February 11, 2018

Apple’s HomePod; First Foray into Speaker Market

Apple’s HomePod is first foray into the speaker market, as it came with “Siri voice assistant” built in, the device is priced at $350 response to the Google Home and Amazon Echo and it’s made only for the “iPhone” and “iPad” users. Bad news for Android phone users, this offer isn’t for them.

Homepod’s audio performance is perfect, and it is superior to that of its competitors, if we look at “Siri” it isn’t as smart as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, but if audio in your primary concern, then you can save a ton of money by buying a Sonos.

The device has Siri inside, hence we are able to ask for the weather, the time of next basketball game and can also add notes to iPhone. Homepod can also compose and send the text messages and having enough intelligence to give us a daily news briefing.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s stock on Friday traded at beginning with a price of $157.07 and when day-trade ended the stock finally gained 0.81% to reach at $156.41. Analyst’s mean target price for AAPL is $189.78 while analysts mean recommendation is 1.90. Stock value has moved between $131.44 – 179.78 in last one year.

Analyst’s ratings determines the future of any company. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 14 analyst(s) whereas last month 17 analyst(s) have given outperform rating. SELL rating has been given by 0 analyst(s) and 14 analyst(s) given BUY rating to the stock. Company fiscal year is ending in September and analysts’ consensus recommendation is Outperform for AAPL and estimated EPS for next quarter is 4.66.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) yearly performance is 18.12% and net profit margin is 21.10%. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is 7.90%. The current share price indicates that stock is -13.15% away from its one year high and is moving 19.29% ahead of its 52-week low.

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