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[color=#041427][font=Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Following today's news that the iPhone 5 has set a record with [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/17/apple-announces-over-two-million-iphone-5-pre-orders/"]over two million pre-orders[/url][color=#041427][font=Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][size=3] during the first 24 hours of availability last Friday, Apple's stock price is rising once more. Apple's share price broke through the $700 mark for the first time today in after-hours trading, continuing the company's meteoric rise as the [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.macrumors.com/2012/08/20/apple-becomes-most-valuable-publicly-traded-stock-ever/"]most valuable publicly traded company[/url][color=#041427][font=Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][size=3] in the world. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#041427][font=Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]The stock price has been on a tear -- albeit with a bit of a lull in the middle of the year -- since Apple [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/24/apple-reports-best-quarter-ever-in-q1-2012-13-06-billion-profit-on-46-33-billion-in-revenue/"]reported blowout earnings[/url][color=#041427][font=Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][size=3] for the first fiscal quarter of 2012, rising more than $270/share, or over 65%, in nine months. [/size][/font][/color]

[img]http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/09/aapl700stock.png[/img]
[color=#041427][font=Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]At the end of February, Apple broke through the important psychological barrier of $500 billion in market capitalization, then [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.macrumors.com/2012/04/10/apples-market-capitalization-hits-600-billion/"]through $600 billion[/url][color=#041427][font=Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][size=3] in April. Apple is now worth more than $650 billion, which is $225 billion -- or approximately one Google -- more than second-place ExxonMobil.[/size][/font][/color]

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/17/apples-stock-price-breaks-through-700-sets-new-all-time-records-for-price-and-market-cap/

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It's gonna be one helluva fall when they tank...
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Their stock is as hyped as their products.. it's a bubble that's going to burst so loud and it will have severe economic consequences.. and all because of the investors and those who are making quite a bit of money now want to make even more so they are propping up Apple's stock value.

Nobody cares about these numbers anymore really.. to most objective people (even investors) this is insanity. A company that has 80% of their revenue on 2 products is valued more than other companies with diversified revenues.

Completely disconnected.
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sigh, you guys can say whatever you want but this stock is not overvalued or a bubble. it'll go quite a bit higher before it levels off or begins to come down. it's actually one of the best stocks to own. yes, even now.

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[quote name='br0adband' timestamp='1347917165' post='595184407']
It's gonna be one helluva fall when they tank...
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They will most likely do a Stock Split so new investors can invest more money.

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[quote name='br0adband' timestamp='1347917165' post='595184407']
It's gonna be one helluva fall when they tank...
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[quote name='Boz' timestamp='1347917247' post='595184409']it's a bubble that's going to burst so loud and it will have severe economic consequences..[/quote]

Do you two dolts know the God damned definition of a bubble? A bubble means there is nothing there. The internet was a bubble. Stocks are a bubble. Mortgages are a bubble. Apple is not a bubble. Apple actually [i]manufactures[/i] things. It is 100% tangible. Just like Germany and China who are doing well right now despite most of the world economy being bad, because they manufacture things. Just like the USA was booming in the 50s, because it manufactured things. Apple can't "burst." You can't burst a solid.

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[quote name='Fry' timestamp='1347955289' post='595185345']
You can't burst a solid.
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You can't burst a solid? What solid? Apple is coasting on 2 products only.. those 2 products get in trouble and their stock bursts. That's why they are suing everyone and trying to prevent competition.. because that's all they really have. That's why it's an overvalued stock and bubble.

They have been artificially bubbled up to the point of insanity so those investors in Apple can make more and more money. It has zero connectivity to any economic sense. They are basically basing the stock on Apple's brand recognition.. that's about it. This is how other bubbles (housing market and other ones were artificially inflated) and then when they burst those who bought in late got screwed.

Same exact thing with Apple.

But don't listen to me.. listen to some of the biggest investors:

[img]http://blogs-images.forbes.com/investor/files/2012/04/apple-guide1.png[/img]

[url="http://www.forbes.com/sites/investor/2012/04/23/five-signs-that-apple-is-a-bubble/"]http://www.forbes.co...le-is-a-bubble/[/url]


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[quote name='Fry' timestamp='1347955289' post='595185345']
Do you two dolts know the God damned definition of a bubble? A bubble means there is nothing there. The internet was a bubble. Stocks are a bubble. Mortgages are a bubble. Apple is not a bubble. Apple actually [i]manufactures[/i] things. It is 100% tangible.[/quote]
Whilst you're happy calling people dolts, your explanation makes absolutely no sense - you do not seem to understand what a stock market bubble is. Stock market bubbles have nothing to do with manufacturing, a bubble means that stock is priced above its real-world value. By this definition, it's valid to claim that Apple stock is bubbling.
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[quote name='Boz' timestamp='1347917247' post='595184409']
Nobody cares about these numbers anymore really.. to most objective people (even investors) this is insanity. A company that has 80% of their revenue on 2 products is valued more than other companies with diversified revenues.
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That's like saying Ford makes all it's money on 1 product (cars).

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[quote name='threetonesun' timestamp='1347972940' post='595185847']
That's like saying Ford makes all it's money on 1 product (cars).
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LOL not really.. Ford makes DOZENS of different things. Trucks, commercial trucks, different car models etc etc..

It would be the same if Ford made only Mustang and F150 and nothing else and that consisted of 80% of their revenue and they were coasting on brand recognition alone.

But that's not really the case. They are very well diversified.

Hell, even the luxury brands don't sell only 2 car models. Lamborghini, Porsche, Mercedes, Audi all have tons of different models and "form factors" for their vehicles with different specs and basically completely different models.

What's even more ridiculous is that Apple doesn't even have it's own manufacturing unlike Ford and everyone else. They outsource everything. They are basically Dell. So when you put those things in the equation, it makes it even more ridiculous.

It puts thing very much in perspective.. Apple, the most "valuable" company in the world, got that value on 2 products alone they don't even manufacture. No reasonable and logical investor would call them anything else but a bubble. Which they absolutely are.
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[quote name='Boz' timestamp='1347975643' post='595186007']
Hell, even the luxury brands don't sell only 2 car models. Lamborghini, Porsche, Mercedes, Audi all have tons of different models and "form factors" for their vehicles.
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iPod, iPad (2, maybe 3 soon), iPhone, Mac Mini, Macbook (Air, Pro, and Retina), iMac, Mac Pro, Apple TV, Airport Express/Extreme...

And that's only the hardware side. They are the largest vertically integrated tech company on the planet, at the moment. iTunes / App Store -> iOS -> iPod/Pad, OSX -> PC.

There's also the small fact that they sell a ton of computers to college students. If you asked me what their future earning potential is, I'd say it's absolutely gigantic.
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The bubble would have burst in this economy long ago. Apple's cruising on 2 things, solid performance, and quite ironically, hype. One's driving the other (not saying which one), and seeing their sales figures of their iPhone 5 launch I'm confident they're not going to tank any time soon.

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I see Boz still repeats the same ol' same ol' from 5 years ago.

See you in the next earnings report Boz!

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[quote name='threetonesun' timestamp='1347976186' post='595186027']
iPod, iPad (2, maybe 3 soon), iPhone, Mac Mini, Macbook (Air, Pro, and Retina), iMac, Mac Pro, Apple TV, Airport Express/Extreme...

And that's only the hardware side. They are the largest vertically integrated tech company on the planet, at the moment. iTunes / App Store -> iOS -> iPod/Pad, OSX -> PC.

There's also the small fact that they sell a ton of computers to college students. If you asked me what their future earning potential is, I'd say it's absolutely gigantic.
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It doesn't matter.. 80% of their revenue and value comes from 2 products..iPhone and iPad. This is what their current value is "based on". Without it, they wouldn't be worth squat.

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Well, its pretty amazing where they have come over the last couple of years. Everybody knows them and the two main products they sell. They've done a pretty amazing job. I wouldn't be surprised to see their stock hit 900 dollars before it crashes back to a reasonable amount.

I remember wanting an Apple computer before the iphone was released - now I'll steer well clear. A company with that much money equals a lot of power... too much... I don't like.

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[quote name='Boz' timestamp='1347976424' post='595186045']
It doesn't matter.. 80% of their revenue and value comes from 2 products..iPhone and iPad. This is what their current value is "based on". Without it, they wouldn't be worth squat.
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yeah, in early 2000's it was the ipod, they knew it and they knew it wouldn't last so they segwayed to iphone and ipads, while simultaneously increasing mac and itunes hardware sale *and* cracking the PC deathgrip in enterprises. leave aside the fact that because the hardware is so expensive and continues to outsell cheaper PC alternatives, the company makes *more* money PER PRODUCT compared to all alternatives that are sold. and most of all, they had over $100 billion sitting in cash to do whatever they want with it.

you do realize this isn't like an investment portfolio where you want to have diverse products simply to mitigate your risks?

most businesses have their flagship product aside from whatever else they sell, many only have 1~3 products to offer. the idea is to do few things really well as opposed to a mediocre job at a ton of things.

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[quote name='Boz' timestamp='1347976424' post='595186045']
It doesn't matter.. 80% of their revenue and value comes from 2 products..iPhone and iPad. This is what their current value is "based on". Without it, they wouldn't be worth squat.
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It's closer to 70%, but whatever. It used to be they made money off of iPods and Macs. In about five years, they completely changed their market to iPads and iPhones. And they can do this because, again, they control their entire product line. If the market shifts elsewhere (TVs?), Apple has the content providers, the software, the distribution channels, the cloud storage, and the hardware all lined up for it.

Everyone else in the industry is jealous of this. Microsoft wants to manufacture the surface so they can compete. Google would love to build phones in house. I think Apple's stock will level off when other tech companies catch up, but any "crash" would have major ramifications in the entire industry.

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[quote name='ChuckFinley' timestamp='1347953879' post='595185323']
They will most likely do a Stock Split so new investors can invest more money.
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I doubt it, they want to be like BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY.. make it look extreamly valuable in numbers... can't have a $24 apple stock, that just looks bad! *cough* MSFT after all their splits *cough*

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[quote name='threetonesun' timestamp='1347977629' post='595186115']
but any "crash" would have major ramifications in the entire industry.
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Well absolutely. But again it would be greed and over the top hype based on unrealistic values that got the industry in that position.. aka Wall Street.

