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Apple Stock Symbol: AAPL-Q

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Last Price Recorded: $137.1100 on 2017-02-22

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-02-21 SELL Alex Ruus

(Market Call Minute.) A great company, but it is coming up to an unsustainable earnings level and their margins are going to be under pressure in the future.


Price:
$136.700
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 HOLD Christine Poole

(Market Call Minute) It has done well, but don’t chase it.


Price:
$135.720
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-16 PAST TOP PICK David Baskin

(Top Pick Jan 5/16, Up 35.29%) He still likes the stock.  If you take out all the cash they are trading at 9 or 10 times earnings.


Price:
$135.345
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-15 COMMENT Colin Stewart

Apple (AAPL-Q) or Alphabet (GOOGL-Q)? He owns both, although he has a bigger position in Google and thinks of it as a better business.


Price:
$135.510
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-09 HOLD Jim McGovern

He likes this. Over the last 4-5 months, iPhone 7 was not as bad as he had expected, and also the services side of the business is growing faster than he had thought it would. Also, that is in the context of a not very robust economy. Looking at the product cycle coming, some of the big improvements they’ve made in their laptop and the Mac business and its low valuation, he covered his Short position and is now Long.


Price:
$132.420
Subject:
GLOBAL EQUITIES & MACRO STRATEGIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-08 COMMENT Cameron Hurst

A number of analysts have said that this has had its day, it’s a hardware company and the innovation is done. Samsung was always a hardware competitor, and their problems is a great tailwind for this company. They have the tech right and the cameras are fantastic. People are more and more comfortable with the phones. It is becoming more of an integrated device with the watch. Conceptually he likes where the company is going. Technically, it looks phenomenal. Because of earnings, it has just broken up to resistance level, consolidating nicely and is ready to kick higher. He likes it.


Price:
$132.040
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-06 SELL Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA

He does not like where it is.  We are against all time highs.  It could break out, but there is definitely resistance here.  You could write a put option and get paid about 5% yield over the next year.  If it drops 20% then you will have to buy it and that is fine.  This is how he would play AAPL-Q.  If the option expires, then just do it again.


Price:
$130.290
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-02-06 PAST TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

(Top Pick Feb 4/16, Up 37.06%) Great earnings.  The most profitable product ever invented.  They keep delivering.  Model price is $153.52, which is a 19% upside.  We will eventually get to EBV+6 and then to his model price and then he would sell.  This is a value stock, but it is losing its valuation differential.


Price:
$130.290
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULL on FINANCIALS
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-06 COMMENT Keith Richards

This has been pretty volatile. It started moving into a bearish pattern from its peak in 2015. It tried to base in 2016 and break out. It looks like the breakout is the real McCoy. It is going to have some technical resistance at around $135. Technically, the breakout is positive. However, there is some resistance coming up from the old highs. He would give it a 5 out of 10.


Price:
$130.290
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-01-31 COMMENT Andy Nasr

When looking at companies, he wants to make sure they have good visibility of cash flow. This company is more of a hardware company now, with a vast majority of its operating process coming from one product. Over time, this will evolve and service revenues will increase, which will hopefully mitigate some of the volatility and revenue stream, and allow them to branch out to other products. Valuation is compelling and they have a lot of cash, and could be one of the companies that benefits from the repatriation of corporate profits. He is concerned about the technology or hardware risks.


Price:
$121.350
Subject:
REITS, GLOBAL & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-30 TOP PICK Erin Gibbs

There were reports last year about downgrades but now they are reporting their Q4 tomorrow.  iPhone sales were actually pretty strong.  The first half of this year may be more challenging.  People are already talking about the iPhone 8 coming out in September.  It is a good entry point.  Apple tends to deliver after any disappointing report.  (Analysts' target: $135.50).


Price:
$121.630
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Unknown
2017-01-26 PAST TOP PICK Gordon Reid

(Top Pick Jan 21/16, Up 29.11%) You just have to know a few facts about it to be comfortable.  One is that a third of their capitalization is in cash.  They can now bring that back to the US.    They have about a billion devices out there and a 93% loyalty rate.  They are trading at a modest valuation. 


Price:
$121.940
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-24 PAST TOP PICK Don Lato

(A Top Pick Jan 27/16. Up 31.34%.) When he picked it, it was an opportune time. The company had just sold off following a 1st quarter report. A great company and a great product, but still a silly low valuation.


Price:
$119.970
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-19 PAST TOP PICK John O'Connell, CFA

(A Top Pick Feb 10/16. Up 29.19%.) Going into the watch release, he sold half his position. Has been reducing his position, as he feels they may be falling a little behind. Feels that the closed Eco system is potentially becoming a bit of a hindrance for future growth. They seem to be falling behind in artificial intelligence softwares. You don’t need to panic, but he wants to see them start executing on new innovations. The one missing link is their AI capability, where they are falling behind.


Price:
$119.780
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-17 DON'T BUY Jennifer Radman

She likes companies that don’t sell to consumers.  It is a tough industry.  She watches Apple from the sidelines.


Price:
$120.000
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 COMMENT Christine Poole

The PE multiple is low at about 10 or 11 times. Not a lot of growth and clarity, because the iPhone’s market penetration has probably been saturated. They are coming out with a new phone later this year, which is supposed to be quite a new design compared to the prior ones. They have a lot of cash sitting overseas, so if Trump is successful in reducing the repatriation tax from 35% to 10%, this company will be a natural beneficiary. Then the question is, what do they do with that money.


Price:
$119.750
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-05 PAST TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

(Top Pick Feb 4/16, Up 22.22%) His model price is $146.42, a 26% increase.  Apple will benefit due to repatriation of earnings.  Earning season starts next week.


Price:
$116.610
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-30 COMMENT Keith Richards

On a 3-year chart, the stock declined and is currently in a bit of a base. A base is where you start to see the highs reach a similar inflection point. It appears this is breaking out. This looks reasonably bullish as long as it can stay above the breakout point of around $110. His target would be into the high $130, and from there you would have to see where it goes. A reasonably constructive looking chart.


Price:
$115.820
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-12-28 COMMENT Norman Levine

Feels this is yesterday’s stock, and he prefers owning tomorrow’s stocks. Since Steve Jobs died, innovation is not what it used to be. It is more in upgrading rather than new products, other than the watch. He is not a fan.


Price:
$116.760
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-12-23 PAST TOP PICK John Zechner

(A Top Pick Dec 7/15. Down 1.83%.) He believes in the IOS operating system, and thinks this is going to move more towards a software company over time. It will get a higher valuation. It won’t be selling 50 million iPhones a quarter, and there might be some margin pressures, but meanwhile it is trading at 11X forward earnings, probably 9X net of all the cash on the balance sheet. This has huge, huge value in it.


Price:
$116.520
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-23 TOP PICK Lorne Zeiler

He sees catalysts in this. They have what is called a “refresh” or “repurchase” program with the iPhone. The iPhone 8 is going to be hitting right at that point and grabbing market share, and you are going to have people switching devices. That will bring a new revenue source for them. People have been concerned about declining iPhone sales, and he thinks they will increase in 2017. Repatriation would be massive for this company. They have over $150 billion sitting offshore. The expectation is that if it actually does happen, they are probably going to bring about $100 billion back, which could go into special dividends, dividend increases and share buybacks. Also, they have been significantly increasing the revenue for services. Dividend yield of 1.97%. (Analysts’ price target is $131.65.)


Price:
$116.520
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND STOCKS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-20 BUY Barry Schwartz

(Market Call Minute.) Very attractively priced.


Price:
$116.950
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2016-12-13 COMMENT Brooke Thackray

This has suffered a little. It was in a downtrend from early 2015, and has now broken that, and there is now starting to be a little bit of a pickup. Currently we are in the technology period, where technology can do well. This looks like it is in a fairly good position right now.


Price:
$115.190
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-12-12 COMMENT Kash Pashootan

He likes this. The biggest challenge for the street is that many look at this company and expect it to look, feel and behave like it did 5-7 years ago. It is simply not the same. The business today is much larger and less nimble than it was 7-8 years ago. It is a much more mature business, a business that has much larger market share in many of the areas that it had where it had very little to zero market share about 10 years ago. Feels they need to beef up their dividend. It has a reasonable dividend of about 2%, but not enough to make investors and analysts look at it as a more mature business.


Price:
$113.300
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
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
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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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