“In our January 16 post rebutting Pacific Crest Securities analysis of Apple’s likely share price range for 2013, we explained that the average quarterly volatility for shares of Apple over the past few years has been roughly 3.3x the trailing twelve month earnings,” Three28Capital writes. “With current LTM earnings of $44.10, this quarter’s price action should range $146.80 from low to high. Based on the low price of $435 this quarter, this range implies a high price of $582 during the current quarter.”
“Even the lowest volatility we’ve seen over the past four years would get the shares to $540, or a 22% rally from yesterday’s closing level. The four-year median of $580 implies a 31% price appreciation in the next 10 weeks,” Three28Capital writes. “We’ve reached the conclusion that, if the current low holds, Apple should see a dramatic rally at some point over the next 10 weeks.”
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