Write a two to three page paper discussing whether or not you think Apple, INC company will have a successful future. Get to the company's web site, into the "investors relations" section and provide some financial highlights of your company for the past year. Indicate which stock exchange the company is listed on and what was the past 12 month rate of return (% gain or loss) to investors who bought shares of this company a year ago and sold the shares yesterday. This rate of return is called the one-year Holding Period Return, or HPR. Also state what is the most recent price of the shares on the company?
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Apple, Inc. Analysis
Apple, Inc. (NasdaqGS: AAPL) currently, together with several subsidiaries around the world, "designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players, as well as sells various related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions" (Yahoo! Finance, 2009). NasdaqGS: AAPL means that the common stocks of being traded in the Nasdaq Stock Market with the ticker symbol of AAPL. Several of the company's most popular products include iPhone, iPod and iMac of which have cult-like following. It is not uncommon to see lines forming the day before an iPhone is released at Apple's distribution partners. This had happened with the release of the company's most recent ...
One graph below compares the return for the S&P500 and that of Apple, Inc.