Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock: Why It’s Down


Apple Inc. (AAPL) is making a move down in the market in today’s trading session. The company, focused on the technology space, is currently priced at $[Price] after a move down of [Change] so far today. When it comes to tech companies, there are several factors that have the potential to cause price movement in the market. News is one of the most common reasons for movement. Here are the most recent trending headlines associated with AAPL:

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Mar-20-19 07:30PM Apple’s New AirPods Are a Big Deal
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06:35PM Here’s Why Nike (NKE) Stock Looks like a Buy Heading into Q3 Earnings
04:17PM Apple Unveils New AirPods With Hands-Free Siri, Longer Battery Life
03:11PM Survey: Consumers Are Doubling — or Tripling — Down on Streaming TV

Nonetheless, any time investors are making a decision to invest, prospective investors should take a look at much more than news, this is especially the case in the ever changing tech space. Here’s what’s happening with Apple Inc..

Returns That AAPL Investors Have Seen

Although a single session decline, like the move that we’re seeing from Apple Inc. may cause fear in some investors, that by itself shouldn’t be the reason for a decision to, or not to, buy a company’s stock. It is always a good idea to dig into trends experienced by the stock just a single trading day. As it relates to AAPL, here are the returns on investment that investors have experienced:

  • Past 7 Days – Throughout the last 5 trading sessions, AAPL has produced a change in value that amounts to [Perf Week].
  • Monthly – The ROI from Apple Inc. over the past 30 days comes to [Perf Month].
  • Past 3 Months – Throughout the last three months, the company has generated a return that works out to [Perf Quarter]
  • Bi-Annually – In the past six months, we’ve seen a change that equates to [Perf Half Y] from the stock.
  • This Year So Far – Since the the last trading session of last year AAPL has produced a ROI of [Perf YTD].
  • Annually – Finally, in the last full year, investors have seen performance amounting to [Perf Year] from AAPL. Throughout this period, the stock has traded at a high price of [52W High] and a low of [52W Low].

Ratios Of Note

Looking at various key ratios associated with a company can give prospective traders a view of how dangerous and/or rewarding a stock pick might be. Here are a few of the key ratios to consider when digging into AAPL.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a tool that is used by investors to measure the level of short interest. As the ratio goes higher, it means that more investors are expecting that the value of the stock is headed for declines. Throughout the sector, strong technology stocks tend to have a lower short ratio. On the other hand, we also see quite a few short squeezes in the space. Nonetheless, in regard to Apple Inc., the stock’s short ratio clocks in at [Short Ratio].

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are ratios that measure liquidity. Basically, they measure If a company is able to pay for its debts when they mature based on quick assets or current assets. In the technology industry, companies are heavily reliant on the continuation of investor support as they work to bring new technologies to market, these ratios can seem damning. However, quite a few better companies in the technology space come with strong quick and current ratios. As it relates to AAPL, the quick and current ratios work out to [Quick Ratio] and [Current Ratio] respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value ratio compares the the share price to the book value of assets that are owned by the company. In this particular case, that ratio comes in at [Book/sh].

Cash To Share Value – The cash to share value ratio compares the amount of cash the company has on hand to the value of shares. In this case, the cash to share value ratio is [Cash/sh].

Smart Money Follows Big Money

An interesting fact I’ve learned so far in my short time here is that smart money tends to follow big money players. Usually, investors that are trying to play it relatively safe will follow investments made by institutions and those on the inside. So, what does the big money picture look like in regard to AAPL? Here’s the data:

Institutions own [Inst Own] of the company. Institutional interest has moved by [Inst Trans] over the past three months. When it comes to insiders, those who are close to the company currently own [Insider Own] percent of AAPL shares. Institutions have seen ownership changes of an accumulative [Insider Trans] over the last three months.

Analyst Opinions With Regard To Apple Inc.

While it’s not a good idea to blindly follow the thoughts of analysts, it is a smart idea to use their opinions in order to validate your own opinions before making an investment decision in the tech industry. Below are the recent moves that we have seen from analysts as it relates to AAPL.

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Mar-14-19 Initiated Cowen Outperform $220
Mar-11-19 Upgrade BofA/Merrill Neutral → Buy $180 → $210
Jan-30-19 Reiterated UBS Buy $180 → $185
Jan-30-19 Reiterated Rosenblatt Neutral $165 → $150
Jan-30-19 Reiterated Morgan Stanley Overweight $211 → $197

Financial Performance

What have ween seen from AAPL in terms of financial results?Here’s the information:

  • Analyst Expectations – At the moment, Wall Street analysts have expectations that Apple Inc. will create earnings per diluted share in the amount of [EPS next Y], with [EPS next Q] to be announced in the earnings report for the current quarter. Although this is not associated with earnings, because we’re chatting on the topic of Wall St. analysts, AAPL is presently rated a [Recom] considering a scale that ranges from 1 to 5 on which 1 is the poorest possible analyst grade and 5 is the best.
  • 5-Year Sales – In the last half decade, Apple Inc. has reported a change in sales volume that works out to be [Sales past 5Y]. Earnings per share through the past half decade have experienced a change of [EPS past 5Y].
  • Q/Q – when it comes to quarter over quarter data, or Q/Q data as it is generally referred to as in today’s society, AAPL has generated a change in earnings that amounts to [EPS Q/Q]. The company has also moved the needle in regard to sales volume in the amount of [Sales Q/Q].

Interested In How Many Shares Are Available?

Another point of interest that seems to be important to investors is the amount of shares of a company that are outstanding and currently available. At the moment, there are [Shs Outstand] shares of Apple Inc. outstanding. Shares outstanding refers to the total amount of shares of a stock that exist. As far as the float goes, or the amount of shares that are actually available on the retail market, AAPL has a float of [Shs Float].

I also find it important to dig into the short percentage of the float. After all, if a large portion of the float available for trading is shorted, the overall opinion among investors is that the stock is going to take a dive. As far as it relates to AAPL, the short percentage of the float totals up to [Short Float]. In general, concerning short percent of the float would be any percentage over 40%. In my research, I’ve calculated that a short percent of the float over 26% is probably going to be a play that comes with hefty risk.

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