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  • How Google Stole The Show From Apple  [View article]
    Charlie, its not enough for us to wait until "reality settles in" This has been a recurring theme for Tim Cook. When you are constantly told that your are not representing your company in the most positive enough manner, and every time you report earnings your stock gets pummeled, its time to reevaluate your presentation. Tim is a smart guy, but on this point he is deaf, dumb, and blind. Wake up and get some professional help presenting your case. There is plenty of help out there and God knows you can afford it. You need to present your case much for positively. Tim you have a company that made the most profits in the history of humankind and your stock tanked. Whatever you have been going in the past is not working.
    Feb 4, 2016. 07:20 PM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Going Smaller Can Be A Big Move  [View article]
    I absolutely agree with your comment costar. Although I much prefer the larger screen, I do have many friends who prefer the easier to handle smaller phone. Why some people think its a desperate move baffles me as well. Again its a case of whatever Apple does it must be mercilessly criticized because its coming from Apple. Just a side note: Apple's service sector reported earnings greater than Google's full company earnings, but Apple tanked and Google took off. What a disgusting development!!!
    Feb 4, 2016. 02:35 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: More Bonds Please  [View article]
    I am not so sure that I agree with your assessment in the article. This idea of buybacks has produced zero benefit for the shareholders. In fact, since the buybacks have begun Apple shares are down a hefty 30%. So were his the benefit in buying more shares back. It has not worked to increase shareholder value. How about seeking out a company that can add substantially to the growth prospects that Apple so dearly needs now. Some company in any area where Apple would like to expand and can use that market to really growth the field. For example, in auto production or in media are two examples that come to mind. With all the money Apple is spending on research and development, I often wonder why Samsung phones are able to develop waterproof phones, no wired charging, and other innovations. Wake up Tim before you are replaced.
    Feb 1, 2016. 11:15 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Tim Cook Must Do To Turn Apple Around, 2013 Vs. 2016  [View article]
    It seems to me that spending such a massive amount on stock buybacks, has not really changed the stock price. If I were advising Tim Cook, I would make an acquisition that would rattle Wall Street. When your company's growth starts to slow, go out into the market place and use that huge hoard of money to buy a company with huge growth potential. It would silence the no growth crowd and surely add another dynamic area to a great company.
    Jan 31, 2016. 12:24 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook On Q1 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript  [View article]
    I have been a long time Apple supporter and large shareholder. I think this is one of the greatest companies in the history of capitalism. Having said that, I am also a realist. Given the numbers reported today by Apple, unfortunately I think that Apple will be dead money for the next few quarters. Sitting on $216 billion in cash is reaching an obscene amount. Tim its time to use that money to create some excitement in the company and on Wall Street. There are several companies that Apple could buy to accomplish this, and still have a huge amount of money leftover. The purchase should be made that would establish a new stream of revenue for Apple until some of the other Apple items, Apple Watch and Apple Pay Apple TV, catch fire.
    Jan 26, 2016. 11:42 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Disprove The Supply Chain Rumors?  [View article]

    I hope you are correct. I guess we will know in a day how accurate your predictions are. I would love to believe that your prognostications are accurate, but time will tell. I too am in the camp that Cook must be believed or he will lose credibility with Wall Street in the future. If he is wrong, and has been wildly optimistic, Apple, along with its many investors, including me, will be punished severely ----- as we have not been punished enough already.
    Jan 25, 2016. 06:04 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close  [View news story]
    Let's be honest, sad but true. No matter what Apple reports, in this market environment they will punish Apple. The market would rather reward a company that made 79 million dollars profit for the quarter than a company that makes that profit in a day. Just saying ....
    Jan 25, 2016. 05:55 PM | 37 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: TSMC Partnership A Path To Even Greater Smartphone Dominance  [View article]
    Is it ever a smart idea to depend on your main competitor to manufacture one of your key components? Obviously they don't have to steal its secrets Apple is handing it to them on a platter. No a smart idea.
    Jan 17, 2016. 10:59 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple sees pre-earnings upgrade, several target cuts; shares near $98  [View news story]
    "However ... we think extrapolating current data points to eternity is neither fair to the company nor an appropriate way to value Apple as an investment"

    Of course, this is the key point as most analysts do just that --- extrapolate into infinity. Iphone sales cannot increase 30% to 40% each year into infinity. However, what is most important is that Apple dominates by a large degree of the profits and business done by people on iphones. There are also many markets that are still not fully open to Apple's iphones. Moreover, the smart phone has now become to extension of a person and few people go anywhere without being in constant contact of their phone.

