• Dr. Kris
    Maybe $AAPL should up its dividend...or buy back some stock with its Ft. Knox of cash.
    1/23/13
    Reply (26)
    • realornot: They got roots problem. It is China. buy back will only go down and get dried up fast.
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    • realornot: I went super Bearish for a good reason. Technical weakness is only one. They got manu. problems.
      1/23/13
    • wheelz23: competition will always catch up...that's the concept that many refuse to grasp
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    • wheelz23: that and steve jobs dying
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    • wheelz23: aapl is a stock that people are too emotionally attached to...that blinds them from reality
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    • realornot: am I the reality kicker???
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    • wheelz23: not you
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    • Dr. Kris: wheelz: I've been singing that tune for a long time. Maybe now Appleheads will wake up.
      1/23/13
    • wheelz23: i've noticed that kind of following with nokia on stocktalks now...banksters notice this and use it to their advantage
      1/23/13
    • SPRINTNVP: The smart money says let it fall to $ 200 a share then take it private ie DELL
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    • Zhang Fei: "The smart money says let it fall to $ 200 a share then take it private ie DELL." Dell is the most efficient manufacturer in the PC space.
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    • Zhang Fei: AAPL sells pretty well-designed phones with junky specs at a premium price. There's a lot of margin compression left in this company.
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    • Transcend Asset: Declare a split. Don't spend the Fort Knox cash. Get more people interested in the stock.
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    • Transcend Asset: Cash is quite necessary for R&D purposes. Something better always comes along in tech. Money is needed for future developments.
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    • Zhang Fei: "Cash is quite necessary for R&D purposes." AAPL spends peanuts on R&D. The big tweaks in the mobile phone sector have cost very little R&D
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    • Zhang Fei: cash. This is why AAPL pulled ahead of NOK despite spending a fraction of NOK's $50b on R&D. The problem isn't money - it's finding the big
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    • Transcend Asset: It costs a lot.... just ask Nokia. They have so many patents. Maybe AAPL should buy RIM or NOK.
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    • Transcend Asset: Good use for their cash, no? Removes some competition haha
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    • Zhang Fei: idea that consumers also find useful. Phone manufacturers make a lot of tweaks. Most of them don't add value. The problem for AAPL is that
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    • Zhang Fei: big ideas that produce outsized returns are hard to find. The Ipod and its derivatives, the Iphone and Ipad were AAPL's big idea. All the
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    • Zhang Fei: iterations since have been derivative of the original idea, and AAPL is running out of high end customers, even while the price curve is
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    • Zhang Fei: starting to move south, meaning margin compression. And that's not counting competition, which is starting to match AAPL feature for feature
      1/23/13
    • Zhang Fei: The problem, as usual, is that big margins attract big competition, which crushes those margins.
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    • Transcend Asset: You mean do something useful? LOL. Yeah, APPL has got the looks. But hasn't got the brains. Inefficient product.
      1/23/13
    • XRTrader: "cash is necessary for R&D" LOL. Yes, but not $137 billion! And, the company is a cash cow! It can finance R&D out of continuing cash flow
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    • Transcend Asset: You have to save $$ for lawsuits too. The mobile wars -- or are they now over? lol
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