For 2015 the consensus of the earnings per share of Apple is at profit of 9,03 dollars. Based on this the price/earnings-ratio equals 11,74.
The consensus of the dividends per share is at 2,15 dollars. Consequently the dividend return is around 2,03 percent. On average the stocks in this sector yield a dividend return of around 1,04 percent.
The stocks Cognizant , Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and Apple in the sector The hardware sector have the most buy recommendations. The 3 most recent recommendations for the hardware sector were provided by Citigroup (buy, 131,00 dollars), Needham & Co. (buy, 150,00 dollars) and Brean Capital (buy, 155,00 dollars).
Apple 's book value/price equals 0,27. The hardware sector now trades at a Shiller PE of 4.36. The stock now trades at 105,97 dollars. This equals 11 times the 2014's earnings per share.