Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Shares Turn Higher As Markets Off Lows
Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) shares have recovered from session low and was recently trading higher by over 1% to $571.03, off session low of $561.23. Earlier the stock opened lower with the broader market.
Today, rise came after a 9% fall in the past seven trading sessions. The stock had an amazing single gain of about 9% and closed well above $600 mark on Wednesday after the iPhone maker reported robust second quarter earnings on boosted demand for iPhones.
However, the stock quickly retreated to $584 by Monday and then consolidated around that level through Thursday. During the past three trading sessions, the stock made an attempt to move back to $600, but could touch that. On Monday, the stock made an intra-day high of $598.40, but closed at $583.98. Then on Tuesday, the stock made an intra -day high of $596.76, but closed at $582.13.
Senior Vice President of Apple Inc. Scott J. Forstall sold 64,151 shares on 04/27/2012 at an average price of $565.1.
The company said that net income came at $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per share on revenue of $39.2 billion, well above analysts’ estimates of $$10.07 per share on revenue of $36.96 billion. However, the company a weaker than estimated outlook for the third quarter and expects to earn $8.68 per share on revenue of $34 billion, compared to analysts estimates of $9.95 per share on revenue of $37.40 billion.
Just after the earnings, several analysts upgraded their price target on the stock, but few lowered their estimates for the Q3 and Q4, citing concerns about the subsidy cuts. However, investors have been ignoring this fact as they are eagerly waiting for the new version of iPhone.
Analysts are bullish on the stock with 45 analysts have Buy rating on the stock, 7 have hold rating.