Analyst Earnings Forecast Scan: Apple Inc. (AAPL)

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Earnings per share (EPS) are the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. The Apple Inc. has 5.21B shares outstanding with 0.1% insider ownership. How much shares are traded?

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Garrison Financial Corp decreased its stake in General Electric Co.

Maheras increased its stake in Mbia Inc (MBI) by 62.5% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The hedge fund run by Russell Lucas held 36,907 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.25 million, down from 41,098 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 2.47% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $13.51. About 695,120 shares traded. Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) has declined 47.20% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.48% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering MBIA Inc (NYSE:MBI), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. The company rating was downgraded by Instinet on Tuesday, December 19. Maxim Group maintained it with "Buy" rating and $110.0 target in Tuesday, January 16 report. The scale is typically measured from 0 to 100, where the low level is market at 30 and the high level stands at 70. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 7 with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold" on Monday, July 17. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $3.36 EPS. The rating was maintained by PiperJaffray with "Overweight" on Wednesday, October 26. Insiders have sold a total of 125,988 shares of company stock valued at $21,336,201 over the last three months.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.34, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. Swiss Bancorp invested in 3.5% or 19.14M shares. 42 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. Investors holded 2.97 billion in 2017Q3 but now own 2.98 billion shares or 0.18% more. Raymond James Advsr owns 34,600 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. Jump Trading Ltd Liability holds 10,898 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Stonehearth Capital Management Ltd Company owns 3,066 shs for 0.38% of their capital. Toronto Dominion Comml Bank accumulated 220,043 shares. Fragasso Grp holds 0.58% or 14,112 shares. Lmr Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership holds 1.49% or 85,633 shares. It also upped Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) stake by 57,900 shares and now owns 103,449 shares. Inv Partners Oh Adv accumulated 13,424 shares. Orinda Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Cbl & Assoc Pptys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $863.73M market cap company. Pnc Financial Ser Gru Inc holds 0% or 1,044 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (NYSE:AAV) to report earnings on May, 3. AAV's profit will be $12.50M for 11.61 P/E if the $0.07 EPS becomes a reality.

Now, the FactSet Research estimate calls for earnings of US$2.7.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 50 investors sold Apple Inc. shares while 1023 reduced holdings.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Spectrum Mgmt Gru Inc reported 19,348 shares. The shares were sold at an average price of $120.00, for a total transaction of $3,600,000.00. Tompkins Finance Corporation has invested 2.49% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, July 25 with "Buy" rating. First Heartland Consultants invested 2.61% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). accumulated 2,815 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Landscape Cap Mngmt Limited Co holds 0.06% or 3,725 shares. Rench Wealth Mngmt holds 45,709 shares or 5.03% of its portfolio. Page Arthur B has invested 4.13% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Cap Mgmt has invested 0.89% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 453,047 shs. Indiana Invest has 27,306 shares. Meeder Asset Mgmt holds 1.97% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating, thirty-two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 59% are positive. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, August 2 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 21. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, September 20 with "Buy". As per Wednesday, December 13, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. A ROI of 18.30% for the company evaluates and compares the efficiency of the various numbers of investments relative to the cost of investments. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, January 12 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, August 7.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $9.10 million activity.

For personal guess ROI is usually expressed as a percentage and is typically used for taking any financial decisions, for the objective of comparing a Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) opened at 141.42 on Thursday. Analysts expect a big boost to share buybacks and dividends thanks to US corporate tax reforms signed by President Donald Trump. The stock has a market cap of $741.97 billion, a PE ratio of 16.98 and a beta of 1.26. Finally, Interactive Financial Advisors purchased a new stake in Apple during the fourth quarter valued at about $188,000.

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