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Would Ben Graham Buy Apple (AAPL)?

Filed in Apple, Bank Gold, earnings, EPS, ipad, Lear, o, shares by on February 14, 2011 0 Comments
Would Ben Graham Buy Apple (AAPL)?

Filed under: Apple Inc (AAPL) , Newsletters , Stocks to Buy “Is Apple (( AAPL ) undervalued? We expect the company’s earnings to grow at a rapid 24% pace during the next five years,” says J. Royden Ward who believe the tech stock meets the criteria for a long-term value investment. The editor of Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Letter explains, “At 14.7 times our one-year forward EPS estimate, shares are clearly undervalued. Indeed, we consider AAPL to be low risk. “Apple develops, manufactures and markets personal computers and consumer electronic products. Exciting new products portend continued rapid growth in future years. Continue reading Would Ben Graham Buy Apple (AAPL)? Would Ben Graham Buy Apple (AAPL)? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Nvidia: A Company on the Move

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Nvidia: A Company on the Move

Filed under: Stocks to Buy Investors are always searching the landscape for new and upcoming companies. This year and last the tech sector has had the greatest stars. One small tech company on the move is Nvidia ( NVDA ). The company specializes in visual computing technologies. Why give this company a second look? Apple’s ( AAPL ) iPhone and iPad have changed the way we view the Internet. Now the iPhone and iTablet are using an increasingly large amount of graphic design. Nvidia is on the cutting edge of this new technology. Continue reading Nvidia: A Company on the Move Nvidia: A Company on the Move originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 13 Feb 2011 11:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone

Filed in Apple, Google, ipad, Microsoft, New Gold, Nokia, o, South African Gold, Spot Gold by on February 13, 2011 0 Comments
Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone

Filed under: Competitive Strategy , Microsoft (MSFT) , Nokia Corp. (NOK) , Smartphones This is probably one of the most interesting stories of the Internet revolution. Microsoft ( MSFT ) jumped out the starting gate with its Windows operating system and took the world by storm. Then for some unknown reason, Microsoft missed the entire search engine revolution and Google ( GOOG ) raced to first place. Now Microsoft has again missed the next leg — the iPhone and iPad revolution, and Apple ( AAPL ) holds first place in this segment. Nokia ( NOK ) was a pioneer in the smartphone revolution, but with Apple’s drive to the top, Nokia lost its momentum. Once Nokia had 50% of the handset market . Now that share has fallen to just 29%. It’s hard to believe but Microsoft has only 2% of the global phone software market. Continue reading Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 13 Feb 2011 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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ASML Holding NV (ASML): ‘Quiet Star’ in Mobile Devices

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ASML Holding NV (ASML): ‘Quiet Star’ in Mobile Devices

Filed under: Newsletters , Stocks to Buy “Don’t worry about whether the iphone will beat the Android, or the Galaxy the ipad; rather, you should buy the maker of chip machines for mobile devices,” says Frida Ghitis . The contributing editor to Global Investing explains, “Spun off from Phillips, ASML Holdings NV ( ASML ) — a quiet high tech star — is the world leader making lithography system machines for chipmaking by the semiconductor industry. Continue reading ASML Holding NV (ASML): ‘Quiet Star’ in Mobile Devices ASML Holding NV (ASML): ‘Quiet Star’ in Mobile Devices originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Ho, Ho, Ho: Apple Sells 47,160,000 New iThings in Q1

Filed in Apple, BP, Gold, GOld juniors, Gold Market, ipad, Lear, Microsoft, o by on January 19, 2011 0 Comments
Ho, Ho, Ho: Apple Sells 47,160,000 New iThings in Q1

