voted with icahn and against all board members. i dont think we will win the vote, but we just need to send them a message. overall, tim cook is doing a good job with the company, dont listen to the bashers. he is growing market share and 2014 will see further market share growth. the rest of the tech industry - msft, intel, hp, dell - are all seeing their business models crumble and they are having to try to make a living off enterprise customers because the consumer tech market is moving to apple and google (to a lesser extent).
Got my vote too - for Icahn and fired all board members. Apple should have never dropped below $600. I frankly believe neither the board or management give a hoot about the stock and the shareholders.
I do have more shares than anyone on this board and I DO LISTEN to legitimate posts. I'm voting my shares and I'm doing making two votes. One, I am voting NO on Al Gore because he flunked high school science class, is an ignoramus Hollywood wannabe and Two, I am voting for Carl's proposal. I have changed my mind NOT because of the share price action BUT BECAUSE the company has nearly 170 billion and growing and CAN'T OR WON'T do something with that money that adds to the longterm solvency of the company. You see, enough is enough. Since Apple won't buy Disney or Amazon or you name it, I'm only left with those bulls in the China shop who will stir things up. Cook makes too damn much money and is the product of pure groupthink and his own personality.
Thank you, I do appreciate logical posts for a change. Even though I've been a very minor investor some time, I have followed Apple very close. Recognizing Apples attempts to be a secretive company,I feel to some extent they are harming themselves by not making some noise that they are in developing new innovative product. I do however feel anytime there are rumors of a new potential Apple innovation, Samsung is right there to jump on it and it's developed. Apple apparently goes through a lengthy thought process and just maybe it works against them. Prime example, iWatch and iTV noise has been going for some time.
In short, I'm voting to see a new proactive board with boring lame Gore to be first eliminated. Mixed feelings about Cook, dynamic he is not. Probably a great operations guy with good product knowledge, but there is a need for someone with a motivated drive with no fear to kick #$%$ when needed. Just be fair.
Apple should buy SONY. Sony trades at 1/2 book value and can be bought for about $20 billion. With Sony, Apple would get Music, the best TVs on the planet, Movie and television production.....and $18 billion in cash. CONTENT is big these days, and Sony has content. Every episode of the Black List could feature some Apple product. $20 billion is petty cash for Apple. Even bigger, Apple should buy American Express. They are the premium financial services name. They make tons of money too. American Express would cost about $100 Billion......maybe after the upcoming tax holiday. Very cool to know that Apple can start buying up the world's best companies.