Fragasso Group Inc. reduced its position in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL – Get Rating) by 0.4% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund owned 260,330 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock after selling 966 shares during the period. Apple makes up about 5.4% of Fragasso Group Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 4th largest position. Fragasso Group Inc.’s holdings in Apple were worth $45,456,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in AAPL. Dark Forest Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Apple in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $29,000. Shore Point Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Apple in the 4th quarter worth approximately $41,000. St. James Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Apple in the 4th quarter worth approximately $57,000. Econ Financial Services Corp purchased a new position in Apple in the 4th quarter worth approximately $58,000. Finally, Spence Asset Management purchased a new position in Apple in the 4th quarter worth approximately $63,000. Institutional investors own 57.98% of the company’s stock.
Shares of AAPL stock opened at $135.35 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $2.19 trillion, a P/E ratio of 21.97, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 1.20. Apple Inc. has a 52 week low of $129.04 and a 52 week high of $182.94. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $149.10 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $162.75.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 9th were paid a $0.23 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, May 6th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.68%. This is a boost from Apple’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. Apple’s payout ratio is presently 14.94%.
Apple announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, April 28th that allows the company to buyback $90.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the iPhone maker to repurchase up to 3.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on AAPL shares. Fundamental Research decreased their price objective on shares of Apple from $179.32 to $175.24 and set an “average” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 6th. Oppenheimer reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $190.00 target price on shares of Apple in a research report on Wednesday, June 8th. Evercore ISI began coverage on shares of Apple in a research report on Friday, March 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $210.00 target price for the company. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of Apple in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $200.00 target price on shares of Apple in a research report on Monday. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $186.55.
In other news, SVP Katherine L. Adams sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $161.72, for a total transaction of $4,043,000.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 452,334 shares in the company, valued at approximately $73,151,454.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Deirdre O’brien sold 29,198 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $177.77, for a total transaction of $5,190,528.46. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 136,290 shares in the company, valued at $24,228,273.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 168,099 shares of company stock worth $29,376,711. Corporate insiders own 0.06% of the company’s stock.
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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.
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