For 2015 the consensus of the earnings per share of Apple is at profit of 8,36 dollars. Based on this the price/earnings-ratio equals 11,34.
The consensus of the dividends per share is at 2,16 dollars. Consequently the dividend return is around 2,28 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 Robert W. Baird (buy, 120,00 dollars), BMO Capital Markets (buy, 117,00 dollars) and Brean Capital (buy, 125,00 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 94,83 dollars. This equals 10 times the 2014's earnings per share.