Judging from Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) first quarter numbers, the Steve Jobs medical leave story is only going to be a minor hiccup in the short term. Fresh off of the Christmas holiday, Apple crushed it again. Net income in the fiscal first quarter rose to $6 billion, or $6.43 a share. That blew away last year’s take of $3.38 billion, or $3.67/share as profits surged 78%. In the blow out quarter, which appropriately enough ended on Dec. 25, Apple sold: 7.33 million iPads. 16.2 million iPhones 4.13 million Mac computers And 19.5 million iPod media players. That’s a total of 47,160,000 new electronics devices sold in just three months. Put another way, thats one new gadget for every 6.6 Americans since September 25 th . Somewhere, no doubt PC guy is now beating his head against a brick wall. Because let’s face it, Microsoft has now been completely left in the dust by the company it bailed out in 1997 with $150 million investment. In just two short years, Apple has practically put the game out of reach. As for Steve Jobs, lets just say that the company will do just fine without him for the time being. Related Articles: Apple: Stock of the Year Apple’s Next Evolution Apple Sets its Sights on iSpecs To learn more about Wealth Daily click here Advertisement Most Important 500 Square Miles on Earth Becomes Private Property It was a stretch of barren landscape just a couple hundred miles away from the North Pole… But locked within it sat a 50-year supply of the most important class of industrial metals known to man. Earlier this year— for the first time ever — a single company took hold of this land… And altered the course of the world’s high-tech market forever. Learn more here. Ho, Ho, Ho: Apple Sells 47,160,000 New iThings in Q1 originally appeared in Wealth Daily . Wealth Daily is a free daily newsletter featuring contrarian investment insights and commentary.

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Lands Street High Price of $450 From Ticonderoga

Filed in Apple, Gold Prices, ipad, MacBook Air, o, target, Ticonderoga Securities by on January 14, 2011 0 Comments

We’re only a few days away from the highly anticipated release of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) latest quarterly report, and the mania is getting so great that Ticonderoga Securities has offered up a price target on Apple of $450, and the average price target for Apple from analysts stands at $398. of 54 analysts covering Apple, 49 have a “Buy” rating on the stock, with the remaining five having a “Hold

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Six Stocks for the Next Ten Years

Six Stocks for the Next Ten Years

It was a cold and blustery winter day when I met my father for lunch last week. This is one of the few unexpectedly pleasant things I discovered in my middle age… I can now sit with my father, digest dragon rolls and a bit of wisdom obscured by banter and watch the world march by a plate glass window. At one point between the miso soup and the spicy tuna, Dad told me that he had been putting $1,000 a year into a mutual fund for each of his grandchildren on their birthday. And due to a happenstance of luck, one particular granddaughter who was born in April was up more than 20% over the other ten grandkids. He had chosen a mutual fund that would gradually switch from equities to bonds the closer it came to the tuition due date. Well, I thought, that’s nice of him. A bad gold call But for the record, this is the same man who put money in a gold fund for my college expenses during the seventies and early eighties. From the time he started investing until I needed the money in 1988, gold only went down — falling from $10,00 an ounce to $250 or so at the bottom. It was a spectacularly poor investment, and when it was sold, it was worth half as much as he put in. Not that I wasn’t grateful, as it bought many a Natty Boh; I only wish he had chosen Apple, Microsoft, or Wal-Mart. Now I don’t think the run in gold and silver is over — not by a long shot. Back in 1980, my grandparents would greet us with pre-1965 silver dollars. My Aunt would give us coin sets for birthdays and for Christmas. And these people made their living from farming, ranching, and selling insurance — not what you’d call Wall Street insiders. As far as I can tell this isn’t happening yet. The blow-off top in the metals market is still down the road… Buy low, sell high This led me to think about the big picture. Where would you put money today in order to reap the large returns in fifteen years? The Sam Walton biography tells the story of a truck driver who worked for Wal-Mart and retired a millionaire on WMT stock alone… Or John Templeton, who bought Freddie Mac in 1980 for his wife’s retirement fund and turned $3,000 into a million as interest rates fell from 21% to 8% and housing took off. The trick isn’t to buy high and sell higher ; it’s to buy low in a company that will likely be around and thriving in 15 years. The lost decade There is one sector that is cheap, solid, pays dividends, and is expanding: the old school tech plays that no one wants to talk about. Let’s take a step back and look at why these stocks are so cheap. The first reason is that they got ramped up in the 1999 dot-com bubble. All of these stocks like Oracle (ORCL), Microsoft (MSFT), Intel (INTC), Qualcomm (QCOM), Cisco (CSCO), and Corning (GLW) were trading at price-to-earnings ratios over 100. They split their stocks again and again so that Oracle has 3.8 billion in their float. Microsoft has 7.5 billion. There are so many shares out there that Wall Street …

