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Apple Stock Symbol: AAPL-Q

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Last Price Recorded: $95.2200 on 2016-05-20

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2016-05-19 DON'T BUY Lorne Steinberg

The largest market cap stock in the world.  Half of their revenues are the iPhone.  Sales are slowing as people keep phones for longer.  It looks cheap as a large part of the market cap is in cash.


Price:
$94.200
Subject:
Deep Value Global Equities
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-05-19 COMMENT Stan Wong

The chart is starting to look a little rough.  The 200 day moving average is falling and the stock is below the 200-day, 100-day and 50-day averages. The concern is how much further can the iPhone actually go. It represents two thirds of their revenues, which is very significant. If Apple does not succeed in China, it is going to spell a little bit of trouble for the company in terms of growth. The years of its extreme growth may be behind it. Right now he is looking for an exit point.


Price:
$94.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-05-18 HOLD Christine Poole

The market is questioning their future growth, but their balance sheet is very strong. They have lots of cash. They aren’t going to run into any financial difficulty for a long time. Product innovation seems to be waning a bit. They will be launching a new phone later this year, which may be a catalyst. Their phones are very expensive, so demand is not keying up as quickly. If the markets get shaky, this is a stock that is going to hold.


Price:
$94.560
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2016-05-16 BUY John Zechner

He is still an Apple Bull.  Warren Buffet took a position this morning.  You are starting to get these refresh cycles.  You have to look at their ecosystem.  These guys are monetizing IOS.  There are only two operating systems in the space now and Apple owns IOS.


Price:
$93.880
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned:
Unknown
2016-05-13 COMMENT David Newman

The sales of cell phones obviously starting to decline. You have to look at this company in 2 year increments. Definitely the replacement demand is there for the next generation. The next iteration, iPhone 7, is not expected to be all that spectacular. It’s when we get to the next generation, when they have these OLED devices, flexible plastic. Likes the name and feels it is trading very, very cheaply, and still has high single digit growth.


Price:
$90.520
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-05-13 PAST TOP PICK Kash Pashootan

(A Top Pick June 5/15. Down 29.24%.) Thinks people are really starting to get worried about innovations. Feels they are going through a transition from being an emerging company, aggressive innovation that continues to grab market share. That strategy is now saturated. Pretty much everyone that wants an iPhone has one. We need to look at this more as a mature company. If they paid 3.5%-4% in the form of a dividend, the street would probably be more patient with them.


Price:
$90.520
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-05-11 COMMENT John Burke

Wouldn’t own this stock. He has clients that own it, and they are going to start selling it. The signs are in that the company has finally hit the end of the road. Their problem is that their products are very expensive relative to their competitors, so profit margins are very high. The P/E ratio is not very high. The only way the stock is going to continue to go up is 1) to convince you to buy a new iPhone every 2 years or 2) invent a new device. Early signs are that the Apple watch is not moving the needle.


Price:
$92.510
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2016-05-05 TOP PICK Paul Harris, CFA

Trading at only 10X earnings, but if you take out the cash, it is probably only 8X earnings. They are increasing their dividends. 63% of their revenue comes from the iPhone. In the last quarter everything fell. IPhone7 is coming out which he thinks will offer added products. Dividend yield of 2.45%.


Price:
$93.240
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-05-03 HOLD Gordon Reid

People either love it or really dislike it. He continues to like it. In the last 15 years, this stock has been halved 3 times. It’s not like it is different this time, but you always have to look into the future. This company, over time, is growing well. The latest quarter, which was an off cycle quarter, didn’t grow so well. While everybody wants to fit the equation of quarter to quarter, the product cycle of this company doesn’t work quarter to quarter. Had a fantastic introduction of the S model iPhone, where units grew 40%-45%, followed by the off cycle. Putting the 2 together you had a pretty good progression.


Price:
$95.180
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-05-03 TOP PICK John O'Connell, CFA

Great balance sheet. Great products. Great services. Trading at 11X next year’s earnings. If this is overpriced, yielding 2.5% (more than the US Treasury bond), then the whole market is overpriced. A very dynamic company that has lots of products and services. Thinks it is going to continue to innovate and that there will continue to be growth in emerging markets. 


Price:
$95.180
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-05-02 DON'T BUY Norman Levine

It is a ‘yesterday’ stock.  He does not see what is going to make this stock go up a lot.  The handset business has been shown to be a graveyard business for a lot of other companies.


Price:
$93.640
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-04-29 COMMENT Don Lato

Reported disappointing earnings. Carl Icahn sold all his shares yesterday, so the stock came down pretty hard this week. At $94, it is just a little over 10X next year’s earnings. Still a dominant product in the smart phone area. There are concerns about lack of innovation and lack of growth in China. They’re being valued cheaply, but still generates tons of cash. Buying it here your risk is limited. Should they come out with that next big thing, it could be significantly higher. In the interim, you have a strong Eco system in the service side of the business, which was up 20% last year. The iPhone 7 is also coming out later in the year.


Price:
$93.266
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-04-20 COMMENT Benj Gallander

He rarely buys a stock over $10. Thinks Apple are making huge errors. They are taking on debt, and why with the amount of money they have in the bank? Also, buying back stock doesn’t make sense to him. This is technology, which can be very, very good, but can have problems for companies when they are very technology-based. It could certainly go higher, but at some point often, technology is not the leader in the field anymore, and then the stock price gets killed.


