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Last Price Recorded: $97.6700 on 2014-10-20 01:14:01

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2014-10-16 HOLD Stan Wong

Trading at about 15X near market valuations, but better than the market growth rate. Still a pretty good name. Trading at under 1.0 PEG ratio, which is pretty cheap. Thinks the valuations are getting more normalized at this point.


Price:
$96.260
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-15 PAST TOP PICK Barry Schwartz

A Top Pick Nov 28/13. Up 27.14%.) Doesn’t think the iPad is the real mover of the company. He still thinks it is the iPhone. Valuation ex-cash is still cheap.


Price:
$97.540
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-14 TOP PICK Bruce Tatters

Valuation, net of cash, is about 11 times. This compares against the market of about 14 times. Thinks you could easily see 20%-25% earnings growth over the next year. When you see a company trading at 30%-35% discount to the market, with double its growth, this is quality on sale.


Price:
$98.750
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-07 WATCH Christine Poole

She is not thinking of adding this to her portfolios as it has had a nice run into their product announcements. It will probably have a pretty healthy holiday season and it is launching in China now. She would wait for it to pull back closer to its 200 day moving average of $86.72.


Price:
$98.750
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2014-09-30 BUY Gordon Reid

A very good hold.  Don’t sell it to buy something else.  It continues to be very attractive.  They have overcome some of their issues like innovation.  They are convincing the street there is innovation in their future.  The watch will get some traction as a category in sensory items.  The bill payment system will be a very big area of Apple’s future.  The phone is a refresh item, but a big source of cash flow with sales of a 100 million units.  A very bright future.  The other side is their capital allocation policy.  It is going to share buy backs.  He, however, likes it.


Price:
$100.750
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Unknown
2014-09-29 DON'T BUY Norman Levine

Steve Jobs was the heart and soul so when he died it did not remain the same company.


Price:
$100.110
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
No
2014-09-29 DON'T BUY Patrick Horan

Double Dutch Irish tax scheme.  It allows them to shelter their revenues through Ireland.  If the worst came to the worst they might have to restructure.  He would not get too shaken out on the stock based on this.  His problem is that most of their business is the iPhone.  It is very fat for them.  He does not see them growing around the world from here.  He also sees competition from guys with razor thin margins.  Everything they are doing speaks for consumerism and not technology.  If they continue to raise their dividend the stock could still work.


Price:
$100.110
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
SELECTIVELY BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2014-09-19 COMMENT John Stephenson

If you own, you’ve had a good run and would be probably wise to trim a little bit. However, overall, looking at the technology space, this looks really good. They do 2 things primarily. Produces consumers’ products, but also has the operating system which you can use across your iPad, iPhone, etc. Thinks they have a lot of leverage that they are starting to pull. Valuation is not ridiculous and they have a lot of cash.


Price:
$100.960
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Unknown
2014-09-17 HOLD Christine Hughes

In terms of the area of the market that this is in, NASDAQ has proven itself over the last several months to continue to be the leader through this mid-cycle turn. The sector has a lot of things going for it. The refresh for Apple is going extremely well. If you own, she would continue to ride it.


Price:
$101.580
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2014-09-16 TOP PICK John O'Connell, CFA

Thinks the new watch is going to be amazing because he thinks it is going to be part of the whole point of sale transaction. It’s on your body and the biometrics is going to work and will just scan your watch when you walk out of the store. Feels the company is transforming the whole shopping experience. The ApplePay is a really, really big deal and the watch is going to sync with that.


Price:
$100.860
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-09-12 HOLD Bruce Campbell (1)

At this price, you are paying only about 15X earnings. If you think they have growth above average, seasonally this is one you want to own as they are going to sell a lot of new phones, etc. and you will have a good quarter. He is seeing Wall Street targets in the $110 range, which is 10%, making it still worth holding. If you are back at $90, you would feel a lot more excited.


Price:
$101.660
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-09-11 COMMENT Teal Linde

He’d be a trader.  iPhone is 70% of their revenue.  There is a lot of hype around new product launches.  Thinks the iPhone 6 will be the largest launch in its history.  A lot of users have been waiting for a bigger screen.  A lot of people will upgrade, but he can’t see what they do after this.


Price:
$101.430
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2014-09-09 BUY David Burrows

Apple’s New Product Event: Ultimately, what Apple is trying to do, is to re-establish some growth in the business. They have a history of trading up into these events and then back off a little afterwards. It will really depend on what they come out with. There are high expectations for some new products. Payments could potentially be quite interesting, depending on how the business model works. This is something that a lot of companies have been trying to do, and Apple probably has a critical mass to drive. He would expect them to deliver some very great products. An investment in this company is just an investment in some very secular long-term themes towards wearables, wireless data, etc. Stock has been behaving well into the news and is in a strong sector.


Price:
$97.990
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Yes
2014-08-29 PARTIAL SELL Jennifer Radman

She tends to avoid the consumer products side on hardware electronics. This company has done a phenomenal job. She is always afraid of how quick consumers are to change their minds, and to go after new things. If you own, she would consider trimming back and getting out of the holding. 


Price:
$102.500
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2014-08-28 SELL Darren Sissons

Sep 9th is perhaps the day they have an announcement of a new iPhone.  The challenge is the price.  There is a challenge to sell a $600 phone to people in China.  What is left in the company to drive them to a higher value? 


