News headlines about Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Apple earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the iPhone maker an impact score of 43.8707886018746 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Apple hits a new all-time high and briefly climbs above a $925 billion market cap (cnbc.com)
- Apple just bought a magazine subscription app, here’s what you can do with it (cnbc.com)
- Apple acquires magazine subscription app Texture – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- A Technical and Fundamental Focus on Apple Inc. (AAPL) – US Trade Media (ustrademedia.com)
- Apple Inc. (AAPL) Slapped With Patent Suit Over Siri – StockNews.com (blog) (stocknews.com)
Shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) traded up $1.74 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $181.72. 32,190,062 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 44,110,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $922,050.00, a PE ratio of 17.78, a P/E/G ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. Apple has a 12-month low of $138.62 and a 12-month high of $182.39.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th were paid a $0.63 dividend. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 9th. Apple’s dividend payout ratio is currently 24.66%.
AAPL has been the topic of a number of research reports. UBS Group set a $190.00 target price on shares of Apple and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $195.00 target price on shares of Apple in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Vetr lowered shares of Apple from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $176.88 target price on the stock. in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Nomura set a $185.00 target price on shares of Apple and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Finally, Tigress Financial reiterated a “strong-buy” rating on shares of Apple in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating, thirty-two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $201.57.
In other Apple news, insider Daniel J. Riccio sold 15,641 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, January 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $174.78, for a total value of $2,733,733.98. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 13,739 shares in the company, valued at $2,401,302.42. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.06% of the company’s stock.
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Apple Company Profile
Apple Inc (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. The Company’s products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings.
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