Apple Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

AAPL -- USA Stock  

USD 172.97  1.91  1.12%

Given the investment horizon of 30 days, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Apple is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides Apple buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Apple positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Apple available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from Apple buy-and-hold prospective. Check also Apple Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

Time Horizon

Risk Tolerance

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Strong Hold


Hype Condition

Current Valuation

Odds of Distress

Economic Sensitivity

Analyst Consensus

Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon Apple has a risk adjusted performance of 0.1131, jensen alpha of (0.16), total risk alpha of (0.22), sortino ratio of (0.023981) and treynor ratio of 0.1221
Macroaxis provides buy, hold, or sell suggestion on Apple to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Apple. Our buy, hold, or sell recommendation engine determines the organization potential to grow exclusively from the prospective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Apple is not overpriced, please confirm all Apple fundamentals including its Price to Earning, Cash per Share, Price to Earnings To Growth, as well as the relationship between Gross Profit and Book Value Per Share . Given that Apple has Price to Earning of 14.11X, we suggest you validate Apple market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Apple Thematic Classifications

Artificial Intelligence IdeaArtificial Intelligence
Firms and funds that are developing tools for artificial intelligence
Disruptive Technologies IdeaDisruptive Technologies
Firms and ETFs that are involved or betting on industries or trends that are projected to experience exponential growth
Millennials Best IdeaMillennials Best
Firms that are involved in making products or providing services to millennials

Apple Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.18Value At Risk2.66
Potential Upside4.27Standard Deviation2.86
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares338.5 M53.4 B
Blackrock IncCommon Shares296.6 M46.8 B
Berkshire Hathaway IncCommon Shares249.6 M39.4 B
State Street CorpCommon Shares185.4 M29.2 B
Fmr LlcCommon Shares112.4 M17.7 B
Northern Trust CorpCommon Shares59.3 M9.4 B
Geode Capital Management LlcCommon Shares58.4 M9.2 B
Susquehanna International Group LlpPut Options24.3 M3.8 B

Apple Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=1.39
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.02

Apple Volatility Alert

Apple currently demonstrates below average downside deviation of 2.89. It has Information Ratio of -0.02 and Jensen Alpha of -0.16. However, we do advice investors to further question Apple expected returns to make sure all indicators are consistent with the current outlook about its relatively low value at risk.
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Apple Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsApplePeer Average
Return On Equity46.05% (15.17)%
Return On Asset10.89% (15.64)%
Profit Margin22.72% (5.50)%
Operating Margin30.40% (10.91)%
Current Valuation834.29B152.14B
Shares Outstanding4.72B1.43B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.07% 6.91%
Shares Owned by Institutions61.16% 18.37%
Number of Shares Shorted40.36M3.24M
Price to Earning14.11X40.69X
Price to Book6.86X14.44X
Price to Sales3.08X17.81X
Gross Profit101.84B21.75B
Net Income59.43B517.71M
Cash and Equivalents86.43B3.89B
Cash per Share18.33X5.17X
Total Debt114.73B7.36B
Debt to Equity97.30% 0.72%
Current Ratio1.30X3.30X
Book Value Per Share24.92X13.64X
Cash Flow from Operations45.14B1.25B
Short Ratio1.03X2.09X
Earnings Per Share12.12X2.30X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.15X1.22X
Number of Employees100K10.67K
Market Capitalization806.6B29.78B
Total Asset321.69B126.86B
Retained Earnings99.29B38.24B
Working Capital27.86B3.58B
Current Asset106.87B36.8B
   Acquisition by Obrien Deirdre of 23922 shares of Apple subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Apple Market Momentum

Apple Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Apple has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial obligations
About 61.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies

Latest Analysts View

Apple Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price177.99
Target Mean Price178.49
Recommendation Mean2.20
Target High Price245.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions34
Target Low Price140.00
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