Apple got rating upgrades from several analysts, following the iPhone maker’s blowout earnings results for its second quarter.
On Wednesday, Apple reported earnings that crushed analysts’ expectations, and also announced a $90 billion boost to its stock buyback program.
Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall boosted rating on Apple shares to neutral from sell, while hiking his price target to $130 from $83. Hall had kept a sell rating on the stock for more than a year; in his note he mentioned that his earlier expectation of disappointing iPhone cycle amid the COVID-19 pandemic "was clearly wrong." Hall noted that iPad demand is so solid that Apple says it will leave $3 billion to $4 billion of revenue on the table in fiscal Q3 ending June.
JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee raised his price target on Apple shares to $165 from $150. He reaffirmed overweight rating on the shares. According to Chatterjee, Apple reported a "broad-based beat" across all segments.
Wedbush analyst Dan Ives cited a "drop the mic" quarter, as he boosted his price target to $185 from $175 while affirming his outperform rating. Ives emphasized that Apple " absolutely crushed” Street expectations, with “iPhone revenues beating by 17%+ in a jaw-dropping performance as the iPhone 12 supercycle is playing out before our [and Wall Street's] eyes."
Raymond James analyst Chris Caso increased his price target on Apple shares to $185 from $160 while keeping an outperform rating on the shares.
AAPL's Aroon Indicator triggered a bullish signal on May 30, 2023. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor detected that the AroonUp green line is above 70 while the AroonDown red line is below 30. When the up indicator moves above 70 and the down indicator remains below 30, it is a sign that the stock could be setting up for a bullish move. Traders may want to buy the stock or look to buy calls options. A.I.dvisor looked at 409 similar instances where the Aroon Indicator showed a similar pattern. In of the 409 cases, the stock moved higher in the days that followed. This puts the odds of a move higher at .
The Stochastic Oscillator suggests the stock price trend may be in a reversal from a downward trend to an upward trend. of 45 cases where AAPL's Stochastic Oscillator exited the oversold zone resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on May 26, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on AAPL as a result. In of 70 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where AAPL advanced for three days, in of 339 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for AAPL turned negative on May 22, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 38 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 38 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where AAPL declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
AAPL broke above its upper Bollinger Band on May 30, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 87, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. AAPL’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is significantly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (44.843) is normal, around the industry mean (70.655). P/E Ratio (30.030) is within average values for comparable stocks, (43.832). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.697) is also within normal values, averaging (2.075). AAPL has a moderately low Dividend Yield (0.005) as compared to the industry average of (0.028). P/S Ratio (7.386) is also within normal values, averaging (102.898).
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a manufacturer of mobile communication, media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players
A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, AAPL has been loosely correlated with SONY. These tickers have moved in lockstep 62% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is some statistical probability that if AAPL jumps, then SONY could also see price increases.
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