zagg is a sitting duck. what happens when a stronger company decides to take away best buy on shields? zagg could simply collapse. any BOD that wont fire this CEO will never fire him.
how long have i been telling zagg shareholders to move into logitech? hales is a disaster, but the bigger problem is that he brought in the board of directors and so they wont fire him. he is just a putz! unless i see some truly hot products from zagg, i would not touch the company. with sales of mobile devices booming around the world, how can hales fail so miserably. hales = fails
hales is one of the worst ceos ever. he is just a putz. couldn't manage a lemonade stand. that is the problem with zagg. zagg doesnt have a chance with him at the helm.
apple is just about ready to bust out of this trading range. the ipad is showing signs that it sold much better than previous version and the mini has not been launched yet. adoption rates measured by online data are showing a 4-5X faster adoption, so even if some of that is not related to sales, it would still point to numbers much higher than before. also, the tear-down costs show that the ipad air probably cost less to make than previous versions, so profit margins are going up. the street will move the stock up prior to the next earnings release on improved forecasts. the trading range will be eclipsed soon, within one more week max.
um, the trend is still up if you look at charts. sideways movement, but the trend lines are up. resistance through 535, but that is only a couple percent above the price now. probably moving up before the ipad mini launches and apple announces sales of both ipads.
to be fair to walls treet apple has had earnings fall over the past 3 quarters, but now they are set to finally increase year over year earnings this quarter. the folks on wall street are just a little slow to catch on to things and they love fads, so just hang on and wait until it all dawns on them that it is undervalued. they will come running like lemmings and the stock price will rocket
they didnt announce the first weekend of iphone sales either, but then announced later and blew out the numbers. last year there were 2 new models and apple will announce after the mini launches with a combined number. at&t is reporting double the activitions for service, and online tracking is showing much more online activity from ipad air buyers than a similar time. no real datapoints to suggest that numbers are low.
is that it is run by geeks without the ability to make things simple for users. i own a palo alto firewall for a small business and it is very powerful, but really needs a network engineer to really utilize the functionality. panw cant expand to the much larger market if it cant find a way to make security accessible.
seems like the first initial evidence is that ipad sales are up from previous year, not factoring the mini in. probably a slow upward trend until they announce the combined ipad sales in a couple weeks. i think that the next quarter earnings are going to beat handily.
will determine whether the stock breaks to the upside or downside. since there is no ipad mini to compare with last year, there might be an initial disappointment until the numbers are explained. we will have to see, but i think that the ipad mini with retina will be a hot seller later this month.
give apple a couple weeks to move through this resistance. we will see the sales figures for the ipad next week. i believe the stock will start to move back up to 530 and then through that resistance within 3 weeks.
in mobile is located with apple and google - the software platforms for mobile. no reason why apple and google cant integrate social elements into their software platforms that are much more seamless than facebook. it is a fight between apple's high-end consumers (very desirable) and google's international penetration and market share.
i'm an online advertiser and facebook money is generally just a waste. people want to socialize on facebook, not buy! there are some products that might benefit from facebook, but not many
baloney - all their bashing wont matter in the long term. the bottom line is that cook needs to deliver results. over the past 3 quarters apple earnings were down - that doesnt warrant a high p/e. but the projections are for apple to finally beat earnings next quarter, along with a larger revenue growth number. so things are headed in the right direction. i'm long, but cnbc doesn't have any long-term impact on the price. it is driven by large money managers who either increase or decrease their holdings. apple's stock will ignite if cook can deliver the earnings growth
drop? looks like it is holding a range. apple just needs to hold the range for a couple more days and then it can resume the upward trajectory, although it will be a nice slow upward direction, not big spikes.
cnbc only has a impact for about a minute, dont worry about them. the only thing that matters is whether mutual funds and money managers are buying or selling. apple is simply too big for mom and pop investors to make difference in the stock price.