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Apple Stock Symbol: AAPL-Q

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Last Price Recorded: $94.9900 on 2016-02-10

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2016-02-09 HOLD Christine Poole

At this price, it has probably found a bottom. There is not a lot of visible growth. Trading at a pretty low multiple and have tons of cash. They are buying back stock and paying a dividend, so she thinks you are pretty safe with this.


Price:
$94.990
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-02-04 TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

44% upside.  They missed on their iPhone volumes.  It is not devastating.  His model price is still $138.  He does not think you can get hurt here.  The 2% dividend will probably go higher.


Price:
$96.600
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Yes
2016-02-03 DON'T BUY Norman Levine

Not a good time to add. When Steve Jobs died, he wondered what Apple was going to bring in the future. For the first 2-3 years, we had what was in the pipeline. After that it was what is new and innovative and what is going to drive the company in the future. Hasn’t seen a lot of evidence of “new”. Outside of the phone, he doesn’t see what is going to propel the company.


Price:
$96.350
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-02-02 DON'T BUY Keith Richards

The longer-term trend line that started in 2013 has been broken. A long-term trend line that has been broken is really significant. Sometimes you get a rally if it breaks out above the trend line again, but at this time this company is underperforming its sector of tech stocks, and is breaking down.


Price:
$94.480
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-28 COMMENT Barry Schwartz

Had the best quarter in history of humankind, and the stock dropped 6%. This reminds him of Microsoft (MSFT-Q) a few years ago. It was treated as a dead company and was never going to innovate, and had only one product. Apple is generating an unbelievable amount of cash, but don’t think for one second that this is just going to be an iPhone company. IPhone is 60%-70% of profits. Expect they will add more products and add-ons.


Price:
$94.090
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-28 HOLD Colin Stewart

If you are a long term investor and bought it much higher, then hold on to it.  The recent decline is probably overdone.  They have a very dominant global brand.  There are near term headwinds.  He will buy it back at some point in the future.


Price:
$94.090
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-01-27 TOP PICK Don Lato

The valuation is just too low to pass up at this level.  They will most likely increase their dividend in April.  They are still gaining market share.  His biggest concern would be a lack of pick up in China.


Price:
$93.420
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-26 COMMENT Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Just reported after the close. Had disappointing numbers relating to iPhone sales, and revenue looked a little bit soft. A classic example where the absolute numbers are actually staggering and quite impressive. The Apple excitement and growth rates are coming sub-10 now. His issue is that it is over-owned and over-followed, and the user experience has declined substantially. They have to fix their eco system service, which is getting complicated, and never used to be. Also, when the PE starts to come down on the stock, it is hard to turn that around.


Price:
$99.990
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-22 COMMENT Jaime Carrasco

We should be getting a good rebound coming in, so as a trade this makes a lot of sense. He expects a rebound, because the market has come down quite a bit. Be prepared to trade this if you want to be aggressive, but be prepared to Short when it runs out of steam.


Price:
$101.420
Subject:
RESOURCE, UTILITY & REITs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-21 TOP PICK Gordon Reid

(Top Pick Jan 15/15, Down 7.65%) They are in the midst of a ‘weak refresh’.  The market is looking to the iPhone 7 later this year.  Here is a company that makes 60% of their revenue from an iPhone with a 40% margin.  Their customers are loyal.  73% of iPhone users have an iPhone 5 or older.  There is huge opportunity due to the upgrade cycle to the 7 and successive products.  A third of their market cap is in cash.


Price:
$96.300
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-19 DON'T BUY David Burrows

Apple was one of the clues that led him to believe that we could wind up in some kind of a correction, as it started to underperform the market in the last few months. Technically it took out some important levels in November and December. You want to identify companies, that for whatever reason, have prices that are holding up much better than the market. Where they have fundamental characteristics that point to something changing for the better and prices behaving like they should be, given what you think you know. Buying a stock that everybody owns, at a time when the stock is underperforming its peer group and the market, is probably not the right thing to do. As the stock price rallies, it is going to run into people who are just waiting for their opportunity to exit at “their” price. Good company, just not a good stock at the moment.


Price:
$96.660
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-14 HOLD Stan Wong

Shares are trading at very nice valuations and they have a very solid balance sheet with tons of cash on hand. Trading at 10X earnings, and still probably a 12% growth rate. Maybe the iPhones are not going to sell as quickly going forward. The company is still innovative, but the iPhone is still 60% of their business. There are rumours of them getting into the car business, iWatch, and maybe the gaming console, but the iPhone is going to be a tremendous part of their revenues for some time. This is getting close to his stop losses. He wouldn’t Sell until there is a little more of a breakdown. If you own use a stop loss.


Price:
$99.520
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-13 COMMENT Zachary Curry

Very constructive on this company. Trades around the stock by adding when it is low and selling higher up. Have a great cash position, and will be introducing the new iPhone 7. There could be a lot worse companies you could own.


Price:
$97.390
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-12 COMMENT Lorne Steinberg

Has tremendous respect for the company and the brand. The stock has sold off a little bit. If you X out the massive cash position, it is absolutely not an expensive stock. Half their profits are the iPhones, and iPhone sales year-over-year are tougher and tougher to grow. He struggles with this.


