Worth Watching Stock Analyst Recommendations: Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) showed a decline of -0.42% from the market’s prior closing price. That fall sent the price at $145.64 per share as of January 12,2017 when the total trading capacity was lower compared with their three months average volume of 1.93M shares. The consensus analyst PT for this stock has now been moved to $161.59.

Raytheon Company (RTN) Price Indications

The firm keeps price-to-earnings ratio at 19.55 in 12 months. In last trade, the intraday high was $146.97, putting the share price -4.06% below its 52-week high and trades 28.63% higher from the lowest price they have traded at during the previous year. It turned higher 1.15% from its 50-day simple moving average. The current price is up 7.13% from the average market prices over a 200-day period.

Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) Thorough Brokerage Views

There are numerous brokerage names which are spending time researching on this stock. Of them, 0 have a Sell, 10 suggested Buy, 6 said Outperform and 4 called Hold rating for the stock, based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. 0 recommends the stock is “underperforming”. The company has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.70, according to Thomson Reuters data.

On January 12,2017, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) closed session down at $119.25 with -0.42%. The institutional holdings in the company makes up 58.60% while the Beta factor is 1.24. The stock’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 70.64.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Price Potential

In recent trade, the price was 12.61% up its 200 day moving average and was brought 5.52% up versus its 50-day simple moving average. The stock exchanged hands at a volume of 27.04M shares whereas, the average volume was 31.33M shares. In the past 12 months, the share price floated in the $88.53 -$119.93 range. The market capitalization arrived at market cap 640.00 billion. After the day trading kicked off at $118.90, the stock was seen approaching $118.21 as its bottom price and $119.30 as its intraday high price. In previous session, the price was settled at $119.75.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Analyst Point of Interest

There were more than a few analysts who recently mentioned the stock in their research. Currently the stock is holding a ‘Buy’ rating from 17 equity analysts. 1 Wall Street brokerages assign ‘Sell’ rating for the firm. 7 analysts are of a belief the stock is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was provided by 0 analysts and ‘Overweight’ verdict was shared by 24 analysts. The company has a Mean Recommendation of 1.86 based on a scale of 1-5 provided by Thomson Reuters.

Prominent Analysts Reporting Update: General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) showed a decline of -0.29% from the market’s prior closing price. That fall sent the price at $31.37 per share as of January 10,2017 when the total trading capacity was lower compared with their three months average volume of 32.16M shares. The consensus analyst PT for this stock has now been moved to $34.00.

General Electric Company (GE) Price Indications

The firm keeps price-to-earnings ratio at 31.85 in 12 months. In last trade, the intraday high was $31.62, putting the share price -4.20% below its 52-week high and trades 18.48% higher from the lowest price they have traded at during the previous year. It turned higher 1.53% from its 50-day simple moving average. The current price is up 2.97% from the average market prices over a 200-day period.

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) Thorough Brokerage Views

There are numerous brokerage names which are spending time researching on this stock. Of them, 0 have a Sell, 7 suggested Buy, 4 said Outperform and 6 called Hold rating for the stock, based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. 1 recommends the stock is “underperforming”. The company has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.06, according to Thomson Reuters data.

On January 10,2017, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) closed session up at $119.11 with 0.10%. The institutional holdings in the company makes up 58.60% while the Beta factor is 1.24. The stock’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 70.36.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Price Potential

In recent trade, the price was 12.64% up its 200 day moving average and was brought 5.62% up versus its 50-day simple moving average. The stock exchanged hands at a volume of 24.43M shares whereas, the average volume was 32.06M shares. In the past 12 months, the share price floated in the $88.53 -$119.43 range. The market capitalization arrived at market cap 639.25 billion. After the day trading kicked off at $118.77, the stock was seen approaching $118.30 as its bottom price and $119.38 as its intraday high price. In previous session, the price was settled at $118.99.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Analyst Point of Interest

There were more than a few analysts who recently mentioned the stock in their research. Currently the stock is holding a ‘Buy’ rating from 17 equity analysts. 1 Wall Street brokerages assign ‘Sell’ rating for the firm. 7 analysts are of a belief the stock is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was provided by 0 analysts and ‘Overweight’ verdict was shared by 24 analysts. The company has a Mean Recommendation of 1.86 based on a scale of 1-5 provided by Thomson Reuters.

International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) topped the patent list for 24th successive year

Computing hardware giant International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) efforts to compete and beat the human brain with computing technology had pushed the firm to the top of the 2016 list of patent awards.

The IBM and IFI Claims revealed on Monday that the US Patent and Trademark Office settled IBM 8,088 patents for the year, more than 2,700 of them stemming from artificial intelligence and intellectual computing work.

Next down on the list was Samsung with 5,518 patents, Canon with 3,665, Qualcomm with 2,897 and Google with 2,835.

According to reports, the USPTO approved 304,126 patents in 2016 in total, 10% more than the year before.

Meanwhile patents are an imperfect measure of competence in research, development, novelty and eventually business success.

It is not something very simple and ordinary, it surely takes a massive staff and a lot of intellectual-property lawyers to stay high on the list, so companies won’t make it up the list no matter how successful. In the meantime, many patent ideas never get materialized, or worse, emerge in a patent troll’s sketchy legal action trying to snatch licensing fees from big companies.

However, patents remain an important replication of how much a firm is spending at the moment into the upcoming technology. Another notable factor is that IBM beat the list for the 24th year in a row.

Moreover the company was granted 10% more patents in 2016 than 2015, but some others firms grew faster. No. 6 Intel augmented 34% to 2,784, while No. 14 Amazon surged 46% to 1,662, sufficient to drive it up 12 places in contrast to the 2015 list.

IPhone-maker giant Apple remained at its No. 11 rank but raised its patent haul 8% to 2,102.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) PT Suggests Stock Is Worth Around $132.25

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) registered a 0.92% increase, still its new closing price is 34.40% up from the company’s 1 year high of 118.16.It posted 2.74% gains in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 7 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 0 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 1 sells versus 17 buy or better ratings. The 49 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $132.25, with individual PT in the $85.00-$185.00 range. The shares moved at $118.99, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 25.45% in twelve months’ time.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a 2.74% rise year to date. A Senior Vice President, CFO at Apple Inc. (AAPL) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Wednesday December 28, 2016. Maestri Luca sold 2,300 shares in the company at $117.67 each and collected $270,001 in proceeds. Maestri Luca now owns 4,432 shares in the company after this transaction. A Senior Vice President in the company, Riccio Daniel J., disclosed a transaction on Thursday December 15, 2016 that ended up generating $1,270,000 from the sale of 10,942 shares at $116.07 per share.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Upcoming Results on Tap

Apple Inc. will next provide financial results for the December 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $3.56 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $81.14 billion.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $46.85 billion in revenue and EPS of $1.67. The mean forecast was for $46.94 billion and $1.66 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $42.36 billion , with earnings at $1.42/share.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Brokerage Update 

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is in Hilliard Lyons’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were downgraded to Long-term Buy from Buy by Hilliard Lyons, according to news reported on Thursday October 27, 2016.Another important research note was issued by Stifel on Wednesday October 26, 2016.The firm downgraded AAPL to Hold from Buy. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL), have changed 23.99% and 4.86% , respectively.

Which way Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) insiders are heading

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), with -0.13% losses in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 47 analysts who collectively assign a buy rating on stock. 39 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 1 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 44 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $132.14, with individual targets in the range of $85 to $185. The shares ended last trade at $116.61, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 13.32 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 0.68 jumped so far this year. A Senior Vice President, CFO at Apple Inc. (AAPL) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Wednesday December 28, 2016. Maestri Luca offloaded 2,300 shares in the company at a per-share price of $117.67 and ended up generating $270,640 in proceeds. Maestri Luca retains 4,432 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Senior Vice President in the company, Riccio Daniel J., on Thursday December 15, 2016 collected $1,270,040 from the sale of 10,942 shares at a per-share price of $117.67. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading AAPL stock at the current market price of $116.61/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the December 2017 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $3.23 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a -1.52 per cent year-over-year decrease. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $77.42B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Apple Inc. generated nearly $46.85B in sales and net income of $1.67/share. That compares with the mean forecast $46.94B and $1.66/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $42.36B, with EPS at $1.42.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Analyst Rating News

Hilliard Lyons is following shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Long-term Buy from Buy, wrote analysts at Hilliard Lyons, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday October 27, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Stifel on Wednesday October 26, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on AAPL from Buy to Hold.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 0.51% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -1.25% fall in value from company’s one year high of $118.69. The stock is currently holding above its 50-day SMA of $113.64 and above its 200-day SMA of $108.78. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL), have changed 3.68% and 22.83%, respectively.

Analyst Recommendations To Note: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Detailed Analyst Recommendation

There are a handful of analysts covering the stock. Of them, 17 have a “buy”, 1 suggested “sell”, 7 said “hold” and 0 called “underperform” rating for the stock, according to Thomson Reuters data. 24 recommends the stock is “outperforming”. The company has an Average Rating of 1.86 based on analysts tracked by Thomson Reuters.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) made a -0.11% move from the market’s previous close, putting the price on the $116.02 per share as of 01/04/2017. The total volume of shares traded was below their three months average volume of 32,000,000 shares. The firm maintains a P/E ratio of 14.02 in 12 months. Apple Inc. consensus analyst price target has now moved to $131.96. On a given day, the intraday low was $115.75. That means the share price went down -1.75% from its 52-week low and trades up 31.05% versus the highest price the stock has traded at during the previous year. It shifted up 9.99% versus its 200 day moving average. The current price escalated 2.95% from the average market prices over a 50-day period.

Cummins Inc. recently traded 3.18% above its 50-day simple moving average and went up 15.51% from its 200-day simple moving average. The debt-to-equity ratio (D/E) remains 0.28. The institutional ownership stake in the corporation is 82.90% while the Beta value stands at 1.33. Its RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 58.66.

On 01/04/2017, Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) ended trading lower at $139.63 with -0.11%. The firm exchanged hands at a volume of 1,178,368 whereas, the average volume was 1.60M shares. In the past 52 weeks, the share price moved between $77.20 and $147.10. The market cap landed at $23.45B. After the day began at $139.88, the stock was seen hitting $140.80 as its intraday high price and $139.09 as its bottom price. The prior close was recorded at $139.79.

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) Analyst Research Coverage

A number of Wall Street analysts recently commented on the stock. Currently the company has earned ‘Buy’ from 1 equity analysts. 3 analysts assign ‘Sell’ rating for the stock. 14 analysts have suggested the company is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was shared by 1 analysts and ‘Overweight’ recommendation was issued by 5 analysts. The company has an Average Rating of 3.00 based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S scale of 1-5.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock Rises, Analysts: Buy Rating

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), with -0.32% losses in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 47 analysts who collectively assign a buy rating on stock. 39 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 1 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 43 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $131.96, with individual targets in the range of $85 to $185. The shares ended last trade at $116.15, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 13.61 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 0.28 jumped so far this year. A Senior Vice President, CFO at Apple Inc. (AAPL) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Wednesday December 28, 2016. Maestri Luca offloaded 2,300 shares in the company at a per-share price of $117.67 and ended up generating $270,640 in proceeds. Maestri Luca retains 4,432 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Senior Vice President in the company, Riccio Daniel J., on Thursday December 15, 2016 collected $1,270,040 from the sale of 10,942 shares at a per-share price of $117.67. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading AAPL stock at the current market price of $116.15/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the December 2017 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $3.23 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a -1.52 per cent year-over-year decrease. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $77.4B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Apple Inc. generated nearly $46.85B in sales and net income of $1.67/share. That compares with the mean forecast $46.94B and $1.66/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $42.36B, with EPS at $1.42.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Analyst Rating News

Hilliard Lyons is following shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Long-term Buy from Buy, wrote analysts at Hilliard Lyons, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday October 27, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Stifel on Wednesday October 26, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on AAPL from Buy to Hold.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 0.28% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -1.64% fall in value from company’s one year high of $118.69. The stock is currently holding above its 50-day SMA of $113.16 and above its 200-day SMA of $108.67. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL), have changed 3.76% and 23.57%, respectively.

These Are Analyst Recommendations Worth Watching: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Detailed Analyst Recommendation

There are a handful of analysts covering the stock. Of them, 16 have a “buy”, 1 suggested “sell”, 7 said “hold” and 0 called “underperform” rating for the stock, according to Thomson Reuters data. 24 recommends the stock is “outperforming”. The company has an Average Rating of 1.88 based on analysts tracked by Thomson Reuters.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) made a -0.78% move from the market’s previous close, putting the price on the $115.82 per share as of 01/02/2017. The total volume of shares traded was below their three months average volume of 31,990,000 shares. The firm maintains a P/E ratio of 13.99 in 12 months. Apple Inc. consensus analyst price target has now moved to $131.96. On a given day, the intraday low was $115.43. That means the share price went down -1.92% from its 52-week low and trades up 30.82% versus the highest price the stock has traded at during the previous year. It shifted up 9.92% versus its 200 day moving average. The current price escalated 2.75% from the average market prices over a 50-day period.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company recently traded 5.80% above its 50-day simple moving average and went down -6.90% from its 200-day simple moving average. The debt-to-equity ratio (D/E) remains 0.44. The institutional ownership stake in the corporation is 70.10% while the Beta value stands at 0.94. Its RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 60.09.

