William Tell has nothing on “Tim Apple” when it comes to shooting the lights out, and Apple Inc did just that, blew the competition out of the water after its latest earnings release.
Great news for new budding investors who love the brand, but affordability has been hindering your investment opportunity is that Apple will have a 4-for-1 stock split at the end of August.
“Not that that was a problem for EasyVestors which have fraction investing available to them on the Easy platform!”
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Why/ What is a Stock Split?
So, for all the newbie EasyVestors out there, a stock split is not an uncommon practice in the stock market, and Apple has had four stock splits before the upcoming corporate action.
A stock split is when a company like Apple deem their share price to be out of reach for most investors and want to make it accessible. Apple will have a 4-for-1 stock split scheduled for the 24th of August, which should make it more affordable for most and increase the liquidity of the shares.
Simply put for every Apple share you own on the record date you will receive three additional Apple shares, and simultaneously the share price will be quartered. So, if your 1 Apple share is trading at $400 now, it will trade at $100 after the split is enacted. The investor will now have four shares to the value of $400 as a stock split does not dilute the value or have any fundamental impact on a company.
EasyVestors should take note that when looking at the Apple chart the day after every stock split, the graph will adjust to the new share price and should not be confused with an adverse event.
Source - Macrotrends
Apple's Q3 results ending the 27th of June 2020 posted a record quarter for the company and to everyone's surprise shrugged off any signs that a global pandemic is in full swing. The company posted a beat in earnings per share (EPS) by $0.51. Quarterly revenue also sored, beating expectations by $7.13 billion, which is a 10.92% increase from the year-ago quarter.
“Apple’s record June quarter was driven by double-digit growth in both Products and Services and growth in each of our geographic segments,” and “In uncertain times, this performance is a testament to the important role our products play in our customers’ lives and to Apple’s relentless innovation. This is a challenging moment for our communities, and, from Apple’s new $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative to a new commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030, we’re living the principle that what we make and do should create opportunity and leave the world better than we found it.” - Tim Cook (CEO)
Apple Inc (AAPL) share overview:
- Sector: Information Technology
- Market Cap of $1932.76 Billion
- Dividend Yield: 0.70%
- Forward P/E: 30.8x
- Price/Book: 26.8x
- Next Earnings: the 1st of November 2020.
- 52 Week Range low of $200.48 and $455.61 per share high.
Apple’s quarterly $0.82 dividend went ex-dividend on the 7th of August already, but EasyVestors should also note that the dividend will also be quartered to reflect that share change once the split goes through.
Apple's share price has increased over 95% since the March lows and might continue to do so after the stock split at the end of the month, and the technical outlook will be revised.
The solid red line on the chart is the current price target expectations by analysts before the stock split on Apple Inc (AAPL) at $426.74 per share.
- Portfolio Hold (Current)*
- Portfolio Buy opportunity: Neutral until the Apple stock split**
- WhatsTheBeef long term target price: Neutral.
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Source – EasyResearch, Apple Inc, SeekingAlpha, The Motley Fool, Business Insider, Macrotrends, Wikipedia.
*Portfolio Hold (Current) refers to investors who already hold the stock within their portfolio.
**Portfolio Buy opportunity refers to Technical level crossed, which might imply that the markets behavior would support the outlook and Close above refers to a share price close above a Technical Resistance level.
Take note that all Apple Inc (AAPL) share data was taken on the 11th of August 2020 during the U.S stock market open.
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