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.

Several price targets were given for AAPL by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 202, which equates to a potential upside of 34.17 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.54 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.62 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.89 percent in FY estimates.

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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 6 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

AAPL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 1.85 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. AAPL has a PEG ratio of 9.52.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AAPL hit 156.65 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 102.53. Currently the stock is 46.84 percent higher than its low, and 3.89 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.