1. As of noon trading, Apple ( AAPL) is up $11.11 (2.1%) to $544.51 on average volume. Thus far, 7.7 million shares of Apple exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $536.17-$545.00 after having opened the day at $536.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $533.40.

Apple Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries design, manufacture, and market mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players worldwide. Apple has a market cap of $471.2 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 31 analysts that rate Apple a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apple as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Apple Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).
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