In most of the world, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) are in an escalating fight to rule Smartphone maps. They have found a general friend in China and they cannot live without.
Two people with knowledge about the matter, who refused to be identified, stated that Apple has chosen AutoNavi Holdings Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:AMAP) as a partner for maps on future iPhones and iPads in China. The Beijing-based maps corporation has worked with Google since 2006.
Apple’s verdict offers AutoNavi a chance against its key opponent, NavInfo Co, which operates with Baidu Inc, Nokia, and Toyota Motor.
Researcher Analysys International stated that AutoNavi had 45% of China’s mobile map data market in the Q1, compared with 43% for NavInfo.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) decreased -0.39% to settle at $12.63, Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) moved down -0.39% to end at $20.28 while Priceline.com Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) plunged -1.29% to finish on Thursday at $681.65.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) last session volume of 16.59 million shares was higher than its average volume of 14.29 million shares. The stock after opening at $600.56 hit high price of $614.34 and then closed at $609.94 by scoring +1.76%.
The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.58 as current ratio and on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 0.00 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.00. The Company had total cash at hand $28.54 billion and a book value per share as $109.63 in the most recent quarter.
The stock price volatility was 1.66% for a week and 1.61% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 10.37 and its beta remained 1.21.
AAPL generated revenue of 142.36 billion in the following twelve months and earned $38.62 million. The Company showed a positive +27.13% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained +35.69%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was +41.16%.
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