Apple Will Soar to $1 Trillion Market Cap, RBC Says

Apple Will Soar to $1 Trillion Market Cap, RBC Says

(NASDAQ:AAPL). First Commercial Bank Sioux Falls invested in 1.68% or 3,581 shares. The firm owned 11,132 shares of the iPhone maker's stock at the end of the second quarter. Dynamic Capital Management Ltd's holdings in Apple were worth $1,875,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Gfs Advisors Llc increased Ishares Tr (IJR) stake by 9,486 shares to 11,346 valued at $1.56M in 2016Q4. Fairview Capital Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Apple by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. now owns 29,426 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $4,238,000 after buying an additional 1,300 shares during the period. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Apple during the fourth quarter worth about $5,625,709,000. Hefty Wealth Partners boosted its stake in shares of Apple by 27.6% in the second quarter. King Luther Capital Management Corp now owns 2,077,353 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $299,180,000 after buying an additional 32,113 shares during the period.

Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s ROE is 36.03%, while industry's is 14.1%. Institutional investors own 61.13% of the company's stock. Levy Harkins & Company Inc sold 612 shares as the company's stock rose 12.77% with the market. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Friday, May 5. The stock decreased 2.02% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $31.02. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $149.31 and a 200-day moving average price of $143.92. The firm has a market cap of $136.09 billion, a PE ratio of 17.62 and a beta of 1.31. Apple also saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors purchased 139,415 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 119% compared to the average volume of 63,733 put options.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The iPhone maker reported $1.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.10.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 14 percent, while the Return on Equity (ROE) value is 35.4 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) value stands at 20.6 percent. The company had revenue of $45.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $44.94 billion. During the same quarter previous year, the firm earned $1.42 EPS. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Apple will post $9.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 17th. The ex-dividend date will be Thursday May 11th, 2017. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by some 190,170,607 shares, 1,470 decreased positions by 127,671,414 and 182 held positions by 2,915,222,440. Apple's payout ratio is 28.64%.

Apple announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, May 2nd that authorizes the company to repurchase $50.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the iPhone maker to repurchase up to 6.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. Apple Inc (Call) now has $802.00 billion valuation. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Baker Avenue Asset Mgmt LP owns 57,914 shares. If you are viewing this report on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US & worldwide trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this article can be accessed at

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Berenberg initiated the shares of ALLE in report on Thursday, October 6 with "Buy" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, February 13 by Goldman Sachs. (The) reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $150.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. Finally, UBS Group AG reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Apple in a report on Tuesday. (AAPL)-15 analysts issued Buy for the stock, 18 analysts gave Outperform rating, 11 think it's a Hold, 1 issued Underperform, while 0 analyst gave a Sell rating. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $167.35.

In other Apple news, insider Craig Federighi sold 64,500 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 24th. Luca Maestri, Sr VP sold $735,527 worth of shares at an average price of $154.62 on June 2nd. The hedge fund run by Andrew Feldstein held 438,572 shares of the biological products (no diagnostic substances) company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $12.29 million, up from 300,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Shares for $1.72 million were sold by Riccio Daniel J. Srouji Johny sold $1.53 million worth of stock. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 23,998 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,726,169.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The Btim Corp holds 965,597 shares with $111.84M value, up from 956,353 last quarter.

Apple Inc., launched on January 3, 1977, designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players.