Price:
$102.250
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2014-08-28 PAST TOP PICK Don Lato

(A Top Pick Aug 26/13. Up 45.52%.) Thinks Sept 9 is going to be a big deal. We are going to see some new products and are also going to see a new business or two. Thinks they still have the brightest and best research department in all of technology. Had more cash allocated to research over the last 2-3 years. If you don’t own, he would buy half now and half after Sept 9th.


Price:
$102.250
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-08-20 BUY Gordon Reid

He has been a long time holder of this stock. Even though it is at an all-time high, if you look at the fundamentals it is not expensive. They are spinning off a tremendous amount of cash. Post Steve Jobs they have done a 180 in terms of capital allocation. Very, very shareholder friendly by buying back shares at a rate of about 6% float per year. This is an all round good investment.


Price:
$100.570
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-08-15 TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

The 7 for 1 stock split was surprising, and actually increases his FMV of his model price. Currently at $97.50 and his model price is $112.75, a 15%-16% upside. Sept 9 is the new product rollout of the iPhone 6 and maybe the iwatch. Yield of 1.93%.


Price:
$97.980
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-08-14 COMMENT Paul Harris, CFA

Can’t disagree that they have great products and that they have executed incredibly well. Not an expensive stock. Make almost 40%-50% of their revenue from one product, the smart phone. Have not come out with any game changers for the last little while. Unless they come out with some game changing it is much more financial engineering they are doing, such as buying back stock and increasing their dividend.


Price:
$97.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & GLOBAL EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2014-08-13 BUY on WEAKNESS John Wilson

This is a very event driven name. Tends to trade off around the time of a product release cycle, which always represents a great opportunity. Among the cheapest large caps given the cash on the balance sheet. Doesn’t think $120 as a target in 1-2 years is out of line.


Price:
$97.240
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-08-01 COMMENT Norman Levine

Not a fan of this company. The old Apple under Steve Jobs was a revolutionary company. Under current management, it is an evolutionary company. The hand set business is a lousy business and has been so from day one.


Price:
$96.130
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2014-07-24 TOP PICK David Burrows

Sometimes it is hard to stick with what is working.  Just about to release a new iPhone.  There is growth in the BRIC countries.  They have the watch device. There is a JV to provide enterprise services.  It is behaving very well and has strong dividend growth and strong free cash flow.  Great balance sheet.


Price:
$97.030
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-24 PAST TOP PICK Gordon Reid

(A Top Pick July 17/13. Up 61.67%.) Had a 7 for 1 stock split. Thinks the market has refocused. Has gone from euphoria when the iPhones were being introduced, followed by the doldrums when people were pricing the company for extinction. We are now moving back towards the euphoria phase with a new product cycle that is about to hit us. There will probably be an iWatch. Have returned $78 billion to shareholders in the last 1.5 years. Have another $50 billion or so, to satisfy their commitment. Thinks the stock can go higher from here. Still represents excellent value.


Price:
$97.030
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-23 BUY on WEAKNESS Stan Wong

We are now looking at 1.25X PEG ratio, which is not expensive, but not cheap anymore either. Not sure if you should make a new purchase at this time. He would wait for a pullback.


Price:
$97.190
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN & ETFs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-10 TOP PICK Zachary Curry

Really positive on the stock. The split is helpful. New phone and potential new products. Generally thinks it is due for a good refresh cycle. Great balance sheet.


Price:
$95.035
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-08 BUY on WEAKNESS Christine Poole

She got out of it because the handset business was commoditized.  They split their stock and are buying some back.  There is some momentum on the release of new products.  Don’t buy because it is close to all time highs.  The old tech stocks are rather mature so she recognizes that much of their growth is behind them.  Social media stocks are hard to buy for a value investor.


Price:
$95.350
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2014-07-04 COMMENT Paul Harris, CFA

Google (GOOGL-Q) or Apple (AAPL-Q)? Given this choice, he would pick Google. On a balance sheet level, etc., they are very similar. Google is a software company whereas Apple gets about 60% of their revenue off of one product, the iPhone. There has not been a real product from them for a long, long time. Also, this company has gone up a lot more, but that has to do more with financial engineering, as opposed to anything else.


Price:
$94.030
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & GLOBAL EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2014-07-03 TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

They did the stock split.  20% upside to get to its model price.  iPhone 6 is coming with two different sized screens.  He already got in.  It is consolidating here.


Price:
$94.030
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Yes
2014-07-03 COMMENT Barry Schwartz

Believes this is as good a company as many others and should trade at a premium to the S&P 500 multiple on earnings. $115-$120 is where fair value is. Good things happen to companies that generate this much free cash flow.


Price:
$94.030
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-06-30 WATCH Bill Carrigan

Compared this with the QQQ-Q on a 3-year chart, and it showed Apple as a huge Outperform in 2012. Gap was closed in 2013, but is now again trying to outperform. Keep an eye on that peak in 2012, which seems to be the target for it. He would be careful. It could be a double top. You want it to clear the high of 2012, by at least 5% on a weekly basis, to confirm that it has broken out to new highs.


Price:
$92.930
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
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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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