AAPL EPS change last quarter 5 percent, MSFT 3 percent.
AAPL Sales change last quarter 6 percent, MSFT 14 percent.
AAPL Dividend 2.4 percent, MSFT 3 percent.
AAPL PE 13, MSFT 13
AAPL no announced major new products, MSFT no announced major new products.
Not a matter of the market 'hating,' it appears AAPL needs to announce new products or raise the dividend, or both, to be valued greater than MSFT.
Numerical stats from IBD today.
Then the share price will also drop significantly once again, if past price action post dividend is any guide.
I don't know about 'on sale' here, but this is one of the most volatile stocks out there and it just hit a 52 week high.. this kind of daily volatility is normal with this stock.
You'd think Yahoo would be on to them by now.. but know, Yahoo lets them spam all the boards with carefree abandon.
Zacks was pumpinp this at 18 and now they say sell it. They have no conviction in their picks, it is all based on current analyst BS. In addition to lack of any broader conviction, there is no accounting for the general market or even basic stock charting in their picks and they often highly tout the most thinly traded micro cap growth stocks that can easily be manipulated, like this one. They often say buy after a big run-up and then, like here, sell after a big short term drop. Is the business failing? Are prospects for the stock lousy? No, I don't think so. Unfortunately, I subscribe to their services and wish I had not. I have learned to take all their recommendations with a grain of salt. A dart board is just as good as their recommendations, IMO.
I don't know about 'against the law' but either way, can you be more specific? What different prices for membership? Can you provide numbers and specifics to back up your assertion?