Apple investors are showing their disappointment for AAPL management. There are ZERO net new investors in Apple. Not for not bringing great products and great execution, but for
1. letting AAPL stock become vehicle for market manipulators by spreading false rumors make massive money at the expenses of shareholders.
2. letting useless and misleading market surveys by IDC, Gartner influence the minds of new Apple investors
They have let the Apple investors down in the last year or so. When the world stock market has exploded, Apple stock languishes in flatline in spite of greatly improving prospects.
Great fundamentals and great outlook DOES NOT always mean GREAT stock price.
What if world stock market takes tumble Mr. Cook & Co.? AAPL will fall further behind, causing more agony to its shareholders.
Why are you not in control? You have stop this media/rumor mill machine and show market you are in control. Start issuing more PRs, keep market well informed about good or bad data points so that they can make informed decisions.
Could not agree less. Increased E will help, of course, but what will make the price zoom is multiple expansion, which AAPL will earn when questions the Street still has about its future are answered to a greater extent. PEG ratio hence matters more than P/E. Increasing earnings 10% has much less effect than upping the multiple from 10 times EPS to 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16.
Slowing growth, loss of market share, shrinking margins are the problems. These wont be fixed until a new blockbuster product is launched which doesnt seem to be anytime soon. I think the least they could have done was come out with a bigger screen iPhone. No one wants the teeny tiny screens anymore esp. the kids.
No one? Then how to explain stupendous sales of iPhone 5S, with its enormous margins? Or of iPads? Why do you keep spewing the same lies that everyone here knows to be false? Do you enjoy being laughed at? Just whom do you suppose you're influencing, min wage paid basher?
Dividends, yield, cash in bank, buy backs, this is the stock of the 21st century and a long term hold and I would love for this to go back to $380 so I can load up more.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
In the midst of the biggest bull-runs ever, aapl has under-performed quite noticeably, no denying that, even Timmy agreed with the lousy stock performance. So bad that it resembles 2008-09 drop, except SPX is going higher everyday. As a reference, SPX is 18% above its 400 DMA, while aapl just barely sitting above it. This means SPX has outperformed aapl by 18%, even with this run aapl had from 385 to 525. That is how bad this has become even now. As a long-term holder, this is very frustrating.
Until all their BOD and officers have to hold significant shares.,,they have no incentive for share appreciation..add to that buyback incentives at lower PPS and the GS bonds and agreement as the facilitator for buybacks...the shares are in jail between 485- 550.
AAPL management and BOD has already made their billions and AAPL is eager to buy back cheap shares, so in the short run, they have no desire to increase their pps.
It almost feels like AAPL is letting its stock price languish on purpose by not issuing any PRs and letting hedge funds manipulate it in flat line