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Thank you, I'll be sure to  fwd your 'opinion' off to my friends at Reuters, ML and Charles Schwab.    Remember even projections for Bell Weather stocks like IBM and MSFT have proven to be accurate within a deviation of =/- 5% recently, for other more votive equities and those associated with the metal markets and energy, of course, such predictive analysis and forecasts have not proven correct and for which there is less quantifiable and reputable market analyst reports.   Remeber predictive earnings are not the same or precisely correlated with a equities given stock price.  The value of any stock to an investor is capital appreciation and dividends.   'Yes' the capital appreciation for AAPL will most likely flat-line out between a moderating range of $700 - $$950 without any new dramatic product line introductions (very unlikely for AAPL over the next 5 years - otherwise your comments on the equity price will be validated.  However, it is the dividend increases that are more likely for the investor vice the stock appreciation as per the conservative cash flow models predicted by the major brokerage house analysts.  So why does the price drop?  Simple- human emotions, which outweigh mathematical and long-term (for wall Street this means months) cash flows.   

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Thank you, I'll be sure to  fwd your 'opinion' off to my friends at Reuters, ML and Charles Schwab.    Remember even projections for Bell Weather stocks like IBM and MSFT have proven to be accurate within a deviation of =/- 5% recently, for other more votive equities and those associated with the metal markets and energy, of course, such predictive analysis and forecasts have not proven correct and for which there is less quantifiable and reputable market analyst reports.   Remeber predictive earnings are not the same or precisely correlated with a equities given stock price.  The value of any stock to an investor is capital appreciation and dividends.   'Yes' the capital appreciation for AAPL will most likely flat-line out between a moderating range of $700 - $$950 without any new dramatic product line introductions (very unlikely for AAPL over the next 5 years - otherwise your comments on the equity price will be validated.  However, it is the dividend increases that are more likely for the investor vice the stock appreciation as per the conservative cash flow models predicted by the major brokerage house analysts.  So why does the price drop?  Simple- human emotions, which outweigh mathematical and long-term (for wall Street this means months) cash flows.   

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Who said there is only one person lining for iPhone 5 in china ? Come Out , your ass up to the sky and I kick your ass now .
The AAPL bears now keep finding bullshit excuse for pushing AAPL now . Why don't the bulls fight back ?
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Thank you, I'll be sure to  fwd your 'opinion' off to my friends at Reuters, ML and Charles Schwab.    Remember even projections for Bell Weather stocks like IBM and MSFT have proven to be accurate within a deviation of =/- 5% recently, for other more votive equities and those associated with the metal markets and energy, of course, such predictive analysis and forecasts have not proven correct and for which there is less quantifiable and reputable market analyst reports.   Remeber predictive earnings are not the same or precisely correlated with a equities given stock price.  The value of any stock to an investor is capital appreciation and dividends.   'Yes' the capital appreciation for AAPL will most likely flat-line out between a moderating range of $700 - $$950 without any new dramatic product line introductions (very unlikely for AAPL over the next 5 years - otherwise your comments on the equity price will be validated.  However, it is the dividend increases that are more likely for the investor vice the stock appreciation as per the conservative cash flow models predicted by the major brokerage house analysts.  So why does the price drop?  Simple- human emotions, which outweigh mathematical and long-term (for wall Street this means months) cash flows.   

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So will there ever be anything even remotely resembling an apology when these LIARS and IDIOTS manipulating the stock are wrong? Is there any legal recourse that Apple can take to protect themselves from this? 

 

If not, this is basically the financial world equivalent of it being illegal for us to remove spam from the forum. But obviously infinitely more important, given that it's money involved.

 

Apple needs to buy itself and go private again. Keep breaking all of its sales and profit records quarter after quarter with no one to please but its customers, and be able to give two thumbs down (and simultaneously two birds up) to the analysts and shorters.

 

A stocks valuation is determined by:

The net present value of all future expected earnings.

 

That is a very tricky thing.  Not only do you have to guess the future with whatever information you have today, but things like unexpected interest rate changes can cause an inflection in the NPV calculations and shift markets accordingly.

 

So essentially these 'idiot analysts' (and I put that in quotes because they are typically some of the smartest people you can find) have the job of predicting the future and estimating a stock target accordingly.  They are usually very good at what they do and companies missing estimates by only a few pennies per share is the norm (if they miss at all).

 

In the cell phone market the 'future expected earnings' part can be summarized as 'number of units sold x margins per unit'

 

Apple at one time was valued at what, $660 billion dollars??!!  That is based on a prediction of them selling a whole bunch of units at a very large margin.

