Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)went up 0.56% during trading on the US exchange where it had a trading capacity of 23.58M shares. The company’s shares were closed at $35.82 . The stock has an operating margin of 21.50% and a net profit margin of 17.40% This appreciation has taken its price 24.15% above the 52-week low. The stock hit 1-yearhigh at $38.18 and a low of $28.85 in the same period.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Earnings Recap & Outlook

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) last announced results for quarter ended on 31 Dec 2016, disclosing EPS of $0.79 The reported earnings per share topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.04 with the percentage difference between estimated and actual earnings arriving at 5.30%. Price changes resulting from an earnings surprise can be felt immediately. Studies indicate that the stock prices of firms with significant positive earnings surprises show above-average performance, while those with negative surprises have below-average performance. The mean revenue estimate for the current fiscal period ending March 2017 is $14.81B by 32 brokerage firms. The average revenue estimate for the year ending December 2017 is $60B by 40 analysts.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Flood of Opinions

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) right now sits at consensus rating of 2.40 while 19 analysts have advocated the shares as ‘BUY’, 6 calls it an ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 14 suggest ‘HOLD’. The mean PT for this stock is at $40.63 while the max. level suggested by the brokerage firms is $45.00 and min. PT is $30.00. The mean PT is calculated considering the consensus of 34 analysts.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) went down -0.23% during trading on the US exchange when it had traded 22.12M shares. The company’s shares were closed at 138.68. The stock has a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 1.20. This appreciation has taken its price 57.32% above the 52-week low. The stock hit 1-yearhigh at $140.28 and a low of $88.15 in the same period.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Analyst’s Consensus Price Estimates

It is widely believed that the more practical proxy for the market’s expectations is analyst’s consensus price estimates. The mean PT for this stock is at $142.46 while the max. level suggested by the brokerage firms is $185.00 and min. PT is $102.00. The mean PT is calculated considering the consensus of 42 analysts. AAPL right now sits at consensus rating of 2.00 while 25 analysts have advocated the shares as ‘BUY’, 13 calls it an ‘OUTPERFORM’ and 10 suggest ‘HOLD’.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Past & Future Earnings

The mean revenue estimate for the current fiscal period ending March 2017 is $52.86B by 34 brokerage firms. The average revenue estimate for the year ending September 2017 is $228.28B by 40 analysts. Wall Street is forward looking. Therefore, stock prices are sometime established based on the expectations that prospective investors have for the future earnings power of the firm. In a similar way, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) last announced results for quarter ended on 31 Dec 2016, disclosing EPS of $3.36. The reported earnings per share topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.15 with the percentage difference between estimated and actual earnings arriving at 4.70%.