Sean O'Shaughnessey on July 31st, 2016
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Tech investors are a discerning bunch these days—a harsh reality that is pressuring Apple Inc. [[AAPL]] more than it deserves. In this yield-starved environment, stock investors are attracted to steady income. This would benefit Apple, except that like other former highfliers, it has been tossed out by investors. The iPhone giant’s shares have slid 6% […]

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Continue reading about Apple ($AAPL) Is Ripe for a Rally

Sean O'Shaughnessey on June 20th, 2016
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Company name Apple Inc. Stock ticker AAPL Live stock price [[AAPL]] P/E compared to competitors Good MANAGEMENT EXECUTION Employee productivity Good Sales growth Good EPS growth Good P/E growth Poor EBIT growth Good ANALYSIS Confident Investor Rating Good Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $103.08 Target stock price (averages with growth) $91.73 Target stock price […]

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Continue reading about Apple Inc. ($AAPL) Possible Buy to $97 Confident Investor Rating: Good

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Phil Schiller, Apple’s [[AAPL]] senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said that Apple would soon alter its revenue-sharing model for apps. While the well-known 70 / 30 split will remain, developers who are able to maintain a subscription with a customer longer than a year will see Apple’s cut drop down to 15 percent. The […]

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Continue reading about The App Store changed the way we buy software. Can Apple ($AAPL) do it again?

Sean O'Shaughnessey on April 25th, 2016
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The Apple Watch may not have had a great year, but some people are looking at the bright side: In one noteworthy way–plain old sales–the first year for the Apple Watch was twice as good as the debut of the iPhone. As the Wall Street Journal pointed out, the Apple Watch sold 12 million units […]

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Continue reading about How the Apple Watch’s First Year Was Twice as Good as the iPhone’s

Sean O'Shaughnessey on February 2nd, 2016
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Google parent company Alphabet [[GOOGL]] has taken away Apple’s title as the most valuable company in the world by reaching a market value of about $544 billion in after-hours trading today. Alphabet closed Monday at around $518 billion, but its after-hours stock spike means that it’s bigger — for now. We’ll see if it maintains […]

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Continue reading about Google ($GOOGL) Surpasses Apple as the Most Valuable Company in the World

Sean O'Shaughnessey on January 5th, 2016
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Apple [[AAPL]] is known for brutal efficiency, regularly killing off features and products that no longer serve its purposes. So there is irony in the fact investors have taken a similarly ruthless view of Apple itself, penalizing the company heavily ahead of what is expected to be the slowest year on record for its key […]

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Continue reading about Apple Peeled: Getting Under the Skin of iPhone Worries

Sean O'Shaughnessey on November 17th, 2015
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Whether through its Apple Pay mobile wallet or a new, person-to-person payments network reportedly in the works, Apple [[AAPL]] wants to be at the center of consumers’ financial lives in the same way it has changed the way people communicate, listen to music and, if other ventures are successful, watch TV and even drive. Given […]

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Continue reading about Apple Inc. ($AAPL) Wants To Be Your Bank, And The Big Banks Should Be Worried