Stocks to Watch For: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Intel Corporation (INTC)

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Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Apple Inc. is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players. The Company’s products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and Mac OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a range of accessory, service and support offerings. It sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers. Apple Inc. is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Apple Inc. (AAPL)‘s Financial Overview

Apple Inc. (AAPL) declined -1.1% yesterday to close its trading session at $166.48. The company has 1 year Price Target of $191.96. Apple Inc. has 52-Week high of $183.5 and 52-Week Low of $140.06. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Obsolete and 52-Week Low on Obsolete. The stock traded with the volume of 41.43 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $864.75 Billion.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $3.89/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $3.86/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.03 a share with a surprise factor of 0.8%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -5.09 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of 1.97 percent. Apple Inc. has P/S value of 3.62 while its P/B value stands at 6.07. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 13.8 percent, Return on Equity of 37.4 percent and Return on Investment of 18.3 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 38.4 percent and 26.9 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.1 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 31 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Apple Inc have a median target of 198.00, with a high estimate of 220.00 and a low estimate of 152.00. The median estimate represents a +18.93% increase from the last price of 166.48.

Intel Corporation (INTC)

Intel Corporation is one of the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker. The Company develops advanced integrated digital technology products, primarily integrated circuits, for industries such as computing and communications. It also develops platforms, which it defines as integrated suites of digital computing technologies that are designed and configured to work together to provide an optimized user computing solution compared to components that are used separately. Intel designs and manufactures computing and communications components, such as microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, and wireless and wired connectivity products, as well as platforms that incorporate these components. The Company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, PC and network communications products users, and other manufacturers of industrial and communications equipment. Intel Corporation is based in Santa Clara, California.

Intel Corporation (INTC)‘s Financial Outlook

The 34 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Intel Corp have a median target of 53.50, with a high estimate of 60.00 and a low estimate of 38.00. The median estimate represents a +7.86% increase from the last price of 49.60.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Intel Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.76. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined-3.11% and closed its last trading session at $49.6. The company has the market capitalization of $238.43 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $53.78 and 52-Week low of $33.23. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Obsolete and 52-Week low on Obsolete. The company has volume of 37.95 Million shares. The company has a total of 4.81 Billion shares outstanding.

Intel Corporation (INTC) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.08/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.87/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.21. This shows a surprise factor of 24.1 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 7.45 percent. Beta for Intel Corporation stands at 0.97 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.65. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.72%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.06%.

Intel Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -2.35%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of SMA50 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 19.43%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 7.9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 13.9 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 12.4% with Gross margin of 62.3 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 27.5% and 15.3% respectively.

 

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