Apple Inc. [AAPL] took an upward turn with a change of -0.02%, trading at the price of $194.15 during the trading session on Thursday. The price movement in correlation with percentage of the mentioned increase can allow a valuable insight to investors. During the last trading session 21.28 million shares changed hands being bought and sold, while Apple Inc. shares have an average trading volume of 29.92M shares for that time period. AAPL monthly volatility recorded 2.10%, in the meanwhile having share price volatility for the week set at 1.90%. PS value for AAPL stocks is 3.51 with PB recorded at 8.57.

Apple Inc. [NASDAQ:AAPL]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders often pay a significant amount of attention to what top market analysts have to say about a potential stock investment. In regards to Apple Inc. [AAPL], the most recent average analyst recommendation we can read comes from the fiscal quarter ending in September. On average, stock market experts give AAPL an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 142.00 to 233.47. This is compared to its latest closing price of $194.19.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Apple Inc. [AAPL] is sitting at 2.10. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.10.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Apple Inc. [AAPL] generated $58.02 billion in sales. That’s 1.10% higher than the average estimate of $57.39 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep your eyes on this company’s next financial results, which are scheduled to be made public on Tue 30 Apr (44 days ago).

Fundamental Analysis of Apple Inc. [AAPL]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Apple Inc. [AAPL] sitting at +26.73 and its Gross Margin at +38.37, this company’s Net Margin is now 22.10%. These measurements indicate that Apple Inc. [AAPL] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 30.14, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 26.60%. Its Return on Equity is 49.36, and its Return on Assets is 16.07. These metrics all suggest that Apple Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Apple Inc. [AAPL] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 106.85. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 51.66, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 31.30. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 87.48, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 42.29. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 11.49 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.42. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 3.57, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.10. Apple Inc. [AAPL] has a Price to Book Ratio of 10.02, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 14.58 and P/E Ratio of 16.33. These metrics all suggest that Apple Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Apple Inc. [AAPL] earns $2,013,705 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 6.28 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.72. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.09 and its Current Ratio is 1.12. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Apple Inc. [AAPL] has 4.67B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $907.47B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 142.00 to 233.47. At its current price, it has moved down by -16.84% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 36.73% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.19, which indicates that it is 1.90% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 58.77. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Apple Inc. [AAPL] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Apple Inc. [AAPL], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.