Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock value is growing at its fastest rate in nine years, at least when we look at the five day results. The company that has defied downward trends in the stock market, and that has just increased dividend payouts for investors, has now increased value by 9.5% in the last five days. This makes Apple one of the best performing stocks on the market.
Of particular note to investors will be the fact that Apple stock value has regained all losses that were sustained in early 2018.
Apple Resilient in a Shaky Market
Volatility has been the word of the year for the stock market. The year started on a high, before gains started eroding as investors lost confidence for a number of different reasons. Interest rate rises had some investors spooked, and high treasury yields have not helped.
Despite a lot of negative press surrounding investments in the stock market, tenacious investors will know that riding out the downtrends can allow for some serious gains. Anybody that purchased Apple stock this year will know exactly what that’s like.
Apple wasn’t as hard hit as most stocks, but there have been some steep declines, particularly in early February of this year. Growth over the last week shows just how resilient this stock can be in the long term, and this provides validation for the investors who play the long game. When you back a company like Apple that has massive resources, innovative products, and a strong hold of consumer markets, then the chances are that you will be rewarded for your investment.
Looking at things on paper, these are the highlights for Apple at this point of 2018:
- Stock value growth for the year is 9.41%
- 12-Month growth is 20.24%
- 5-Day growth is 9.5%
- Shares are currently valued at $185.18 (ahead of trading on Tuesday, May 8, 2018).
- Investors benefit from a 16% increase in quarterly dividends this year.
- Apple grew revenue per share by 30% in the first quarter of this year.
Not The Only Good News in the Stock Market This Week
Headlines have relaxed in terms of the doom and gloom that has been predicted for the stock market recently. After Monday’s trading, most indexes were up slightly, with the NASDAQ, Dow Jones, and S&P 500 all in the green ahead of trading on Tuesday. The NASDAQ (home to many of the most important technology stocks) has had moderate growth throughout 2018, with 5.24% of gains for the year so far.
World markets also finished in the green after Monday’s trading, offering some respite for many investors who have endured overall market losses for much of 2018.
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