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


Apple Inc. (AAPL) is headed up in the market in today’s trading session. The company, one that is focused on the technology industry, is presently trading at $195.09 after gaining 3.68% so far today. When it comes to technology stocks, there are a number of aspects that have the ability to generate movement in the market. News is one of the most common reasons for movement. Here are the most recent headlines centered around AAPL:

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Mar-22-19 05:30AM Australia’s Myer department stores says to stop selling Apple products
05:00AM Apples Streaming Event Is Almost Here. Investors Can Barely Contain Their Excitement.
03:05AM Apple’s iPhone struggles unravel ambitions of Japan Display
02:21AM Apple’s iPhone struggles unravel ambitions of Japan Display
01:23AM Chinese smartphone firms jazz up products, seize turf in home market from Apple

However, when making a decision with regard to investing, investors should look at far more than just news, this is especially the case in the ever evolving tech industry. Here’s what’s happing when it comes to Apple Inc..

The Performance That We’ve Seen From AAPL

Although a single session gain, like the move that we’re seeing from Apple Inc. may lead to excitement in some investors, a single session move alone should not be the reason for a decision to, or not to, invest in a company. It is always important to dig into trends experienced by the stock beyond a single trading session. As it relates to AAPL, below are the returns that we have seen:

  • Past 5 Trading Sessions – Throughout the last week, AAPL has seen a change in price in the amount of 6.18%.
  • Past 30 Days – The ROI from Apple Inc. in the last 30 days comes to 13.40%.
  • Quarterly – Throughout the past quarter, the stock has produced a ROI that comes to 17.47%
  • Past Six Months – Over the last six months, we’ve seen a change of -10.61% from the company.
  • Year To Date – Since the the last trading session of last year AAPL has generated a return on investment of 23.68%.
  • Full Year – Lastly, throughout the last full year, we have seen performance of 11.33% from AAPL. In this period of time, the stock has sold at a high of -16.44% and a low of 37.39%.

Key Ratios

Looking at various ratios associated with a stock can give investors an understanding of how dangerous and/or rewarding a stock pick may be. Here are some of the key ratios to think about when looking at AAPL.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a measure of short interest. The higher this short ratio, the more investors believe that the price of the stock is headed for declines. Across the sector, strong technology stocks tend to have a lower short ratio. On the other hand, we tend to see a lot of short squeezes in the sector. Nonetheless, when it comes to Apple Inc., it’s short ratio amounts to 2.95.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are tools that are used to get an idea of the company’s liquidity. Basically, they measure If a company is able to pay its debts when they come due using quick assets or current assets. Because in tech, many companies rely heavily on the continuation of investor support as they work to bring new technologies to market, these ratios can be upsetting. However, several good picks in the tech space come with good quick and current ratios. When it comes to AAPL, the quick and current ratios add up to 1.30 and 1.30 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value ratio compares the value of assets owned by the company to the share price. In the case of Apple Inc., the book to share value ratio equates to 24.89.

Cash To Share Value – Finally, the cash to share value ratio compares the amount of cash the company has on hand to the price of shares. In this case, the cash to share value works out to 18.25.

What Are Big Money Players Doing With Apple Inc.

Humans that are into investing seem to be infatuated with the term “Smart money follows big money.” It makes sense. Big money became big money by making smart decisions in the market. So, by following the moves of big money institutions and insiders, we can get a glimpse of what market pros think about a stock. When it comes to big money interest in AAPL, here’s what we’re seeing:

Institutions own 61.00% of the company. Institutional interest has moved by -0.74% over the past three months. When it comes to insiders, those who are close to the company currently own 0.08% percent of AAPL shares. Institutions have seen ownership changes of an accumulative -6.04% over the last three months.

How Analysts Feel About Apple Inc.

Although it’s not a good idea to avoid doing your DD and blindly following the opinions of analysts, it is a good idea to use their thoughts to validate your own thoughts when it comes to making investment decisions in the tech space. Here are the most recent moves that we have seen from analysts with regard to AAPL.

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Mar-21-19 Upgrade Needham Buy → Strong Buy $180 → $225
Mar-21-19 Reiterated Citigroup Buy $170 → $220
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

Financial Results And Expectations

At the moment, analysts are expecting that throughout the full year, earnings per diluted share will come in at $12.75. In the current quarter, analysts see the company producing earnings in the amount of $2.37. Over the last 5 years, AAPL has generated revenue in the amount of $9.20% with earnings coming in at 16.50%. On a quarter over quarter basis, earnings have seen movement of -4.80% and revenue has seen movement of -4.50%.

Looking At Share Counts

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 4.74B 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 4.68B.

Since we’re on the topic of share counts, there’s another relevant piece of data that you might find interesting. That would be the short percentage of the float. Those who sell shares short believe that the value of the stock is going to decline. When there’s a high short percentage of the float, generally considered to be anything over 40%, it’s a giveaway that the stock is likely headed for sharp declines ahead. Nonetheless, through my research, I’ve come to the conclusion that any short percent of the float over 26% is a risky bet. When it comes to AAPL, the short percent of the float is 2.07%.

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