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Apple (AAPL, $AAPL) Rated a Buy by ValuEngine Models

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March 2, 2011
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Apple (AAPL, $AAPL) Rated a Buy by ValuEngine Models

  Apple Computer, Inc (AAPL, $AAPL). designs, manufactures and markets personal computers and related personal computing and communicating solutions for sale primarily to education, creative, consumer, and business customers. 

  Doesn't that description sound a bit out of date when you consider what a powerhouse firm Apple has become thanks to the iPod, iPhone, and iPad?  Today the company launched its second iteration of the popular iPad computing device, which has pretty much consigned yesterday's netbooks to the ash bin of history and--once more--led to competitors scrambling to catch up in a brand new category of "must have" electronic device.

 ValuEngine has issued a BUY recommendation for  Apple Computer, Inc. on Mar. 02, 2011. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that  Apple Computer, Inc. has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE company size, risk and 5-year annualized return.

 Based on available data as of Mar. 02, 2011, we believe that AAPL should be trading at $358.4. This makes AAPL 2.54% undervalued. Fair Value indicates what we believe the stock should be trading at today if the stock market were perfectly efficient and everything traded at its true worth. For AAPL, we base this on actual earnings per share (NYSEARCA:EPS) for the previous four quarters of $18.54, forecasted EPS for the next four quarters of $23.88, and correlations to the 30- year Treasury bond yield of 4.49%.

  Our models have a hard time with Apple as popularity, mystique, and the intangible allure of its products are very hard to quantify--as is the value palced on the CEO's health by investors.  It is rare to see a buy signal on the stock from our ratings model.  But  right now we see good valuation, forecast, and other metrics for the ticker.  In the past, the buy signal has been fleeting and robust--if not a little pessimistic.  The last time we had a buy on Apple for the majority of a month was back in January, 2010-- when the stock was trading at less than $200.  Before that, our last sustained buy signal came at the market bottom in 2009 when AAPL was less than $100.

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Market Indices Data
1:51PM EST Latest Change YTD
Dow Jones
12,178.90 48.44 5.19%
NASDAQ Composite
2,772.57 -8.48 4.51%
Russell 2000
818.02 -3.93 4.39%
S&P 500
1,322.12 2.24 5.13%


ValuEngine Market Overview
Summary of VE Stock Universe
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ValuEngine Sector Overview
Sector Change MTD YTD Valuation Last 12-MReturn P/E Ratio
Oils-Energy -1.43% 0.02% 9.40% 38.79% overvalued 50.48% 43.88
Basic Materials -0.70% 0.00% -0.96% 16.84% overvalued 63.52% 35.44
Multi-Sector Conglomerates -1.64% 0.00% 1.93% 12.89% overvalued 32.70% 28.88
Transportation -1.92% 0.00% -3.55% 11.96% overvalued 26.08% 26.71
Business Services -2.09% -0.27% 1.47% 11.55% overvalued 19.32% 37.72
Computer and Technology -1.56% 0.00% 8.56% 11.34% overvalued 37.99% 37.46
Aerospace -1.38% 0.00% 12.48% 10.29% overvalued 30.02% 18.75
Industrial Products -1.58% 0.00% 3.12% 9.27% overvalued 29.61% 28.63
Finance -1.37% 0.00% 3.10% 8.19% overvalued 17.10% 24.84
Auto-Tires-Trucks -1.91% 0.00% -4.44% 7.66% overvalued 41.79% 22.08
Consumer Staples -1.46% 0.00% 0.12% 7.49% overvalued 17.59% 27.18
Retail-Wholesale -1.76% 0.00% 0.59% 7.29% overvalued 27.63% 27.79
Construction -2.37% 0.00% 0.24% 7.05% overvalued 13.94% 45.13
Consumer Discretionary -1.62% 0.00% 3.25% 6.79% overvalued 24.86% 30.02
Utilities -1.12% -0.01% 1.23% 6.66% overvalued 18.23% 26.36
Medical -0.81% -0.00% 8.12% 0.28% overvalued 17.68% 44.57



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