The Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced debut weekend sales for the iPhone5 that plunged short of few analysts’ forecasts after supply restraints delayed shipments. The company reported that over 5 million iPhone5s were vended in the primary 3 days, beating a record set previous year by the earlier model.
Apple, world’s most valuable company by market value, reported that demand for the new smartphone continued to surpass the initial supply.
Consumer Reports reported that Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new mapping software for its mobile gadgets was short on options and requires to mature before it can compete paid map applications.
Shares of the company plunged amid fears that supply shortfalls may obstruct the corporation from harnessing the iPhone5 to outpace competitors like Samsung Electronics Co. that manufacture smartphones running of Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android mobile operating system.
Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ:CCUR) fell -4.43% to settle at $4.53, Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) moved down -1.43% to end at $9.62 while Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) dropped -1.98% to finish at $10.16 on Monday.
Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) last session volume of 22.85 million shares was higher than its average volume of 14.87 million shares. The stock after opening at $686.86 hit high price of $695.12 and then closed at $690.79 by scoring -1.33%.
AAPL generated revenue of $148.81 billion in the previous twelve months and earned $40.13 billion. The Company showed a positive 26.97% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin, which remained at 35.62%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was 41.16%.
AAPL’s past twelve months’ price to sales ratio was 4.35 and price to cash ratio remained 23.42. As far as the returns are concerned, AAPL’s return on equity was recorded as 44.32% and return on investment increased 38.27% while its return on asset stayed at 29.77%.
The stock showed weekly downbeat performance of -1.28% which was maintained for the month at 4.25%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as 21.55% and for the year was 71.59% while the YTD performance remained at 71.30%.
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