Apple’s Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) hurry to acquire hold of AuthenTec technology, concerning $27.5 million in direct payments through discussions and settling on a $356 million bid to purchase the whole firm, seems pre aimed at an high-tech “Smart Sensor” component that just not only read fingerprints, but something beyond the conventional sort of fingerprint reading.
Apple’s stress to purchase AuthenTec was defined in a filing submitted to Security and Exchange Commission.
Though, that urgency is not discussed merely in the interests of acquiring hold of fingerprint scanners, which have been in smartphones and in PCs for almost five to six years.
The most striking commonly used product by AuthenTec is not its average finger print scanners, but a latest “Smart Sensor” that works as an urbane touch pad controller.
Its competitors include Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) which has market capitalization of 220.05 billion with 327.03 million outstanding shares and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) possessing market capitalization of 38.49 billion with 1.97 billion outstanding shares.
Other technology stocks include Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) whose market capitalization remained 42.57 billion, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) with a market cap. Of 101.89 billion, Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) having market capitalization of 15.45 billion, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) with a market capitalization of 258.04 billion, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) with 9.89 billion and Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) with market capitalization of 3.27 billion.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock in current session held volume of 9.03 million shares as compare to its average volume of 13.37 million shares. The stock after opening at $640.00 hit high price of $645.48 and then trading at $645.12 by scoring +1.39%.
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 year was 41.16%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 2.51% which was maintained for the month at 5.41%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as 20.55% and for the year was 67.98% while the YTD performance remained at 57.80%.
The AAPL past twelve months price to sales ratio was 4.01 and price to cash ratio remained 21.57. 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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