Not launching iPhone in several sizes out of the gate or within first three years. This gave a huge opportunity to competitors to get customers entrenched into their ecosystems instead of Apple's. Now it all comes down to Apple getting "switchers" to grow their customer base. Their base would have already been a whole lot bigger if they had offered larger size iPhones earlier on instead of now trying to convince them to leave their large size competitor phone and ecosystem and to now come to Apple with essentially a very similar device offering.
The PE is high if their future earnings are not going to be as good. I don't see the iPhone 7 outselling the 6 without a killer must have feature.
Before voting consider that pent up demand for larger phones has pretty much been satisfied so Apple needs to count on switchers, 2 year or less upgrades, and international growth. I'd guess the all three will be lacking with this edition.
Went $0.60 ex-dividend so it depends if they include that as part of the price swing.
She has added zero value to this company. The Yahoo services that I use have gotten worse under her. Perfect example is the Yahoo message board and Yahoo Mail which is a ridiculous spam magnet. The Yahoo finance page takes forever to load as they insist on having a video running at all times consuming your PC memory to run force fed junk on the user. And don't even try to access Yahoo on Safari as it just hems and haws and most often times has to be shut down and go visit another site that will work. She keeps talking about the user experience, well used to. Now all she talks about is selling Alibaba and the company. She'll make a great bankruptcy administrator once she gets done liquidating Yahoo at a cost of whatever ridiculous amount her salary and options are. I haven't owned Yahoo for about 20 years but man is it unbelievable how she gets a pass, simply because she's a pretty woman CEO, as she wrecks this company. Really, think about it. If the CEO was some non-descript guy, do you think WallStreet would have not been screaming for his head by now?
Yeah, I know those profits are mainly because of oil prices but one more year of oil below $40 and they will be able to buy HALF the company back and then their earnings will be $18.24 per share with half as many shares outstanding. What the hay?!
That sounds all well and good, but it is pretty transparent financial engineering, much like share buybacks. If their core products are under attack by competitors and possibly the government, they are in trouble as far as stock valuation. Company will do well but not anywhere near as well as they have in the past year. It did hit a 52 week low today and coincidentally the CEO stepped down.
They will report great earnings but may guide down for 2016. All the lunatic politicians want to get Gilead because politically its favorable to say they will get you the drug cheaper. Now Merck is offering a similar drug for about half price with half the pills. That is going to seriously undercut Gilead's pricing power especially as most people would rather do a 12 week pill treatment vs 24 weeks. And what's with the CEO stepping down right now? I'm guessing their earnings are great and they feel it will balance out this negative.
Yeah I know, but Amzn is going to grow into their value right? So that means their quarterly revenue should grow 30x once it stops growing into it's value and will be having revenues of about $1Trillion per quarter. I can't wait for that to happen!
How can it possibly go to $92? A PE of 10 is what that would mean. Check out its business partner IBM. It currently has a PE les than 10. Unless Apple can start growing its sales beyond small meaningless amounts on the fringes from their watch and ApplePay, there is no reason anyone is going to pay more than 10x earnings for a stagnant hardware company.