EPS for Apple Inc. (AAPL) Expected At $3.75

January 21, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

 EPS for Apple Inc. (AAPL) Expected At $3.75
Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 52 investors sold Apple Inc. shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. 2.97 billion shares or 2.78% less from 3.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Cim stated it has 74,329 shares or 4.74% of all its holdings. Nationwide Fund holds 2.1% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 3.47 million shares. Vigilant Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 97,521 shares. Jacobus Wealth holds 0.48% or 11,866 shares. Neumann Management Limited Company has invested 3.45% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda accumulated 37,719 shares or 1.17% of the stock. Bellecapital Intl Ltd reported 24,255 shares or 4.41% of all its holdings. Wasatch Advsrs holds 58,864 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Harvest Ltd accumulated 2,210 shares. Vista Cap Ptnrs holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 3,256 shares. Avenir holds 1.62% or 122,432 shares. Hm Cap Mgmt Lc accumulated 3,294 shares or 0.45% of the stock. Manchester Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Co holds 1.29% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 54,219 shares. Zweig has 1.49% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Garde reported 30,889 shares.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 sales for $93.68 million activity. KONDO CHRIS sold $1.01 million worth of stock or 6,209 shares. SCHILLER PHILIP W sold $8.79M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, October 3. The insider Riccio Daniel J. sold 15,641 shares worth $2.73M. 63,163 shares were sold by FEDERIGHI CRAIG, worth $9.98 million on Monday, August 7. The insider COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15 million. $5.00 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by SEWELL D BRUCE.

Analysts expect Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report $3.75 EPS on January, 30.They anticipate $0.39 EPS change or 11.61 % from last quarter’s $3.36 EPS. AAPL’s profit would be $19.08B giving it 11.90 P/E if the $3.75 EPS is correct. After having $2.07 EPS previously, Apple Inc.’s analysts see 81.16 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $178.46. About 32.43 million shares traded or 18.24% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Ratings Coverage

Among 52 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 39 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Apple Inc. had 351 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Friday, November 3 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 11. The stock has “Hold” rating by S&P Research on Friday, September 11. Nomura maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Zacks given on Monday, August 17. Argus Research maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday, November 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by Brean Capital. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. Bernstein maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, September 13. Bernstein has “Buy” rating and $175.0 target. Citigroup maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, April 27 with “Buy” rating.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $907.84 billion. The firm also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It has a 19.38 P/E ratio. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why the Apple Inc. MacBook Pro Won’t See a Major Upgrade in 2018” on January 18, 2018, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Breaking Down Apple, Inc.’s Massive $350 Billion US Investment” published on January 18, 2018, Fool.com published: “Apple, Inc. Earnings: Why I’m Watching Guidance” on January 19, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Orlando eyes bid for Apple Inc.’s new US corporate campus (PHOTOS)” published on January 19, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Apple, Inc.’s HomePod Launch Could Be Imminent” with publication date: January 17, 2018.

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