Missing China deal?? I am still invested...heavily. Reducing ones position is not the same as exiting ones position. I won't miss anything at this point. I hope the news is great!!!
Good to hear from you Doc. A 20 PE is 100% not possible in AAPL. I am close to saying the same of a market multiple. There are just too many gadgets being launched around the globe almost weekly for the market to put even a market multiple on Apples outlook. That said, if the China Mobile deal gets done, keeping the PE around 12 or 13 could happen. So, $650ish could happen in the next 12-18 months, imo. A positive global economic story is critical for AAPL. Asia and Europe must continue to show signs of a sustainable recovery.
I have made a ton of money in AAPL. My investment was way into six-digits in late 2009. Patience as an investor is my strength. If you are comfortable with how things have gone the past year, good for you.
Manipulation?! I have been around AAPL since late 2009 as an investor. Do you know how many times I have heard the manipulation explanation? I lost count after 500,000. Over the past few months I have drastically reduced my investment in AAPL and invested the proceeds in several other stocks. AAPL is a "not today" stock. So, the bull story seemingly will never unfold. I have been waiting for iTV, China Mobile, iWatch, etc. for almost four years, but "not today" is all I have gotten.
Hey Apple, on 9/10, along with announcing two new iPhones, why not announce a deal with China Mobile AND the release of an SDK to the developers for iTV!?!? I mean, we investors have only been waiting for 3.5 years for this stuff!!! Maybe someone in Cupertino finally pulled their head out their butt cheeks, and is ready to act like a company that gets things done. Maybe??
More trivia...when was the last time you spoke or wrote anything that resembled intelligent? You remind me of a poster i am aware of on a Buckeyes message board...cocky, arrogant, all-knowing, antagonistic, superiority complex, #$%$ 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.