Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is trying to gain footing in India by opening its retail stores in India following policy changes in the South Asian nation, but another government regulation might still halt the iPhone manufacturer from taking this crucial step.
A new law change lets foreign retailers in India to possess a 100% stake in stores that sell their branded goods, up from the earlier allowance of only 51 percent. While the Economic Times reported on Monday that Apple was, as a result, evaluating opening its own stores in the country, it will struggle to overcome an additional hitch. As The Wall Street Journal points out, under the new rules, foreign retailers have to source at least 30 percent of the value of their sales from local firms. Apple famously contracts most of its manufacturing process to Chinese companies.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) dropped -0.60% or -$3.95 to trading at $655.62 following it hit intra day high level of $666.35. The total traded volume in the current trading session is 12.30 million shares as compared to average 16.82 million shares. Its fifty two week trading range is $354.24 – $705.07. The total market capitalization reached $614.41 billion.
The stock price was ahead its 52 week low price with +86.11% and it lagged behind -6.89% from its 52 week maximum mark. Stock price volatility for last month remained 1.70%. In its share capital, the company has 937.41 million outstanding shares out of which 936.90 million shares have been floated in the market. For now, stock ownership with company’s management remained 0.02%.
AAPL presented a down weekly performance of -4.55% with respect to its rate of return and it remained -0.67% for the month. However, the performance for a quarter experienced a positive change of +11.76% and it surged +73.67% for a year and its year to date performance remained in green with +63.51%.
Current stock price is in the downbeat territory taking into account of 20 days moving average with -3.53% and continued bullish run for 50 days moving average with +0.98%. Its earning per share for the past twelve months was $42.54. Company’s beta coefficient was at 1.22. Beta measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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