Price:
$107.130
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-04-19 PAST TOP PICK David Burrows

(A Top Pick April 21/15. Down 14.2%.) Was stopped out, and doesn’t own this currently.


Price:
$106.910
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2016-04-18 DON'T BUY Keith Richards

There were reports last week of slowing iPhone production.  It is probably a trading stock now.  The uptrend has ended.  Until it breaks out, he would look at trading it.  The bigger trend is not all that positive right now.


Price:
$107.480
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-04-14 TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

He was pounding the table at $85. He thinks their earnings will be good and they will buy back a tone of stock.  Expect a dividend increase.  $160 model price.  A good value name to hold in your portfolio.


Price:
$112.100
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-04-13 WAIT Cameron Hurst

The next product cycle will be starting in September. Until then, you are facing really tough comparable sales numbers, and he wouldn’t be surprised to see the stock consolidate a little. He likes tech, this company, management and the product line up. You don’t need to jump the gun on this one.


Price:
$112.040
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-04-06 HOLD Stan Wong

The dividend is projected to be 2% this year.  He thinks it will go up this year.  He has held this for a long time even though he is not a buy and hold guy.  It is reaching a resistance level.  He is looking for an opportunity to take profits. 


Price:
$110.960
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-04-05 BUY on WEAKNESS Zachary Curry

He likes this. When it gets up, he trims his position, and then buys back when it drops in price. This has a low PE and they have tons of cash. Feels that in September they are going to have a new release of an iPhone which, after 2 years, will have a good refresh cycle. If this sold off, he would be a buyer.


Price:
$109.810
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
DEFENSIVE
Owned:
Yes
2016-04-04 PARTIAL SELL Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA

Analysts are looking at $120-$150 as targets.  He would lighten up on market strength here.


Price:
$111.120
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-04-04 BUY John Zechner

Still one of the great stocks out there. A device company, but if it was the only device company going forward, then there would be a lot to worry about. They are building such a strong ecosystem of IOS software to become independent, and that is the future of this company. If you take out the cash, it is trading at about 9X earnings, making it exceptionally cheap for one of the greatest growth companies over the past few decades.


Price:
$111.120
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH on OIL
Owned:
Yes
2016-03-22 SELL Norman Levine

The verdict on the watch is still out.  He does not see people wearing it.  He wonders where the innovation is now with Steve Jobs gone.  The iPod has peaked, as has the tablet.  So he does not have an interest in the stock.


Price:
$106.720
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-03-18 HOLD Gavin Graham

(Market Call Minute.) A pretty cheap stock, but the difficulty is that it is the biggest stock in the world, and how much bigger does it get.


Price:
$105.920
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-03-17 BUY Kash Pashootan

It struggled over the last year.  The main challenge is that for the first quarter since ’03 they forecast a decline in revenues.  Will growth if iPhone picks up in Asia and new products gain traction.  He feels that with the cash they have it is a buy.  They are in a position to grow their dividend.  Don’t get scared of recent volatility.  The strategy is that they can create excitement with their new releases of iPhone.


Price:
$105.800
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2016-03-10 DON'T BUY Christine Poole

They have a lot of cash and trade at a pretty low multiple.  They are a technology company and have to continue to innovate.  There is still a lot of replacement demand for the iPhone in the US, but in China there are a lot of substitutes and the Chinese have to buy their phone outright.   She wants more visibility going forward on earnings growth.


Price:
$101.170
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
No
2016-03-09 TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

This has had a nice pullback. Trading at $101.03, and his model price is $146.06, a 44% upside. This is the #1 weighted stock in the S&P 500. Dividend yield of 2.06%.


Price:
$101.120
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US$
Owned:
Yes
2016-03-02 COMMENT Cameron Hurst

A tale of 2 time periods. Short-term they are running into competition. They put up some truly phenomenal comps, and they are heavily reliant on the product cycle. IPhone 7 is coming out in September, which is a period where you have not only lapped challenging comparison sales numbers, but at the same time you have a new product launch coming. Until then, it is a bit of a tough story. Likes the company and likes management. Doesn’t feel you need to rush into this, but likes the stock long-term.


Price:
$100.750
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-02-19 COMMENT Jennifer Radman

She is curious about what is going to happen and is watching from the sidelines. We are now getting into a replacement cycle, where everybody already has the product, so instead of growing into new demand, you are essentially replacing what you had. She doesn’t like betting on the consumer.


Price:
$96.040
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH US ECONOMY
Owned:
No
2016-02-17 COMMENT Gordon Reid

Has been painted with a brush of being a hardware company that might disappear because some kid in a garage might come up with something better. This is basically why hardware companies tend to be assigned lower valuations. They are working hard towards building a services business with recurring revenue where there is more certainty. About 10% of their business now is Apple Music, Apple pay, etc. and these are applications that he thinks will have more traction in the future. The one thing that has hurt is the success of the iPhone. About a 3rd of their total market capitalization is in cash.


Price:
$98.120
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-02-10 TOP PICK John O'Connell, CFA

A great company and the largest company in the world. People are questioning how they can possibly do any better than they have. There are probably around 600 million iPhones out there, about 2 million 6’s, which means there is about 4 million odd 3’s, 4’s and 5’s. If you upgrade 50% of those every 2-2.5 years, that is 100 million of demand from just upgrades, taking out growth in the marketplace and China, which is growing by leaps and bounds. They are just getting involved in India. Trading at 10X earnings.


Price:
$94.270
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
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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