Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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From iPods to iPhones to MacBooks, Apple uses its “think different” approach to reframe computing, communication, and more.

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Player Avatar SwingTraderBoss (69.46) Submitted: 11/19/2012 2:59:32 PM : Outperform Start Price: $544.48 AAPL Score: -37.65

Technical Analysis shows a strong time to buy before Q4 earnings

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Member Avatar valuemoney (99.99) Submitted: 11/23/2012 5:10:54 PM
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prior 17 weeks.... Eight weeks up, then 8 weeks down, now this week 1st week up in what appears to be a long run up, I agree with the pick and the timing pry couldn't have been better

Member Avatar valuemoney (99.99) Submitted: 2/7/2013 2:40:15 PM
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And that is why I don't try to time the equities or the market in RL.

Member Avatar SwingTraderBoss (69.46) Submitted: 2/14/2013 3:27:06 PM
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hah, yeah it was pretty harsh on this recent earnings reaction. I mainly stick to Fundamentals and value investing, technical analysis is just a good measure for timing most of the time. Apple is in a very interesting place right now, what are your thoughts on Einhorn wanting Apple to issue perpetual preferred stock with a 4 percent dividend to existing shareholders, part of his broader pitch for the company to send more of its $137 billion cash hoard investors' way.

Member Avatar valuemoneygreen (85.04) Submitted: 2/17/2013 5:52:50 AM
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O yeah the are doing NO favors to shareholders by hording cash.....what a waste.....they could be buying stock back or just pay out a huge cash dividend like MSFT did a while back.... I commented on AAPL in my WFC pitch a while back if you care to look....it was about its cash....the comment was made on 1/16/13 @ 3:40 am

Member Avatar valuemoneygreen (85.04) Submitted: 2/17/2013 5:56:27 AM
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Issueing preferred stock is a bad idea in my opinion though.... do a one time dividend and buy back stock like crazy. I have never owned aapl and never will btw.....margins peaked already and technology changes too fast....ask RIMM

Member Avatar valuemoneygreen (85.04) Submitted: 2/17/2013 6:10:21 AM
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I talk about retained earnings in the WFC comments also.....think about it why is aapl retaining ANY earnings when you have an annual income over 40 billion...... BUY BACK STOCK!!!!! Especially since it is trading at a low multiple! The last thing I would do is ISSUE any shares. If they would buy back stock they could raise the dividend without paying more out because there would be less shares to pay on.

Member Avatar valuemoneygreen (85.04) Submitted: 2/17/2013 6:19:16 AM
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MSFT didn't have the option to buy back stock....they did but it was far better to issue the one time dividend because the stock was trading at too high of a multiple......

O i didnt know....."I mainly stick to Fundamentals and value investing, technical analysis is just a good measure for timing most of the time." I thought you were just a trader....good to know.

Member Avatar valuemoneygreen (85.04) Submitted: 2/17/2013 6:39:51 AM
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http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/11/05/marathon-enters-500m-accelerated-stock-buyback.aspx
MPC related if you want to know why MPC went from the thirties to the eighties..... Just some of the stuff I search for on the web and look at when I screen stocks..... 1st look who is buying back the biggest % of float then check myself if it is a good idea....then see if I should be buying and reaping the rewards.... :) Catch the plan then buy BEFORE the buybacks start.....just make sure the company is good and the buyback plan is in the best interest of shareholders....well good luck....stay in touch.

Member Avatar SwingTraderBoss (69.46) Submitted: 2/19/2013 12:25:48 PM
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I completely agree about a stock buyback with the position their stock is trading at right now. This is a win/win for Apple & investors. Their balance sheet is strong, with low debt. The only reason to continue holding such a large cash pile is if they wanted to do a large acquistion. You mention, "1st look who is buying back the biggest % of float then check myself if it is a good idea, then see if I should be buying and reaping the rewards. Catch the plan then buy BEFORE the buybacks start, just make sure the company is good and the buyback plan is in the best interest of shareholders." I am very strong proponent of this strategy as well, what is the best way you have found to hear the word on the street of a company buyback, or "catch the plan" as you put it. Certain stock screen criteria or just alerts from reputable sites? Thanks for your feedback as well it is very beneficial.

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