Analyst Ratings for Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, AAPL received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 45 analysts covering the stock, 28 gave it a buy rating, 5 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

AAPL was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 202, implying potential capital gains of 34.17 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 120, which equates to a potential downside of -20.3 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.54 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.62 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.89 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 6 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AAPL to grow at a rate of 1.85 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of AAPL is 9.52.

AAPL has a 52-week high of 156.65 and a 52-week low of 102.53. Currently the stock is 46.84 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.89 percent. AAPL has a price/earnings ratio of 17.61. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AAPL value stock report compares AAPL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AAPL is $800.12 billion. AAPL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.