Apple (AAPL) – Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL):

  • 7/17/2017 – Apple had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $177.00 to $182.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 7/12/2017 – Apple had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.
  • 7/12/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. They now have a $180.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/12/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho.
  • 7/12/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/11/2017 – Apple had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $132.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $130.00.
  • 7/10/2017 – Apple had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp.
  • 7/10/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They now have a $180.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/9/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/6/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc.. They now have a $163.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/6/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Drexel Hamilton. They now have a $202.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/5/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Instinet. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/5/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Nomura. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/4/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/28/2017 – Apple had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Pacific Crest.
  • 6/23/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/21/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/19/2017 – Apple had its price target raised by analysts at Maxim Group from $171.00 to $180.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. They wrote, “A brief history on the success of our data driven approach to covering AAPL and the data that fortifies our view that AAPL is an attractive holding.””
  • 6/16/2017 – Apple had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $177.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/16/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/16/2017 – Apple had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $123.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/15/2017 – Apple was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/14/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/13/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Drexel Hamilton. They now have a $202.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/13/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Longbow Research. They now have a $173.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/12/2017 – Apple was downgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $150.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $160.00. They wrote, “The Mad Dash” segment on Monday.”This is a statement downgrade, which means you have never heard of me, but today you have,” Cramer said. “And you know what I say? It was down on Friday — give me a break.”Cramer further took issue with a Sunday downgrade, which is adding panic to the Street. The CNBC host also questioned the analyst’s thesis, which is based on a “strong” iPhone 8 cycle and an uncommon bearish view on services.”A Sunday downgrade, everyone is talking about it,” Cramer joked. “I think Crosby was talking about it. When he had the Stanley Cup he said, ‘Did you hear they downgraded Apple at Mizuho?'”
  • 6/12/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/12/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $160.00.
  • 6/12/2017 – Apple was given a new $170.00 price target on by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 6/12/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/12/2017 – Apple was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $166.64 price target on the stock.
  • 6/7/2017 – Apple had its price target raised by analysts at Argus from $160.00 to $175.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 6/7/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc..
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple was given a new $160.00 price target on by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $162.15 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple was given a new $170.00 price target on by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Drexel Hamilton. They now have a $202.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $168.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Instinet. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $158.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Nomura. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Needham & Company LLC. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $130.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/6/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $160.00.
  • 6/5/2017 – Apple was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $161.57 price target on the stock.
  • 6/5/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/5/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. They now have a $180.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/2/2017 – Apple was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 6/2/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/1/2017 – Apple had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/1/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Longbow Research.
  • 6/1/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Guggenheim. They now have a $180.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/31/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/30/2017 – Apple had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities. They now have a $120.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/29/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/29/2017 – Apple was given a new $160.00 price target on by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 5/29/2017 – Apple was given a new $170.00 price target on by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 5/25/2017 – Apple had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company.
  • 5/25/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/25/2017 – Apple had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc..
  • 5/24/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Longbow Research. They now have a $162.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/23/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/23/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/22/2017 – Apple was given a new $170.00 price target on by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 5/22/2017 – Apple had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from $157.00 to $168.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 5/20/2017 – Apple had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/20/2017 – Apple was given a new $170.00 price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 5/19/2017 – Apple had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/19/2017 – Apple was given a new $157.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) traded up 0.35% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $149.56. The stock had a trading volume of 23,775,714 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $779.78 billion, a PE ratio of 17.55 and a beta of 1.31. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $150.30 and its 200-day moving average is $137.42. Apple Inc. has a 1-year low of $96.42 and a 1-year high of $156.65.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The iPhone maker reported $2.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $52.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $52.61 billion. Apple had a return on equity of 35.09% and a net margin of 20.74%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Apple Inc. will post $8.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Apple news, insider Angela J. Ahrendts sold 75,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $147.98, for a total value of $11,098,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 154,116 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $22,806,085.68. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Luca Maestri sold 6,308 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.83, for a total value of $894,663.64. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 2,665 shares in the company, valued at approximately $377,976.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 379,308 shares of company stock worth $57,391,709. 0.08% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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