Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and its US retail associates started taking preorders for the new-generation iPhone 5 Friday as the technology giant enjoys the initial batch of buyers interested in the device.
The Cupertino, Calif. Firm’s website started accepting preorders on Friday soon after midnight Pacific time.
The new device guarantees users and experience of faster Web browsing, enhanced gaming and brilliant pictures. The front screen measures 4 inches (10 centimeters) diagonally in contrasted with the 3.5-inch screen Apple (AAPL) has used for its previous model iPhones.
The iPhone 5 is decisive to Apple’s persistent dominance in smartphone segment. Not just because the phones support Apple to turn into the world’s biggest firm in terms of worth, they have become the basis of the firm’s mobile-device strategy.
Its competitors include Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) that surged +1.32% to $18.48 with the total traded volume of 13.40 million shares and Research In Motion Limited (USA) (NASDAQ:RIMM) that surged +1.41% to $7.53 with the total traded volume of 14.11 million shares.
Other Technology stocks with bullish trend include LSI Corporation(NYSE:LSI) up +0.38% to $7.92, QUALCOMM, Inc.(NASDAQ:QCOM) up +1.64% to $64.89 and Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR)(NYSE:TSM) up +2.40% to $15.39, whereas with bearish trend include Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) down -0.52% to $30.16, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ:WDC) down -3.57% to $41.06 and Vodafone Group Plc (ADR)(NASDAQ:VOD) down -0.99% to $28.48.
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock in current session held volume of 12.77 million shares as compare to its average volume of 13.83 million shares. The stock after opening at $689.96 hit high price of $696.98 and then trading at $694.45 by scoring +1.68%.
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 years was +41.16%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of +0.99% which was maintained for the month at +8.12%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as +20.01% and for the year was +76.19% while the YTD performance remained at +69.36%.
The AAPL past twelve months price to sales ratio was 4.30 and price to cash ratio remained 23.15. 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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