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How to buy Apple (AAPL) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Apple shares.

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Apple Inc (AAPL) is a US technology giant and the first company on Wall Street to surpass the $1 trillion market capitalisation mark. The corporation designs and manufacturers personal electronic products like smartphones, tablets, desktop computers, wearables, televisions and headphones. The company is also a provider of cloud storage services as well as other well-known services such as the App Store and Apple Music. Apple has recently ventured into the payments space with Apple Pay and the Apple Card.

How to buy shares in Apple

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Apple. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AAPL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Apple reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$141.66, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Apple, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Apple. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Apple stock price (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Use our graph to track the performance of AAPL stocks over time.

Apple shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-28.
OpenUS$142.1
HighUS$143.422
LowUS$139.74
CloseUS$139.816
Previous closeUS$141.66
Change US$-1.844
Change % -1.3017%
Volume 23,273,528
Information last updated 2022-06-26.
52-week rangeUS$129.04 - US$182.4391
50-day moving average US$149.178
200-day moving average US$158.5843
Target priceUS$187.43
PE ratio 23.0829
Dividend yield US$0.88 (0.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$6.137

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eToro (global stocks)
US$0
50 pips (US$0.50 for every AU$100 exchanged)
Global shares, US shares, ETFs
Zero brokerage share trading on US, Hong Kong and European stocks with trades as low as $50.
Note: This broker offers CFDs which are volatile investment products and most clients lose money trading CFDs with this provider.
Join the world’s biggest social trading network when you trade stocks, commodities and currencies from the one account.
IG Share Trading
US$0
0.70%
ASX shares, US shares, UK shares, ETFs, and more
Exclusive: Finder customers who apply for a share trading account in June will be able to trade Aussie shares from $2.50 commission until the end of August. T&Cs apply.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
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Tiger Brokers
US$1.99
N/A
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, US shares, ETFs
Exclusive to Finder: Sign up to Tiger through Finder and on completion of your first deposit of any amount or transfer of shares receive 4 extra free grab shares. T&Cs apply.
Get started with $0 brokerage on ASX and US stocks for the first 3 months upon completion of your first qualifying deposit. Also receive a free Apple share if you deposit $3,000 or more.
SelfWealth (Basic account)
US$9.5
0.60%
ASX shares, US shares
Trade ASX and US shares for a flat fee of $9.50, regardless of the trade size.
New customers receive free access to Community Insights with SelfWealth Premium for the first 90 days. Follow other investors and benchmark your portfolio performance.
Bendigo Invest Direct
$0
0.60%
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, mFunds, ETFs, Warrants
Gain access to 12 markets from one account with Bendigo.
Invest in Australian shares and access major international markets through a trusted local brand. Plus, fine tune your investment knowledge with Bendigo’s advanced research and analysis tools.
Saxo Capital Markets (Classic account)
US$4
1%
ASX shares, Global shares, ETFs
Access 22,000+ stocks on 50+ exchanges worldwide
Low fees for Australian and global share trading, no inactivity fees, low currency conversion fee and optimised for mobile.
Superhero share trading
US$0
50 pips (US$0.50 for every AU$100 exchanged)
ASX shares, US shares, ETFs
Sign up & fund your account with A$100 or more and receive US$10 of Tesla stocks on Superhero. T&Cs apply.
Enjoy $0 brokerage on US stocks and buying ETFs as well as a flat $5 fee to trade Australian shares.
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Apple share growth calculator

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Apple price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $139.816

1 month (2022-05-25) -0.50%
3 months (2022-03-25) -19.98%
6 months (2021-12-28) -22.02%
1 year (2021-06-28) 3.74%
2 years (2020-06-26) 58.15%
3 years (2019-06-28) 182.57%
5 years (2017-06-28) 283.50%

Is Apple under- or over-valued?

Valuing Apple stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Apple's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Apple's P/E ratio

Apple's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Apple shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Apple's PEG ratio

Apple's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3617. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Apple's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Apple's EBITDA

Apple's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$130.6 billion (£107 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Apple's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Apple financials

Revenue TTM US$386 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.93%
Gross profit TTM US$152.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 21.7%
Return on equity TTM 149.27%
Profit margin 26.41%
Book value 4.158
Market capitalisation US$2.3 trillion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Apple's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Apple.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Apple's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.15

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Apple's overall score of 26.15 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 37th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Apple is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Apple's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.99/100

Apple's environmental score of 0.99 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Apple is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Apple's social score

Social score: 13.98/100

Apple's social score of 13.98 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Apple is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Apple's governance score

Governance score: 11.18/100

Apple's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Apple is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Apple's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Apple scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Apple hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Apple Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.15
Total ESG percentile 36.8
Environmental score 0.99
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 13.98
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.18
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

Apple share dividends

14%

Dividend payout ratio: 14.45% of net profits

Recently Apple has paid out, on average, around 14.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Apple shareholders could enjoy a 0.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Apple's case, that would currently equate to about $0.88 per share.

While Apple's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Apple is investing more in its future growth.

Apple's most recent dividend payout was on 12 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Apple's shares ever split?

Apple's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 31 August 2020. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Apple shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Apple shares which in turn could have impacted Apple's share price.

Apple share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Apple's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$129.04 up to US$182.4391. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAPL.US volatility(beta: 1.2)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Apple's is 1.2001. This would suggest that Apple's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Apple overview

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. It also sells various related services. In addition, the company offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; Mac, a line of personal computers; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; AirPods Max, an over-ear wireless headphone; and wearables, home, and accessories comprising AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, HomePod, and iPod touch. Further, it provides AppleCare support services; cloud services store services; and operates various platforms, including the App Store that allow customers to discover and download applications and digital content, such as books, music, video, games, and podcasts. Additionally, the company offers various services, such as Apple Arcade, a game subscription service; Apple Music, which offers users a curated listening experience with on-demand radio stations; Apple News+, a subscription news and magazine service; Apple TV+, which offers exclusive original content; Apple Card, a co-branded credit card; and Apple Pay, a cashless payment service, as well as licenses its intellectual property. The company serves consumers, and small and mid-sized businesses; and the education, enterprise, and government markets. It distributes third-party applications for its products through the App Store. The company also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force; and third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and resellers. Apple Inc. was incorporated in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

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