Analyst sees Apple's stock hitting $2000 by 2015

Analyst sees Apple's stock hitting $2000 by 2015
With some Elliott Wave proponents looking for a drop to $510 in Apple's stock, there are many who expect the stock to rise sharply. Take independent analyst Andy M. Zaky. Unlike technical analysts who look at the action of the stock itself to predict where a stock is going, Zaky uses fundamental analysis which looks at the business and earnings of a company. Zaky uses a stock's P/E (Price to Earnings ratio) to determine if a stock is a buy or a sell and the analyst says that even if Apple's current P/E of 14 doesn't move higher, the stock will be $2000 by 2015.

Zaky makes that call by assuming that the "E" part of the equation, earnings, will rise sharply. From its current trailing twelve months earnings figure of $41.04 a share, the analyst sees 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.

source: AppleInsider



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34 Comments

1. LordOfTroll

Posts: 54; Member since: May 08, 2012

Lol? Failed analysis

2. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

lets just hope its not another tech bubble

3. android_hitman unregistered

Apple stock will fail by 2015!!! it's already overrated and overpriced..

17. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 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: Dec 05, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Windows 8 will take share from android not Apple.

21. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Can I borrow your crystal ball?

31. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Sorry iamcc, 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: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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: Jan 18, 2012

oh yah like the ip4s and new ipad, those were just revolutionary lmao.

13. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

18. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

And what exactly has Apple innovated?

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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: Feb 02, 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)

22. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

You are an idiot taco...

23. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

only company innovating? HAHAHA

24. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-found-to-violate-a-Motorola-patent_id29434

25. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 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

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Wishful thinking. Apple isn't going anywhere.

34. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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: Jan 18, 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: Sep 04, 2011

Have you seen the evolution of Samsung ? http://m.yahoo.com/w/yfinance/quote/005930.KS?.tsrc=samsungwi&.sep=phone#bp-hist:tabs-96=2; It is growing faster than apple or I am mistaken?

12. APPLE_R0YALLY

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

Lets hope so.....

14. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Horsesh!t

15. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

screwed up crap analysis

16. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

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