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AAPL - Apple Inc

Discussion in 'Stock Message Boards NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX' started by Administrator, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Administrator

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    AAPL - Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, education, and enterprise and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers. The company also provides iLife, a consumer-oriented digital lifestyle software application suite; iWork, an integrated productivity suite that helps users create, present, and publish documents, presentations, and spreadsheets; and other application software, such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro. In addition, it offers Apple TV that connects to consumers' TV and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming high definition video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; Apple Watch, a personal electronic device; and iPod, a line of portable digital music and media players. Further, the company sells Apple-branded and third-party Mac-compatible, and iOS-compatible accessories, such as headphones, displays, storage devices, Beats products, and other connectivity and computing products and supplies. Additionally, it offers iCloud, a cloud service; AppleCare that offers support options for its customers; and Apple Pay, a mobile payment service. The company sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, Mac App Store, and Apple Music. It also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

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    aapl holding up nicely
     
  3. T0rm3nted

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    Apple is about to get a lot more of your money

    Apple Inc.’s customers will nearly double their spending on the company’s services offerings, such as Apple Pay and Apple Music, in the coming years, an analyst predicted Monday, meaning billions more in profit for the iPhone maker.

    Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha conducted an analysis into Apple’s business and reported that investors might be underestimating and underappreciating the growth potential of services such as Apple Pay, Apple Care, Apple Music and iCloud.

    Garcha estimates that gross profit related to services has grown to about $14.5 billion from $3.2 billion in 2010, and sees that more than doubling to nearly $34 billion by 2020. The amount each user spends on such services is expected to skyrocket by 85% to $113 a year by 2020 from roughly $61 today, helping to lift its share of Apple’s total profit to 29% from 15%—a number that could rise if Apple were to launch a TV service.

    “It would be naive to assume that Apple will not enter the TV streaming business at some point and capitalize on more opportunities in the gaming segment as well,” Garcha said.

    Garcha upped his price target on the stock to $150 from $140, reiterated a buy rating and added the stock to the bank’s “U.S. Focus List” of top investment ideas. Shares of Apple rose 1.6% to $111.75 in afternoon trade, pushing the price up 6% over the last three months, vs. a 4% increase for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

    Apple has relied on strong hardware sales, notably the iPhone, for the vast majority of its growth in the past few years. The iPhone accounted for 66% of Apple’s total revenue in fiscal 2015. However, saturation in the hardware market has increased the need for additional sources of revenue.

    Analysts expect Apple to sell 50 million smartphones in the fiscal second quarter, which would mark a year-over-year decline—the first ever for the product—from 61 million in the year-earlier period, according to FactSet. Total revenue related to iPhones is expected to shrink to $33 billion from $40.2 billion last year, and Garcha believes the iPhone business will contribute just 38% to gross margin by 2020.

    With Apple’s installed base of more than 1 billion devices, software services are seen as supplementing some of the slowdown in device sales as Apple homes in on an affluent user base willing to pay for premium services.

    Apple emphasized the importance of this growing market on a call with analysts in January. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said the growth of the company’s installment base has accelerated the pace of service sales.

    Cook called services another “large and important source of recurring revenues” for Apple, with the aggregate purchase value of services tied to the company’s installed base climbing 23% year-over-year to more than $31 billion in fiscal 2015.

    “We have tremendously satisfied and loyal customers who are engaged with our services at a fast-growing rate,” Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri said on the call with analysts.

    Garcha estimates Apple has a user base of 588 million active and “highly affluent” consumers, and believes the company can “conservatively” derive 55% of gross profit from annuity-type businesses, such as services and the iPhone installment and upgrade plans, by 2020.

    While Apple’s growth has historically been based on actual point of sale hardware units, the installed base actually presents “a largely reoccurring cash flow stream,” he said.

    LINK - http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/tech...ut-to-get-a-lot-more-of-your-money/ar-BBrleuh
     
  4. bigbear0083

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    so i just got my new se, ported, and now activated today ... you're essentially looking at the 6s phone here with all its features but its the size of the 5s ... not too shabby at all especially for someone like myself who was never a big fan of the 6s size ... pretty satisfied with it so far
     
  5. StockJock-e

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    I was about to ask you this!

    So its smaller?
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    i think some people were overreacting that aapl somehow took a step back coming out with this smaller version iphone 6s ... personally i'm in the camp that bigger is not always better ... i honestly hated that iphone 6 ever since the very first unveiling! this se thus far is pretty much on par of what i've been used to with the 5s ... and it can more or less do everything that the 6s can do!

    i'm no aapl fanboi here (far from it) but i'm really digging the se thus far ... oh and how about battery life? waaaaaaay better here!
     
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    U.S. to continue appeal of iPhone data case in New York

    The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it would keep fighting to force Apple Inc to open an iPhone in a New York drug case, continuing its controversial effort to require Apple and other tech companies to help law enforcement authorities circumvent encryption.

    See full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-encryption-idUSKCN0X51UQ
     
  8. blypelako

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    I dunno I bought myself one of those SE and I'm enjoying it a lot. Had 6 before, so you can say it's an upgrade.
     
  9. StockJock-e

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    Im an android user, but those new iphones are pretty sweet!
     
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    BTW, is AAPL done here? Right on resistance:

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    It's having trouble breaking through the 200-day ma. It's right on the support from swing lows too. Time to make a move out one way. The bounce off the support this time does not inspire confidence.
     
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    AAPL commentrs from MaximumA here

    Fast fprward time index 3:26

     
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    -2% lower so far, this is going to drag the market lower.
     
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    Option exp fun too.
     
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    Apple extends iPhone production cut for another quarter
    Apple Inc (AAPL) will continue its reduced production of iPhones in the quarter ending June in light of sluggish sales, the Nikkei business daily reported, citing parts suppliers notified of the plan.

    Read full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-production-idUSKCN0XC2A5
     
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    Whoa.... AAPL literally went into a waterfall type of sell-off after 1pm until the market close after rejecting $112. Should see strong selling this upcoming week.
     
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    So you are saying back below $100?
     
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    It did close above the 200MA (albeit by only $0.03). Could see it bounce back up if the market is up.
     
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    As long as it stays above 108.10 the bullish thesis remains intact, 6$ expected move on earnings 110 magnet.
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    AAPL turned bearish last week after rejecting $112. Time to retest support down at $104 and if it can't hold it, then there's $99.4 and $91.
     

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