Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Apple (AAPL)

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 2/21/2019 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush.
  • 2/20/2019 – Apple was given a new $228.00 price target on by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 2/15/2019 – Apple was given a new $160.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 2/12/2019 – Apple was given a new $140.00 price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 2/7/2019 – Apple was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 2/6/2019 – Apple was given a new $140.00 price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 2/4/2019 – Apple was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $211.00 to $197.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Nomura from $175.00 to $170.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities from $165.00 to $150.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Bank of America Corp from $190.00 to $180.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $153.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “Services GM q/q & y/y trajectory disclosure paint a positive picture, but product GM trend is then even more concerning. Installed base disclosures are on a y/y basis, failing to assuage fears China iPhone installed base is now in decline. Guidance indicates further deterioration in business fundamentals. Reiterate Hold rating and 12-month price target of $160.””
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from $190.00 to $185.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its price target raised by analysts at Monness Crespi & Hardt from $200.00 to $220.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at BTIG Research from $197.00 to $189.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple was given a new $228.00 price target on by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/30/2019 – Apple had its price target raised by analysts at UBS Group AG from $180.00 to $185.00.
  • 1/28/2019 – Apple was given a new $185.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/28/2019 – Apple was given a new $185.00 price target on by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/25/2019 – Apple was given a new $165.00 price target on by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/23/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at DA Davidson to $245.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 1/18/2019 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity.
  • 1/18/2019 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a $185.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/14/2019 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a $180.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/11/2019 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a $228.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/9/2019 – Apple was downgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $200.00.
  • 1/4/2019 – Apple was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 1/4/2019 – Apple was given a new $200.00 price target on by analysts at Daiwa Capital Markets. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $236.00 to $211.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from $222.00 to $187.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $230.00 to $185.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $200.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $275.00.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple was upgraded by analysts at New Street Research from a “reduce” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple was given a new $160.00 price target on by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple was given a new $175.00 price target on by analysts at Nomura. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corp. They now have a $196.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $220.00.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple was downgraded by analysts at Macquarie from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $145.69 price target on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple was given a new $140.00 price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $210.00.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Maxim Group from $212.00 to $160.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $225.00.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple was downgraded by analysts at Loop Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $145.69 price target on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at DA Davidson to $260.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co..
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from $225.00 to $190.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Monness Crespi & Hardt. They now have a $200.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $300.00.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Needham & Company LLC from $200.00 to $180.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at Citigroup Inc from $200.00 to $170.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a $180.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $210.00.
  • 1/3/2019 – Apple was given a new $185.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/2/2019 – Apple had its price target lowered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from to . They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/2/2019 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a $220.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of AAPL stock traded up $1.02 during trading on Friday, reaching $174.17. 12,451,089 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 32,509,441. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $850.17 billion, a PE ratio of 14.62, a PEG ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 1.13. Apple Inc. has a twelve month low of $142.00 and a twelve month high of $233.47.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 29th. The iPhone maker reported $4.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $4.17 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $84.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $84.07 billion. Apple had a return on equity of 50.92% and a net margin of 22.72%. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Apple Inc. will post 11.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 14th. Investors of record on Monday, February 11th were issued a dividend of $0.73 per share. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 8th. Apple’s payout ratio is presently 24.52%.

In related news, Director Arthur D. Levinson sold 1,521 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $167.71, for a total transaction of $255,086.91. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,134,804 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $190,317,978.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.05% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Semmax Financial Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Apple in the 4th quarter valued at $50,000. Portfolio Solutions LLC bought a new stake in Apple in the 4th quarter valued at $76,000. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in Apple by 30.6% in the 4th quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 614 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock valued at $97,000 after purchasing an additional 144 shares during the period. Truehand Inc bought a new stake in Apple in the 4th quarter valued at $108,000. Finally, INR Advisory Services LLC bought a new stake in Apple in the 4th quarter valued at $124,000. 56.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Apple Inc designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, and personal computers. It also sells various related software, services, accessories, and third-party digital content and applications. The company offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers, as well as iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS operating systems.

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