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  • Apple Price Target: $950 Per Share [View article]
    Ah what the hell...I think his numbers are reasonable given past results. The Gal 3S looks pretty good but it's got a lot of plastic that make up its exterior. I think that's "cheapness" and I'd rather own something with a more durable feel to it, thus the iPhone. I don't want that "mega" size either. Supersize me with my iPad.
    There's room for both to make a killing in this market that keeps expanding worldwide. Those that prefer Apple products will keep on buying Apple and drag some of their fam and friends with them. That's how I was converted. I like the hassle free synching, etc. Apple just hasn't "froze up" on me the way Windows did.
    Thanks for reading, just my feelings, opinions.
    Aug 12 11:15 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Unsung Apple Advantage [View article]
    Damn dude! Take it easy on me! I'm 57yrs old but I'm not planning on "dying off" anytime soon! I've been long aapl and want 3-5 more loooong yrs. Maybe I misunderstood what you were saying, sorry if I did.
    Nov 19 06:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) announces the sale of 3M iPads (total) in the 3 days since the launch of the iPad Mini. "Demand for iPad Mini exceeded the initial supply." Shares +1.3% premarket. (PR[View news story]
    Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one!
    IMHO, I think the Mini is going to do fine in sales. I have the 3rd gen iPad, and am thinking about the mini but it seems kind of frivolous to have both. I'm still having a great time with my iPad.
    I just think they will gain more attention over time and with commercial use adopting them and schools also buying (full size pads), plus private party usage, I think waiting for quarterly revenue, sales, etc., will be worth the wait cause it is going to impress and improve over time.
    I don't feel cannibalization is going to be a problem with more and more people being pulled into the ease of synching, using, and overall high quality of Apple products.
    I'll take plastic over paper in the grocery store but not plastic over metal in the electronics store.
    Nov 5 10:35 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Investors' Greatest Weakness [View article]
    Is that chap by the name of Zacky still long? I believe he said jump in at 650 or so. Many SA readers were ready to ride on his coat tails. I haven't heard from him since due to the fact that we (aapl) kept declining. What the heck, I am saying get in now and get in deeper on any 5% dips. The product line rocks the world, at least enough to keep demand ahead of production. How could that not be a positive, for nearly any company? I don't understand it's pullback but I have scratched my head at least a couple dozen times, X 4, on other stocks that rock their price per share in a matter of days or even weeks without any explanation. That's Mr Market at work doing things even an unstable dictator wouldn't attempt. Mr Market loves to twist and mangle things (stock prices) beyond recognition. If you believe in your picks and have general knowledge about the quality, demand, competition, etc, hang tough and don't ignore opportunity to acquire more at tempting prices. You can't buy at the bottom but you can come close sometimes.
    Even if there are no new products in the next year or so, what Apple has is fantastic and enough people are truly in love with the line- up. I'm going to check into the mini pad just for knowledge and to get a feel for it. I feel I'll like it but I've an iPad 3 and a 4s which I'm getting ready to pass to my lovely wife and get her away from her failing BBerry. Battery life, delayed I-messages, a loose card internally, dropped calls, no touch screen. It's got a keyboard though. Have mercy! She'll get my 4S, I'll get the I5 and everything will be "Jake". IE; all happy campers. Maybe even a mini pad for surfing while watching TV. Although we have a Mac also. Rambling, but I hope I made some sense.
    Thanks, Bugsyjack
    PS I think this stock price decline is shaking out the losers. Don't be a loser. We're coming back to a fantastic price by March. My $$ is where my mouth is.
    Nov 4 10:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Cramer's 3 Strong Buy Recommendations [View article]
    If you go with his winners, his picks are great. If you stumble into a handful of his losers, you're in for trouble. My wife doesn't appreciate my sarcasm so I'm venting some off here.
    Nov 4 09:49 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 9 Reasons Apple Shares Will Make New Highs, Again [View article]
    I own many Apple products, had my iPad 1st gen stolen, (didn't know enough to have the "tracker" turned on), bought the "new" iPad. I love my 4 w/ Siri. I'm using my old 3s for an iPod in my car. It appears to put out more volume than my 1st gen iPod. We have a 3 yr old Mac ( love it!).
    Just rambling, but, I think the iPad has enormous potential to team up as the coleader along with the iPhone in being Apple's top revenue generators. Fortune 500 co's getting into them, healthcare industry, schools(from Grade to College). Personal use by all and last thought is consider this usage being global!
    Thank you for the interesting, positive article. First time I've seen Apple reviewed like that.
    Oct 8 10:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "The hype concerns us, as it sounds vaguely familiar to another decade," says Oracle Research's Laurence Balter, explaining his downgrade of Apple (AAPL -1.4%). Balter is also worried about slowing sales growth, high expectations, and margin risks related to Apple's rumored entry into the TV and set-top box markets. [View news story]
    Stuff happens, markets collapse, taking the "Generals" with it. If this writer gets it right, good for his wallet. It would be a lucky call. Every time I've tried to time Apple, I end up buying back in at a higher price. Still ahead but wish I would just "Let it ride".
    I see a big climb in AApl. Great products, I think the iPad #'s are going thru the roof for years. The iPhone, strong for years.
    Thanks for reading,
    Aug 23 01:09 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple 'Buy Zone': Is It Time To Take Another Bite? [View article]
    I'm an Apple product owner (pods, phones, Mac and pad) and a holder of AAPL shares.
    If I was new to the market and never heard of Apple until today, and read about their product line, history of earnings, projected guesstimates, expansion into China, etc, and then look at the price of the stock and PE, I really believe I would shake my head and wonder, "why is this stock going sideways?", other than a period of consolidation?
    I'm going to keep buying their products ('cause they work), hold the shares (long), and probably keep reading these bull/bear articles, 'cause they're entertaining.
    Jun 27 10:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Mobile poster leak suggests iPhone launch on tap [View news story]
    What's wrong with you, man?
    Sep 26 08:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Beware Apple's Concentration And Margin Risk [View article]
    Here is a cut from your article:
    Therefore, each iPad mini sale means that one consumer who could've bought an iPad won't. If 20% of potential Apple customers chose the iPad mini over the iPad, Apple would lose significant revenue.
    My comment on this is:
    There is not a defined number of tablet buyers out there. There is more this year than last year. There will be more next year. The "mini" is competing with other 7 inch tabs. Yes, they will not sell both sizes to each customer, except for us irrational Apple fans (get a clue).
    How 'bout this one:
    Thus, as Yacktman says, they will be forced to continue innovating and lower prices.
    My comment: Yacktman thinks that once a co. succeeds, more innovation shouldn't be needed? Cutting prices is an Apple option when they need to.
    Thanks for reading.
    Jul 5 12:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Posner Gives Apple One More Chance [View article]
    Yup Goog wins, the dirty dogs. Sale of their phone will not be blocked here in the US, although I feel it should. Copycats. Period.
    Jun 16 04:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EOG And Continental: Why I'm Long These 2 Independent Oil And Gas Plays [View article]
    Good write up.
    I'm only focused on CLR, which I've had for a few years.
    It shows impressive potential of improving/growing earnings and also continues to demonstrate lower cost constuction per well.
    It's acreage is huge.
    Looking forward to a great quarter tomorrow, and good luck to you in your investments.
    Aug 7 12:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Investors' Greatest Weakness [View article]
    A lot of good comments, a lot of what I would consider "background noise. I have read that it's not a bad idea to let tech stocks go beyond the 10% move down. In fact 20% is to be expected, at times. I'm a shareholder and product enthusiast, but yet I worry. What if it drops down to 25% or lower? I'm going to hold tuff. If I sell, I'm that guy (LOL) that will move the stock ( in the wrong direction), for all the rest to thrive or dive. Sales appear high along with enthusiasm for their products. Always there will be naysayers and they get the most attention although when it comes down to it, they don't get the credence hard facts get.
    We need that China telecom behemoth! That will knock the wind out of many bears sails. I am just not sure about getting a lock on that contract. Without it Aapl will still cruise along with spinacker puffed up and driving that ship at a good clip. With the big China contract, hoo boy, watch out! Looking forward,.
    I'm afraid a few more dips will drive into margin status and that could get exciting and not sure in a good way.
    Good by and good day! I said good day!
    Nov 3 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPad Mini: It Isn't The Size That Counts, It's How You Use It [View article]
    This whole thing, new product lines (mini), more competition, new competition, pricing concerns, sure is getting exciting. What seems to be missing is a Master of Ceremonies at the starting line calling out "Let the Games Begin!" The competition games, that is.
    I think it will be 6 months before we see what the impact/sales will be for the IPad Mini in relation to the Fire, BandN, etc.
    IMHO the Mini will sell well, considering the high volume of naysayers out there.
    The scary part to me is I really don't know what the outcome will be when it comes down to annual growth of Apple and I'm a tiny shareholder investing rather heavily in Apple. In for the long run 'cause every time I attempt to "time the share price", I go in the wrong direction.
    I think Apple has great products, I own many of them, and I believe in investing in what I feel I know about.
    Thank you for reading and thank you for posting, I enjoy SA.
    Oct 26 10:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An ITC administrative law judge rules Samsung (SSNLF.PK) infringes Apple (AAPL) touchscreen and design patents, while clearing Samsung of infringing two other patents. The ruling will be reviewed by the full commission. (earlier[View news story]
    Maybe you could leave out some more of what was written, I want to be 110% clueless on this one.
    Oct 25 10:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment