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docnaka12 361 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 21, 2014 4:52 AM Member since: Nov 16, 2012
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  • In my first post, I'd like the bears to give me some reasons to sell the stock. Other than the fiscal cliff, I have heard NOTHING that would convince me to sell Apple. Serious responses only PLEASE!! I know that there are a lot of intelligent people on BOTH sides, but I would like to hear what the "bears" have to say. With a p/e of 11.5 and a PEG of .62, I don't see how the current stock price is justified. How can the stock go any lower? I don't buy the notion that Apple is no longer a growth company as I believe that it is a given that they well post the best quarter EVER! Also, isn't there enough room for both Samsung and Apple? Both companies are selling LOTS of phones. I would love to hear your thoughts.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • After HTC deal ($8 per phone sold goes to Apple), Apple may reach a similar settlement with ALL Android phones. This is easy money for Apple.

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/1007961-apple-strikes-4-billion-android-gold

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • docnaka12 docnaka12 Nov 20, 2012 9:20 PM Flag

    Agreed. I would love to hear a solid explanation in a mature manner.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Any AAPL employees here?

    by loop_around Nov 22, 2012 8:03 PM
    docnaka12 docnaka12 Nov 23, 2012 12:36 AM Flag

    Apple sales people do get discounts and so do students.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    $20-+ eps in January

    by scropos21 Nov 23, 2012 11:12 PM
    docnaka12 docnaka12 Nov 24, 2012 12:02 AM Flag

    I am guessing 500 K iPhone 5's per day for 30 days = 15 Million phones + 600 iPhone 5's per day (due to increase production) for 60 days = 36 million for a grand total of 51 million iPhone 5's. Add another 10 million older iPhones for 61 million iPhones.

    I am guessing that they will sell around 25 million iPads. However, I also am expecting an EPS be closer to $17. I would obviously prefer your numbers, but not even the highest analyst has numbers higher than mine (for EPS).

    Nonetheless, anything over $16 EPS would be a "BLOW OUT". No matter what, it's gonna be a great quarter.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I have yet to find any article saying that Apple's quarter will not be the best EVER! Point being, whether you like Apple products or hate Apple products, they will definitely sell a lot of products. Apple has too many followers with the second best branding (behind coca cola) in the WORLD.

    The end result? Shorts will be FORCED to sell. What idiot would be willing to take the chance that Apple will not have a BLOWOUT quarter? Even the top "bear" analysts are changing their tune. With about 1.8% (not much) shares short, this should decrease significantly adding to the POP in the next 2 months.

    Personally, I don't think that $100 + in 2 months is very realistic.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Just visited two quiet apple stores

    by applefinito1 Nov 24, 2012 8:41 PM
    docnaka12 docnaka12 Nov 24, 2012 8:55 PM Flag

    Why would you go to two Apple stores? I don't believe you. I went to ONE Apple store (Stanford Shopping Center) and they said that they are sold out COMPLETELY.

    Look online and Apple items are selling faster than ever. This is going to be the BEST quarter EVER!!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • docnaka12 docnaka12 Nov 24, 2012 9:02 PM Flag

    Hard to say, but if it is priced in then Apples PE should drop to around $10 per share. Great value!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I like how people say that Apple "missed" this past quarter, yet they had the 4th highest profit EVER!! Inflated expectations led to this misconception and this next quarter will be the most profitable ever.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_corporate_profits_and_losses

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Just visited two quiet apple stores

    by applefinito1 Nov 24, 2012 8:41 PM
    docnaka12 docnaka12 Nov 24, 2012 9:12 PM Flag

    Guaranteed smarter than your dumb #$%$!!! You can try using a phone or ask the salespeople. Do you mind sharing the location of the empty stores? I'll call them and see for myself. NOBODY is dumb enough to short Apple so I am #$%$uming that your have put options. Good luck with that!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Amazon is taking Apple to the cleaners

    by applefinito1 Nov 24, 2012 8:35 PM
    docnaka12 docnaka12 Nov 24, 2012 9:55 PM Flag

    Once again, talking out of your #$%$ IPad dominated sales 88% vs Amazon with 2% per article. Read it (if you can) and weep. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/shoppers-buy-earlier-holiday-season-001914179.html

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • docnaka12 docnaka12 Nov 25, 2012 8:32 PM Flag

    Completely untrue. Verizon and ATT salespeople are told to push the Samsung 3 due to the high cost to subsidize the iPhone 5. IPhones are MUCH better quality but BOTH phones are excellent phones. Currently, the Samsung 3 is the #1 seller, but this is due to China and other factors. After this quarter, the iPhone 5 will reclaim the #1 spot. This may change when Samsung introduces the Samung 4, but Apple has way more growth potential based on China alone.

    BOTH companies are doing extremely well, why can't they BOTH continue to dominate the smartphone market?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • docnaka12 docnaka12 Nov 25, 2012 9:08 PM Flag

    Someone knows and all leaks indicate towards an excellent quarter. Tim Cook is "pleased" with iPhone demand. "Apple shares are half what they expected"? So, you think that Apple is only going to sell 22 million iPhones? Ludicrous.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    10% of online purchases were made on an iPad

    by hong14ki Nov 26, 2012 12:29 AM
    docnaka12 docnaka12 Nov 26, 2012 12:43 AM Flag

    I read that it was 88%

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Obviously only one location, but I noticed the same thing at the Stanford Shopping Center location. Apple looks like it is in store for a great quarter. Keep your fingers crossed "longs".

