Apple iPhone 8 will not be delayed

Apple iPhone 8 will not be delayed

(The) reissued a buy rating and issued a $150.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $180.00 target price on shares of Apple in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, forty-two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock.

Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock.

Shares of Apple (NASDAQ AAPL) opened at 157.48 on Tuesday. Also, insider Angela J. Ahrendts sold 75,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, May 8th. Apple currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $167.35. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.27, for a total transaction of $1,855,321.23. 26,257,096 stocks of the company transacted hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $149.92 and a 200 day moving average of $144.27. Apple Inc. has a 12-month low of $102.53 and a 12-month high of $161.83. The stock has a market capitalization of $813.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.88 and a beta of 1.31.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The iPhone maker reported $1.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.10. Apple had a net margin of 20.87% and a return on equity of 35.40%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.42 EPS. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis.

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Apple iPhone 8 will not be delayed

Apple is so full of leaks, it's a wonder it still does a keynote in September.

On its left and right sides, there will be functional keys. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th will be paid a $0.63 dividend. This represents a $2.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.60%. Apple's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.64%.

Now it's clear we don't have the official specs or confirmed design of the iPhone 8 yet, but we know enough to work out if it's worth waiting for - and just how different it's likely to be. This buyback authorization permits the iPhone maker to buy up to 6.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 23,998 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,726,169.46. So this will be a good feature that this new iPhone 8 will carry. These revelations have come from a firmware release from Apple, which was apparently published by mistake, judging by the rapidity with which it was taken down by the California corporation. Corporate insiders own 0.08% of the company's stock. One things for certain, though: the iPhone 8 won't be resurrecting the headphone jack. Blue Sky Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Apple during the second quarter worth about $108,000.

Sonny Dickson, an iPhone leak specialist, had given a glimpse of the iPhone 7s. The lock button should be larger, probably due to an integrated fingerprint sensor, and the back of the phone will be glass to allow for wireless charging. LLC increased its stake in shares of Apple by 1.3% in the second quarter. Hefty Wealth Partners raised its stake in Apple by 27.6% in the second quarter. In the past, Apple has reduced the size of battery and kept the same battery life, so expect the iPhone 8 to last for the same length of time - or better. Institutional investors own 61.13% of the company's stock.

Apple Inc (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.