Apple Inc. (AAPL) Short Interest Down 12.1% in June

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Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 5,044,924 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $584,303,000 after buying an additional 431,875 shares during the last quarter. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 2,665 shares in the company, valued at approximately $377,976.95.

Several research analysts have commented on AAPL shares. Insiders have sold a total of 367,359 shares of company stock valued at $55,684,675 over the last ninety days.

AAPL has been the subject of a number of research reports.

Apple (NASDAQ AAPL) opened at 144.09 on Thursday.

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However, even if the source is on the money here, Apple changes its plans often, and with more than a year to go until the iPhone 9 - assuming that's what it ends up being called - arrives, there's every chance the three-model plan could change. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a " rating on shares of Apple in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Barclays PLC reiterated an "equal weight" rating and issued a $123.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research note on Thursday, February 16th. (The) set a $170.00 target price on shares of Apple and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Saturday, May 20th. The company's 50 day moving average is $150.30 and its 200-day moving average is $137.42. The company has a market capitalization of $748.19 billion, a PE ratio of 16.83 and a beta of 1.31. Mizuho reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $150.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Apple Inc. has a 52-week low of $94.37 and a 52-week high of $156.65.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. The iPhone maker reported $2.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.08. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty-nine have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The company had revenue of $52.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $52.61 billion. Apple had a return on equity of 35.09% and a net margin of 20.74%. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $160.92. On average, analysts expect that Apple will post $8.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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