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Apple Stock Symbol: AAPL-Q

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Last Price Recorded: $106.1000 on 2016-08-31

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2016-08-31 TOP PICK Erin Gibbs

One of your safety stocks within the technology space. She expects some revenue growth and some increase in the iPhone 7 for this quarter, as well as nice growth in the 4th quarter in sales. Even though she doesn’t see huge changes, the age of the iPhone is getting old enough that she does see a replacement cycle coming in this year. Also, they have $29 per share in cash, either to pay higher and higher dividends or to do more share repurchases. Dividend yield of 2.14%.


Price:
$106.100
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-08-30 COMMENT John Stephenson

The European commission is saying to the Irish government that they need to go to Apple and get back 13 billion euros in back taxes. This is outrageous. They are really using competition policy to go after this, and essentially their trampling over the sovereignty of Ireland, who can decide what tax rate to achieve. Thinks it is overreaching.


Price:
$106.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-08-30 COMMENT John Stephenson

Thinks the bull case for this is that it is cheap and has tons of cash. However, it is hard to see, with 65% of its earnings coming from the iPhone, what is next. It is hard to see how this will grow, as you are not going to get it through iPhone sales or through iPad. A great company with great iconic products, but how do you grow that business?


Price:
$106.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-08-26 COMMENT Stan Wong

(Market Call Minute.) Sold his holdings a few weeks ago. With the iPhone being 2/3 of its sales and slowing sales is a bit of a concern for him.


Price:
$106.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2016-08-25 PAST TOP PICK Kash Pashootan

(Top Pick Aug 14/15, Down 5.73%) They are heading into a product refresh cycle.  Apple is a different company today.  It is more developed today. 


Price:
$107.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-08-25 TOP PICK Kash Pashootan

It is a cash cow without innovation.  They will refresh many of their products.  They need to gain traction in emerging markets with their iPhone. 


Price:
$107.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-08-23 COMMENT Zachary Curry

He is constructive on this company. There have been questions on the refresh cycle going forward, but he is comfortable with that. The new phone coming out will be good. If there is not a rush to it, there will be a gradual type of refresh cycle. He is positive on their move to their eco system.


Price:
$108.850
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-08-22 WATCH John Burke

He argues all the time within his company about this. He doesn't like it while others like it because they are such an iconic company.  They've been good about product innovation.  Expensive considering profit margin.  Watch iPhone sales in the fall.


Price:
$108.510
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-08-17 PAST TOP PICK Colin Stewart

(A Top Pick Sept 3/15. Up 0.58%.) Still owns a modest size position in this. There is a lot of controversy, but at the end of the day, it is a great branded company, and people love their products and continue to buy them. This is trading for less than 10X earnings ex-cash, so is very cheap relative to the market. Has a huge amount of cash on its balance sheet. Over time, there are all kinds of opportunities for the company to get involved in the connected car, software as a service, data storage, etc.


Price:
$109.220
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-08-17 PAST TOP PICK Bruce Tatters

(A Top Pick Sept 22/15. Down 1.63%.) For the last year this has been a value trap. Concerns have been on smart phones and where we are in the cycle for them. Leading experts in the field suggest that the growth is not over, but has been dramatically slowing. Despite this company’s really, really tough problem this year, it has really been more of a comparison, because the prior years’ iPhone cycle was so strong. The new iPhone coming out is not expected to be that exciting. Valuation is so ridiculously cheap. No one ever gives it the value for its $230 billion of cash.


Price:
$109.220
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-08-16 COMMENT Andrew Pink

He likes the company, although he sold his holdings recently. You are really just watching for the quarters and the next iPhone release and how much it is going to sell. You can get into some volatile quarters. The dividend is very safe as the company has a lot of cash.


Price:
$109.380
Subject:
INCOME STRATEGY (Divs, Fixed & Preferreds)
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-08-16 COMMENT Christine Poole

Very attractively valued, and have a lot of cash, so it is a very safe balance sheet. The question is on its growth going forward. Product innovation is very important for a consumer products company. They have a new phone coming out in the fall, which will likely generate some demand. The weakness has been in their international markets, which is where most of their growth comes from. With the costs of their phones in the slowdown in some of those economies, demand has been softer. You could probably step in.


Price:
$109.380
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2016-08-15 BUY John Zechner

(Market Call Minute.) Thinks the IOS ecosystem is a win.


Price:
$109.480
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-08-08 BUY David Baskin

The street gets overly focused on iPhone sales from quarter to quarter.  Apple also has a big cloud business.  There will be a big conversion to the iPhone 7 when it comes out, but don’t wait till then.


Price:
$108.370
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Unknown
2016-08-04 BUY Paul Harris, CFA

Not an expensive stock, trading at 11X earnings. They have so much cash that they don’t know what to do with it. Has a big buyback going on, and they can certainly increase the dividend a lot more. The risk is that a lot of their revenue comes from one product. You are not going to see the massive growth that you have seen in previous years. Dividend yield of 2.15%, which could easily be put up to 3%.