Price:
$99.960
Subject:
Deep Value Global Equities
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-01-11 BUY Kash Pashootan

It was really beaten up.  The iPhone is the largest part of their business.  In the West, everyone who wanted an iPhone has one.  However, in China, there is growth in iPhones.  They are constantly innovating.  They have lots of cash and a great history of raising their dividends.  You definitely buy at these prices.


Price:
$98.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-05 TOP PICK David Baskin

People frame companies.  They think this one is a tech company, but he thinks it is a consumer entertainment company and a very good one.  They are selling a consumer branded product.  PE is 9 times with an enormous amount of cash and will likely increase the yield on the dividend.  He expects a share buyback.  He thinks there is tremendous upside here.


Price:
$102.710
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-01-04 HOLD Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA

There is market risk.  The company is not expensive, has a lot of cash and can withstand a lot of uncertain times.  If we get a pull back, they will fall.  Look for $90 to $120-$130 trading range over the next couple of years.  He does not think it will grow. 


Price:
$105.350
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-01-04 TOP PICK John Zechner

It had struggles in the last year.  He thinks they are getting off the dependency on selling a new phone to maintain earnings.  There is massive cash on the balance sheet.


Price:
$105.350
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2015-12-31 COMMENT Paul Harris, CFA

Has a low PE. The phone business is not going to be growing as robustly as people think. It is hard to get people to buy Apple in emerging markets, because it is quite an expensive product. However the company has a great balance sheet. They can increase the dividend and can buy back shares. He would like to see the numbers on their phones in the next couple of months.


Price:
$105.260
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-12-22 HOLD Cameron Hurst

He likes the company fundamentally. It is putting up 20%-30% growth numbers and doing extremely well. They are in the right market niches. He wouldn’t see any reason to worry about this one right now. There are still positive revisions in earnings and revenue growth is there. Good product cycles.


Price:
$107.230
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2015-12-22 HOLD Elliot Fishman

Likes this very much. It is not the crazy, volatile stock that Google (GOOG-Q) or Amazon (AMZN-Q) is. He would be a buyer of it in here. It is going to have a good year.


Price:
$107.230
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2015-12-18 WATCH Keith Richards

Chart shows some deterioration in the upward trend. Looks like it went into some kind of a parabolic top, but then broke down. One saving grace technically is support that comes in just below where it is right now. It will be interesting to see if it can hold this level. If not, the chart might be showing a head and shoulders top, and you have to watch that. If it breaks the current level by a couple of dollars, it will be a bad scene. If it holds, it might not be so bad for a trade.


Price:
$106.030
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2015-12-16 HOLD John Stephenson

By the numbers, this is a fantastic company. Cheap on a multiple basis, has lots of cash, and an activist investor kicking the tires from the outside. All of that is good. Has become a little discouraged because 50% of their business is the iPhone, and how do you grow iPhone sales. They have to market cars and automotive, to really move the needle next. Doesn’t think you need to own this.


Price:
$111.340
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-12-15 WAIT Gordon Reid

They report late January and we will see then how they did during the holidays.  The stock will be skittish over the holidays.  Wait for the earnings.  He likes it and thinks it is a very good valuation story at 11 times earnings.  We are going to see a major refresh in 2016 into the summer and fall.


Price:
$110.490
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
_N/A
2015-12-14 BUY Teal Linde

The valuation is low.  They are buying back a ton of stock.  The iPhone 6 and 6s are doing much better than previous versions even in year two.  Don’t hang on too long because the growth rate will peter off.  They want to triple the number of people working on the Apple Car.


Price:
$112.480
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2015-12-10 PAST TOP PICK Bruce Tatters

(Top Pick Feb 18/15, Down 8.50%) Revenue and earnings are up 25% from last year, but there are concerns as to whether they will ever grow again.  The stock trades as though the business was going to decline.  It is one of the cheapest stocks.  He thinks they will grow single digits this year.


Price:
$116.170
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-12-08 TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

This company is doing all the right things; buying back stock, issuing debt, etc. His model price is $166.93, a 41% upside. The balance sheet is growing year after year and cash is going up by the quarter. They have over $200 billion in cash. Dividend yield of 1.77%.


Price:
$118.230
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US$
Owned:
Yes
2015-12-07 TOP PICK John Zechner

It is the eco system.  Between iTunes, iCloud and Apple-pay, they are morphing into a company with recurring revenues.  Massive cash on the balance sheet.  Growth is far from over.  It is not dependant on how many devices they can sell.


Price:
$118.280
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-11-30 COMMENT John O'Connell, CFA

Apple is helping to create the ecosystems, which is allowing for the dramatic change in the way that consumers and businesses behave. We are going through a new technological revolution, and it is accelerating right now. This is an amazing company. Thinks it will be stagnant for a year, but it has a decent dividend yield.


Price:
$118.300
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-11-20 BUY Kash Pashootan

He can’t say enough good things about the company. The stock chart is beautiful. Also, has one of the lowest price to earnings out there. Thinks we are in early days for this company. They have so many various facets to their business. Have done a great job of raising their dividend consistently.


Price:
$119.300
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
BEARISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2015-11-18 COMMENT David Baskin

They have products in the pipeline, and they keep on improving their existing platforms. A fabulous company and very undervalued. The company is worth at least $140. They have more cash than anybody else globally, and keep coming out with great products. Valued at about 10.5X earnings.


Price:
$117.290
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-11-16 PAST TOP PICK John Stephenson

(A Top Pick Nov 25/14. Down 1.26%.) Valuation wise, this is extremely cheap. In terms of overall ecosystems/vertical integration, what other company in this space does both hardware and software. Feels this is just a stunning company.


Price:
$114.175
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-11-04 HOLD Gordon Reid

This still represents good value. Over half of the company’s business is driven by the iPhone 6. He is looking for about 75 million units in the holiday season which will be very nice from an earnings and cash flow standpoint. Cash represents about a 3rd of their total market capitalization.


Price:
$122.000
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-11-03 TOP PICK John Zechner

Earnings were good. What he likes is that they are transforming themselves to a better, more sustainable model that is going to give them a higher valuation over time. Have $200 billion on the balance sheet. There is a lot here to like at a very cheap a multiple. Dividend yield of 1.7%.


Price:
$122.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2015-10-29 TOP PICK Kash Pashootan

He cannot find another company that has a share price that has gone up as much over 5 years that is at only at 13 times earnings.  He sees more upside.  They have lots of businesses.  If they lost on the iPhone they will be gaining on the iPad, for example.  The opportunity is in China as more and more users come online with smart phones.  There’s lots of growth in that space as well.


Price:
$120.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2015-10-29 COMMENT Stan Wong

He likes this. Trading at 12X earnings with still a mid-teens growth rate of about 15%. Trading below 1.0 PEG. Thinks it will continue to execute. Down the road, catalysts would be something like gaming console, their car, etc.


Price:
$120.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-10-28 HOLD Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Completely comfortable owning this. Doesn’t see any reason to make a wholehearted switch out of this and into something else. Thinks this is undervalued and that their dividend is going up. Their enterprise has grown at something like 65%. 1.8% dividend yield.


Price:
$119.270
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-10-27 TOP PICK Don Lato

Reporting after the bell today. The valuation is just so compelling at 11.5X next year’s earnings. 8X if you strip out the cash. He probably wouldn’t be a buyer this afternoon just because you never know what you are going to get on the earnings. They continue to hit on all cylinders. Dividend yield of 1.8%.


Price:
$114.550
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-10-19 BUY John Wilson

He uses puts and calls to manage his position.  It is starting to seem like a source of funds for a lot of people.  He likes it here, though.  The iPhone is selling well in China.  At this price it is very attractive.  He has been selling puts at $100 and has been keeping the premium.


Price:
$111.730
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-10-14 BUY Barry Schwartz

1.9% dividend.  He does not expect them to stop buying back shares.  The dividend is low, but it is still a growth company.  It is his biggest holding.  He has no trouble with 10 times earnings.


Price:
$110.210
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-10-09 TOP PICK John Zechner

He has always worried when you have to sell devices quarter after quarter.  They moved toward more of an ecosystem of recurring revenue, e.g. iCloud and iTunes.  iPhone 6 sales have been great, especially into China.  A lot of the risk is suddenly out of the story.


Price:
$112.120
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2015-10-06 HOLD Cameron Hurst

There are a number of stocks like this one that have an expectational set up where management delivered, but expectations were higher.  They have reset investor expectations.  Give it a bit of time.  He does not believe in averaging down.


Price:
$111.310
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2015-10-06 HOLD Bill Carrigan

It is only the 3rd time in 10 years it broke the 200 day (back in August).  Each advance since ’06 has made less as a percent of stock price.  The advances in AAPL-Q are shrinking.  The market is saying the honeymoon is over.  He thinks it will rally up to the 200 day.


Price:
$111.310
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH on ENERGY
Owned:
Unknown
2015-10-01 DON'T BUY Norman Levine

He has not owned it because he is a value investor.  It is not a value stock. It is becoming more value than in the past and he might look at it in the future, however he feels it is past its `best before date`.  The watch is the only product not initiated by Steve Jobs. 


Price:
$109.580
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2015-09-29 DON'T BUY David Burrows

Historically not a good time to buy it just before a new product.  This one includes China as well.  The stock is not set up perfectly.  It is not expensive and there is a mountain of cash, but this is not the time to own it.


Price:
$109.060
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2015-09-28 COMMENT Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA

Every stock has a sensitivity value to the index.  The DOW is a horrible index.  If AAPL-N’s share price is cut, it is so heavily weighted in the index that it impacts the index greatly.  A utility stock, for example, will have a very low beta because it is not very related to the market index.


Price:
$112.440
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2015-09-22 TOP PICK Bruce Tatters

(A Top Pick Dec 12/14. Up 4.65%.) The magic of this company’s platforms is that they open up the platform to 3rd-party developers, and come up with products that people haven’t thought about that they want. This is undervalued compared to the S&P 500. Dividend yield of 1.83%.


Price:
$113.400
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-09-18 BUY on WEAKNESS Mohsin Bashir

Has a significant amount of cash on the balance sheet. Valuation is trading low, but right now they are in somewhat of a limbo phase. There is not a great deal of excitement with regards to any of the new ventures they are going into. Over the long-term, you could see incremental increases in their dividend. There is a big CapX spend coming up, and most of the analysts don’t know what it is in respect to. This is cheap in absolute terms.


Price:
$113.450
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-09-17 COMMENT Stan Wong

Continues to perform well. Trading at 10X PE ex-cash. A pretty good valuation for this company. IPhone continues to impress. Gaming console, a car and all those types of things are catalysts for them. He doesn’t see selling this anytime soon.


Price:
$113.920
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-09-09 PAST TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

(A Top Pick Aug 15/14. Up 16.56%.) His model price is $156.53, a 40% upside. There is a lot of value. This is all about the iPhone, which is 70% of their earnings. Thinks it gets volatile here because the earnings look a little shaky. Doesn’t think the iWatch is even close to being a hit. AppleMusic is a dud. The company is going to have to drive hard to maintain its valuation. If there is any disappointment whatsoever, this goes back to $85 in a hurry. He would be interested at $85 for a trade.


Price:
$110.150
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US$
Owned:
Yes
2015-09-08 COMMENT Jason Mann

Despite the huge run up and share price over the last 5 years, it is still cheap. Scores in the top 10% for him on value. Has a 41% ROE. Trading at about 12X earnings. Pristine balance sheet.


Price:
$112.310
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-09-08 HOLD Andy Nasr

A great company. Valuations are very attractive, especially if you strip out the cash on their balance sheet, which they can use to buy back stock and increase their dividend. You are going into relatively tough comps in the 2nd half of 2015. However, there is still a huge iPhone user base that hasn’t upgraded, so that could potentially lift the shares in 2016. Thinks concerns of a slowdown in China are overblown.


Price:
$112.310
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & REITs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-09-04 BUY on WEAKNESS Don Vialoux

Seasonality tends to be positive from October to January each year. This is the time of year when the stock tends to come under pressure. Technically it is starting to show signs of bottoming, but we are not into the period of seasonal strength as yet. They have a lot of sales around Christmas, and that is the time when people are buying their products, and that is when the strongest anticipation occurs in the stock. Be patient. You will have an opportunity to buy this on any kind of weakness between now and the middle of October, for a very good seasonal trade right through January of next year.


Price:
$109.270
Subject:
SEASONAL & TECHNICAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-09-03 TOP PICK Colin Stewart

A good example of a really well-run business. Sold off with the market. This is a great company with an amazing brand loyalty. Trading at 8X earnings after backing out the cash. This company is going to do just fine, regardless of what happens in China. Dividend yield of 1.87%.


Price:
$110.370
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-28 TOP PICK Don Lato

Couldn’t resist using this as a Top Pick with the price in the $112 area. Stock sold off because of fears of China and their exposure, which is not insignificant.  CEO commented this week that they are expanding iPhone sales in China. The Apple App Store in China had its best 2 weeks ever. All those concerns of China may be a little bit overblown. Stock is trading at 11.5X earnings and still the dominant player on the smart phone. IPhone revenues are expected to increase again this quarter. Dividend yield of 1.84%.


Price:
$113.290
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-28 PAST TOP PICK John O'Connell, CFA

(A Top Pick Sept 16/14. Up 14.24%.) Sold half of his holdings when it reached $128. This is a fantastic company. It’s the ecosystem they have developed. The durability of being able to develop technology solutions that make their customers want to be customers for long, long periods of time.


Price:
$113.290
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-26 TOP PICK Gordon Reid

Valuation is barely over 10X earnings. $202 billion of cash on a $635 billion market cap. 89% of that cash is offshore and hard to access, but this is a company that is just a cash machine and doing extremely well. The street forever wants to find a fault, and this month it is China. Their growth in China is dramatic, $13 billion last quarter, up 100% year-over-year, but people are worried. He thinks that in 5 years the iWatch will have proven to be so much more revolutionary than the iPhone, iPad or the iPod. It is not a watch, it is a sensory device. It is going to change our lives. Dividend yield of 1.9%.


Price:
$109.690
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-24 DON'T BUY Keith Richards

This has been the market leader over the past few years. The long upward trend line running from 2013 has been broken. The successively equal or lower peaks earlier this year, could be considered as a bit of a topping action. Don’t catch a falling knife. When it stops declining, this will put in a base. Let it find a floor and don’t try to predict where the floor is.


Price:
$103.120
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-08-21 DON'T BUY Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

This has broken some key levels. The next place where he would see some support come in would be around $94. Did some analysis today and saw some longer targets coming in at around $75.


Price:
$105.760
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & TACTICAL ASSET ALLOCATION
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Unknown
2015-08-21 COMMENT Cameron Hurst

Doesn't believe in averaging down. Last quarter there were a few issues that people were quick to flag. The company is producing and the cash hoard is staggering. They are putting up 30% growth numbers. There are fundamental reasons to be there, but doesn't recommend adding to it.

 


Price:
$105.760
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-08-14 TOP PICK Kash Pashootan

They have grown earnings as much as the share price has gone up. That is why, even after the run it has had since 2011, it is trading at only 13X earnings. Have lots of cash on hand. Stock is down 9%-10% over the last month because he thinks the market was expecting miracles for the iWatch. Dividend yield of 1.81% and are well positioned to grow it.


Price:
$115.960
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-13 PARTIAL SELL David Burrows

(Market Call Minute) He cut his position in half.  Financial metrics are strong, but he takes the price signal which is underperforming and carves back his stake.


Price:
$115.150
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-13 COMMENT Jennifer Radman

This is a really tough story. Feels it is one of those things that can go both ways. She tries to stay away from the really tough calls. Unless there is a really good reason for it to do better than not, then she stays away. Consumer preferences change so quickly, and it is hard to get ahead of the trends. Valuation is fine, but they hadn’t met expectations on their iPhone sales.


Price:
$115.150
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-08-11 COMMENT Christine Poole

She exited because she did not see a lot of innovation coming out of it.  There is only replacement demand for their phones.  The earnings will still grow, but not as much.  It is a mature company now.  There are a lot of lower price products to compete with them.


Price:
$113.490
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2015-08-10 BUY John Zechner

He lightened a bit last year when it ran up.  He believes in the story long term.  They don’t have as much of a recurring revenue model as he would like.  The value is in the brand name.  iTunes shows how they are moving to more of a service model.  He is buying it in here, however.


Price:
$119.720
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-06 DON'T BUY Bill Carrigan

If a stock is above the 200 day and it is rising, the trend is up.  It is below then the trend is down.  APPL-O had three growth periods.  ’06 to ’08 then ’09 until ’12 and then ’13 to just before it collapsed.  He thinks the growth is over.  The easy money has been picked. 


Price:
$115.130
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Unknown
2015-08-06 BUY David Baskin

It is a 15% better buy today than it was a few months ago. Has suffered a mini correction. It has a long history of going up and then going down, and then going back up again. He thinks a lot of the company. They had an excellent last quarter. It has tremendous potential of products coming down the road. They don't need to have a hit on every product. He thinks it is a veryimpressive company. At $115 it is a very reasonable buy.

 


Price:
$115.130
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE/MID CAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-08-04 DON'T BUY Benj Gallander

Just reported quarterly results and the stock dropped. Has been wrong on this for years and had thought the tide would turn a lot earlier. Technology is a very, very difficult sphere. With many companies, what appears to be leading-edge technology, after while is no longer. He has been waiting for when this company starts to have some difficulty with their technology perhaps, and saturates the marketplace. At some point he thinks it could really get hammered. They are clear leaders in their field. Have taken on debt, and when you have as much money as they do, why do that? He would be wary of buying this.


Price:
$114.640
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-07-30 PAST TOP PICK Zachary Curry

(A Top Pick July 10/14. Up 29.1%.) Took some money off the table when it got up to the high $122’s. They are selling more of their iPhones, their market share is going up, and selling more Mac’s in a declining PC environment. Once they get people to buy an iPhone, they will buy another one. Trading at a very good valuation level. Have lots of cash.


Price:
$122.370
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-07-22 STRONG BUY Gordon Reid

Reported revenue growth of 33% year-over-year and earnings growth of over 45% which slightly exceeded expectations that were posted on the street, and yet the market still sold off. This is a lesson to march to your own drummer as opposed to what the market might be telling you at any given point in time. Their new watch to him is more of a sensory device, a beginning of a new category, that is extremely exciting. People who get caught up in the idea that it is a watch are missing the point. This is going more into an incredibly important social device. It is going to have implications from a social standpoint and a medical standpoint. Stock is not expensive and this is one of the fastest-growing companies that he knows of. It has innovation, capital distribution through dividends and stock buybacks, and it has China. China now represents about a quarter of their total revenues.


Price:
$125.220
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-07-21 BUY Barry Schwartz

Down 7% in after-hours, but he is a shareholder, not a trader. Traders are speculating on what earnings are going to be, but he sees a company whose revenues are up 30% year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter. Profits are growing and guidance looks pretty good. It is all about fundamentals. Stripping out the cash, he thinks they are guiding for over $9 a share in earnings. Would be buying more of this tomorrow if he already didn’t own so much. He tries to focus on the long-term on things he wants to own for 5 years. This stock is cheap.


Price:
$130.750
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-07-15 PAST TOP PICK Bruce Tatters

(A Top Pick April 29/15. Up 53.45%.) Had a meaningful uptick in earnings as they launched the iPhone 6, and the bigger screens took hold and began to take a domineering position in the high priced smart phone category. Still inexpensive relative to the markets.


Price:
$126.820
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-07-15 TOP PICK Bruce Tatters

Look for them to launch a new Apple TV box this fall. They are putting all their content relationships together today, which will be another new category. The iWatch hasn’t had big progress yet, but he expects it will. Also, thinks the new iPhone cycle will continue to grow.


Price:
$126.820
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-07-15 BUY Don Lato

At 13X earnings, even before you strip out the cash, you can buy this today and not be concerned about where the stock is going to be 2 or 3 years from now.


Price:
$126.820
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-07-13 WAIT Don Vialoux

Historically people want to buy this right around the end of the year, and this is because people want to buy Apple products at around Christmas. Technically, over the last 8 months or so, it has been in a trading range and there is no real strong technical reason to become involved yet. You may want to wait until closer to October when seasonality clicks in.


Price:
$125.660
Subject:
STOCKS, BONDS & ETFs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2015-07-09 PAST TOP PICK David Burrows

(A Top Pick July 24/14. Up 25.91%.) This is getting caught up in what is going on in the market. There are very clearly rising moving averages. Stock has been basically trading in a range of $120-$134. Earnings are coming up and we are going to get a clearer picture there. Technically this is not broken at all.


Price:
$120.070
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULL on US EQUITIES
Owned:
Yes
2015-07-08 DON'T BUY Paul Harris, CFA

Not an expensive stock, cash flow almost 10%, dividends are around 1.6. Iphone is generating a lot of their revenue. A lot harder to innovate in the future, compared to the ipad, and iphone. Doesn't think the watch is going to happen at all.   


Price:
$122.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Unknown
2015-07-07 BUY Jason Mann

A perfect picture of a quantitative stock. It scores really well on price momentum, valuation and in the top 2% of the S&P 500 on value. Trading at 8X EBITDA and 15X PE. This is a company with 38% ROE, and yet trades at a lower multiple than the broad market. One of the best balance sheets you could possibly find. They have a lot of options in buying back stocks.


Price:
$125.690
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-07-06 COMMENT Bill Carrigan

The big growth spurt was from 2006 to 2009, followed by a growth spurt in 2009-2011 and another one from 2013-2015. That is 3 growth spurts and this stock is in the 3rd phase. A lot of money was made in the 1st spurt, but not as much in the 2nd and even less in the 3rd. He thinks growth in this company is going to slow down. Most of the easy money has been made. He wouldn’t get too excited about this.


Price:
$126.000
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2015-07-02 BUY David Baskin

He does not think the Apple watch is the be all and end all. The last iPhone release was successful.  He thinks Apple music will make incremental revenue.  11 times earnings.


Price:
$126.440
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Unknown
2015-06-25 TOP PICK Stan Wong

The valuation on this is still very, very solid. Trading on a 13 X forward PE multiple with a 15% long-term growth rate. That puts it at a PEG ratio of 1.0%. Balance sheet is unbeatable with $94 billion in cash. That allowed them to do a $140 billion share buyback. Yield of 1.63%.


Price:
$127.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-06-24 COMMENT Charles Lannon

It is important to separate the outlook for the stock versus the company. They both have challenges. At the company level, it is no longer a fast growth company. The key areas where it makes its profits are pretty mature. It is hoping to develop new revenue lines through music streams, watches, etc. As the stock goes through the transition of being a very high growth company, to being a lower growth company, to being an average growth company you are going to get a rotation in their shareholder base. It is tough to see how the stock will do well over a sustained period of time.


Price:
$128.110
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2015-06-16 PAST TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

(A Top Pick July 3/14. Up 36.87%.) His model price is $161.03, a 27% upside. $138 is a real barrier for them.


Price:
$127.600
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US$
Owned:
Yes
2015-06-16 COMMENT Gordon Reid

We are always encouraged by our stocks doing well, but the important thing is the underlying company and is it moving at the same rate of growth as the stock price. If it is, then we know that the metrics are basically staying the same or getting less expensive. This is a victim of its own success. The iPhone has been tremendously successful and is their high margin product. He would like to see a bigger pie and thinks we are seeing that as they are expanding their product base.


Price:
$127.600
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-06-12 COMMENT Colin Stewart

It is hard to argue with this company. The only negative is the law of large numbers. The question is, can they continue to grow given that they are such a massive company and generates such huge amounts of cash flow and earnings. Not that expensive a stock, and if you back out the cash, it is probably trading at 11 or 12 times earnings.


Price:
$127.170
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-06-05 TOP PICK Kash Pashootan

If you take away the exciting package, the shine and the glitter, this company has been operating on all fronts. The smart phone market in North America is saturated, and they are trying to grow in emerging markets. Globally 24% of the world uses smart phones today, so there is still lots of adoption that can take place. They continue to innovate and the new innovations are gaining traction. Dividend yield of 1.61%.


Price:
$128.650
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-06-04 BUY David Burrows

His single biggest position.  They are in a product cycle upgrade.  Incremental sales in iPhones are from other manufacture’s customers.  He loves his iWatch.  It is an inexpensive company.  39% return on equity.  Their services business is the most profitable part of their business, such as iTunes or the monthly subscription to iCloud.


Price:
$129.360
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on FINANCIALS
Owned:
Unknown
2015-06-03 PARTIAL SELL Gavin Graham

This has been enormously successful. The difficulty now is that it is the biggest company in the world by market cap and the actual rate of growth is slowing. If you have some profits, you might want to take some.


Price:
$130.120
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2015-05-19 BUY on WEAKNESS Brian Acker, CA

Has a model price of $162.95, a 25% upside. A year from now, he has a model price calculation at $175. He likes this company and would try to get it on a pullback.


Price:
$130.070
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US$
Owned:
Yes
2015-05-19 PAST TOP PICK Zachary Curry

(A Top Pick July 10/14. Up 37.1%.) This choice came down to the whole company and their suite of product offerings. He has taken some money off the table. This will continue to grow. Thinks it would be very hard to pull people away from their Apple products.


Price:
$130.070
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-05-07 COMMENT Benj Gallander

Not his kind of company. Has been thinking for years that it was overvalued, but it keeps on going up. It does share buybacks which makes no sense to him. They’ve taken on debt that also makes no sense to him. At some point he thinks they will have difficulties.


Price:
$125.260
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-05-04 PAST TOP PICK Don Lato

(A Top Pick April 10/14. Up 75.36%.) This still goes higher. Still a cheaply valued stock. Beat earnings again last week. The iWatch and Apple pay are going to be additive to earnings, and more importantly additive to the eco system.


Price:
$128.700
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-05-04 HOLD Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA

Thinks it will go higher.  He does not know if the iWatch will be successful, however.  He is more concerned about market risk in the back half of the year so he does not like to look at stock at all time highs.  Don’t chase it here.  Don’t put new money into it.


Price:
$128.700
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-04-29 TOP PICK Bruce Tatters

(A Top Pick Oct 14/14. Up 32.6%.) This company is always going to go from a position that it is such a big company, people won’t believe it is going to grow any more. The iPhone 6 is a very specialized iPhone and is taking market share from other vendors. Dividend yield of 1.61%.


Price:
$128.640
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2015-04-24 COMMENT Jon Vialoux

Earnings are coming out on Monday and there is a lot to be cautious about when earnings are coming out. This stock can be a bit weak following earnings. This is a growth story and it is hard to find periods of negative strength for it. Technically it is consolidating right now and forming a bit of a triangle, so you are waiting to see it breakout. There is a developers’ conference coming up, and that is where investors get really excited into June, so that might be the time to pick it up on the cheap.


Price:
$130.280
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2015-04-21 TOP PICK David Burrows

Believes the biggest theme in this market is consumer globally. This is probably the greatest consumer product company on the planet. Very inexpensive trading at 13/14 X earnings. IPhone 6 sales, in the most recent quarter, had only about 15% going to current iPhone users, meaning they are taking market share from everyone. Their service business is 10% of revenues now. Dividend yield of 1.48%.


Price:
$126.910
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2015-04-21 PAST TOP PICK John O'Connell, CFA

(A Top Pick April 14/14. Up 73.52%.) Sold some of his holdings in order to get his weighting down to 5% of his portfolio. This remains an exceptionally exciting business to own. You can Buy at these prices. A well-managed company that is capable of creating new product categories and attracting intelligent people to work for them.


Price:
$126.910
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-04-20 TOP PICK Barry Schwartz

Good companies that have high ROE’s and generate lots of free cash flow with great branded products are going to grow. Thinks they are going to earn $8.40 this year and well over $9 next year. Add in the cash balance and trading at 10 or 11 times earnings, it may be the best company in the world. Dividend yield of 1.47%.


Price:
$127.600
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEAR on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2015-04-17 BUY on WEAKNESS Norman Levine

Because the market has been so frothy, based on the free money, he would wait for a pullback in this as well as in most stocks.


Price:
$124.750
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2015-04-16 BUY Kash Pashootan

With the amount of cash they have, there is a cushion to see dividend raises continuing to come forth. They have really executed on all fronts. Their foreign expansion of smart phones is continuing. Last quarter, sales in China were up 70% year-over-year. They still have a very small market share in Asia, so there is further upside potential. They are continuing to innovate which is important for the future.


Price:
$126.170
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2015-04-09 COMMENT Stan Wong

Looking at the seasonals, this does have some weakness in June, a little bit of weakness in January and December, but the rest of the months are very positive. The most positive month is April. He still likes the stock and it is still trading at a reasonable valuation. Lots of cash on the books and lots of opportunity to continue to do well. Trading at a PEG ratio of .9, which is a pretty decent valuation.


Price:
$126.560
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-03-30 COMMENT Gordon Reid

Trading well below market multiple, yet it is growing at a faster rate. That tells him that over time it will make that up, and go to levels that will take it to a valuation more in sync with the market. This is not overvalued and has some room in front of it.


Price:
$126.370
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-03-26 DON'T BUY Benj Gallander

He thought APPL would get creamed at some point but overall it has continued to go up.  Tech companies do get beaten down at some point.  You have to keep coming back with sexy products.  He thinks it is crazy that they took on more debt when they had so much money in the kitty.  Tech companies do get beaten up at some point.


Price:
$124.240
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
CONTRARIAN
Owned:
Unknown
2015-03-25 COMMENT John Wilson

Stock vs. Stock.  BRK.B-N vs. AAPL-Q.  The actual price should have nothing to do with it.  If you want to hold it 5-10 years then choose BRK-N.  In Apple’s space, they take turns dominating the space, so he can’t be sure of it for 5 to 10 years.  Buffet may not be around in 10 years but he has good people running the company.


Price:
$123.380
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Yes
2015-03-20 HOLD Norman Levine

There has never been enough value for him to buy it, but if you own it, there’s no reason to sell it.  The watch is the first non-Steve Jobs product.


