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 highest price target was 202, implying potential capital gains of 34.17 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 120, which equates to a potential downside of -20.3 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.89 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of AAPL to grow at a rate of 1.85 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of AAPL is 9.52.

In the last 52-weeks, AAPL has achieved a high of 156.65 and a low of 102.53. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 46.84 percent, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $800.12 billion. AAPL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.