$435--heard that number a few times. That is where the traders want it to go. There is no fundamental reason for it, but there it is
wow, not sure it is worth explaining, but I'll try. The $3.05 might be deducted from the "value" of the stock, but it is not deducted from the stock price itself. A basic understanding of supply-and-demand would make it clear to you that the Apple stock price is set by market factors and nothing else.
Yeah, you really understand bonds. Low yield means that AAPL bonds are valued at nearly US bond levels which means that investors feel that AAPL bonds are as safe as US Treasury bonds. Regardless of how you feel about US Treasury bonds, they are widely considered the one of the world's 'safest' investments, which is why the yield is so low. Apple bonds are also now considered one of the world's safest investments, which is why the yield is so low.
dividend deduction what? Is there some mystical creature that is going to slice off $3.05 before open tomorrow? No. The price of Apple stock is set by the buy and sell orders in the marketplace. The dividend payout has no affect on stock price other than how it affects the buy and sell orders.
Well, see, there is your problem. AAPL iPhone is actually gaining market share in the US, not losing. Those stubborn facts are so hard to deal with sometimes.
3% downside may be a little optimistic. Folks have been posting the same message since $600. There is no valid reason that AAPL is only at $400--it should be at least $600, but here it is. Never underestimate the lunacy of Wall Street. My prediction was $380 before earnings just based on investing behavior, not company value.
One thing that will hurt AAPL will be if Cook says "we are seriously considering giving cash back to shareholders" without some sort of plan.
Doubtful. There is a ton of misinformation out there. In fact, AAPL is gaining share in the US, not losing share. I actually expect an earnings beat, but only fair guidance. Won't result in a selloff, but at the same time, the pop many are hoping for won't happen either. So, then next quarter becomes even more important. This is almost identical to the NFLX collapse and then recovery. Media attitudes are the same, analysts comments are the same, message boards are the same, price action is the same. Price action is completely disconnected from performance. When you see headlines like "Here is what AAPL needs to do to fix themselves" you know the media and analysts are complete morons. AAPL isn't broken. Record profits on record revenues. #1 operating system, etc. Stock price action sucks, but company is fine.
I think it will run down to $380 on Tuesday afternoon.
Earnings will be better than expected and stock may rebound if AAPL returns some of their cash.
The only real problem with Apple is that Wall Street is #$%$ that Apple is not returning their cash. WS will continue to attack until the dividend increases. Then we will be back to euphoria again.
Wall Street hates the fact that AAPL is hoarding cash. WS wants part of that cash to line their pockets. WS will punish Apple until the cash is returned to shareholders.
Not necessarily anti-cook, but anti-cash hoard. WS is so greedy.
yeah, and NFLX was going bankrupt. If they say it is going to $317 it isn't. If they say it will never see $700 again, it will
nice try, but no.
I have both an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy. No comparison. iPhone is better by leaps and bounds