As per reported by Business Insider sources, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is in discussions to purchase social commerce site The Fancy in an attempt desired to kickoff the tech tycoon’s emerging general e-commerce segment.
From past, Apple has been a leading company in e-commerce since the Apple online store started in 1997, subsequently iTunes and the firm’s iOS and Mac App Stores, but it has still to fill the gap of the general e-commerce segment. The speculated takeover would let Apple to balance its frightening amount of present active iTunes users with credit cards on file, now surpassing above 400 million, in the zone.
Its competitors include Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Gross margin remained 63.20% with 327.03 million of outstanding shares and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) whose gross margin remained 22.41% with 1.97 billion of outstanding shares.
Other technology stocks include Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) whose gross margin remained 76.83%, ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ONNN) with gross margin of 30.51%, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) with gross margin of 61.42%, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) whose gross margin remained 27.43%, Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) gross margin stayed 42.22% and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) having gross margin of 76.22%.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) after opening at $613.63 hit high price of $617.98 and then closed at $615.70by surging 1.30% and on last session volume of 12.32 million shares was lower than its average volume of 13.98 million shares.
The stock price volatility was 1.69% for a week and 1.72% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 12.07 and its beta remained 1.23.
The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.57 as current ratio and on the other side the debt to equity ratio and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained at flat. The Company had total cash at hand $27.65 billion and a book value per share as $119.22 in the most recent quarter.
AAPL generated revenue of 148.81 billion in the following twelve months and earned $40.13 billion. The Company showed a positive 26.97% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 35.62%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 41.16%.
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