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The run in big bank stocks may not be over, say Wall Street analysts. And many are particularly positive on Bank of America and Citigroup this year. “The group is putting up decent numbers, despite the fact you have more subdued economic growth and persistent low interest rates,” said Barclays bank analyst Jason Goldberg of […]


Having been beaten, bludgeoned and brutalized over the past 6-7 months, Apple Computer (AAPL) has been the subject of a wide array of metaphors, similes and analogies that speak to the historic collapse of its stock which dropped 36% off its high, and wiped out around $225 billion in market cap. On the short term, […]


Evan Niu, CFA February 13, 2013 Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is cheap. It’s a fact. Considering the massive 33% pullback that shares have seen over the past few months, combined with a rock-solid business, Apple’s trading multiples have compressed further into value territory. Earnings were relatively flat last quarter, but the company’s P/E has still trended […]


As part of our process, we perform a rigorous discounted cash-flow methodology that dives into the true intrinsic worth of companies. In Apple’s (AAPL) case, we think the firm is significantly undervalued. This article is the only one that showcases the value of Apple through a robust three-stage discounted cash flow model. We think the […]


On February 14, 2013, at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Landon Cooper and the Miles 2 Give organization will set out on a journey to run across the U.S. Landon will average 21 miles per day, for 150 straight days, until reaching his final destination of Ocean City, MD in mid-July. Why would […]


A lot has been said and written about Apple’s (AAPL) Q1 report. My goal is to approach earnings reports and price targets from an objective, fundamental, value perspective, instead of from the emotional and breathless direction so many investors and stock market writers use. So, first, Q1 was hardly a “bad” quarter. Revenue rose 18% […]


Thanks to a rare earnings miss in its fiscal first quarter, Apple shares are falling nearly 11% in after-hours trading, to $458, after rising almost 2% Wednesday before the close. Investors were disappointed in particular that iPhone sales weren’t stronger and that Apple’s second-quarter forecast came in lower than analysts expected. During the analyst call, […]


Bank stocks offer some of the best opportunities for investors in years, with Bank of America and others poised to post double-digit gains in the year ahead, well-known analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC on Tuesday. “There’s an incredible growth opportunity within the financials, particularly Bank of America, Citigroup, Discover Financial—and there are others,” Whitney told […]


Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose 31 percent in the last calendar year to be one of the best-performing stocks of 2012 and outperform the broad Nasdaq by almost twice the growth. Incredibly, though, by the time the euphoria of the launch of the iPhone 5 in September turned into the very real worry of fiscal cliff-related capital […]


Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is not part of the Consumer Electronics Show, but it’s clearly not far from the minds that are focusing on the annual tech gala. According to Insider Monkey, Topeka Capital analyst Brian White told CNBC on Monday that data from the CES gave him even more reason to be bullish on the iPhone […]