Appreciated by many investors on the stock markets, Apple shares are a real reference. The company’s securities are virtually the most popular in the financial sector, particularly at a time when new technologies are the key growth sector. However, like all corporate assets, Apple shares remain subject to market volatility. So how would it evolve over the next three months? Discover the analysts’ estimate
A real record in turnover
Since its creation in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple Inc. has risen steadily to become a leader in the IT industry. The company is particularly known for the creation of the famous Macintosh, but also mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod, as well as the iTunes application and now the Apple Watch, among others. For several years, Apple Inc. has posted exponential sales, which continue to grow to this day. In the last quarter of 2014, it broke the record for the highest profit for a listed company, with $18 billion in net profits. And for the first quarter of 2016, it also reached a new record, with quarterly sales of nearly $76 billion.
Estimate for the next three months
After Ford in 1956, Apple’s IPO was the largest, with an increase of about 30% at the end of its first trading day. And generally speaking, the price of Apple shares has been on an upward trend for several years, despite some lows.
Between the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, it increased by more than 6% in the first month and by almost 10% in the second month.
At the end of 2015, however, it posted a significant decline of around -11%, despite record sales, and it was not until March 2016 that it regained the upper hand with an increase of almost 13%.
The Apple share price is therefore subject to more or less significant variations and according to the sales estimate for 2016, analysts are predicting a probable increase over the next three months. The new iPhone SE seems to be wreaking havoc on the market and, according to forecasts, sales could reach around 20 million copies by 2016. However, this mid-range iPhone will be available in 110 countries by the end of May. This could have a significant impact on Apple Inc.’s share price, which currently stands at USD 104.