1000% agree, but that means taking actions that should happen:
1. Increase dividend
2. Increase share buyback
3. Split the stock
these are pro-shareholder actions that have profound effects on shorts and naysayers. Keeps them guessing and harder to manipulate. Right now cook is giving them the aapl playbook by "managing" the business and not the shares.
my point - take shareholder action cook or you will be fired!
TC defends the stock by staying the course. If he comes out now it would show weakness, so I believe aapl is very strong here. By not coming out and letting jan earnings speak for themselves it tells investors that the stock is fine here and later. If TC comes out now he screws the shareholders down the road. The idiot bashers are having there day, they will all cover before ER.