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Apple Stock Symbol: AAPL-Q

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Last Price Recorded: $112.1200 on 2016-12-08

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2016-12-08 COMMENT Jim Huang

They’ve done very well over the last 10 years, and the question is, where do they go from here. Do they go into new areas that they haven’t been into? He thinks they’ve been trying, but so far haven’t found the next leg for their growth. Has a good balance sheet and continues to buy back stocks and increase dividends. He wouldn’t expect big things, but they are probably going to do well until they find the next leg of growth.


Price:
$112.120
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-12-07 COMMENT James Thorne

When this was in the low $90, he bought a small position. He is willing to own this until the next phone launch, which is next fall. The problem is, Mr. Cook is not an innovator, and the best of this company’s days are behind it. It can probably get up to $130-$135. He does not plan to hold the stock after 2017.


Price:
$111.030
Subject:
US DIVIDEND
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-06 PAST TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

(A Top Pick Dec 8/15. Down 5.17%.) His model price is $141.30, a 30% upside. Thinks this is just going to mosey about. Expects it will trade back to $94.50. This is going to be a beneficiary of higher valuations and higher stock prices as the US$ goes up.


Price:
$109.950
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-05 COMMENT Stephen Groff

The medium term concern is that they have to make a transition to making money from not just one device.  They will face margin compression.  The stock is not expensive.  They have a rock solid balance sheet.


Price:
$109.110
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-30 COMMENT Gordon Reid

Holding 10% in a portfolio. Cash out? 10% is pushing it in terms of concentration. He would prefer about half of that in a 20-stock portfolio, and would recommend taking a little off the table.


Price:
$110.520
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-11-29 COMMENT Paul Harris, CFA

A cheap stock. It is a great company, because it has lots of cash, a great installed base, and continues to come out with new forms. Their Cloud and services business will continue to grow. You are not paying a lot for this.  Expects they will continue to increase the dividend. A little bit of an issue is with Trump wanting manufacturing to be done in the US, so phones will cost a lot more. Trading at 12X forward earnings with a dividend of 2%.


Price:
$111.460
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-29 COMMENT John Petrides

Likes this at the current valuation. He had been a bear on it ever since the watch came out. Apple has been given 2 gifts. Samsung Galaxy 7 was a really strong product, and would have been tough competition for iPhone 7, an evolutionary, not revolutionary product for Apple. When Samsung’s phones started catching fire, that was it for them. The 2nd gift was president elect Trump. If he is able to open up a tax holiday, where companies can repatriate their offshore cash, that is going to be a home run for this company. They have $236 billion in cash, with about 90% of it held offshore. 2017 will be the 10th anniversary that the initial iPhone was produced, so expect a huge product from this company at that time.


Price:
$111.460
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-11-28 HOLD John Stephenson

(Market Call Minute.) One of those value tech companies. It is hard to see where the growth comes from.


Price:
$111.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-11-25 COMMENT Jon Vialoux

Technology in general tends to do well from October through to January. There are some technical concerns on this. Even though we are in the period of seasonal strength for technology, this really hasn’t benefited with the other economically sensitive names, post the Trump election rally. There was a trend break, and it is starting to curl over again at about the 50-day moving average. The market is telling you that that intermediate level of resistance is going to hold, and could potentially turn lower.


Price:
$111.790
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-11-22 COMMENT Matt Kacur

Not a fan right now. They peaked their ROC in 2012, which was 30%. With the trailing 4 quarters, the ROC is 15%, so the ROC has been cut in half. In fairness to them, they have a lot of cash on their balance sheet that they don’t know what to do with, and he would like them to dividend that back out. The cycle for smart phones is probably getting old. He would prefer other places to put your money.


Price:
$111.800
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-11-21 HOLD Bruce Tatters

The iPhone is now in a much more mature state but will grow their earnings into the next year.  The effect of the election is not known at this time.  $220 of $240 Billion dollars of their cash reserves are in Ireland.  If there was a tax holiday on repatriated earnings it would be positive for Apple.  He thinks it will grow this year but feels you need clarity in the policies of the government before you see a big lift in it.


Price:
$111.730
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-16 PAST TOP PICK John Zechner

(A Top Pick Nov 3/15. Down 7.87%.) Last quarter was good. He is a big believer in the IOS system. The multiples are ridiculously cheap.


Price:
$109.990
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-15 HOLD Christine Poole

Market Call Minute.


Price:
$107.110
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-11-15 COMMENT John Burke

His office is divided on this. He is not a big fan, but his staff seems to like it better. He wonders if Apple can maintain the huge profit margins that they have. This is expensive, not from the point of view of the P/E ratio, but from the point of view of huge profit margins. It has been very unusual for companies like this to charge such high prices relative to their competitors for electronic goods. His concern is that they won’t be able to keep doing that for too much longer, in which case the stock would not do very well. It is a really tough stock to call, and he would rather invest in different ideas.


Price:
$107.110
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-14 COMMENT David Driscoll

The Trump victory throws things wide open, because if they get to repatriate some of their overseas capital, that could give them the opportunity to allocate cash to shareholders. Not a big fan as he thinks they have already hit their plateau, and their innovation is just one iPhone after another.


Price:
$105.710
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
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1 Comment

Frodo

October 23rd 2012 at 12:33am

I don't understand why the experts keep saying this is a cheap company. The stock is over $600 per share. That's not cheap!


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