 

Getting mad at analysts when a stock drops because a company doesn't meet expectations isn't really rational.  It is part of the definition of the stock price.  In fact, analysts with outrageously high expectations are exactly what is required to have an outrageously high stock price.  By definition.

 

Apple does have some very high expectations.  But that is also the basis of having the crazy insane market value that it has.  In order to hold that value Apple has to do both- sell a crazy large amount of phones AND at a crazy large margin.  If it can't do both it is incorrectly priced and its value is going to drop.

 

Yes, it is all about expectations...   But statements like 'Apple sold 2 million units and its stock is going to drop but if Microsoft sold that many they'd be jumping through the roof- analysts are biased against Apple!'  just don't make any sense.   If Apples valuation was based on them selling 4 million units and they 'only' sold 2 million phones then it means their prior valuation was excessively high.   Their stock valuation target should drop by '2 million units x margin per unit/shares outstanding'  It is straightforward math.   If Microsofts stock value was based on them selling 10,000 phones in China and all of a sudden they sold 2,000,000 you betcha their stock would go up.  While it might not sound 'fair' on paper it is the very reason Apple has more than double the market value of Microsoft.

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Tomorrow afternoon:

In other news, Apple's stock dropped $100 per share, per hour, upon the opening of trading today.
Well Citigroup just downgraded AAPL to neutral because they don't think iPhone sales are strong. That will drive AAPL stock down tomorrow.

Presumably, they had it rated a buy all the way from $705 to the low 500s. Now they want their clients to stop buying. SMH
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Who said there is only one person lining for iPhone 5 in china ? Come Out , your ass up to the sky and I kick your ass now .
The AAPL bears now keep finding bullshit excuse for pushing AAPL now . Why don't the bulls fight back ?

 

The bulls want cheaper prices?

 

If Apple wasn't making any money and had high debt, then, sure, they could push it to zero... but the 2nd q results are just around the corner and that will push up the price... it still might not make Wall Street a bull of Apple though.

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Only 2 million.. that includes the 2week preorder time right?  Wasn't last year 5mil+ in two weeks?
 

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Only 2 million.. that includes the 2week preorder time right?  Wasn't last year 5mil+ in two weeks?

1) The iPhone 4S launched this year in China, not last year.

2) Yes, all weekend sales include pre-orders. It does not mean that sales are counted for the first week of pre-orders to get first weekend sales.

3) I see no evidence of the number of units for first weekend or two week sales of the iPhone 4S in China.

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post #50 of 84

I don't know if there's a conspiracy or not, but there are definitely people out there who are trying to manipulate Apple's stock price by constantly making up bogus negative news stories. Maybe these people have shorted the stock, and perhaps they're hoping for it to go more down. Who knows what deranged motives these scumbags might have? 

 

First you had these moronic news reports written by some not too intelligent fools about how supposedly quiet the iPhone 5 launch in China was, in some sort of evil attempt to frame the story as if the iPhone 5 were a huge flop in China. This might sound totally far fetched, but could it possibly be that part of the reason why masses of Chinese people weren't lying up, is because of the reservation system, and also because many were being sold through third party retailers?

 

And then you have some analysts at Citigroup come out with some BS about downgrading the stock.

 

And then Apple releases a press release announcing record iPhone 5 sales in China! One of Citigroup's reasons for downgrading AAPL was because of "weak iPhone demand"! Those knuckle-dragging Citigroup analysts sure look like a bunch of asshats now! lol.gif

 

And then you have Morgan Stanley coming out and saying that iPhone demand is off the charts!

 

Who is the market going to listen to tomorrow? A bunch of asshats at Citigroup who have already been proven wrong with their wild, outrageous and possibly illegal drug induced speculation or are you going to believe real, official sales figures from Apple (unlike other companies that are chicken shit liars, and always too scared to release any sales figures at all), and glowing praise from Morgan Stanley?

 

I'm looking for AAPL to jump up 4% tomorrow. 

post #51 of 84
The 2 Millions were actually the total amount of order that could be processed. Unlike US where you could queue and walk in, iPhone has to be reserved online or buy with contract from Mobile Networks. 2 Million is actually a pretty decent number, lets not forget there were properly a larger number of iPhone 5 users buying from Hong Kong instead.

The Fact those Firms released FUD and downgrade a stock only do so they could buy on cheap. And i could never understand why this is legal.
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Some pundits expressed concern that lines for the iPhone 5 were shorter than usual at Apple's retail stores throughout China.

 

I'm sure Samsung sees this as proof of the effectiveness of their commercials mocking those who wait in line for new Apple products. Yeah, right.1bugeye.gif

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So will there ever be anything even remotely resembling an apology when these LIARS and IDIOTS manipulating the stock are wrong? Is there any legal recourse that Apple can take to protect themselves from this? 

 

If not, this is basically the financial world equivalent of it being illegal for us to remove spam from the forum. But obviously infinitely more important, given that it's money involved.

 

Apple needs to buy itself and go private again. Keep breaking all of its sales and profit records quarter after quarter with no one to please but its customers, and be able to give two thumbs down (and simultaneously two birds up) to the analysts and shorters.

 

The stock market is a gamblers market.

 

J.

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A stocks valuation is determined by:

the net sum of speculators and gambling idiots.

 

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So essentially these 'idiot analysts' (and I underline that because they are typically some of the dumbest people you can find) have the job of

 

bla bla

 

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Fixed that for you.

 

J.

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Note that he wrote, "By the way... if you were really paying attention you'd know that this symbol, "¡", is used to indicate sarcasm."

This forum might be the only English speaking forum that uses the irony punctuation but I think it's been used frequently enough and over a long enough time frame to be common knowledge to regulars on this forum.


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Well Citigroup just downgraded AAPL to neutral because they don't think iPhone sales are strong. That will drive AAPL stock down tomorrow.

On the bright side tomorrow willl be a good time to buy AAPL.


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 So why does the price drop?  Simple- human emotions, which outweigh mathematical and long-term (for wall Street this means months) cash flows.   

 

Rubbish. This movement is 100% pure manipulation. Anyone with half a brain should be able to realise that. 

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-17/apples-shares-decline-below-500-for-first-time-since-february.html?cmpid=yhoo

 

Kinda disheartening for myself as an investor in a small number of AAPL shares. 2m units seems pretty decent, maybe not decent enough for analysts and Wall Street huh.

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So far every (or almost every?) iPhone launch has topped the previous one. However, I feel this is mainly due to an increase of potential market compared to the previous launch as well (#countries, carriers). In "old" markets the inevitable saturation has started to take place. Therefore it appears quite illogical to assume that any future release surpasses the previous ones. Unless Apple is working on rumored products to address te lower price range market as well.
The enormous success of Apple in recent years has created a RDF not so much within Apple IMO, but more on the side of analysts and "general public" expecting completely insane things in terms of future development.

Yes, new product categories open new markets. Such as iTunes Store, iPod, iPad etc. yes, one day apple is only of of many to offer similar products. And yes,any will take on their best practices. Not going into patent stuff here. Just what I expect based on observation.

So until there is a new revolutionary step, such as tv or whatever, it will be evolution with all consequences. And I feel they are doing a great job there and making good profit while not having user experience suffer too much.
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Import taxes?!! So here in the USA we think of the iPhone as being made in China, while in China, it's an import!!! 

They must being made on the Moon...

They are made in Shenzhen's special economic zone, so the import tax is levied when they are exported out from the zone and into the rest of China.
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Give it two weeks and this will rocket. Don't let them panic you out of your bounty!

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-17/apples-shares-decline-below-500-for-first-time-since-february.html?cmpid=yhoo

Kinda disheartening for myself as an investor in a small number of AAPL shares. 2m units seems pretty decent, maybe not decent enough for analysts and Wall Street huh.
This means the stock is down more than $9 pre-market. I'm sure it will drop another $20 today. By the time the year is over it will probably have wiped out any gains made during the year. Meanwhile Amazon can continue to provide zero sales data on Kindle tablets, make little to no profit and the stock keeps going up a s up and up. Their PE will be over 3,000 while Apple's will be around 10.1oyvey.gif
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So according to this antidotal evidence Apple stores were packed this weekend with product flying off the shelves....and the stock is down $8 pre market. lol.gif

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11793875/1/apple-stores-packed-this-weekend-will-the-stock-pop.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO
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Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post
So according to this antidotal evidence Apple stores were packed this weekend with product flying off the shelves....and the stock is down $8 pre market. lol.gif

 

Not to take this political or topical, but success = bad now.

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Not to take this political or topical, but success = bad now.
Headline on Marketwatch: "Morgan Stanley praises iPhone, iPad sales". Yet stock down 1.5% pre market. Irrational exuberance has given way to irrational pessimism indeed.

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Sales of the iPhone 5 topped two million units in its first weekend of availability in China, Apple announced Sunday evening..

So the stock price will drop another 10 points this morning.
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Only 2 million.. that includes the 2week preorder time right?  Wasn't last year 5mil+ in two weeks?

 

No, it wasn't. That sounds like the global sales figure for the 4S.
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So the stock price will drop another 10 points this morning.

Amazing...

In China... Apple made $1.3 billion in revenue... and probably half a billion of profit... in 3 days.

