“Apple is having a tough time. Shares closed at $114.64 yesterday, basically where they started the year despite rising to $134 in April,” Julie Verhage reports for Bloomberg.
“Bank of America analysts Wamsi Mohan, Ruplu Bhattacharya, and Param Singh sent out a note downgrading shares to neutral and lowering their price target to $130 from $142,” Verhage reports. “The firm listed six key reasons it expects pressure on shares in the short term: 1) iPhone deceleration, 2) a slowdown in China marketshare gains 3) a deceleration in gross dollar profit growth, which is correlated to stock price, 4) A decline in the magnitude of earnings beats, 5) Only modest improvement to the iPhone coming, 6) low likelihood of more capital return plans.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The scam to scare low information investors out of AAPL continues.
This too shall pass.
At the most basic level, it’s extremely simple: Pump, then dump. Foment, then buy. Rinse, lather, repeat as the SEC sleeps. — MacDailyNews Take, April 26, 2012
The facts: Apple sold 47.5 million iPhones in the third quarter, up 35 percent year-over-year. But analysts had expected around 49 million units. Analysts also expected growth of more than the mere 35% that Apple posted (in the June quarter, no less) and wanted guidance of more than $51.13 billion in the 90-some-odd-day quarter prior to holiday shopping season in which Apple’s all-time record for the September quarter, so far, stands at $42.1 billion, but Apple only gave guidance with a top end of $51 billion, not the $51.13 billion for which some analysts had hoped.
This is the basis for all of this “concern” over Apple.
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