Seeking Alpha

Mobile app stores will generate $25B in revenue this year and 35% of this total ($8.8B) will...

Mobile app stores will generate $25B in revenue this year and 35% of this total ($8.8B) will involve tablet apps, predicts ABI. iOS (AAPL), whose monetization edge over Android (GOOG) is well-documented, is expected to account for 65% of sales - assuming  a 30% cut, that translates into $4.88B in revenue for Apple. Android is seen accounting for 27% of revenue ($2B for Google), and all other platforms 8%. ABI predicts iOS will make up 33% of smartphone downloads and 75% of tablet downloads, and Android 58% and 17%.
Comments (16)
  • dook
    , contributor
    Comments (45) | Send Message
     
    Whatever the details of APPL operations and outlook, this kind of Alpha comment is among the few that reflect on the actual value of AAPL. Morgan Stanley's explanation that growth mutual funds have been shucking out AAPL as no longer being a growth stock makes sense, but its severe devaluation is more a market phenomenon that a reflection of value.
    Everyone is throwing darts at AAPL, but they will over time have to admit that it is one of the greatest companies of our era.
    14 Mar 2013, 07:07 PM Reply Like
  • aardvark3
    , contributor
    Comments (438) | Send Message
     
    Amen.
    14 Mar 2013, 07:45 PM Reply Like
  • R4on
    , contributor
    Comments (2) | Send Message
     
    I probably agree with you about the "greatest ..etc..etc. However, today, I am not interested in greatness, but high probabilities of price appreciation, in some reasonable amount of time.

     

    With this government, that amount of time, gets shorter and shorter
    15 Mar 2013, 04:40 AM Reply Like
  • thatsthetruthofit
    , contributor
    Comments (86) | Send Message
     
    Next month HP will begin selling the HP Slate 7 based on Android 4.1 through a sales channel that delivers 60 million PC’s a year.
    14 Mar 2013, 08:51 PM Reply Like
  • u01bsb0
    , contributor
    Comments (633) | Send Message
     
    im sure they will be very successful with that....
    14 Mar 2013, 09:23 PM Reply Like
  • Glenway Fripp
    , contributor
    Comments (955) | Send Message
     
    As usual, no bad news for AAPL! The best investments in the long run are great companies with lousy stocks! Us AAPL longs will get our turn sooner or later......
    14 Mar 2013, 10:30 PM Reply Like
  • richernow
    , contributor
    Comments (47) | Send Message
     
    SELL NAKED CALLS on AAPL. THE STOCK IS BROKEN RIGHT NOW WITH NO SIGN OF RECOVERING ANY TIME SOON. SO UNTIL IT COMES OUT OF ITS COMA I WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE APROX. $2K A WEEK, SELLING AS MANY OUT OF THE MONEY ,WEEKLY CONTRACTS AS MY MARGIN ACCOUNT WILL ALLOW. IF AAPL STAYS IN THE GUTTER I WILL EVENTUALL MAKE BACK MY LOSES (HALF SO FAR) WITH THIS STRADEGY. WHEN THE SLEEPING GIANT WAKES UP THIS FREE MONEY IS OVER. BUT TIL THEN...
    14 Mar 2013, 11:09 PM Reply Like
  • $vix
    , contributor
    Comments (444) | Send Message
     
    Holding naked calls is a dangerous game, especially for only 2k per week income. After you pay the vig and taxes your left with little.
    How will you protect yourself from very positive overnight news on appl. A stock split, an acquisition or news of very positive sales would send the stock soaring wiping out your profits. You'll either have to buy back the calls to cover at a much higher price or they'll call the stock you don't own forcing you to buy it on the open market. I would prefer to sell the puts when aapl is this low. worst case you'd get Assigned aapl at a very low cost and at least you could hold it on margin and wAit for a profitable bounce.
    15 Mar 2013, 01:45 AM Reply Like
  • rocback
    , contributor
    Comments (990) | Send Message
     
    you must be down big today, my friend.
    15 Mar 2013, 10:48 AM Reply Like
  • ngraf
    , contributor
    Comments (22) | Send Message
     
    $vix:
    I find writing credit spreads, using calls $20 above current price and Puts $20 below current price to be an effective way to make 8-10% return on risk weekly. This minimizes the risk if the market moves the wrong way on you overnight. The actual risk is limited to the difference between the strike prices less the credit.
    Example, using the current stock price of $441.00, I would sell the Mar 22 weekly Put options at the 420 strike and buy the 415 puts for a .46 credit. On 10 contracts the Max gain = $460, Max loss = $4,540, Return on Risk = 10.13%
    On the Call side, I would sell the Mar 22 460 strike and buy the 465 strike for a net credit of.49. On 10 contracts the max gain = $490, the Max loss = $4,510, Return on Risk = 10.86%

     

    This strategy controls the risk and being on both sides of the current price with the Call and the Puts, at least one of the trades will be successful and most often they are both successful. You can also close one of the positions if the stock is approaching the strike price for either position.

     

    Your margin requirements are also reduced to the difference between the strike prices less the credit for each position.

     

    I have been using this strategy successfully for the past year. Let me know what you think.
    15 Mar 2013, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • Rookie IRA Investor
    , contributor
    Comments (2615) | Send Message
     
    How is that working out for you?
    22 Mar 2013, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • ngraf
    , contributor
    Comments (22) | Send Message
     
    This strategy is working well for me. You need to watch the share price movement closely and be prepared to close your position if it moves against you.

     

    Try a test trade and watch the results using the weekly options. Since the shares are currently advancing on speculation of something happening with an increased dividend and share buyback, I am focusing on the puts and not trading the calls at this time. I would sell the Mar 28 445 puts and buy the 440 puts for a net credit of .37, so for 10 contracts that would be a $370 gain for five days. That's an 8% return on risk for five days.

     

    Lrt mr know if you need more info.
    23 Mar 2013, 10:55 AM Reply Like
  • Kurt Windibank
    , contributor
    Comments (1165) | Send Message
     
    HTML5 Web apps will soon start to erode those numbers....very soon.
    15 Mar 2013, 02:26 AM Reply Like
  • JUDOKA
    , contributor
    Comments (406) | Send Message
     
    Sorry doubters,but AAPL is breaking through first resistance if it closes here.Next resistance=445.Happy St. Paddy's.
    15 Mar 2013, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • Glenway Fripp
    , contributor
    Comments (955) | Send Message
     
    Which, Strangely, it closed at in After hours trading. However I don't think that that resistance is very clearly defined. It looks like it could be as high as $448 even $450 where is becomes well defined.then $480 then back to the immovable $510 where it will definitely be stuck until something major happens.
    16 Mar 2013, 06:41 PM Reply Like
  • JUDOKA
    , contributor
    Comments (406) | Send Message
     
    Try 464.That's the 50 day MA.
    24 Mar 2013, 12:40 PM Reply Like
DJIA (DIA) S&P 500 (SPY)
ETF Tools
Find the right ETFs for your portfolio:
Seeking Alpha's new ETF Hub
ETF Investment Guide:
Table of Contents | One Page Summary
Read about different ETF Asset Classes:
ETF Selector

Next headline on your portfolio:

|