Apple Inc. [AAPL]- What the future holds after Q1 earnings?

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Apple Inc opened higher today and gained 1.5% in the first hours of trading at NASDAQ. We will take a look at EPS for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) which is earnings per share (EPS) trailing twelwe months. This is monetary value of earnings per outstanding share of common stock for a company, in this case AAPL share

In the United States, the Financial Accounting Standards Board requires EPS information for the four major categories of the income statement: continuing operations, discontinued operations,net income and extraordinary items.

Here is the latest data for AAPL stock as of April 14,2020

  • Price/Earnings trailing 12 months———–21.17
  • Earnings Per Share trailing 12 months—–12.66
  • Most Recent Earnings————————4.99 on 01/28/20
  • Next Earnings Date————————–04/30/20

New Average Analyst Ratings for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)

A price target is the envisioned future price point of an asset (usually stock) as explained by an investment analyst or a Wall street advisor. The price target is based on many assumptions such as tech levels, cash flow, recent news and supply and demand.  Price targets  change often when the market is volatileand during crisis, that is why you need to stay in the loop and any new information. 

Current Rating for NASDAQ:AAPL according to analysts
Moderate Buy
Based on 26 analysts offering recommendations.
17 Strong Buy
4 Moderate Buy
4 Hold
1 Strong Sell
 

How has NASDAQ:AAPL stock performed recently?

A stock’s performance is more than just a set of random numbers. We need to place those numbers in context to understand it properly. On the surface, it feels awesome to see that a stock you invested in has returned 30% Year to date when viewing the starting price versus the ending price, but you need to look a little deeper. Was the stock abnormally low on the first trading day? If so, it could throw the numbers off.

Here are the latest numbers for Apple Inc (AAPL)

Previous Close267.99
Volume32,755,699
Avg Vol58,858,461
Stochastic %K95.43%
Weighted Alpha+29.90
5-Day Change+31.84 (+13.19%)
52-Week Range170.27 – 327.85
 
 
Looking at the numbers we are proceeding to Analysts target prices for AAPL per share

Analyst Target Prices

HIGH TARGET 375.00
 
MEAN TARGET 314.82
 
LOW TARGET 190.00
52 WK HIGH 327.85
 
52 WK LOW 170.27

Latest insight into the Apple Inc (AAPL) stock fundamentals

The price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is best calculated by taking a company’s market capitalization  and simply divide it by the company’s total revenue over the trailing 12 months. This number shows how much the market values every dollar of the company’s sales. This ratio can be effective in valuing growth stocks that have yet to turn a profit or have suffered a temporary setback.

So, lets take a look at  the latest AAPL share values after most recent trading day on NASDAQ:

  • Market Capitalization, $K1,195,599,872
  • Shares Outstanding, K4,375,480
  • Annual Sales, $260,174 M
  • Annual Income, $55,256 M
  • 60-Month Beta1.17
  • Price/Sales4.51
  • Price/Cash Flow17.56
  • Price/Book13.10

The Price/Cash flow numbers that you can see in the table above(P/ are a strong stock valuation indicator or multiple that measures the value of a stock’s price relative to its operating cash flow per share.