On 01/02/2017, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) ended trading lower at $58.44 with -0.78%. The firm exchanged hands at a volume of 7,008,456 whereas, the average volume was 11.73M shares. In the past 52 weeks, the share price moved between $49.03 and $76.59. The market cap landed at $98.44B. After the day began at $58.86, the stock was seen hitting $58.96 as its intraday high price and $58.21 as its bottom price. The prior close was recorded at $58.90.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) Analyst Research Coverage

A number of Wall Street analysts recently commented on the stock. Currently the company has earned ‘Buy’ from 7 equity analysts. 1 analysts assign ‘Sell’ rating for the stock. 10 analysts have suggested the company is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was shared by 1 analysts and ‘Overweight’ recommendation was issued by 4 analysts. The company has an Average Rating of 2.35 based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S scale of 1-5.

Which way Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) insiders are heading

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), with -0.28% losses in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 47 analysts who collectively assign a buy rating on stock. 39 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 1 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 43 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $131.96, with individual targets in the range of $85 to $185. The shares ended last trade at $116.73, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 13.05 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 13.36 jumped so far this year. A Senior Vice President, CFO at Apple Inc. (AAPL) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Wednesday December 28, 2016. Maestri Luca offloaded 2,300 shares in the company at a per-share price of $117.67 and ended up generating $270,640 in proceeds. Maestri Luca retains 4,432 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Senior Vice President in the company, Riccio Daniel J., on Thursday December 15, 2016 collected $1,270,040 from the sale of 10,942 shares at a per-share price of $117.67. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading AAPL stock at the current market price of $116.73/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the December 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $3.23 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a -1.52 per cent year-over-year decrease. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $77.4B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Apple Inc. generated nearly $46.85B in sales and net income of $1.67/share. That compares with the mean forecast $46.94B and $1.66/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $42.36B, with EPS at $1.42.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Analyst Rating News

Hilliard Lyons is following shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Long-term Buy from Buy, wrote analysts at Hilliard Lyons, in a research note issued to clients on Thursday October 27, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Stifel on Wednesday October 26, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on AAPL from Buy to Hold.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted -0.03% fall in value, its new closing price reflects a -1.15% fall in value from company’s one year high of $118.69. The stock is currently holding above its 50-day SMA of $112.48 and above its 200-day SMA of $108.15. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL), have changed 4.59% and 23.39%, respectively.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on November 15, 2016 announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. Designed by Apple in California, which covers products from 1998’s iMac® to 2015’s Apple Pencil®, also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation. The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs.

The products in this book are the result of a profoundly close collaboration between many different groups. Shot by photographer Andrew Zuckerman in a deliberately spare style, the book’s 450 images illustrate Apple’s design process as well as its finished products.

These Are Analyst Recommendations Worth Watching: The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) Detailed Analyst Recommendation

There are a handful of analysts covering the stock. Of them, 1 have a “buy”, 3 suggested “sell”, 13 said “hold” and 2 called “underperform” rating for the stock, according to Thomson Reuters data. 1 recommends the stock is “outperforming”. The company has an Average Rating of 3.25 based on analysts tracked by Thomson Reuters.

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) made a -0.81% move from the market’s previous close, putting the price on the $48.90 per share as of 12/28/2016. The total volume of shares traded was below their three months average volume of 5,430,000 shares. The firm maintains a P/E ratio of 18.64 in 12 months. The Southern Company consensus analyst price target has now moved to $50.88. On a given day, the intraday low was $48.80. That means the share price went down -8.49% from its 52-week low and trades up 11.15% versus the highest price the stock has traded at during the previous year. It shifted down -1.87% versus its 200 day moving average. The current price escalated 0.40% from the average market prices over a 50-day period.

Apple Inc. recently traded 3.58% above its 50-day simple moving average and went up 10.95% from its 200-day simple moving average. The debt-to-equity ratio (D/E) remains 0.68. The institutional ownership stake in the corporation is 58.60% while the Beta value stands at 1.29. Its RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 62.69.

On 12/28/2016, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) ended trading lower at $116.76 with -0.43%. The firm exchanged hands at a volume of 20,682,766 whereas, the average volume was 32.46M shares. In the past 52 weeks, the share price moved between $88.53 and $118.08. The market cap landed at $621.37B. After the day began at $117.52, the stock was seen hitting $118.02 as its intraday high price and $116.20 as its bottom price. The prior close was recorded at $117.26.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Analyst Research Coverage

A number of Wall Street analysts recently commented on the stock. Currently the company has earned ‘Buy’ from 16 equity analysts. 1 analysts assign ‘Sell’ rating for the stock. 7 analysts have suggested the company is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was shared by 0 analysts and ‘Overweight’ recommendation was issued by 24 analysts. The company has an Average Rating of 1.88 based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S scale of 1-5.