On Tuesday, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) won a patent showing a complex shopping app that could be passed to the iPhone or iPad in the coming future as an element of PassBook or a same eWallet solution.
The label of Apple’s US Patent No. 8,239,276 for an “On-the-go Shopping List” might seem ordinary, but the property’s review shows technology much more exciting.
As there are old readers on the iOS App Store that let buyers to search for a diversity of codes using an iDevice’s camera, comprising of UPC and QR codes, none provide the potential of directly linking scans to procurements or stored credit card information. Apple’s ’276 patent displays such a solution.
Its competitors include Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) which has market capitalization of 210.22 billion with 327.03 million outstanding shares and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) possessing market capitalization of 36.85 billion with 1.97 billion outstanding shares.
Other technology stocks include Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) whose market capitalization remained 131.63 billion, ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ONNN) with a market cap. Of 2.97 billion, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) having market capitalization of 151.36 billion, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) with a market capitalization of 2.84 billion, Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) with 20.64 billion and NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD) with market capitalization of 1.39 billion.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock in current session held volume of 7.35 million shares as compare to its average volume of 14.00 million shares. The stock after opening at $622.77 hit high price of $625.00 and then trading at $622.50 by plunging 0.01%.
As the revenue measures AAPL generated revenue of 148.81 billion in the following twelve months income of $40.13 billion. The Company showed a positive 26.97% in the net profit margin and in addition to in its operating margin which remained 35.62%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 41.16%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 4.62% which was maintained for the month at 2.75%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as 9.32% and for the year was 66.63% while the YTD performance remained at 53.72%.
The AAPL past twelve months price to sales ratio was 3.92 and price to cash ratio remained 21.10. As far as the returns are concern, the AAPL return on equity was recorded as 44.32% and increased 38.27% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at 29.77%.
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