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Microsoft to Feature New Chips With Next Windows

Filed in Apple, ipad, lead, New Gold, o, South African Gold by on January 6, 2011 0 Comments
Microsoft to Feature New Chips With Next Windows

Filed under: Google (GOOG) , Microsoft (MSFT) , Apple Inc (AAPL) , Intel (INTC) , Advanced Micro Dev (AMD) , QUALCOMM Inc (QCOM) , Texas Instruments (TXN) , Technology For years Microsoft ( MSFT ) was the tech leader. Then, Google ( GOOG ) came along and Microsoft missed the entire search engine revolution. But Microsoft still dominated in software. Then came Apple ( AAPL ) with its iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Again, Microsoft missed the small device revolution. The Wall Street Journal reports that now Microsoft is playing catch-up again. With its next operating system it will use low-powered chips similar to those Apple uses. Continue reading Microsoft to Feature New Chips With Next Windows Microsoft to Feature New Chips With Next Windows originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 06 Jan 2011 11:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Expedia Downgraded to “Hold” at Soleil Securities (EXPE)

Filed in dividend, downgrade, Gold Investment, ipad, o, shares by on January 3, 2011 0 Comments

Online travel company Expedia, Inc. ( EXPE ) on Monday caught a downgrade from analysts at Soleil Securities. The firm said it cut its rating on EXPE from “Buy” to “Hold,” citing multiple headwinds the company will face this year. Among those factors are “1) The AMR Corp (NYSE: AMR) controversy will likely be a sentiment drag and points to broader risk to OTA ticket comp, 2) Concern over the Google (NYSE: GOOG) GOOG-ITA combo will continue to be an overhang for the OTAs, 3) GOOG’s Place pages pose a threat in hotel search (TripAdvisor in particular). We are more worried about the impact to sentiment as these issues evolve than we are the financial risk, but cannot see a positive fundamental catalyst on the horizon.” Expedia shares rose 16 cents, or +0.6%, in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line Shares of Expedia ( EXPE ) have a 1.12% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $25.09. The stock has technical support in the $22-$24 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $ 28 price level. Expedia, Inc. ( EXPE ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Apple Sued Over Apps Privacy Issues; Google May Be Next

Filed in Apple, gld, Gold, Gold Spot Market, ipad, o by on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

Reuters | Two separate groups of iPhone and iPad users have sued Apple alleging that certain software applications were passing personal user information to third-party advertisers without consent.

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Top Picks 2011: Apple (AAPL)

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Top Picks 2011: Apple (AAPL)

Filed under: Apple Inc (AAPL) , Newsletters , Stocks to Buy , Best Stocks for 2011 This post is one in a series in which more than 60 newsletter advisors share their Top Stock Picks for 2011 . This special report is courtesy of TheStockAdvisors.com . “After its two-year romp from 85 to 320 you might be leery of buying Apple ( AAPL ),” notes Stephen Quickel . The editor of US Investment Report explains, “The stock’s advance has slowed noticeably since topping 300 in October. Even so, we regard Apple as one of our Top Picks for 2011 — destined to crack above 400 in the year or so ahead. Continue reading Top Picks 2011: Apple (AAPL) Top Picks 2011: Apple (AAPL) originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 29 Dec 2010 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) Growth Estimates Slashed by JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM)

Citing competition from alternatives to PC’s like Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad, growth estimates for companies like Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) were cut by JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM). JPMorgan analyst Mark Moskowitz said, “Given the recent enterprise trend- line, we do not expect any ‘big boom’ quarter in the near to mid-term. While we believe Cisco Systems

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