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Needham Sticks to Its Buy Rating for Apple (AAPL)

Needham analyst Laura Martin maintained a Buy rating on Apple (AAPLResearch Report) today and set a price target of $170.00. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $144.80.

Martin covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Apple, Trade Desk, and VIZIO Holding. According to TipRanks, Martin has an average return of -4.4% and a 36.68% success rate on recommended stocks.

In addition to Needham, Apple also received a Buy from Citigroup’s Jim Suva in a report issued today. However, on October 18, Barclays maintained a Hold rating on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL).

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The company has a one-year high of $182.19 and a one-year low of $128.86. Currently, Apple has an average volume of 82.85M.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 39 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of AAPL in relation to earlier this year.

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Apple, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories. It also offers a range of related services. Its products include iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, HomePod and AirPods. The services segment is comprised of AppleCare, cloud services, digital content offerings like the App Store and other content services like Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+ and Apple TV+, payment services such as Apple Card and Apple Pay as well as advertising and licensing services. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak on April 1, 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

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