|Bid||187.4700 x 1100|
|Ask||187.4600 x 800|
|Day's range||187.0188 - 188.8800|
|52-week range||142.2000 - 190.3700|
|PE ratio (TTM)||18.12|
|Earnings date||30 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.92 (1.56%)|
|1y target est||194.49|
The stock buyback boom continued apace in the first-quarter earnings season that is now drawing to a close, with U.S. companies announcing $6.1 billion of buybacks a day, according to Trim Tabs Investment Research. “The buyback boom early this year confirms our view that the main use of corporate America’s tax savings will be takeovers and stock buybacks rather than capital investment or hiring,” the company said in a note.
Apple’s (AAPL) foray into smart speakers through the $349 HomePad had, reportedly, seen a weak response since its launch earlier this year. According to estimates in the latest report by Strategy Analytics, Apple shipped 600,000 HomePods in the quarter. Meanwhile, Amazon (AMZN) sold 4 million smart speakers globally while Alphabet’s (GOOG) Google shipped 2.4 million.
Turning a profit, understanding the local market, playing nice with SoftBank and balancing jobs with new technology could determine which start-up has the leading edge.
Despite the rebound in Apple stock, one bearish analyst is sticking to his guns and says recent optimism over the iPhone maker's services business is misguided.
Google perfected the business model of making money off its users' data. But as that model comes under fire, Alphabet CEO Larry Page has been completely silent and absent from sight.
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Apple (AAPL) appears to be a good choice for value investors right now, given its favorable P/E metric and positive estimate revisions.
The NeuroPace Responsive Neurostimulation System “literally provides peace of mind I never imagined could exist,” she said. Armed with the knowledge of what worked before, the system instructs the implant to stimulate users’ brains to interrupt a seizure at its onset. The innovation is part of a larger phenomenon that has big implications for how we identify and treat disease: the introduction of artificial intelligence to consumer and clinical electronics.
Apple's iPhone X demand remains soft while the latest look into its services business growth proved "good not great," according to Nomura Instinet.
After shunning the stock for years, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) recently disclosed that it increased its stake in Apple (AAPL) to a whopping 240.3 million shares, worth more than $40.0 billion. The company said that it purchased 75.0 million Apple shares in the first quarter. The Warren Buffett–led company is the third-largest shareholder of Apple, behind asset managers Vanguard and Blackrock (BLK).
IPhone users suing Google over data-collection claims may be seeking as much as 3.2 billion pounds ($4.29 billion), the search giant said in a court filing. The group representing iPhone users, known as Google You Owe Us, now includes 4.4 million people, according to documents filed with the court at a hearing Monday. The group says the Alphabet Inc. unit unlawfully collected people’s personal information by bypassing Apple Inc.’s iPhone default privacy settings.
Stock futures rose Monday as the Trump administration said a China trade war is "on hold." Apple, Facebook and Salesforce fell last week, with different chart implications.