More trivia...when was the last time you spoke or wrote anything that resembled intelligent? You remind me of a poster i am aware of on a Buckeyes message board...cocky, arrogant, all-knowing, antagonistic, superiority complex, #$%$ face.
I have no idea what you mean by "maybe you did it?" But, yes, i still own aapl shares. However, I have reduced my shares by 86% (i owned over 1250 shares) over the past 30 days and moved into several other stocks along with aapl.
For over three years, I have waited for China Mobile, iTV, cheaper iPhone, iWatch, iWallet, etc. but, while Apple has languished making key catalysts become reality, the competition has beaten them to the punch over and over. Now, there are significant signs they have lost all momentum in China, a market Cook recently proclaimed will soon be their largest. I appreciate their passion to produce the best products on the market, and their willingness to take the time necessary to do so. And, I have no doubt they will continue to do that with their refreshed products and with new product categories. BUT, it appears their passion for perfection is getting in the way of maintaining momentum with consumers. I mean, while they are in the lab perfecting the next gadget, Samsung and the Chinese smartphone guys are hitting the market with products consumers really like. Their China strategy and opportunity was my main reason for investing in late 2009. Now, I would say their China strategy is why I have significantly reduced my aapl holding. Their culture of perfection seems too slow to produce compelling products fast enough to keep up in China. Further, how can it be at this point they have only a handful of retail locations in China? And, while I appreciate the obvious complexities in landing a deal with China Mobile, this is a deal that had to be done by now. The results of failing to be in partnership with China Mobile are beginning to show. And, it ain't pretty.
I made a chunk of change with aapl because I got in under $300. But, it has not become the investment I projected it to be. So, I have largely moved on. But, I will continue to follow closely. Reason to add shares could be right around the corner.
Do you also compare a head of lettuce to grapes at the grocery store?
Again, this board has the dumbest population of posters of any board I have witnessed. I mean, the most pathetic posters on the planet reside right here. YICK!!!!!
That's all. If you are paying attention at all, you know to what I refer. My guess is there are only three or four on this board that are smart enough to even read this post. BY FAR the most idiotic message board population on the planet is right here.
It's simply and "ex-items" clarification about the EPS guidance and the one-time expenses hitting next quarter. I will say again, in this industry of 3D printing companies, the focus should be on revenue growth. If revenue growth is intact, the investing story is as well.
I assumed this board would be buzzing. Anyway, the key number for ssys, IMO, is revenue. They continue to show,growth on the top line, and that is paramount for any company at this point in its' growth cycle. Overall, I like the report, and would expect the stock to go up 2%+ today. So, will DDD and XONE, IMO. We shall see.
EXPE had a huge cost problem in the quarter based on increased marketing and managing an acquisition. Their lackluster performance could be specific to them and not be indicative of a sector problem.
Momo traders always bail when the condition of the industry a company is in looks to be in doubt. In their minds EXPE could be a tell of trouble for the online travel industry and PCLN, so they sell. Only time will tell if they are wrong to sell. Are EXPE's problems PCLN's problems? I don't think so. But no one knows for sure until PCLN announces earnings.
Related to this line of thinking, it will be interesting to see the impact of a less expensive iPhone on the entire smartphone market...especially Samsung. Let's face it, until now Apple has left open the cheaper smartphone market segment to anyone who wanted to play there. This fact alone has allowed Samsung to grow at a tremendous rate the past few years. While I don't expect Apple to go cheap, I do expect them to be in $300-$400 range with the new line of iPhone. I also expect margins at over 30%...maybe as high as 40%. The party for Samsung could come to a screeching halt in light of a $300 iPhone. The next 12 months should be interesting.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Sentiment: Strong Buy
The iWatch will also allow us to avoid wearing a goofy looking display our heads. I want a wearable on my wrist, not my face.
Sentiment: Strong Buy