Now follow another update to this idea.
Apple Inc . is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
Mission Statement: “Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store.”
Apple users spent a record $300 million on purchasing or downloading apps and games from App Store on January 1 - the biggest ever since App Store's launch in July 2008.
"In 2017 alone, iOS developers earned $26.5 billion, more than a 30 percent increase over 2016," said Philip W. Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. Since the App Store's launch, iOS developers have earned over $86 billion.
Apple Inc . continues to ramp up its efforts to court developers by making it easier to create and iterate their apps for its platforms. In the beginning of 2018, the iPhone giant bought a Canadian startup Buddybuild. The company was founded in 2015 by former Amazon employees and as of January 2018, the company has about 40 employees.
Based on 28 analysts offering 12 month price targets for AAPL in the last 3 months:
The average price target of 191.42 US-Dollar
The maximum price target of 235.00 US-Dollar
The lowest price target of 152.00 US-Dollar
Here is a strong analyst consensus, with 21 out of 28 analysts polled in the last 3 months rating a Buy on AAPL stock and 7 maintaining a Hold.
Today AAPL’s stock price is about 176,75 US-Dollar a share.
P/E ratio: 19.10 / Sales growth: 6.30% / Profit growth: 5.83% / Dividend: $2.40/1.36% (Source: teletrader).
What say the methods I use?
Oscillator: The of Apple Inc is in the neutral zone but crossed currently the 50’s from down up. For me this seems to be a neutral-positive sign.
Trend indicator: The seems forwarding to the north again after falling back.
Price Indicator: The 200 is around $157 and the current price is clear above!
The risk management tool used here is the own-developed “Traffic Signals System” ( TSS ) and it will be implemented in my future analyses.
The black line in the chart: the starting price of the idea is 154.81 US-Dollar.
The red line in the chart: the stop loss will be tightened to 166 US-Dollar. Therefore the idea’s plus is actually +7.23 percent.
The green line in the chart: here is my opinion, a possible next turning point in the idea = first goal at about 175 US-Dollar. This turning point was crossed during the last session. The actual price of a share is 176.75 US-Dollar (+14.17 percent)
The Apple Idea developed solid and is actually +14,17 percent in plus. Therefore the idea is adjusted and the stop-loss which is provided now should secure the gains.
Parameters of the Idea - Start of the idea: $154,81
Recent stock price: $176,75 (+14.17% from the starting price of the idea)
Stop-Loss of the idea: $166 (+7.23% from the starting price of the idea)
Take Profit of the idea: $235 (highest target price)
This idea has been running since October 3, 2017, currently 103 days.
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