Turner expects Apple shares to gain on new products

In a video interview posted online today, “Robert Turner, chairman and chief investment officer of Turner Investment Partners, talks about his investment strategy for growth stocks and his recommendations of Apple Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc. shares,” Bloomberg reports.

“People gravitate toward those stocks that are able to have good earnings regardless of what’s happening in the economy. So, a company like Apple, for example, whether the economy grows 2 or 3 percent, they’re still going to have pretty good earnings this year,” Turner said.

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Turner said, “Apple, among all stocks, I think offers almost the best risk/reward of any stock available… This company’s probably going to earn over $30 a share in the next 12 months or so, so with the stock trading in the mid-$330s, it’s just over 11 times earnings with a growth rate that’s 20 percent year-over-year; so, with that type of growth rate, with that type of valuation, I don’t think the stock goes down very much and with, ultimately, the release of the iPhone 5 and some new products, the stock can begin to work its way higher.”

As for iPhone 5’s release date, Turner says, “It doesn’t look like June at all this time, so, I would say, some of the delay may be just finding ways to make this a very attractive phone.”

Turner speaks with Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television’s Street Smart:
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Full video here.

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

4 Comments

  1. As for iPhone 5′s release date, Turner says, “It doesn’t look like June at all this time, so, I would say, some of the delay may be just finding ways to make this a very attractive phone.”

    Makes sense. I’m not too tempted to upgrade for a nicer camera and speedier performance…

    If that’s all they will have to offer, what I’d be doing right now as Apple is writing some serious whiz-bang apps that will only work well on an iPhone A5.

    Also, if that’s just about all they’ve got, I’d say keep your eyes peeled for colors. Lots of colors.

  2. “mid-$330s, it’s just over 11 times earnings with a growth rate that’s 20 percent year-over-year”

    And that is with 20% YoY growth projection. Apple is growing at over 50% YoY for the past 5 years. Can it go on? I say yes. The iOS platform is still in diapers.

    Stay with Apple. Patience will be rewarded.

  3. Clearly, Apple’s stock price is being manipulated. It’s easily worth $400 RIGHT NOW.

    Knowing that, what does it tell you about the current state of the US stock market? (…Besides the fact that it’s fracked).

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