Mizuho ups to Apple to buy; says selling Apple has become crowded trade

“Mizuho Securities’s Abhey Lamba this morning raises his rating on the stock to Buy from Neutral, opining that people may be ‘missing the forest for the trees,’ in that ‘current short-term focus on supply chain data points and weakness in China have likely created an attractive risk-reward,'” Tiernan Ray reports for Barron’s. “However, Lamba cuts his price target to $120 from $125.”

It is the job of an analyst, especially one with an investment horizon longer than one quarter, to look beyond what ‘everyone already knows’ and to consider the implications of the near-term knowns and the longer-term potentials. We did that last year with Apple and made a non-consensus call […] At the current time, sentiment has turned completely negative. We recognize the recent flurry of bad news from the iPhone supply chain, lackluster iPhone sell through, and fully understand the concerns presented by slowdown in China. However, as is usually the case with various technology companies, we think extrapolating current data points to eternity is neither fair to the company nor an appropriate way to value Apple as an investment. — Abhey Lamba, Mizuho Securities

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: “At the current time, sentiment has turned completely negative.”

Gee, ya think?

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David E.” for the heads up.]


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