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  • Mizuho's checks point to July iPhone launch. MS notes institutional selling. [View news story]
    About time!!

    Cook does not project confidence nor innovation.

    Time for new products, and new leadership!!!
    Feb 26, 2014. 02:29 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks Is A Buy [View article]
    18,000,000 is a huge tax call.... not the norm.
    Apr 25, 2013. 01:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks Is A Buy [View article]
    Schulz sold over 1,000,000 shares in mid March.. Not a great sign!!!
    Apr 25, 2013. 12:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Where The Value Is At [View article]
    I like:

    and going forward:
    Apr 24, 2013. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Q2 2013 Earnings Are Out: What You Need To Know [View article]
    Question why Cook cannot create a larger phone that is so sought after by so many, young and old.

    It is much easier to use. It may not have the clarity or brilliance of IPhone, but choice in size is now an amazing factor in sales. People love options!!!
    AND as a formerly extremely loyal Apple stock holder and consumer, I am now seriously thinking about buying a larger Samsung for myself.

    Cook does not inspire in tone nor substance. He finally raised the dividend and has committed to buy back the flailing stock, out of desperation. He has failed to offer any new products, even a whiff of a product.He has totally squashed any benefits of his announced buy backs and increased dividend, without offering insight into Apple's creative engine going forward.

    Cook had a captive audience, ready to buy anything he offered, and he did nothing to rouse the formerly loyal fans.

    My patience has waned, I have lost too much money out of blind devotion and respect. Cook must go!!!!!
    Apr 23, 2013. 07:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Where The Value Is At [View article]
    These Seeking Alpha articles defending Apple's future price, are interesting and sound. By contrast,I see very few articles denouncing Apple prospects for an equally sound future.

    I am a long time Apple stock holder, and in fact it is the largest part of my portfolio, and I have continued to acquire Apple stock during this absurd drop in stock value.

    I remain committed to the company but I do question Cook and the board's effectiveness. I question their tact of silence and their failure to rebut the attacks on the company by the press. Where are their voices and those of the public relations dept. They have been void, and I am responding in horror, almost like Edvard Munch's "The Scream".

    I also question their failure to aggressively accumulate the stock while it is at this absurdly low price. I question their failure to increase the dividend and explain how they will deal with their incredible cash hoard.I question the need to allocate several billion dollars for a seemingly monumental wondrous campus, while the stock value has diminished by almost 45% in over six months and their salaries have sky rocketed!!!!

    I question why the leadership and the board members salaries have increased excessively, while the stock holders life savings are floundering. These so called leaders have displayed a callousness that is abhorrent. They display a lack of leadership and a clear lack of responsiveness to their shareholders, their real bosses.

    All is coming to a head on Tuesday, which also happens to be my birthday.It is a time for promise and of unfulfilled hopes.

    This date could be a watershed for the future of the company. It could be a moment of deliverance for the millions of committed stock holders who are also major consumers of Apple's iconic products. It is a pivotal moment for the leadership to step up and start to earn their exorbitant salaries, explain their months of silence and confirm the sanctity of this once very great company.

    We, the stock holders, deserve answers from Apple's leadership that will clearly articulate Apple's path going forward, how Apple's cash hoard will be effectively allocated, what are the new products going forward, how the dividend will increase NOW, how large the buy back of stock will be NOW, and why they have not aggressively been doing this during these depressed months.

    The leadership needs to squash the Apple haters, the media maligners and the doubters. Their silence must END, or they need to be ousted.
    Apr 21, 2013. 12:13 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Add Apple To Your Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    Totally AGREE!!

    FIRE COOK and THE BOARD... They are totally fiscally irresponsible.

    The owners are the stock owners, not the executives and the board who are endorsing huge increases in their inflated salaries at stock holders expense. They have disregarded their real bosses, the stock holders, who have remained failthful to the company while enduring a 43% DORP in their life savings.... They have not received a buy back of stock, they have not received an increase of their dividends, and they have not received inspiring new APPLE products. These derelict and totally incompetent executives (five highest paid of all US executives) and their ineffective and weak board do not communicate, do not create, do not inspire, and do not build on what was once the greatest company in the world.

    They are destroying APPLE and the life savings of the real owners, the stock holders, who, throughout this nightmare, have remained loyal to the company, have continued to consume the Apple products and to hold their stock, but who have been trampled and beat to a pulp.

    Get rid of the dictators, and bring in real inspiring and responsible leadership NOW!!!!!!
    Apr 18, 2013. 01:54 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reflections On The Current State Of Apple [View article]
    Time for Cook to step up to the plate and begin to lead his share holders, and those he should feel a commitment to.

    He displays no leadership skills. Apple is appearing to be flailing.

    I have supported Apple repeatedly over the past 15 years by accumulating large number of shares and purchasing dozens of apple technology for each of my four children and myself.

    I cannot fathom the leadership being so callous, so ineffective and so inferior. While I have remained steadfast in my loyalty, I feel that the company's so-called leadership has ignored me, the stock holder and consumer, that ultimately the company is dependent on.

    All of this speaks to the failure of the leadership, reflected in the falling price of the stock over the past seven months.

    What a fiasco!! Time for all the board to internally examine their effectiveness, and CLEAN HOUSE!!!
    Apr 11, 2013. 04:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "Apple (AAPL -2.1%) is leaning toward additional dividends or a share buyback program," Quartz reports. Sources claim an announcement could arrive in spring, possibly at the same time as a product announcement. Between Apple's remarks and David Einhorn's campaign, many of the Street have been expecting a move. [View news story]
    The lack of responsiveness and leadership by Cook and the Apple Board is appalling, and grounds for all of them to be dismissed. They have destroyed a totally unique and exceptional company, and destroyed the allegiance and investments of hundreds of thousands of devoted stockholders and consumers. Time for Cook and his cohorts to go!!!!
    Mar 13, 2013. 04:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Has Little Left To Lose [View article]
    Most of the board and Cook must be replaced immediately!!!

    Their performance has been abhorrent.

    Leadership at the top is lacking at Apple... Time to see new innovative and effective leaders who will capitalize on all that Apple has to offer and return value to the stockholders.

    The current leadership has destroyed one of the most outstanding companies in the world in a few months! I am sure that Steve Jobs is glaring down and ranting from above!!!!

    Bad leaders must be replaced as with Chesapeake, HPQ, Rim, IBM., GRPN.... etc.
    The stock holders must use their position to force the Apple Board's to make changes at the top. They owe it to their bosses: the stock holders!!!!!
    Mar 5, 2013. 07:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Bears Are Delusional [View article]
    CNBC has been an irresponsible financial news source with its constant negative assertions blasted at Apple and founded on questionable information.

    Anchors on CNBC, including Maria Baltiromo and Carl Quintanilla, cast frequent jocular and unfounded aspersions against Apple and it is unprofessional and slanderous. They have repeatedly done this in their frequent Democratic bashing and have taken on Apple in their superfical and mindless commentary.
    Mar 1, 2013. 06:58 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sharp (SHCAY.PK bucks a strong market in Japan this morning and trades -3.9% after reports in the U.S. overnight said Apple (AAPL) was cutting its orders for panels from SHCAY.PK and other suppliers due to weaker-than-expected sales for the iPhone 5. [View news story]
    So many of us have supported Apple financially, intellectually and morally. It is time for Apple to confront the criticism and tell us what the hell is going on!!! Where is the leadership?? Jobs would never have allowed such flagrant lack of communication with Apple's stockholders and loyal supporters. We have spent years drinking the Apple Kool Aid and adhering to the Apple mantra, it is time to respond in kind and demonstrate a respect for its loyal followers. Speak up, tell us what the truth is, what their plans are, buy back the stock at this ridiculous price, buy some companies that could manufacture the Apple product with out being beholden to the leaking and malfeasant Chinese manufacturers who abuse their employees, bring back the off shore capital to the US, and increase American employment by manufacturing domestically and provide a bigger dividend, instead of sitting on the huge mountain of capital. Start working for the stockholders, invigorate your loyal followers and the thousands of employees who need strong and compelling leadership.
    Jan 15, 2013. 01:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sharp (SHCAY.PK bucks a strong market in Japan this morning and trades -3.9% after reports in the U.S. overnight said Apple (AAPL) was cutting its orders for panels from SHCAY.PK and other suppliers due to weaker-than-expected sales for the iPhone 5. [View news story]
    A loyal Apple investor.....
    Jan 15, 2013. 01:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment