Are you really that stupid? That is like saying that samsung sold more of their cheap phones than of their flagship models. That's how it works, Sparky, there are more bargain consumers than top-dollar consumers.....and Apple is reaching both.......your statement is meaningless..
Sentiment: Strong Buy
They're "toast" .... ? because the majority of analysts overlooked the the 1-week shorter quarter, which hence effected every one of their estimates?
I think, rather, that your ability to make a meaningful evaluation for investment is "toast".
This is where you are short sighted. Many talks about how AAPL being expensive. You probably saw some analyst talks about cheaper iPhone in future. Last year, iPhone 5 had supply chain issues and couldn't keep up with demand. Many apparently bought iPhone 4S instead at cheaper price rather than bought Samsung/Android phones. This is nothing to do with your ignorant 'innovating' #$%$.
It definitely will not help the stock price. This stock is switching from a value stock from growth. They trade at lower PE's much less volatility. For it to become a growth you will need the following: 1.3 straight quarters of smashing guidance..oh wait non was given so beat wall st estimates is MUST! You will need to see double digit growth each of those quarters. 2. A NEW INNOVATITIVE ITEM(S)! Apple has put out a product every two or so years from the iPod to the reinvention the apple combuters to the iPod Touch to the iPhone to the iPAD to Apple tv box. It desperately needs to release something. TV, Camera, a new PC out of this world I mean something! Upgrades to the same #$%$ will not work for a growth stock unless..3. THEY GET CHINA MOBILE!
Now, lets discuss the problem with it being a value stock. ITS NOT AN ATTRACTIVE VALUE STOCK AT THESE PRICES or at leas that is the sentiment. The following things need to happen: 1. Need to see positive sentimennt 2. THEY NEED(BOARD) TO SHOW THE SHAREHOLDERS THEY CARE ABOUT THEM AND ISSUE A BUY BACK OR DIVY OR SPLIT THAT WILL MAKE THESE SAFE FUNDS TO BUY HEAVILY INTO the stock.
Of course there is so much more than this but I truly believe these are just a few basics that can give you an idea. Most transistions from growth to value take a while. If you want growth look at stocks like DDD or Goog or if you want shorts then go to NFLX. AAPL will probably drop to low 400's and rise to 500.