This is just the perfect example of fraud, manipulation and the government not giving a rats #$%$ about the American people and honest shareholders. Wallstreet is a joke and its all a horse and pony show.
Between options and Cook, I am really just about had enough of this stock. When will it ever stop? With thousands of stocks to screw around with, why do they insist to pick Apple as the one to destroy?
Look people... Apple is doing everything right. They are selling more iPhones and iPads than quarters before. The revenues are growing quarter after quarter. They are innovating with carplay and many new items this year like the iwatch and tv products. They are buying back shares big time. They are paying out nice dividend. They are the best at what they do. And stock trading at sick cheap multiple. The reason it is trading at 525 is because it is being manipulated and controlled by someone. Either hedge funds, or Apple themselves in order to buyback even more at lower prices. It makes no other sense. I am 100 percent certain Apple will trade at $1000 one day soon. Maybe even in this year.
Google? Geeze what about Netflix, Tesla and a few others? At this rate Apple is looking like a broken stock that everyone hates and is being run by a useless #$%$ who is aiding the other #$%$s of Wallstreet. Greedy as they come.
After his recent 3.2 Billion stake in Apple, and Cook purchasing 14 billion last week, expect Icahn to come back and buy more shares. I strongly believe that Icahn is not anywhere near done buying Apple shares. I predict he is going to top it at around 10 Billion. This of course will have to come before any new products are introduced. Once that happens, Apple will take off.
Apple will never again see these lows. People had more than a year to get in and whoever did not, thats a shame for you.
Everyone saying that the buyback is a bad idea... Really? So taking shares of the market and increasing the value of the remaining shares is bad? Wow... I hope Cook buys another $14 billion the next two weeks. And another, and another.... Maybe iCahn buys more and before you know it, we are back at $700... And then a stock split
Says that Apple loosing tablet market share to Samsung and Lenovo... Please people, who believes that? Apple is selling alot more tablets than both of them put together..
Bearded Clam? That sounds like a feminine hygiene problem if you ask me...
No matter how spectacular earnings are for Apple, no matter by how many millions they beat the street and no matter how great their forward guidance will be, Apple will for sure be manipulated downward. Guaranteed. It's incredible to see a stock as Apple that for more than 1 years time has been a slave to big money, funds, and option traders. The true hardcore investor has had to sit around and wait for this stock to really move up to the multiple that it deserves. I don't see it ever getting there. I really don't understand what people want from Apple... They make more money than any company in the entire world, have more cash than any company in the world and when it comes to sales numbers, they sell more units than Samsung and Microsoft put together. I mean, to sell 50 million plus iPhones in 1 quarter? Common man, what the heck more do people want? That is like unheard of.
I thought they would maybe leave apple alone this year and stop the manipulations but I thought wrong. Now even Wells Fargo is getting in on it. What a joke.... Downgrade to Market Perform... HA !
I decided to see for myself, first hand. Many analysts are pulling back on the estimates for the quarter stating that iPhone 5c and 5s are not selling as first thought. They also referenced the iPad Air and Mini, again stating that sales would lag. And ofcourse as always the issue with supply . Well, I have taken the last 2 weeks to do my personnel Holiday Shopping and have visited many Best Buy and Apple Stores in the South Florida Area. After seeing what I have seen and heard first hand from the sales associates, I am 100 percent certain that the analysts are way way way wrong on their estimates. I can tell you that sales of these devices will be record numbers like the good old Apple days when they destroyed every consensus. Its rediculous to even think that there is bad things going on in Apple. I cant guarantee that the stock price will boom because as history shows, the Street hates Apple. But if you apply the sales to the stock price, it should explode huge to the upside.
The problem with Apple is the constant manipulation of the stock price. It is forced to stay low so that Apple can repurchase the shares cheaper. They have the ability to do so especially when they own a hedge fund that controls all of their cash. Wouldnt you rather buy Apple at 550 or would you rather buy at 600?. It is that simple. One thing I know for sure, is that Apple will hit $1000 in 2014.