Analyst sees Apple's stock hitting $2000 by 2015
Apple's TTM earnings more than tripling to $145.96 by the fourth quarter of 2015. That would work out to a stock price of $2,043.44 at the current P/E ratio, giving the company a two trillion dollar market cap. Apple would then be worth more than any company has ever been valued at in the history of world markets.
Zaky sees 55 million units of the Apple iPhone shipping in the first quarter of 2013 with 80 million units being shipped the next year. For the first quarter of 2015, the analyst expects Apple to ship 110 million units of its iconic smartphone. He says that 2014 will see Apple's peak as a growth company and this growth will stall as the tech giant become a mature firm in 2015. And for those keeping track, during 2015 we should see the 9th generation Apple iPhone launch.
3. android_hitman (Posts: 696; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)
Apple stock will fail by 2015!!! it's already overrated and overpriced..
17. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
Totally agree! They're the new Blackberry/Nokia! Arrogantly ignoring the market direction and user's wishes only to be surprised when the market "suddenly" shifts away and shuns their devices!
4. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Before that happened, Windows 8 will already be stealing Apple's marketshare. 2015 is the right time for Windows (Phone) 8 to take off
7. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Windows 8 will take share from android not Apple.
31. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
But I have to agree with taco50 on this one. I think Apple users will remain loyal while Android users will become increasingly interested in Windows 8. Especially once developers realize its easier to develop for Windows then Android. Just my opinion.
5. Dr.Phil (Posts: 952; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
This analysis assumes too many things are going to be stable. And if there is one thing you should know about the market is that it is anything but stable especially in this time period. We are seeing so much market volatility now that it will probably not stabilize until another couple years from now. So I hope no one puts stock (haha get it?) in this analysis.
6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
It's hard to predict the future of Apple especially with Steve Jobs gone. However Apple is the only company innovating right now in the mobile field. If the people Jobs left in place keep on the same path I wouldn't be surprised if Apple's stock hits $2,000.
10. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
oh yah like the ip4s and new ipad, those were just revolutionary lmao.
13. matrix_neo (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Apple is the only company innovating right now in the mobile field...really??!! When this year or 5 years ago?! Why apple the only company knows technology?! So sad your always here in pa commenting and pa never failed to write articles about companies recent innovations. Yeah you just read article about apple and android.
They reached 2000 and at the same time a lot of news about workers in foxconn company getting a hazardous working environment, unpaid salaries and ot. Getting rich at the expense of taking advantage of poor people.
19. -box- (Posts: 3913; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Here's what taco thinks are "innovations": higher res screens, higher res cameras, multiple processors, and a notification bar and other small software tweaks to enhance usability.
Gosh, sounds like everyone else, doesn't it? Especially (gasp) Android! And guess what? Those are called "evolutionary changes", not "innovations"
I think this analyst either overbought apple stock and wants it to skyrocket for their own greed, or recommended it to friends and isn't seeing it go the way they want it. I see apple following the rise and sharp declines of RIM, Palm, Kodak, IBM, and to a point, Nokia (though Nokia and IBM are on the rise)
27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
"Here's what taco thinks are "innovations": higher res screens, higher res cameras, multiple processors, and a notification bar and other small software tweaks to enhance usability"
You're thinking of android. Android makers aren't innovating so they make bigger screens and faster processors to try and differentiate. It hasn't worked.
33. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Than androids quad core phones with more than 300 ppi (by apples definition a retina display) and cameras of higher quality than the ip4s and notification bar all must be inovative. Apple had dual core after everyone else, a notification bar after android and higher resolution cameras before them. They also have small software tweaks. So how was the ip4s more innovative than android. (with the exception of Siri)
24. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
You mean stealing not innovating. You can thank Android for that awesome notification system. Plus they stole their technology from Motorola. Remember this enlightening article?
25. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
taco, lol, you are by far the cutest little follower of the iHerd yet.. almost soo innocent sounding in your blind FANBOYiOSM :(
Don't just see technology through the narrow vision of Apple's eye!
26. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
oh and by 2015 the fall of Apple would already be in full effect.. from their mediocre rise through the 80's and 90's (13bill market cap to MS' 400bill) to a couple hit wonders in the 2000's that obviously has paid off BUT to the eventual I am sick of being told what to do and how to do it with my 2 useful products and truly limiting softare that others do better attitude by even the most taco-type faithful...
Apple's reign is now just on the verge of decline and soon it will just be like it was when MS was squashing the little fruit... just this time the squasher is Google
28. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Wishful thinking. Apple isn't going anywhere.
34. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6803; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
U CAN'T PREDICT SHYT like these dumb ass analyst
8. wendygarett (unregistered)
So the analyst want me to sell another kidney to invest in order to get back two kidneys? LOL
9. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
I wish I could be an "analyst". Getting paid to make crap shoot guesses must be a nice job.
No way apple hits 2k unless they come up with some new cash cow. The iphone isn't the premier phone anymore and other tablets are starting to catch up, not to mention w8 tablets coming out in the fall.
11. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Have you seen the evolution of Samsung ?
It is growing faster than apple or I am mistaken?
16. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
I really doubt.. by 2015 teenagers will be bored of iDevices and will want something new and the iPhone just won't cut it.
I predict that Apple will be the next Nokia, but we will have to wait and see.
20. -box- (Posts: 3913; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I think the next Palm, RIM, or Kodak, as they'll be so absorbed with their own hubris they won't realize how dire a situation they're in until it's too late, and they won't have a reasonable functional plan to emerge from it
29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I think you're ignoring Apple dominates in business while majority of android users are 18-24.
32. remco1975 (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
Hmmm...the stock market is just like a game of chance: You win some, you loose some and if you're lucky you gain a small profit over extended periods of time. But when enough people believe these "hallelujah" reports, they become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Until the big bust comes, that is.......
Fact is: nobody, not even these "specialists", knows what will happen. And anybody who claims they do are either ignorant or lying. No matter wat OS you like best.