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2012/11/26/comparing-salestraffic-at-an-apple-and-a-microsoft-store-during-black-friday/?partner=yahootix

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • docnaka12 by docnaka12 Nov 28, 2012 3:22 PM Flag

    .....people don't think that Apple can continue the amazing growth. This is the problem with technical analysts (chartists) who do not take fundamentals into account and only look at Apple's "chart". I remember the same fear instilled by these "chartists" when Apple was trading below $100 per share.

    People have doubted Apple for years now, but people don't understand that Apple is a "once in a lifetime" stock. YES, it can NOT continue to grow at the rapid rate forever, BUT Apple is still a growth stock with enormous growth potential. Despite what people say, Apple is still the clear innovative leader until proven otherwise.

    Yes, it is scary from a technical perspective, BUT I believe that Apple is still a solid play until earnings prove otherwise Go Apple!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • docnaka12 by docnaka12 Nov 29, 2012 12:39 PM Flag

    ...... Apple is such a unique company (stock) that investors don't know how to treat the stock. I really doubt that the message board "bashers" are short Apple as this represents a little over 1%, but "wanna be" investors or Apple haters would love to see the stock decline, hence the negative posts.
    Fundamentally, Apple is as strong as any company PERIOD. The only question is the size of the company as it continues to defy the law of numbers. As the market cap grows, the ability for growth diminishes and conventional wisdom would lead one to think that the stock can NOT continue to grow at its rapid rate. I would definitely AGREE with this thought process, however it is still Apple's time to shine and they will continue to grow as long as they continue to produce quality products that sell. (Apple has a following like no other.) Of the 40+ analysts covering Apple, not one of them has a sell rating.
    However, from a technical standpoint, "chartists" are causing a stir since they have never seen a chart like Apple's. This is due to the simple fact that Apple is a once in a lifetime stock. I have been hearing chartists state that Apple is "overpriced" and poised to go down. Three years later, Apple continues to defy chartists with the most recent claim of a "head and shoulders" graph.
    Hindsight being 20/20, these chartists have been wrong for several years and I believe that they will continue to be wrong through 2013 (at least). In the meantime, a LARGE company like Apple will never see a P/E ratio of 60+ like AMZN, GOOG, etc. Therefore, Apple "longs" will need to be satisfied with 25-40% returns through 2013. Obviously, this is just my opinion, so please do your own research.
    GO Apple!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • docnaka12 by docnaka12 Nov 29, 2012 12:43 PM Flag

    ...... Apple is such a unique company (stock) that investors don't know how to treat the stock. I really doubt that the message board "bashers" are short Apple as this represents a little over 1%, but "wanna be" investors or Apple haters would love to see the stock decline, hence the negative posts.
    Fundamentally, Apple is as strong as any company PERIOD. The only question is the size of the company as it continues to defy the law of numbers. As the market cap grows, the ability for growth diminishes and conventional wisdom would lead one to think that the stock can NOT continue to grow at its rapid rate. I would definitely AGREE with this thought process, however it is still Apple's time to shine and they will continue to grow as long as they continue to produce quality products that sell. (Apple has a following like no other.) Of the 40+ analysts covering Apple, not one of them has a sell rating.
    However, from a technical standpoint, "chartists" are causing a stir since they have never seen a chart like Apple's. This is due to the simple fact that Apple is a once in a lifetime stock. I have been hearing chartists state that Apple is "overpriced" and poised to go down. Three years later, Apple continues to defy chartists with the most recent claim of a "head and shoulders" graph.
    Hindsight being 20/20, these chartists have been wrong for several years and I believe that they will continue to be wrong through 2013 (at least). In the meantime, a LARGE company like Apple will never see a P/E ratio of 60+ like AMZN, GOOG, etc. Therefore, Apple "longs" will need to be satisfied with 25-40% returns through 2013. Obviously, this is just my opinion, so please do your own research.
    GO Apple!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    so lets say you make 500k

    by martikinz Nov 29, 2012 12:03 PM
    docnaka12 docnaka12 Nov 29, 2012 12:48 PM Flag

    Agree with Funnibucket (other then #$%$ comment) that the money is being spent improperly. There is too much corruption by both Democrats and Repulicans.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • docnaka12 by docnaka12 Nov 29, 2012 12:52 PM Flag

    . . . . . ........ Apple is such a unique company (stock) that investors don't know how to treat the stock. I really doubt that the message board "bashers" are short Apple as this represents a little over 1%, but "wanna be" investors or Apple haters would love to see the stock decline, hence the negative posts.
    Fundamentally, Apple is as strong as any company PERIOD. The only question is the size of the company as it continues to defy the law of numbers. As the market cap grows, the ability for growth diminishes and conventional wisdom would lead one to think that the stock can NOT continue to grow at its rapid rate. I would definitely AGREE with this thought process, however it is still Apple's time to shine and they will continue to grow as long as they continue to produce quality products that sell. (Apple has a following like no other.) Of the 40+ analysts covering Apple, not one of them has a sell rating.
    However, from a technical standpoint, "chartists" are causing a stir since they have never seen a chart like Apple's. This is due to the simple fact that Apple is a once in a lifetime stock. I have been hearing chartists state that Apple is "overpriced" and poised to go down. Three years later, Apple continues to defy chartists with the most recent claim of a "head and shoulders" graph.
    Hindsight being 20/20, these chartists have been wrong for several years and I believe that they will continue to be wrong through 2013 (at least). In the meantime, a LARGE company like Apple will never see a P/E ratio of 60+ like AMZN, GOOG, etc. Therefore, Apple "longs" will need to be satisfied with 25-40% returns through 2013. Obviously, this is just my opinion, so please do your own research.
    GO Apple!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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