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How to buy Apple stock in Canada

Learn how to buy Apple stock in 6 easy steps.

Apple Inc. is a technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California. Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple designs, manufactures and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories worldwide. The company is known for the iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, Apple TV, Beats products and HomePod. Apple’s services segment includes the App Store, Apple Pay, Apple Card, Apple TV+, Apple Music and iCloud.

Apple is one of the world’s biggest tech companies by value, with a market capitalization of $2.62 trillion USD. It’s also the world’s largest tech company by revenue, with $383 billion USD in 2023 revenue.

How to buy shares in Apple

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  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AAPL in this case.
  5. Research stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your stocks. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
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Latest updates for Apple

April 18, 2024: Apple CEO Tim Cook and four of his direct reports have sold more than $70 million of stock this month, according to Barron's.

April 8, 2024: Apple stocks was down by close to 1% yesterday and lagged behind the rest of the market, which saw a much smaller dip. This is going to put more pressure on the upcoming earnings report.

April 7, 2024: Reports say that a recent filing with the SEC shows that Apple CEO Tim Cook has sold almost 200,000 Apple shares, equating to roughly $33.2 million. However, he still owns over 3 million Apple shares.

March 27, 2024: DZ Bank analyst Ingo Wermann downgraded a Buy rating on Apple to Hold, with a price target of $180, according to Benzinga.

Is it a good time to buy Apple stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

Use our graph to track the performance of AAPL stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Apple's shares have ranged in value from as little as $161.9356 up to $199.3656. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAPL.US volatility(beta: 1.28)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.276. This would suggest that Apple's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Historical closes compared with the last close of $165

1 week (2024-04-14)-4.45%
1 month (2024-03-21)-4.23%
3 months (2024-01-21)-14.90%
6 months (2023-10-19)-4.56%
1 year (2023-04-20)-0.01%
2 years (2022-04-21)1.98%
3 years (2021-04-21)25.06%
5 years (2019-04-21)-19.33%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

Is Apple under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Apple P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Apple's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Apple stocks trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 09, 2023 (20.44). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Apple's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.068. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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 stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Apple's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $130.1 billion ($178.5 billion CAD).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Apple's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

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