Price:
$105.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Yes
2016-08-03 PAST TOP PICK Gordon Reid

(A Top Pick Aug 26/15. Down 2.3%.) After the latest quarter, the obituary has been retracted for now. This is a company and a stock that everyone has an opinion on. It is a highly bifurcated view in that they really love it, or don’t like it at all. You have to remember that this is a company that has been adopted by a great many people as their way of adopting the mobile experience. Thinks that iPhone 7 coming this fall, will be very, very successful. Valuation is extremely attractive, 30% of their market capitalization is in cash, and it is trading at a single digit multiple.


Price:
$105.790
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-07-25 DON'T BUY Norman Levine

Everyone is in love with it because of what it did in the past.  There have been only moderate innovations since Steve Jobs passed away.  He does not see where future growth is going to come from.


Price:
$97.340
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-07-22 BUY John Zechner

(Market Call Minute.) He likes this. The IOS ecosystem has so much more value. It’s cheap.


Price:
$98.660
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-07-18 PAST TOP PICK Kash Pashootan

(A Top Pick Aug 14/15. Down 12.54%.) This has struggled over the last year, but he still likes the name, and is buying it. Has a lot of cash. The best they can do is to beef up the dividend to 3%-3.5%.


Price:
$99.830
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-07-13 BUY Bruce Murray

Warren Buffet Bought it.  They own the ecosystem of phone and iPad and so on.  Even if it is a consumer products company you only need 15 times PE to reach their target.  They think it will be more of a trading stock.  An Apple Car would signify a new growth phase. 


Price:
$96.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-07-12 COMMENT Christine Poole

The stock has been pulling back. Smart phone penetration in developed markets is already very high. In the emerging markets, where there is more competition, there are very little phone subsidies. Their phones are quite expensive, so they are not seeing the pickup in demand there. Next quarter might be a bit soft. The catalyst may be when their new phone comes out next year. This is transitioning from a growth company to more of a value stock.


Price:
$97.420
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-07-07 BUY Liz Miller

Temporarily broken or contrarian.  She loves it below $100.  You have a very solid company.


Price:
$95.940
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2016-07-04 HOLD Jason Del Vicario

He got stopped out of it.  They have a high ROE.  He worries about how much further they can grow.  It is going to be a challenge to continue growing at the old rate.  Own them with a stop price in mind.  He does not own them based on technicals.


Price:
$95.890
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN (GROWTH)
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Unknown
2016-06-28 COMMENT Jim McGovern

Has this as a Short. Their products are fabulous, but the bottom line is that the iPhone is everything to them, and it is in decline. Trading roughly at around 10X. Expects the stock to fall 10%-15% from here.


Price:
$93.590
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN LARGE - ETF'S & MACRO STRATEGIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-06-24 BUY Barry Schwartz

Much cheaper than it was a few days ago, so you can absolutely buy it here. If you are waiting for a selloff, this is it.


Price:
$93.400
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-06-23 COMMENT Stan Wong

Sold his holdings recently at about $100. Over the last little while, has realized that iPhone sales growth is starting to wane a little. Representing 2/3 of the revenues, he believes that is a bit of an issue. Valuation wise it is still very cheap, trading at around 10 or 11 times forward earnings. Has lots of cash on the books and paying a dividend, but thinks penetration in China is not as strong as people had hoped. Also, on the next iteration of iPhones, are people going to line up and is it going to be as successful as the previous ones.


Price:
$96.100
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-06-23 PAST TOP PICK Stan Wong

(A Top Pick June 25/15. Down 23.08%.) He is concerned with the lack of new product and the lack of change with the iPhone. It is being reported that the new iPhone is not very different than the current iPhone. Also, feels penetration in China isn’t as strong as they had hoped.


Price:
$96.100
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-06-22 TOP PICK Kash Pashootan

At these levels, this is a value play. We have become accustomed to thinking of this as a mega-growth story, but a lot has changed over the last few years. They’ve grown considerably in terms of their market share. When you have grown market share as quickly as they have, you are not really a growth story the way that you used to be, you are much more of a mature business. Feels it has to go through a PR exercise of communicating that to the market. One good way of doing that would be by beefing up the dividend. Dividend yield of 2.36%.


Price:
$95.550
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-06-21 COMMENT Mohsin Bashir

A bit conflicted on this. It is a business that is finding its way into being a mature technology company. Most mature technology companies don’t get attributed with a very high multiple on a PE basis. They have oodles of cash on their balance sheet. Have started a program of paying a dividend and increasing it. However, what is lacking is their ability to innovate the way they once did. You’ll probably have to be patient with this. Prefers others.


Price:
$95.910
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-06-20 HOLD John Zechner

Thinks the Bears have it wrong on this company. The company will survive even if they had to keep selling 50 million iPhones every quarter. What is being missed is the IOS, their software ecosystem where there are probably 1 billion users worldwide right now. They are generating applications and uses of recurring revenue. 


Price:
$95.100
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
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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