at $117.26 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $116.49 – $117.80 during previous trading session. A total of 18.12M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 31.41M shares. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a market capitalization of $626.50B and most recently 5.33B outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is at 65.77.

According to sentiments of 43 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $131.96. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $185 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $85.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $3.23 derived from a total of 36 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $3.11 and can go high up to $3.77. However a year ago during same quarter Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported $3.28 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $2.14 per share according to consensus of 36 analysts.

According to sentiments of 35 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $77.4B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $75.1B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $86.73B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.88 on the shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Out of rating recommendations 16 have given the stock a Buy while 24 recommend the stock as Outperform. 7 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 1 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 3.40% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 4.03% along with 11.51% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

An important factor to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were trading -0.70% below from the 52-week high mark of $118.08 and +32.45% above from the 52-week bottom of $88.53. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 10/11/16 and 52-week low price on 5/12/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 0.53% in the past one week and soared 4.89% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 4.22% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 26.62% while yearly performance of the company advanced 12.22%.The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 13.88%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 14.90%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 35.60% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of 20.60%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 1.50, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 0.78%, 1.35% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 1.29.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 15.55. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.30 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.40. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.68 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.59.