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Apple's (AAPL) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Mizuho

13 Agosto 2017
Apple's (AAPL) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Mizuho

The fund purchased 2,292 shares of the iPhone maker's stock, valued at approximately $329,000.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of AAPL. Also, SVP Johny Srouji sold 10,000 shares of Apple stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. FNY Managed Accounts LLC raised its stake in Apple by 852.4% in the second quarter. Insiders have sold 299,911 shares of company stock valued at $46,557,634 in the last ninety days. Hefty Wealth Partners now owns 804 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 174 shares during the period. In black, the notch disappears into the display when switched off. Also, insider Luca Maestri sold 4,757 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 2nd.

The company has a market cap of $808.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.76 and a beta of 1.31. This represents a $2.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.61%. But Apple is perhaps concentrating on the internals, rather than offering the choice that has become associated with its Apple Watch smartwatch range.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The iPhone maker reported $1.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.10. Apple had a net margin of 20.87% and a return on equity of 35.40%. The business had revenue of $45.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $44.94 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.42 EPS.

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The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 17th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th will be given a dividend of $0.63 per share.

The now-famous 'notch' is already a design feature that is dividing opinion. Apple's payout ratio is currently 28.64%.

Apple announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Tuesday, May 2nd that allows the company to buyback $50.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization permits the iPhone maker to buy up to 6.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reaffirmed an outperform rating and issued a $159.00 price objective (up from $152.00) on shares of Apple in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. Sure, it's a little bit creepy that your iPhone will know when you are paying attention to it and when you are looking away but it's also a very cool utilization of the 3D face scanning.

AAPL has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. While Theron's renders don't reveal anything new about the design, it does provide us with a more artsy look at how Apple might advertise the device. While the Cupertino-based technology company may not delay the launch or release dates of the highly anticipated iPhone 8, supply chains may be critically restricted. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Apple has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $167.35. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, forty-two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.27, for a total transaction of $1,855,321.23. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $142.86, for a total value of $1,707,034.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Veritable L.P. now owns 275,890 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $39,734,000 after buying an additional 11,698 shares during the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.08% of the company's stock.