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Boris Zimin
Boris Zimin

Apple Buy Sell Or Hold


Is Apple stock a sell? I don't think so; its execution has spoken for itself. But I don't think it's a buy, either; its valuation will need to be reduced to a normal level, or the business must return to market-beating or even matching growth. As a result, I think Apple stock is a hold for 2023, as there are much better values out there.




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Yesterday, they launched their buy-now, pay-later service, and shares rallied. Apple is cash-rich. The bears have run out of reasons to sell this, and shares rallied today. All big tech has benefitted from the First National Bank of doofuses (the regional bank meltdown earlier this month).


He'd like to add in lower, but it holds in so well. One of the best all-weather stocks you can have. Performs well in periods of volatility, element of safety. Main driver will be continuing to get that install base, as services growth is where the story's going to come from.


The focus isn't on hardware, but the 1.1 billion user base globally. So, services, cross-selling and subscriptions are an opportunity here. Key point: folks are feeling a little better about the market. Consumers are resilient and enterprise is doing relatively well. Apple is up 19% YTD and trading at a premium. He isn't sure about 36% upside from here, though. Apple is a sentiment call.


She just trimmed MSFT and Apple. Still likes tech, but took profits to fund other stocks in industrials and health care, which could lead the second half of 2023. Interest rates will still pressure tech. Apple, a large holding at 5%, has near-term concerns regarding China. Long-term, she could re-buy these shares.


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Conventional wisdom says that a PEG ratio of 1 or less is considered good (at par or undervalued to its growth rate). A value greater than 1, in general, is not as good (overvalued to its growth rate). For example, a company with a P/E ratio of 25 and a growth rate of 20% would have a PEG ratio of 1.25 (25 / 20 = 1.25). A company with a P/E ratio of 40 and a growth rate of 50% would have a PEG ratio of 0.80 (40 / 50 = 0.80). Traditionally, investors would look at the stock with the lower P/E and deem it a bargain. But when compared to its growth rate, it does't have the earnings growth to justify its P/E. In this example, the one with the P/E of 40 is the better bargain because it is selling at a discount to its growth rate. So the PEG ratio tells you what you're paying for each unit of earnings growth.


A P/B of 1 means it's selling at its per share book value. A P/B of 2 means it's selling at 2 times its book value. A P/B of 0.5 means its selling at half its book value. Note; companies will typically sell for more than their book value in much the same way that a company will sell at a multiple of its earnings. The median P/B ratio for stocks in the S&P is just over 3. While a P/B of less than 3 would mean it's trading at a discount to the market, different industries have different median P/B values. So, as with other valuation metrics, it's a good idea to compare it to its relevant industry.


This measure is expressed as a percentage. A higher number means the more debt a company has compared to its capital structure. Investors like this metric as it shows how a company finances its operations, i.e., what percentage is financed thru shareholder equity or debt. A ratio under 40% is generally considered to be good.But note; this ratio can vary widely from industry to industry. So be sure to compare it to its group when comparing stocks in different industries.


Return on Equity (or ROE) is calculated as income divided by average shareholder equity (past 12 months, including reinvested earnings). The income number is listed on a company's Income Statement. Shareholder Equity (which is the difference between Total Assets and Total Liabilities) can be found on the Balance Sheet.


ROE is always expressed as a percentage. A company with an ROE of 10%, for example, means it created 10 cents of assets for every $1 of shareholder equity in a given year. Seeing how a company makes use of its equity, and the return generated on it, is an important measure to look at. ROE values, like other values, can vary significantly from one industry to another.


The 1 week price change reflects the collective buying and selling sentiment over the short-term. A strong weekly advance (especially when accompanied by increased volume) is a sought after metric for putting potential momentum stocks onto one's radar. Others will look for a pullback on the week as a good entry point, assuming the longer-term price changes (4 week, 12 weeks, etc.) are strong. The Momentum Score takes all of this and more into account.


Apple holds several positive signals, but we still don't find these to be enough for a buy candidate. At the current level, it should be considered as a hold candidate (hold or accumulate) in this position whilst awaiting further development. Due to some small weaknesses in the technical picture we have downgraded our analysis conclusion for this stock since the last evaluation from a Strong Buy to a Hold/Accumulate candidate.


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