According to Lynx Equity Strategies analysts KC Rajkumar and Jahanara Nissar, Apple is likely to cut back on its secretive, self- driving vehicle program.
If the analysts are right, this move could significantly affect growth in an emerging vector outside Apple’s core devices, and may also indicate that stagnating iPhone sales could be responsible for the company’s cost cutting measures.
Named as ‘Project Titan,’ the company’s self-driving electric vehicle program started in 2014 with more than 1,000 employees working on the project. The projects viability has been in limbo since, but the August 2018 rehiring of Tesla engineer Doug Fields rekindled speculation that Apple may have been serious about following through.
Of concern for investors is the question of whether iPhone revenue concerns are driving the decision, or whether the the viability of the autonomous vehicle market is causing Apple to pull back.
AAPL's Aroon Indicator triggered a bullish signal on May 26, 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 408 similar instances where the Aroon Indicator showed a similar pattern. In of the 408 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 05, 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 88, 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 Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating outstanding 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 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 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 (44.444) is normal, around the industry mean (55.539). P/E Ratio (29.762) is within average values for comparable stocks, (43.321). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.893) is also within normal values, averaging (2.080). AAPL has a moderately low Dividend Yield (0.005) as compared to the industry average of (0.028). P/S Ratio (7.310) is also within normal values, averaging (74.250).
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows