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Apple Stock Symbol: AAPL-Q

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Last Price Recorded: $121.3000 on 2015-08-02

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
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
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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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