This constant belittling of Apple analysts is very ignorant.
Most of the posters display a lot ignorance about how the appl stock moves and they do not understand the forces at works which move a stock price. There are many factors at work too numerous to mention.
I will give you a basic primer on stock charts
Stock price growth is essentially based on earnings (which is a fancy word for profits) the more profit a company makes the higher its stock price generally...