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How to buy Apple stock
Apple stock has moved -1.51% from yesterday's closing price. Learn how to easily invest in Apple stock.
Apple Inc (AAPL) is a leading consumer electronics business based in the US. It opened the day at $150.96 after a previous close of $152.74. During the day the price has varied from a low of $148.56 to a high of $151.47. The latest price was $150.43 (25 minute delay). Apple is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 154,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Apple
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AAPL – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- AAPL shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is AAPL stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is AAPL suitable for ethical investing?
- Are AAPL shares over-valued?
- Apple's financials
- How volatile are AAPL shares?
- Does Apple pay a dividend?
- Have AAPL shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Apple stock price (NASDAQ: AAPL)Use our graph to track the performance of AAPL stocks over time.
Apple shares at a glance
|52-week range||$128.86 - $182.19|
|50-day moving average||$159.48|
|200-day moving average||$160.89|
|Wall St. target price||$181.77|
|Dividend yield||$0.89 (0.61%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.05|
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Apple price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-13)||-2.22%|
|1 month (2022-08-22)||-10.23%|
|3 months (2022-06-22)||11.14%|
|6 months (2022-03-24)||-13.58%|
|1 year (2021-09-24)||2.39%|
|2 years (2020-09-24)||39.00%|
|3 years (2019-09-24)||217.68|
|5 years (2017-09-22)||151.89|
June 6: Apple at its annual developer conference unveiled product updates and announced plans to enter the "Buy Now Pay Later" market, sending stocks in that sector down.
Is Apple stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Apple stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Apple's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Apple's P/E ratio
Apple's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Apple shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Apple's PEG ratio
Apple's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7099. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Apple's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Apple's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $129.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Apple's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$387.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||30.53%|
|Gross profit TTM||$152.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||22.2%|
|Return on equity TTM||162.82%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.4 trillion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Apple's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Apple.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Apple's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 26.15
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Apple's overall score of 26.15 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 37th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Apple is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Apple's environmental score
Environmental score: 0.99/100
Apple's environmental score of 0.99 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Apple is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Apple's social score
Social score: 13.98/100
Apple's social score of 13.98 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Apple is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Apple's governance score
Governance score: 11.18/100
Apple's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Apple is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Apple's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Apple scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Apple hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||26.15|
|Total ESG percentile||36.8|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||3|
Apple share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 14.85% of net profits
Recently Apple has paid out, on average, around 14.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Apple shareholders could enjoy a 0.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Apple's case, that would currently equate to about $0.89 per share.
While Apple's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Apple is investing more in its future growth.
Apple's most recent dividend payout was on 11 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Apple's shares ever split?
Apple's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 31 August 2020. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Apple shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Apple shares which in turn could have impacted Apple's share price.
Apple share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Apple's shares have ranged in value from as little as $128.861 up to $182.1861. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Apple's is 1.2341. This would suggest that Apple's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. It also sells various related services. In addition, the company offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; Mac, a line of personal computers; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; AirPods Max, an over-ear wireless headphone; and wearables, home, and accessories comprising AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, HomePod, and iPod touch. Further, it provides AppleCare support services; cloud services store services; and operates various platforms, including the App Store that allow customers to discover and download applications and digital content, such as books, music, video, games, and podcasts. Additionally, the company offers various services, such as Apple Arcade, a game subscription service; Apple Music, which offers users a curated listening experience with on-demand radio stations; Apple News+, a subscription news and magazine service; Apple TV+, which offers exclusive original content; Apple Card, a co-branded credit card; and Apple Pay, a cashless payment service, as well as licenses its intellectual property. The company serves consumers, and small and mid-sized businesses; and the education, enterprise, and government markets.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Apple is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.07% of Apple shares are held by insiders and 59.741% by institutions. How many people work for Apple?
Latest data suggests 154,000 work at Apple. When does the fiscal year end for Apple?
Apple's fiscal year ends in September. Where is Apple based?
Apple's address is: One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA, United States, 95014 What is Apple's ISIN number?
Apple's international securities identification number is: US0378331005 What is Apple's CUSIP number?
Apple's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 037833100
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