“Nobody knows for sure whether Apple can regain its growth-stock thrust,” Paul Whitfield writes for Investor’s Business Daily.
“In the six quarters before the death of founder Steve Jobs in October 2011, Apple grew earnings in a range of 53% to 122%,” Whitfield writes. “In the 12 quarters after his death, earnings growth topped 25% only twice, and those were the first two quarters after Jobs died.”
Whitfield wonders rhetorically, “Has Apple transitioned into something less than a true growth stock?”
Here are six ways that Apple could shock the pessimists and regain its fast-growth profile in the stock market today:
• New products
• Brand strength
• Rising margins
• Accelerating growth
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• Continue to outperform major indexes
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