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big_cerebrum 6 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 29, 2014 5:28 AM Member since: Oct 6, 2011
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  • big_cerebrum big_cerebrum Aug 29, 2014 5:28 AM Flag

    This has been hugely underestimated and probably one of the biggest reasons why these analysts are worthless. Have you heard any of them even reference mobile payments and the potential impact to the bottom line?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Apple is a software company

    by chin_music Aug 21, 2014 7:53 AM
    big_cerebrum big_cerebrum Aug 21, 2014 7:56 AM Flag

    All this and a paltry P/E lower than the average S&P. What a joke!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • David Zeiler: For all the talk about fancy new hardware (like the iPhone 6) that’s in Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) pipeline, there’s another, lesser-known initiative on the horizon that has an even better chance to move the needle on Apple stock over the next year.

    It’s another one of those things that’s been brewing at the Cupertino,Calif.-based tech giant for several years, but now looks ready for prime time.

    This is an industry poised to grow exponentially, from $133 billion last year to $626 billion in 2018, according to one estimate by Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS).

    This is the nascent mobile payments industry – in other words, people using their smartphones and tablets not just to shop for things, but to pay for things.

    And AAPL already has most of the pieces in place to dominate this industry

    Apple Has Already Laid the Groundwork

    First of all, we know AAPL is interested in this.

    AAPL stock“The mobile payments area in general is one that we’ve been intrigued with,” Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in the company’s January earnings conference call. For secretive Apple, such a statement is the equivalent to posting a 50-foot-tall flashing sign in the middle of Times Square.

    And we’ve seen the incremental progress toward a mobile payment strategy the company has made over the past couple of years.

    One of the biggest: The Touch ID feature introduced on the iPhone 5s last year that provides a secure, one-click solution to making payments with a mobile device. Expect that feature to migrate to many more of Apple’s mobile products this fall.

    Back in April, news leaked that Apple was hiring high-ranking executives to run a mobile payments operation.

    And then there’s iBeacon. Many top merchants, including Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) and Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), have adopted the technology, which uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) transmitters to create a “zone” in which people can have data beamed to their device based on where they are in the store.

  • Apple Inc. (AAPL): The Sleeping Giant In The Payments World
    By: ETF DAILY NEWS | Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 12:49 pm EST

    in focus spotlightDavid Zeiler: For all the talk about fancy new hardware (like the iPhone 6) that’s in Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) pipeline, there’s another, lesser-known initiative on the horizon that has an even better chance to move the needle on Apple stock over the next year.

    It’s another one of those things that’s been brewing at the Cupertino,Calif.-based tech giant for several years, but now looks ready for prime time.

    This is an industry poised to grow exponentially, from $133 billion last year to $626 billion in 2018, according to one estimate by Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS).

    This is the nascent mobile payments industry – in other words, people using their smartphones and tablets not just to shop for things, but to pay for things.

    And AAPL already has most of the pieces in place to dominate this industry.

    Apple Has Already Laid the Groundwork

    First of all, we know AAPL is interested in this.

    AAPL stock“The mobile payments area in general is one that we’ve been intrigued with,” Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in the company’s January earnings conference call. For secretive Apple, such a statement is the equivalent to posting a 50-foot-tall flashing sign in the middle of Times Square.

    And we’ve seen the incremental progress toward a mobile payment strategy the company has made over the past couple of years.

    One of the biggest: The Touch ID feature introduced on the iPhone 5s last year that provides a secure, one-click solution to making payments with a mobile device. Expect that feature to migrate to many more of Apple’s mobile products this fall.

    Back in April, news leaked that Apple was hiring high-ranking executives to run a mobile payments operation.

  • With the introduction of new apis, Apple just said if you want to do business with us here's how you can do it. Developers will beat a path to Cupertino.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Going north before and after split!

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