And the stock drops...

How exactly does the stock market work again?
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So the stock price will drop another 10 points this morning.
Apple's PE right now is 11. Microsoft's is 14, Google's is 22 and Amazon's is close to 3,000. Does any of that make sense? lol.gif
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So according to this antidotal evidence Apple stores were packed this weekend with product flying off the shelves....and the stock is down $8 pre market. lol.gif
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11793875/1/apple-stores-packed-this-weekend-will-the-stock-pop.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO

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Amazing...
In China... Apple made $1.3 billion in revenue... and probably half a billion of profit... in 3 days.
And the stock drops...
How exactly does the stock market work again?

It's a combination of buyers and sellers. More people are selling today than buying.

Or were you looking for a conspiratorial explanation instead of the truth?
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It's a combination of buyers and sellers. More people are selling today than buying.
Or were you looking for a conspiratorial explanation instead of the truth?

 

Wake up, don't be so naive. It's not conspiracy, it's reality. Every stock gets manipulated. 

 

It's all about hitting the stops of those with excessively large leverage. Selling into false positivity, and buying into false negativity. 

 

If you can't comprehend that then you shouldn't play the game.


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It's a combination of buyers and sellers. More people are selling today than buying.
Or were you looking for a conspiratorial explanation instead of the truth?

I'm just confused.

It sounds like people are selling their Apple stock because they don't have faith in the company.

But Apple just made $1.3 billion in revenue and probably half a billion of profit in 3 days.

And that's something to be worried about?
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So the stock price will drop another 10 points this morning.
Ha, now the stock has moved into positive territory pre-market. You couldn't build a roller coaster that would match what AAPL stock does. lol.gif
post #74 of 84
Negative territory in just 5 mins. Wow.
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I'm just confused.
It sounds like people are selling their Apple stock because they don't have faith in the company.
But Apple just made $1.3 billion in revenue and probably half a billion of profit in 3 days.
And that's something to be worried about?

You're looking at it too simplistically. The raw numbers don't matter, all that matters is whether those billions in revenue and billions in profits are more or less than what the owner of the stock expected. Or, more importantly whether those billions are more or less then what the stockholder thinks the market expected.
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I'm just confused.
It sounds like people are selling their Apple stock because they don't have faith in the company.
But Apple just made $1.3 billion in revenue and probably half a billion of profit in 3 days.
And that's something to be worried about?


Yes... they were expecting $1.3001 billion in revenue and $500.1 million in profit.

 

Stock will go down another $30.

 

[Ha! It looks like everyone is waiting for one of the dipshits to tell them if the Chinese numbers are good or bad.]


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Nevermind fellow long on AAPL investors - if they get it even lower, it's an even better time to get back in.

And the bears - well I have no idea, I think it's simply a change of the tide, plus a feeling of "how much higher can it go"; the law of large numbers, which isn't really a law at all. I overheard some guys at the coffee shop recently, and I believe they are representative for the small investors: Both over 60, completely clueless about tech, one says to the other, watch Google, they're good now; the other one says something about shorting Apple. They clearly read something online, or saw that TV show where somebody is shouting about stocks for 15 minutes straight. In my opinion, professional analysts are fueling the flames so they can shear these sheep every now and then.

As for "Apple is losing its... " whatever. I was in the HK Apple store recently, it was a weekday in the IFC mall, normal people are at work. And guess what this store was packed to the brim. It was easily the busiest place in the mall! There were about 200 people inside! Nuts!! I took a pic to prove it too 1wink.gif
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Negative territory in just 5 mins. Wow.

Well if you're long on AAPL, I suggest to tune out and check back in 5 months. 

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You're looking at it too simplistically. The raw numbers don't matter, all that matters is whether those billions in revenue and billions in profits are more or less than what the owner of the stock expected. Or, more importantly whether those billions are more or less then what the stockholder thinks the market expected.

 

What's happening is that you're trying to guess what others are trying to guess. The stock at the base is only very very loosely connected to that, especially short term. So you're tying to outguess the others who are trying to outguess you. In the end there will be large and sometimes sustained swings away from the "reasonable" level one would expect using P/E and these sorts hard truth indicators. 

 

I am a long term Apple investor and this is nothing. I remember we once dropped 50% overnight. What had changed?? Nothing! Whatsoever. I held on to my shares during that time. I think the splits corrected value today was it dropped from 40 to 20. The good old days hahaha. I think I was probably right to hold on.... 

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Tomorrow afternoon:

 

In other news, Apple's stock dropped $100 per share, per hour, upon the opening of trading today.


If that's the case, I'm going all in .... in 5 hrs

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