|Bid||213.5600 x 800|
|Ask||213.5800 x 900|
|Day's Range||211.4700 - 213.6600|
|52 Week Range||149.1600 - 213.6600|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||19.33|
|Earnings Date||Oct 31, 2018 - Nov 5, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.92 (1.41%)|
|1y Target Est||216.42|
Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at TF International Securities put out a note today, claiming Apple will reach a two trillion dollar market cap through its services business, an augmented reality headset, and an Apple Car.
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has experienced an amazing comeback. Just a few short years ago, the company found itself falling behind as its core PC business had fallen out of favor. Under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella, the company reinvented itself.
JD.com (JD) reported its results for the second quarter of 2018 on August 16. Net revenue grew 31% YoY (year-over-year) to 110.5 billion renminbi versus consensus revenue estimates of 122.7 billion renminbi. Both product and service revenues drove the growth. Annual active customer accounts rose 21.5% to 313.8 million in the 12 months ended June 30.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) took five and a half years to go from a $500 billion to a $1 trillion company. Now, investors will expect AAPL stock to double in less time, ratcheting up the expectations in the months and years ahead. Here are what I consider the pros and cons of owning AAPL stock under this intense scrutiny.
AlphaOne Capital’s Daniel Niles believes there’s a high probability China tariffs will hurt iPhone growth.
Soon after passing $1 trillion in market capitalization, some Apple investors are already looking ahead to $2 trillion. analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo of Hong Kong-based TF International Securities, it won't be the iPhone, iWatch or even stock buybacks that will push Apple in that direction. Apple's services segment -- which is its umbrella category for software-based products like iTunes, the App Store, Apple Pay, iCloud and Apple Care, among others -- is often cited as a key to Apple's future growth as iPhone unit sales decelerate.
U.S. stock futures are rebounding this morning on easing global tensions. Stocks are rebounding on the promise of resumed U.S./China trade talks and a $15 billion investment in Turkey by Qatar. Strong quarterly reports from Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) are also helping boost sentiment.
It’s been a stellar summer for payment processing company Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ). The company has released good news after good news, which has sent SQ stock 10% higher over the course of just 1 month.Safe Investments to Regularly Earn 12%-Plus
Healthcare is undergoing a digital revolution aided by growth in wearables and virtual reality. Here are four stocks that are cashing in on the trend.
The ADAS and autonomous driving industry has significant potential. With Amazon patenting a new technology, competition in the industry is expected to intensify.
Tencent Holdings (TCEHY) declared its earnings results for the second quarter of 2018 on August 15. Its revenue grew 30% YoY (year-over-year) to 73.7 billion yuan in the second quarter of 2018.
US equity markets closed in the red on August 15 with the PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) down 1.2%. On a YTD (year-to-date) basis, QQQ has risen 15.5% and looks pretty solid. The so-called “FAANG” stocks—Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), and Google (GOOG)—have delivered strong YTD returns with the exception of Facebook. The FAANG stocks came under pressure yesterday, but it wasn’t really a panic situation.
Spotify Tehcnology SA ( SPOT), the streaming music service that went public this past spring, is facing increased competition from Amazon.com Inc. ( AMZN), Apple Inc. ( AAPL) and Alphabet Inc.’s ( GOOG) Google, all of which are embracing enhanced search and voice capabilities. According to a report in TechCrunch, Spotify has been so focused on technology that creates personalized playlists for users that it dropped the ball on other key features including the ability to search for songs using voice commands and by specific lyrics.
Russian politicians may be warning that U.S. sanctions will backfire and undermine the dollar, but to the middle classes, the appeal of investing abroad is only increasing. TCS Group Holding Plc became Russia’s fifth-biggest brokerage by active clients in the space of just a few months by offering mostly foreign stocks. Its most popular investments include Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Facebook Inc., according to Alexander Emeshev, vice president of Tinkoff Bank, which opened the trading unit in May.
Hedge funds have made a killing on the FANGs, but the popular group of tech stocks seem to be losing some luster with big hedge funds, according to Barron’s.
Jeez, Europe, what more do you need? The heyday of Nokia Corp. and Ericsson AB is a distant memory, and Europe doesn’t have anything remotely comparable to Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, or Facebook, or Alibaba or Tencent, companies with market values ranging from $400 billion to $1 trillion and counting. China’s national champions are struggling to expand in markets for which they haven’t adequately tailored their services.
Japanese regulators are investigating Apple Inc over allegations it unfairly pressured Yahoo Japan Corp to slow the expansion of its online games platform, which competes with Apple's App Store, Japanese media reported on Thursday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is looking at whether Apple interfered in Yahoo Japan's operations by pressuring it to cut back on developing its Game Plus web-based service which enables users to stream games without downloading apps, the Nikkei newspaper reported. Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment.