Analyst: Apple at $1 trillion in a year

Daniel Ives, FBR Capital Markets, provides perspective on Apple stock and where the tech giant is likely to see it next growth spurt.

We’re going to go into the developer conference in June. I think ultimately there’s going to be some good things in terms of an iPad refresh, Apple TV, as well as more information on the Apple Watch. But there’s something we do need to see, we have to see investors have comfort, have confidence in this Apple Watch; in the wearables… Near term, I view this as a speed bump or a stagnant period before we make that jump toward the trillion… A year from now, we’re looking at a trillion dollars. — Daniel Ives, FBR Capital Markets

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  1. It seems questionable. Even good news seems to drop Apple stock for unexplained reasons. When even good earnings drops the stock, there doesn’t seem as though anything is going to move it upward. Currently Apple is leading in China sales, taking market share from Android, Apple Pay is doing quite well vs the mobile payment competition, AppleWatch has received decent reviews, buybacks have been increased, dividends raised, etc. All should point to a less volatile Apple. All Apple got for it was a P/E well below 16. I’m curious what exactly will move the stock back up to where it was. Apple is further away from $1T than it was a couple of months ago. Not a complaint, just an observation.

  2. anyone with an even passing knowledge of EGG graphs adjusted +-BUN has been saying this for the past 2 years.

    makes you wonder how many of these “anal-ysts” passed Economics 101 lol.

  3. What a circle-jerk. Obsessing over market cap means nothing. It doesn’t really get to the heart of a company’s true valuation. Think of unprofitable dot-bombs with astronomical market capitalization figures that were much higher than highly profitable, established global corporations and you will understand. Market cap is whatever the investment marketplace wants to pin to a company, whether it makes sense or not.

    Yes, I’m sure that sooner or later, Apple will hit the $1 Trillion market cap level, and CNBC will have a collective orgasm. Big deal. All this does is to let their website (not to mention brain-dead sites like Business Insider and Forbes) create more click-whoring headlines and little more.

    There are many other and more salient ways to measure a company’s true worth. But market capitalization is not one of them.

    1. Here is why market cap is not “nothing” as u put it :
      Market cap has a direct correlation to the value of my stock!
      The value of my sock has direct correlation to peace of my mind and standard of my living !
      Is that important enough?

  4. Give it the PE market allows micrisoft to enjoy and we would be almost there today!

    I feel a profound statment in the TV environment would help get the PE up there…
    Higher pe and increased earnings ( through the new products) will drive us past 1Trillion… Soon !

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