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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AAPL. The highest price target was 202, which equates to a potential upside of 34.17 percent. The minimum price target given was 120, implying potential capital losses of -20.3 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.54 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.62 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.89 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 6 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of AAPL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 1.85 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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 traded between a high of 156.65 and a low of 102.53 over the past year. Today's price is 46.84 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.89 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.