1-Booming Sales of iPhone 5 Drive Apple to #1 in U.S.
2-Apple surpasses Samsung as top US cellphone vendor
3-Apple's margins predicted to change & improve with the seasons.
4-Apple becomes ‘most popular mobile vendor’ in global internet usage.
5-Apple prepping ‘iPhone Plus’ with 5-inch display.
6-Apple Grabs 70% of Global Smartphone Profits in Q4 Despite all the Talk of Samsung being the New Mob
7-Apple now makes more money from iTunes than it does from the iPod.
8-Gartner: By 2014, Apple will be as accepted by enterprise IT as Microsoft is today
10-Apple prepping ‘iPhone Plus’ with 5-inch display.
11-Apple execs, Turkish president in talks to supply 15 million students with iPads in $4.5 billion deal.
12-With all the talk in the press about Samsung being the king of smartphones, the real stats show a much different picture. It was reported last week that Apple has surpassed Samsung to become the top mobile-phone maker in the U.S. and a new report issued by Hong Kong's Counterpoint Research clearly acknowledges that Apple nabbed 70% of the global smartphone profits, Samsung 25% and Nokia 2%. How great is Samsung's leadership when they could only muster about a third of Apple's profits while offering 5 to 10 more smartphone models than Apple? It just goes to prove that Samsung's so-called smartphone leadership is in bravado alone pumped up by the press who thinks that market share is the only measure of leadership
Concerted bear attack by CNBC since Sep 2012, no doubt. Question is, WHY? Who is paying them off? Follow the money (or stock options?) With literally billions at stake, this deserves a CNBC investigation into conflicts of interest, and stock manipulation. Heads will roll!. Connections with GS (Cramer) are obvious problems, and corruption is clearly suspect.
17- Another Galaxy smartphone has exploded and injured its owner, reports The Chosunilbo. The South Korean Bupyeong Fire Station in Incheon on Sunday stated that a 55-year-old man reported that his smartphone battery blew up in his pocket. The injured man who is being treated for second-degree burns to his thigh stated that his Samsung Galaxy Note along with a spare battery in his pocket just suddenly blew up.
Too bad for CNBC that it wasn't an iPhone!!!.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
21- “In our January 16 post rebutting Pacific Crest Securities analysis of price range for 2013, we explained that the average quarterly volatility for shares of Apple over the past few years has been roughly 3.3x the trailing twelve month earnings,” Three28Capital writes. “With current LTM earnings of $44.10, this quarter’s price action should range $146.80 from low to high. Based on the low price of $435 this quarter, this range implies a high price of $582 during the current quarter.”