you get a better dividend with ibm honestly. You can't make money off a stock price unless you can sell it. It is no money in your pocket until you let those shares go. As for growth stocks-this isn't one on my list. Very lame dividend and very very rare. You are complete bound by Apple stock price. If it goes down like it just has you get screwed immensely twice.
Cause Apple has a 400billion market cap it has to make money to stay at that level. I'm long but I'm so tired of everyone complaining how netflix beat and went up. Netflix beat by 200% yes it was 13cent but Netflix market cap is not 400billion+
The reason is fear of Apple's earnings and margins going down - FB and AMZN have more of a moat around their business while Apple is more subject to competition. If Apple were to show new Product categories such as Mobile Payments, Home Automation, Car Telematics etc. Wall Street could see increased earnings potential and the stock could move on the anticipation of the products and new revenue streams. But CEO Captain Cook didn't give investors any bone to chew on - not even word of anything exciting like bigger screen Iphones etc.