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Wow, Apple stock is taking a royal drubbing

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by cowboy1964, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    Talk about panic selling. Their PE is down to under 12! For comparison, Google's is still over 20 and Facebook's is 206! :wow: Now which do you think is the better long term outlook: Apple or Facebook? Seriously. Oh yeah, and Apple is now paying 2% dividends.

    I'm waiting for this free fall to bottom out and I'm jumping in.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  2. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

    Dec 5, 2002
    Dallas TX
    The problem is picking the bottom. Why not DCA some money into the stock?

  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Aug 16, 2001
    Taunton, MA
    Could be time to buy for sure. As long as you think earnings will still grow at a decent pace with Jonnie(Sp) leading the vision, you are good to go.
  4. Great time to buy!! Stock is going down. Don't buy at the top. Apple is awesome and will always go up.

    What? Stocks are in a bubble? Treasuries and in a bubble? Buy gold? What? But gold is near its all time high.
  5. TK-421


    Oct 12, 2012
    Pflugerville, TX
    Now would be a good time to buy, unless you think it will go down even further before it goes back up. Just look and find out if their stock went up when the iPhone 5 came out. If it did, it's likely it will go up again when the iPhone 6 comes out.
  6. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    I think it is and has been overpriced for a while. An I am a Apple nerd. This has been a long time coming IMO. They make world class stuff and are innovators unlike any others but not to the degree the stock is priced now IMO.
  7. Altaris


    Feb 16, 2004
    Round Rock, TX

    Never say always.
  8. wrenrj1


    May 22, 2002
    I've moved 75% of my retirement account through my employer to a stable value account (the rest is in S&P 500) till the first of the year. IMHO, it's gonna happen, but hedged my bet if it didn't.
  9. Taking a look at the Dow and is it my imagination or did the Dow drop nearly 600 points since obama's re-election?
  10. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

    Dec 5, 2002
    Dallas TX
    If memory serves Apple has ~900,000,000 shares outstanding. And by now maybe $150,000,000,000 in cash and near cash in the bank - mostly overseas I might add. The company by any sane metric is having one of the best years of any big company ever. I think a number of big players have equity positions in Apple and they are talking the stock down as hard as they can. Why? Because these guys love to own a stock and short it when the winds blow against a good stock. So they make money as it tanks. And they make money as the stock improves later on. I've done this myself in a tiny way.

    I'm close to buying some more.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens.
  11. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

    Dec 5, 2002
    Dallas TX
    From memory about 550.
  12. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    True enough.

    Apple came out of nowhere (generally speaking) with the iPod, then the iPhone and then the iPad. They rocketed to pop culture popularity and the stock followed suit. I just don't think it has the staying power to remain as high as it has been. :dunno:

    As I said I have a been a Apple geek since 1986 when I fired up my Apple IIc, I wish them continued success but just not sure they can maintain this rocket climb to the top.
  13. Paul7


    Dec 16, 2004
    East of Eden
    Apple has had lots of major stock drops on its way to $700 over the years.
  14. Z71bill


    Feb 19, 2007
    I would do a call spread VS buying AAPL

    Buy 10 of the January 19 call options with a strike price of $550 for $18.70 (each 1 = 100 shares of stock) so that costs you $18,700

    Sell 10 of the January 19 calls with a strike price of $575 for $11.10 - you collect $11,100.

    Net you are out $7,600 - break even is AAPL at $558.

    Most you can make is $25K less the $7,600 = $17,600 - but your loss is capped at $7,600.

    You pay $60 - $100 in commissions -

    Want to reduce the cost - sell a put spread -

    Sell 10 of the January 19 puts with a strike price of $500 - collect $17,450

    Buy 10 of the January 19 puts - take your pick on how much risk you want - I would buy the $485 strike at $12.63 - pay $12,630

    Net you collect about $4,800 (before commission of another $60)

    If Apple closes above $500 you keep the $4,800 - your max loss on the put spread would be $15,000 - the $4,850 you collected or about $10K.

    In total these trades have a max gain of ~~$22K if AAPL closes above $575

    Max loss is ~~ $17,500 if AAPL closes below $485.

    Better check my math - because I didn't.

    BTW - reason I picked the January 19 date is because AAPL reports earnings on January 22 - I want to be out of this trade before they report. If you like risk and think AAPL will blow earnings away - you could look at the February 16 options.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  15. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  16. So, what were the final numbers for the loss? How far did you have to spread and how deep did you get hammered with your AAPL play?

    AAPL is trading around $441.

    Yep, the stock market is amazing. AAPL from $700 to $441 in about six months.

    But gold is so dangerous to own. At least that is what many here have told me.
  17. Better keep buying then. AAPL has pulled all the way back to $441. Awesome!!!
  18. Apple may jump if the new Steve Jobs movie hits with people.

  19. John_NJ


    Jan 15, 2013
    Apple is losing market share because their products are substantially more expensive and the competition has gotten better.

    The stock price is following accordingly.
  20. 686Owner

    686Owner NRA Life Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Apple is again the largest smartphone maker right now according this report.

    They also have best selling smartphone, the iPhone 5 and the 2nd best selling smartphone the iPhone 4S according to this article.

    Also, they had their best ever quarter in both sales and profit last quarter.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2013