I had a feeling there was an intentional move to bring Apple back to its 50 dma after its big move up on the China Mobile deal being struck. This was quite intentional and generally most stocks always retreat back to the 50 dma. Hopefully it will provide a good springboard for the pre-earnings run. I feel it is imperative that Apple knocks this earnings release out of the park this time around. We all know the Wells Fargo analyst call was pure horses#%t and the same ol same ol fear mongering we see every quarter just before earnings. Technicals are showing oversold and a nice double bottom formation from December lows, all Apple has to do now is hold the reins tightly and provide a good stimulus to move us to the 600 area that is well overdue. Nice try idiot fear mongers but longs are giving up that easily to your garbage calls! Go Apple!
To be honest I wouldn't wear the darned thing but this isn't geared for the older folks. IMO this will be a huge hit with the younger generation, particularly younger teens. It'll probably take off big in Asia moreso than the US. I heard it will be the most talked about new item to launch in 2014 at the CES show in Vegas. It is all about perspective! At least with Apple it will be quality and not like the roadkill put out by Samsung.
I think Tim Cook's job is on the line if he doesn't really blow out earnings this quarter. Stock performance is everything to the investor and we have been more than patient since the passing of Steve Jobs. I don't even care if we don't see the previous $700 high in the next year but for God's sakes Apple shouldn't be underperforming the market! I'd been better off investing in the 10-year treasury note last year than Apple stock! No excuse. He's had time to get it right! I'm all for Carl or who ever can improve shareholder value! Disgusted is put it mildly!
Analyst Actions: Buffalo Wild Wings Price Target Raised $5, Buy Rating Holds at UBS After Earnings - Stock Reverses Opening Gain, Down 10%
BY Midnight Trader
— 11:35 AM ET 02/05/2014
11:35 AM EST, 02/05/2014 (MT Newswires) -- Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (BWLD
) trades sharply lower near midday Wednesday, reversing a firmer start after the restaurant chain late Tuesday beat with Q4 earnings but disappointed with sales and franchise details. In reaction to those results, UBS analysts raised their price target on shares, to $170 from $165, while maintaining a Buy rating.
Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD
) said EPS increased 23.6% to $1.10 from $0.89 in Q4 2012; total revenue increased 12.4% to $341.5 million from $303.8 million a year ago. Same-store sales increased 5.2% at company-owned restaurants and a weaker 3.1% at franchised locations. Analysts polled by Capital IQ were expecting EPS of $1.07 on revenues of $347.5 million.
UBS, in its largely upbeat note, said BWLD stands apart from other full-service chains and is positioned for same-store sales momentum because of product innovation in sauces, line extensions, and a new menu, plus its sales upside tied to World Cup viewing in 2014.
The Street dotcom apparently thinks so! How ridiculous!
China Mobile begins selling iphone Jan. 17 just ahead of New Year! Expect huge orders flooding the marketplace!
Does this make sense?
By Charley Blaine March 6, 2014 11:15 am EST
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) expects big things from its iPhone 6, due sometime this year. According to Taiwanese news site Digitimes and reports in China’s Commercial Times, Apple is expected to put in an order for about 90 million of the new units with Foxconn, which builds the devices for Apple in China.
MCD has done nothing but miss the mark! Here's his scoop: M Stanley: Restaurants a Bit Pricey, Except McDonald's -- Market Talk
BY Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
— 8:06 AM ET 01/09/2014
8:06 EST - Morgan Stanley stays bullish on restaurant industry fundamentals, but "less so on valuations which have expanded 50% more than the market multiple over the last two years," firm writes. MS hikes McDonald's (MCD) to overweight, "a risky call given MCD's less-than-stellar fundamental track record of late," firm says, but MCD saw no multiple expansion in 2012-2013, and is also "one of the most profitable and enduring business models" in the firm's coverage universe. Meanwhile, MS cuts YUM to equal weight "on concerns that China issues will be longer lasting," and Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) to underweight from overweight -- "a valuation call," amid slowing unit-growth expectations as BWLD reaches maturity.
BTW Cramer says buy if it gets too low!
He said after his usual 1 p.m. sleeping pill didn't work he had to do something about how Apple is treating Chinese employees what a bozo! roflmao
Even Samsung CEO appeared on CNBC today. Cook has buried his head in the sand and shareholders are suffering because of it. Where the hell is Apple PR????