Apple boosted by proxy statement from beleaguered Dell

“On March 29, Dell filed a proxy statement outlining a case for shareholders to vote for the consortium of Silver Lake, Michael Dell and MSDC Management,” Credit Suisse writes via Barron’s.

“In Dell’s 14A filing, the company acknowledged the rapidly evolving PC market regarding a weaker Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 8 and PC demand cycle, longer replacement, margin pressures and enterprise weakness given IT uncertainty,” Credit Suisse writes. “We continue to believe that Apple (AAPL) is a beneficiary in the shift to mobile computing highlighted in Dell’s filing. In a multidevice world, we see Apple as materially advantaged compared to peers as the company simultaneously addresses the PC, tablet and smartphone markets. With strength of iPhone/iPad sales, we see calendar 2013 and 2014 earnings per share of $46.23 and $56.37. We reiterate our $600 price target with the stock remaining our top pick for the next 12 months. Apple trades on 8.0 times our calendar 2014 EPS, which is inexpensive given the 11% growth we expect over calendar 2012-2014 and net cash per share of $145.”

Read more in the full article here.

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  1. The market is the market and Dell’s demise has little to do with AAPL. The market has become disenchanted with AAPL to the point that if Tim Cook was to walk on water and release the mother of all new products, the market would focus on Tim not being able to swim.

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