Short-Term Indicators Showing Strength for Apple Inc. (AAPL)

    LEVINSON ARTHUR D, Director, subtracted 35,000 shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) from its portfolio at the rate of $210.86 per share valuing $7,380,100 on May 03. The insider left behind 1,133,283 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) was $201.75. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $203.52, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $205.30. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $200.84 and a 2nd Support Level at $199.94. Apple Inc. (AAPL) stock has lost -$2.66, or -1.30%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $6.94, or 3.56%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $2.80, or 1.41%. This year-to-date, Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares have gained $44.01, or 27.90%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Apple Inc. (AAPL) stock, 60% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 4,601,075 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $928,266,944K. Apple Inc. (AAPL) generates $265,595 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $59,531 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 7.38%, a 3-Year Total Return of 104.24%, and a 5-year Total Return of 113.65%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 66.87%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.770 per share on 05/10/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.53%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 3.08.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Apple Inc. (AAPL) reported earnings of $2.46 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $2.36 per share, representing a 0.1 difference and 4.13% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $4.18 represented a 0.01 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $4.17 per share, which was a 0.32% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $2.12 per share. This estimate came from a total of 14 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $2.37 and the low estimate was $1.79. In the year-ago quarter, Apple Inc. (AAPL) generated per-share earnings of $2.34. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -9.40% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 3 purchases (65,887 shares in total) and 8 sale (104,779 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 13 insider buys amounting to 322,334 shares and 13 insider sales amounting to 261,160 shares. In the past full year, 22 insider purchases were made (involving 1,330,764 shares) and 45 insider sell-offs equivalent to 1,398,626 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has a Current Ratio of 1.12, a Quick Ratio of 1.09 and a Cash Ratio of 0.57. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 106.85, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 51.66, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 31.30. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 87.48 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 42.29.