Haverford Financial Services Inc. Holds $26.28 Million in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Haverford Financial Services Inc. reduced its position in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL – Get Rating) stock by 10.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). . The company owned 150,483 shares of the iPhone maker after selling 17,351 shares during the period. Apple accounts for 6.5% of Haverford Financial Services Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its largest holding. Haverford Financial Services Inc.’s shares in Apple were worth $26,276,000 at the end of the last reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also been buying and selling shares in the company recently. Joseph Group Capital Management acquired a new position in Apple stock valued at approximately $1,631,000 during the fourth quarter. Cardinal Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Apple shares by 5,525.0% in the first quarter. Cardinal Capital Management Inc. now owns 225 shares of the iPhone maker, valued at $39,000, after buying another 221 shares last quarter. Shore Point Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Apple stock worth approximately $41,000 during the fourth quarter. St. James Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Apple stock worth approximately $57,000 during the fourth quarter. Finally, Emerson Wealth LLC increased its position in Apple by 363.6% in the first quarter. Emerson Wealth LLC now owns 408 shares of the iPhone maker, valued at $71,000, after buying another 320 shares last quarter. 57.62% of the shares are currently held by institutional investors.

Insider buying and selling

In related news, SVP Katherine L. Adams sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 3. The shares were sold at an average price of $164.77 for a total transaction of $4,119,250.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 427,334 shares of the company, valued at $70,411,823.18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, available at this hyperlink. 0.06% of the shares are currently owned by company insiders.

Apple trade up 0.6%

Shares of the NASDAQ AAPL opened at $173.19 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $148.80 and its 200-day moving average is $157.29. The stock has a market cap of $2.78 trillion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.58, a price-to-earnings ratio of 2.23, and a beta of 1.23. Apple Inc. has a 12-month low of $129.04 and a 12-month high of $182.94. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.86 and a debt to equity ratio of 1.63.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL – Get Rating) last reported its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The iPhone maker reported earnings per share of $1.20 for the quarter, beating analyst consensus estimates of $1.14 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $82.96 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $82.97 billion. Apple had a net margin of 25.71% and a return on equity of 152.97%. The company’s quarterly revenue increased 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. For the same period last year, the company posted earnings per share of $1.30. Equity analysts are predicting that Apple Inc. will post 6.1 EPS for the year to date.

Apple announced that its board of directors approved a share repurchase program on Thursday, April 28, authorizing the company to repurchase $90.00 billion of outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the iPhone maker to acquire up to 3.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that management believes their stock is undervalued.

Apple announces dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 11th. A dividend of $0.23 per share was paid to investors of record on Monday, August 8th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday August 5th. That equates to a dividend of $0.92 on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.53%. Apple’s payout ratio is 15.18%.

Wall Street analyst ponders

Several research companies have recently issued reports on AAPL. Itaú Unibanco began reporting on Apple shares in a research report on Tuesday, July 26. They gave the company an underperform rating and a price target of $136.00. Barclays lowered its target price on Apple shares to $166.00 from $167.00 and rated the company as “equal weight” in a research report on Wednesday, July 13. Piper Sandler lowered it on Friday, August 29. Fundamental Research have set a price target of $177.07 for shares of Apple and rated the stock as a “buy” in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, on Monday, July 25th, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a price target of $200.00 for Apple shares in a research report. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight with a hold rating, twenty three with a buy rating and one with a strong buy rating. According to MarketBeat.com, the company has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $179.27.

Apple profile

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Apple Inc designs, manufactures, and sells smartphones, PCs, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. It also sells various related services. In addition, the company offers the iPhone, a line of smartphones; Mac, a series of personal computers; iPad, a line of multipurpose tablets; AirPods Max, wireless over-ear headphones; and wearables, home and accessories including AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, HomePod and iPod touch.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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