Traders sold shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $420.56 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $587.55 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $166.99 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Apple had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Apple traded up $1.30 for the day and closed at $109.48

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Raymond James Financial Inc. restated a “hold” rating on shares of Apple in a research report on Saturday, July 9th. Barclays PLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Apple in a research report on Sunday, July 17th. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research report on Sunday, July 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $120.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research report on Friday, June 3rd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $153.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research report on Sunday, May 22nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, forty-five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Apple has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $126.24.

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $100.78 and a 200-day moving average of $100.14. The company has a market capitalization of $592.03 billion and a P/E ratio of 12.81.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The iPhone maker reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $42.36 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $42.35 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.85 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 14.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Apple Inc. will post $8.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 8th were given a dividend of $0.57 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 4th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.08%.

In other news, SVP Angela J. Ahrendts sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.00, for a total transaction of $5,000,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 147,971 shares in the company, valued at $14,797,100. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Arthur D. Levinson sold 70,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.68, for a total value of $7,607,600.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,203,283 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $130,772,796.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several institutional investors have modified their holdings of the company. Oxbow Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Apple by 17.5% in the fourth quarter. Oxbow Advisors LLC now owns 84,881 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock valued at $8,944,000 after buying an additional 12,659 shares in the last quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division increased its position in shares of Apple by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division now owns 144,777 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock valued at $15,239,000 after buying an additional 1,733 shares in the last quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Apple by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 87,054 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock valued at $9,164,000 after buying an additional 5,329 shares in the last quarter. Sheets Smith Wealth Management increased its position in shares of Apple by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Sheets Smith Wealth Management now owns 36,537 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock valued at $3,846,000 after buying an additional 170 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Shikiar Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Apple by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. Shikiar Asset Management Inc. now owns 109,560 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock valued at $11,532,000 after buying an additional 1,260 shares in the last quarter.

Apple Inc (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. The Company’s products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings.

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