It wouldn't mean squat for competition and innovation. it would have financial consequences for the stock market. This is why the legal system is desperately defending Apple as well and are heavily biased in their favor, whether they are wrong or right about something.

They pumped them up, and now it's the same thing we had with financial institutions and the collapse. It's very similar scenario and the same tactic. Milk it, hype it, bubble it up so they can make billions until it crashes.

It seems nothing changed.. they have done this with every industry and now it's tech industry again.

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[quote name='Boz' timestamp='1347978607' post='595186161']
Well absolutely. But again it would be greed and over the top hype based on unrealistic values that got the industry in that position.. aka Wall Street.

It wouldn't mean squat for competition and innovation. it would have financial consequences for the stock market. This is why the legal system is desperately defending Apple as well and are heavily biased in their favor, whether they are wrong or right about something.

They pumped them up, and now it's the same thing we had with financial institutions and the collapse. It's very similar scenario and the same tactic. Milk it, hype it, bubble it up so they can make billions until it crashes.

It seems nothing changed.. they have done this with every industry and now it's tech industry again.
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So Apple is too big to fail, time for Gov Intervention!

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[quote name='Boz' timestamp='1347978607' post='595186161']
They pumped them up, and now it's the same thing we had with financial institutions and the collapse. It's very similar scenario and the same tactic. Milk it, hype it, bubble it up so they can make billions until it crashes.

It seems nothing changed.. they have done this with every industry and now it's tech industry again.
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No, this is completely wrong. The original tech bubble was built on things like Pets.com, which was losing tons of money from they day they opened their doors. They had no business model, but they had tons of investors, because they all thought there was gold in them there internets.

The housing bubble happened because the markets were trading slices of mortgages on the unrealistic expectation (among other things), that housing prices would continue to increase at insane rates for ever. There was, like the original tech bubble, no real money in the market. Banks would give loans to people with practically nothing down, investors would split up those loans and repackage them to sell again, houses kept selling so people though there must be gold in them there houses.

Apple? Makes money hand over foot on everything it sells, is sitting on a pile of cash, and will, for the foreseeable future, continue to do so. That's not a bubble. They might be overvalued, but again, a crash on that would be something like us not wanting entertainment any more. I don't think that's going to happen.
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[quote name='Boz' timestamp='1347978607' post='595186161']
Well absolutely. But again it would be greed and over the top hype based on unrealistic values that got the industry in that position.. aka Wall Street.

It wouldn't mean squat for competition and innovation. it would have financial consequences for the stock market. This is why the legal system is desperately defending Apple as well and are heavily biased in their favor, whether they are wrong or right about something.

They pumped them up, and now it's the same thing we had with financial institutions and the collapse. It's very similar scenario and the same tactic. Milk it, hype it, bubble it up so they can make billions until it crashes.

It seems nothing changed.. they have done this with every industry and now it's tech industry again.
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you seem to hate apple for other reasons than your opinion on its stock price. maybe because how it's controlling, how it litigates or maybe even because they have lied/stretched the truth in their marketing and profited from it, i can understand that but if you think apple is overhyped/bubble then you're wrong. you have been for past several years (consistently), and you will be at least in the near future. the stock isn't "artificially" propped up by wall street analysts. at its current price it's not exactly viable either (you can't make that much money without a huge risk of losses).

i can argue the company's viability based on stock valuation, business analysis (company's operations efficiency, product cycles, product lifelines), consumer analysis, you name it.

this doesn't mean if there's an economic collapse and the world falls apart that apple won't suffer either (it did back in 2008 as well), but it will be far, far more resilient to it.

as they currently stand, if they made 0 sales for the next 3~4 years, they can still continue to run their operations from their cash alone without needing to sell any other assets.

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its going to be a laughing fest when windows 8 is released,and people realize they don't need to buy an ipad to complement their pc anymore when they can get one product,and it has all the apps,and still acts like a computer.

what will happen to AAPL then?

and all these analysts have been propping this stock up and intentionally putting out bad news about other competitors. its a ****in scam. once they inflate the stock to its limit, they get their money out,and let all the other suckers eat the loss.

ive been investing for a long time,and ive seen this happen all the time. its going to happen.
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[quote name='vcfan' timestamp='1347979822' post='595186261']
its going to be a laughing fest when windows 8 is released,and people realize they don't need to buy an ipad to complement their pc anymore when they can get one product,and it has all the apps,and still acts like a computer.

what will happen to AAPL then?

and all these analysts have been propping this stock up and intentionally putting out bad news about other competitors. its a ****in scam. once they get they inflate the stock so its limit, they get their money out,and let all the other suckers eat the loss.
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yeah [s]i wish you were right but[/s] nothing like that is going to happen.

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Bubble!?!?

I wish i had stocks of this Bubble you so call. Apple controls hardware and software, and both are top notch. And the bashing still makes them stronger like i usually say they began to rise when they began to itch.

Im glad there is Apple, if my tech world was still depending on windows PC

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