Price:
$125.900
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on EUROPE
Owned:
No
2015-03-18 COMMENT Mohsin Bashir

He believes this still has legs. Tim Cook has done an excellent job at being able to manage this company as it goes through its maturity stage. The initiation of a dividend is proof of the metamorphosis that is taking place. He wouldn’t buy this for its dividend, but for its growing dividend. The cash flow they generate is strong, to maintain an increasing dividend over time. Trading at about 13X PE, which is very reasonable in this environment.


Price:
$128.470
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2015-03-11 COMMENT Keith Richards

Definitely overbought. If you draw a 200 day moving average on the chart, and if it is more than 10% over the 200 day moving average, it is probably time for a pullback. However, this is all within the healthy uptrend. A rule of thumb is to watch the 200 day moving average, and if something arcs too high (10%) off that, it might be due for a pullback. After the pullback, that might be a good time to enter the stock.


Price:
$122.240
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2015-03-10 PAST TOP PICK John O'Connell, CFA

(A Top Pick April 14/14. Up 70.56%.) Very excited about the applications that the iWatch can do from a health and payment perspective. He thinks this whole connected theme is going to be very big longer-term.


Price:
$124.510
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2015-03-09 COMMENT John Zechner

None of us know what the real impact of the new iWatch will be. This company has always been good with the consumer devices. They are very smart about it in the way they package it. He thinks it will be a win. He can’t see any downside to it at this point.


Price:
$127.140
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Yes
2015-02-26 COMMENT Jennifer Radman

She does not like consumer products tech companies because of how fast the consumer shifts their preferences.  She is always watching it, however.


Price:
$130.415
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
2015-02-25 COMMENT Gordon Reid

There is more clarity than there was 2-5 years ago, when it was thought that they had to reprove themselves on innovations. They now have new products coming such as the new watch and Apple Pay. He thinks there is still a lot of growth and a long runway. Have become much more shareholder friendly. No company globally produces the amount of free cash like this company. His guess is that the 1.44% yield will probably close to double in April.


Price:
$128.790
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2015-02-24 COMMENT Barry Schwartz

This has become the biggest holding in his portfolio, and he trims back when it becomes 5%-6% of the portfolio. He thinks this is one of the greatest companies in the world and there is still a long runway of growth potential.


Price:
$132.170
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2015-02-20 SELL Charles Lannon

He would separate the company from the stock. A lot of people love their products and use their products and are a very strong fan base. They dominate profitability and the smart phone industry despite that their market share is only around a 5th globally. He would argue the reason this has been so successful in the last 10 years, is because somewhat uniquely among large cap tech companies, Steve Jobs had the ability to bring together the engineering department, product management department, sales/marketing department, and get them to bash their heads together. This got compelling products out really, really quickly and only focused on products that made a difference. With his passing, his fear is that this company looks a lot like most other large tech companies, where there are all sorts of good ideas percolating, but the real challenge is to get those ideas to market very, very quickly. If he owned, he would be very tempted to take a profit.


Price:
$129.495
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2015-02-19 PAST TOP PICK Don Lato

(A Top Pick April 10/14. Up 75.02%.) This is now at about an 8%-9% weighting in his clients accounts. It is still cheap at 15X this year’s earnings. Thinks that Apple Pay is going to be a huge success. (See Top Picks.)


Price:
$128.450
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2015-02-18 TOP PICK Bruce Tatters

(A Top Pick Oct 14/14. Up 30.64%.) Has almost $30 a share in cash and is going to earn about $8.60-$9 this year. He is optimistic that they will again find a way to create a category where others have tried and have not done so well, such as the watch. Dividend yield of 1.47%.


Price:
$128.715
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-02-17 BUY Colin Stewart

One of the great growth stocks of our age. It is actually not expensive. If you strip out the $30 per share in cash they have on their balance sheet, it is only trading at about 12.5X PE. This is still a cheap value stock and is growing at above average rate. Yield of 1.5%.


Price:
$127.830
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Yes
2015-02-17 COMMENT John Hood

Write Covered Calls? You could, although he has never thought of doing it. You would be getting some pretty nice premiums. This is a conservative way of playing it. Don’t forget that whenever you are doing a Covered Call, you are effectively reducing the price of the stock by the value of the Call. Just make sure you know what you are doing because Covered Calls are not difficult to put on, but they get really interesting when there is volatility and you want to take them off. Where a stock price is $100, he looks for an ETF where the Strike price is $100 or $105. Some people will say that you should only go out 1 month or 2 because you will get better yield, because you can do it 2 or 3 times over 6 months. He prefers going out 6 months as he likes more downside protection. It also depends on ex-dividend dates.


Price:
$127.830
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Unknown
2015-02-13 COMMENT Brendan Caldwell

Thinks there are better opportunities with some of the companies that have not been so high flying. There are some big US technology companies that are undervalued relative to the expectations that are built in Apple.


Price:
$127.080
Subject:
CANADIAN VALUE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2015-02-13 COMMENT Jon Vialoux

You can’t say anything negative about this company. Chart shows higher highs and higher lows. At a new all-time high today. Technology tends to do well from October through to January, but this one kind of bucks that trend as it can do well even in the summer. This has been a massive growth stock.


Price:
$127.080
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2015-02-09 BUY Mark Grammer

If you have a view that you like the company and that the growth rate is good, then you hold on.  The iWatch is coming out.


Price:
$119.720
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
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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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