    The auto makers seem to find ways to bring customers into their showrooms each year with minor changes in design and gadgetry. Why is it so hard for people to see Apple doing just that? Finally, who knows what the future of Apple products are in their pipeline. Its pretty obvious that Cook is trying to diversify the company with multiple new streams of revenue: Apple Music, Apple Watch, Apple Pay, etc.
    Jan 11, 2016. 11:12 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The Silver Lining In The Cirrus Cloud  [View article]
    I think at this juncture we will have to wait for the quarter announcements. The only real data we have is from Apple itself. They reported an incredible quarter for sales in their app store. That is the only real concrete data we have to go on. The others are rumors, theories, and conjecture that the sky is falling in on Apple. We will have to wait. Personally, I think Apple will announce the greatest quarter of any company in the history of capitalism. Unfortunately, it will not meet Wall Street's speculation and will as usual drop. Wall Street would rather pump up a stock that makes in profit in a year what Apple makes in a week.
    Jan 8, 2016. 01:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Worst Mistake Apple Investors Can Make Right Now  [View article]
    It blows my mind to think that Microsoft has reported lower sales for 4 quarters in a row and is rewarded with double the P/E of Apple. While Apple makes over $50 billion in net profit in a year. This is likely more than most of the companies combined in the Fortune 500. Google is approaching Apple's total market cap but I never here any talk about the large number theory when it comes to Google. Need you look any further than what I have just stated to understand why the average American investor does not trust Wall Street.
    Jan 7, 2016. 05:05 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple CEO Cook's pay package worth $10.3M  [View news story]
    His pay is not out of line with other CEOs of major companies. That is not the issue. The issue is that his salary should be closely tied to the share price. It seems incompatible that the stock price is falling to multi year lows and he is getting a large salary increase.
    Jan 7, 2016. 07:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple reports 2015 App Store spending tops $20B (updated)  [View news story]
    Here again we have the usual phenomenon when it come to Apple. Very good news reported by Apple is greeted by a 2% drop in its share price. I can only imagine if the news were horrific as many analysts have been contending, the stock would drop to the mid-80s.

    As a large shareholder of Apple stock, its is very painful to watch one of the greatest companies in history constantly being pilloried by analysts, while other companies make a quarter what Apple makes in a day selling for almost 1,000 times earnings. Frustrating to say the least!!!
    Jan 6, 2016. 09:39 AM | 44 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: We Know That We Don't Know Anything  [View article]
    How many times can a stock get hit by the WS based on the same rumor that iPhone sales are going down. Tim Cook and company should stop reporting iPhone and iPad sales and simply report the gross sales and profits for the company. That way analysts cannot tell what products are selling and not selling. They started down this road with the Apple Watch by not reporting numbers. Despite this fact, analysts are quick to report the Apple Watch is a total flop. I would love to make in earnings just the profits that Apple made from the watch in a quarter. Its insanity that they can sell millions of these watches and every analyst calls it a flop. I think as each new iteration comes out more and more people will move to the watch. If you want a good laugh, look up at Microsoft's CEO scoffing at the iPhone when it first released and sales were not off the wall. Of course, all of these analysts have nothing to base their theories on it being a flop since numbers are all a complete guess.
    Jan 5, 2016. 02:14 PM | 37 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Best Days Could Be In The Rear-View Mirror  [View article]
    Based on your GTAT hype I think you lack credibility with investors who did follow your advice. Sadly I was one of them. I chose to read this article not because you wrote it but wanted to see what others had to say.
    Jan 4, 2016. 01:26 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment