30 Apple analysts ranked by return on investment

The range is extraordinary, from below 3% to nearly 20%.

Here’s the set-up:

The 30 Apple analysts in the interactive bar graph below all follow Apple. But they follow other tech stocks as well, and TipRanks is measuring the average return on investment of the whole portfolio.

Take, for example, Macquarie’s Ben Schachter, once again the best performing analyst in the group with an ROI of 19.7%. He has “buys” on Apple, Facebook, Activision, Google and Amazon.

Citibank’s Jim Suva, at the bottom with an ROI of 2.9%, has “buys” on Apple, Hewlett Packard, Cisco and Electronics for Imaging.

Try switching back and forth between the bar graph’s two columns. Do you see a correlation between an analyst’s Apple price target and the ROI of his or her portfolio? I don’t.

Not seeing the graphic? Try the website.

See also TipRanks’ rankings from last summer.


  1. John Butt said:
    If you avoid sorting them between clicks you will see there is no relationship

    November 28, 2016
      • John Butt said:
        Now you can see a slight bell curve – the shape we should expect, but not a strong one. The bell curve is because the most reliable forecasters are likely to be in the middle, whereas the less reliable forecasters are likely to be outliers, ie near the edges.
        In terms of the people to ignore you would have to list all those below $130, they have not had much success in the past, similarly those above $150.

        November 29, 2016

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