$50B is a lot of wood... your 30% would be more like $100B of debt. That's possible, but perhaps too grand.
Everything after the first post here is not worth reading. But you saw here first what the plan should be... let's see if they do it. Debt service would be less than 2% of pretax earnings and cash flow. The stock would likely jump $50 on the news... more if they go larger.
Now, as for all the gumptards posting on this thread -- go back to your own stupidity and dogS threads and leave this for those with some intellect to apply. LOL
me lame? LOL. I am anything but... apt for you though... Care to attempt a feeble retort or do you just want to quit at making it clear you are a dufus? LOL
AT $50B tight to the 10 year, THEY CAN TAKE out roughly 15% of the shares overnight. They'll also likely raise the Q dividend to at least $3.50/share. Tarded as the dumb daytrader shorts if not. LOL
So prepare to have your mind blown next week...
And oh by the way, we're quite sure they are not going to miss guidance for the Q or issue super low guide for the June Q, so that will all help.
They ought to make this debt deal announcement tonight -- right after the close.
All the talking heads continue to say aapl missed 3q in a row, but they beat their guidance in every period. Now the stock is trading like they will post a F loss -- not happening. they will beat the guidance -- only this time and from now on, analysts counting on the up 30-50% above guidance are idiots. Gene Munster has gone from hero to goat... and Dan Niles thinks he is hot S after being one of the biggest bulls until it had pulled back 100 points.
Look, Samdung is about to be shot in the forehead, and when the bs goog run -- which has sucked a lot of longs out of aapl into it -- misses tonight all those funds will come back to aapl.
It is not a sure thing that aapl will do a debt deal, but those idiots better do something because they will lose all of their key people with stock options that look like Monopoly money these days.
As for the short interest, it IS really low. And $420 is peanut resistance. AAPL could be up $100 next week when they beat the guidance, issue 2Q guidance above the consensus, and announce the debt deal to do a large buyback and seriously increase the dividend. If they don;t do any of that, the stock will remain in dogSville all summer pending the new product schedule.
Cook asked for everyone to be patient at the sh meeting. He should light himself on fire and be patient about asking sh to put it out until after he gets the debt and dividend and better guidance news out there.
On fundamentals it might take the two new phones, iTV and iWatch to blow past $700, but the debt deal coming (details next week) could rRIP this back above $600 before the street has a chance to get long again.
btw, there is a lot of focus on the short trade here, but here is news: only complete #$%$ would short this fortress balance sheet down here... that is why the short interest is only peanuts and largely retail daytraders. Be ready for the CC next week; they will handily beat revenue guidance and implied earnings, and they will likely surprise everyone with upped guidance and also talk through a stunning capital management plan only the debt desks and ib firms have dialed into so far.
The fianl tree shakeout is happening today... look out above and you read it here second. LOL
A break? I've posted 5 threads here in the last month. you post dipS nonsense all day long every day... you must work for Samdung -- did you miss the "evil" C&D order? LOL
Pumping is baseless drivel like yours... have you ever heard of desk buzz? A lot of wood for the debt desk next week as the reparation plan kicks you numb effers in the teeth next week.
btw, are you really stupiud enough to think they are going to miss the guidance? Keep shorting now gomer, we're counting on your daytraders gumps to source shares. ROFLOL
Sell the debt, use the proceeds to take out 25% of the shares... be ready for this and a comfortable beat on their guidance for the quarter when they report next week...
This week flushes out the last of the weak holders (U.S. mutual find pm).
Want to bet JPM is on the left side of the cover? $725 f12m PT. LOL
Taiwan Teams Up With Apple To Take On Samsung
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April 17, 2013
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The ordeal comes at a particularly interesting time given the market tensions between Taiwan and South Korea. Samsung has become the largest player in the $294 billion global smartphone market. Meanwhile, HTC’s share of the ever-competitive smartphone market has declined, heaping pressure on the company’s flagship HTC One phone to perform well.
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And HTC isn’t the only Taiwanese tech company fighting to stay ahead on the tech market. In particular, it’s not the only company competing directly with Samsung. HTC and other domestic tech giants like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) have been forging alliances with U.S.-based companies like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). TSMC is slated to take a larger share of chip production for Apples iPads and iPhones, a position currently dominated by Samsung. Meanwhile, HTC First just went on sale sporting Facebook Home.
The development of the false-review campaign seems to have stoked competitive flames. Reports indicate that local Taiwanese news slammed Samsung’s tactics as “evil,” suggesting that a loose but broad industry alliance against the Korean tech maker could develop. What’s more, Apple — Samsung’s largest chip client — has been itching to get away from the company for a while now. With a fire lit at both ends, Samsung has found itself in the middle of a highly undesirable situation.
AAPL is trading as if they will post a loss. AS I WROTE YESTERDAY, have you seen any guidance miss warning out of AAPL? LOL, they will beat that.
The $200 is too high, but they ALREADY HAVE OVER $150/SHARE OF CASH!
Net of dividends, they should be able to hit at least $180 this year barring a big ramp in buybacks/distributions (which is likely).
and guess what, this shift is integral to the other noise on "supplier orders" dropping on "weakk iPhone sales."
AAPL will surprise to the upside.. great to see Gene Munster so beat and throwing in the towel -- just in time for the new product schedule to crank up buyside sentiment.
LOL at the daytrader short gumps here -- check out overall SI -- pm including us have pulled off the hedges now... ready for the lung tearing rip higher.
See you all at $500 in a few weeks. LOL
The comments of another gumpster. 4Q is always strongest for all players. Seasonally and two q into the i5 launch, 4m from staurated VZ is a solid outcome. All the other phone makers numbers are hosed -- just see Nokia this morning. LOL
All of your comments are those of a gumptard. My core position basis is below $300 (most purchased below $200). My higher cost shares (as high as $520) were sold out in January with losses largely offset by hedge position gains. Are you #$%$?
They have never had a 25% buyback... are you #$%$? They authorized a $10B buyback (peanuts) to offset options dilution anticipated over the next three years, but through year end they had only used $1B of that.
They currently have close to $150/share in cash net of dividends through June 30... they will likely generate AN ADDITION TO THAT of more than $25/share net of distributions to shareholders through year end -- unless they meaningfully step up buybacks and or dividends or do acquisitions of importance. I'm all for them using the cash vs distributions... but they need to get after that.
As for you gumps short down here? Shorting this down here is a tard game. You deserve what is coming.