Will Apple again blow away earnings expectations today, and is it time for an AAPL stock split?

SpiritHalloween.com“Apple is sitting in an unbelievable position to be a leader in Mobile. With over 50M iPhones sold and going on 20M iPads sold, and both numbers increasing by millions per month, you can’t ask for a better position to be in,” Mobile Guru writes for Seeking Alpha. “The key being the people who buy these high end devices are the ones you want to target for Mobile advertising. So you already have the infrastructure for Mobile in all the devices, you have the right audience who are likely to buy via mobile, so now all you need are Mobile applications to bring it all together. It will be interesting to see if Apple breaks out its Mobile revenues like Google did last week.”

“So where do I think Apple will come in when they report later today? I personally think they will blow away expectations, although it always seems like you can never do good enough for some people,” Mobile Guru writes. “I doubt the stock will do a Google but you never know.”

Mobile Guru writes, “Long term, Apple seems to be in the right place for Mobile and they have some key advantages to be very successful going forward. Stock price wise I think they would do better with a $30 stock instead of a $300 one. I know it all works out the same, but it’s just like IBM did 20 years ago – they would split every few years just so the average investor could buy shares. I really believe they would quickly go from $30 to $60 compared to how many years it would take to go from $300 to $600. This could be the peoples’ stock like IBM was years ago.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “GetMeOnTop” for the heads up.]

102 Comments

  1. Oh yeah Apple will record another Record Profits and Revenues for FS10 ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” /> No brainer!

    Buy AAPL stocks as it will be $401 easily in 2011

    Split? Why not!!!!! Stocks owner will only benefit even more.
    Go Apple … Up higher!!! 401k Happy ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Oh yeah Apple will record another Record Profits and Revenues for FS10 ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” /> No brainer!

    Buy AAPL stocks as it will be $401 easily in 2011

    Split? Why not!!!!! Stocks owner will only benefit even more.
    Go Apple … Up higher!!! 401k Happy ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. It made sense to split shares back in the day when round lots were required to get reasonable order commissions. That’s no longer a requirement, so there’s absolutely no reason for splits today.

  4. It made sense to split shares back in the day when round lots were required to get reasonable order commissions. That’s no longer a requirement, so there’s absolutely no reason for splits today.

  5. Price equals value 90% of the time. Pricier car, pricier jewelry, pricier house. By definition all are seen are more valuable than their less pricey peers. That’s where Apple want to be psychologically.

    Seriously, do you think they want to be seen as a cheap $20 stock? That doesn’t fit their image in the least. Not their image of themselves, not the image they want to have in the eyes of others.

    No way they’ll split.

  6. Price equals value 90% of the time. Pricier car, pricier jewelry, pricier house. By definition all are seen are more valuable than their less pricey peers. That’s where Apple want to be psychologically.

    Seriously, do you think they want to be seen as a cheap $20 stock? That doesn’t fit their image in the least. Not their image of themselves, not the image they want to have in the eyes of others.

    No way they’ll split.

  7. Very good reason to split if your focus is on increasing valuation. Plenty of (very) small investors would buy a handful of shares of the company that makes their iPod/iPad if they were $30. However, if Apple is more concerned with smoothing out volatility and avoiding a bubble that pops, those are not the kind of investors you want. In that case, better to keep the shares a little expensive, though they could go down to $200, maybe $175, without risking too much.

  8. Very good reason to split if your focus is on increasing valuation. Plenty of (very) small investors would buy a handful of shares of the company that makes their iPod/iPad if they were $30. However, if Apple is more concerned with smoothing out volatility and avoiding a bubble that pops, those are not the kind of investors you want. In that case, better to keep the shares a little expensive, though they could go down to $200, maybe $175, without risking too much.

  9. Absolutely no reason for splits today?

    I thought the idea that a few more of us around here could get in on the action made a lot of sense.

    Cutting the price of shares in half won’t last long anyway because Apple is underrated.

    Compared to its market value, Google, to me, is highly overrated.

    But then again what do I know, I’m not a player.

  10. Absolutely no reason for splits today?

    I thought the idea that a few more of us around here could get in on the action made a lot of sense.

    Cutting the price of shares in half won’t last long anyway because Apple is underrated.

    Compared to its market value, Google, to me, is highly overrated.

    But then again what do I know, I’m not a player.

  11. RIMM split awhile back and look at them now.
    Apple will stay with the Madonna and Prince principal and continue to generate hype a la speculation. They won’t even break up earning’s into mobile. Mysterious rules.

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