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Apple drops under $600; is the moon ride over for investors?

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:00

Back at work after a two day Hurricane Sandy-related hiatus, Nasdaq traders are dumping shares of Apple following the management shake-up with Scott Forstall and John Broweet; shares of the Cupertino tech giant are down more than 2% and have dropped under $600 a share...

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posted on 31 Oct 2012, 16:03

49. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Losing over 1/7th of value in one month is kind of a big deal.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 17:25 1

67. roscuthiii (Posts: 2244; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Smart investors sit on stock long term if the stock pays dividends just for owning shares. Which Apple has historically declined to do. The stock market needs trades. It's a necessity. People sitting on trades just causes stagnation. Same as any economy.
A share's valuation is a moot point until it's sold/traded. Doesn't matter if you only paid $1 for a share that's now worth $1K... Mathematically, you're still at $-1/share until you do something with it because you can't "spend" a share.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 14:36 1

41. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

Baby you are down down down down down :p

That's what I predicted couple of months back for "A 4 Apple" when Sammy announced its Note 2 :) I think its a good time for Scott to leave this company :)

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 19:27

56. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

Every bubble will burst eventually. Check out tulip maia. The Apple of its day.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:06 4

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 24974; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Oh lord here we go. The u know who's r gonna have a field day with this.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:10 7

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Can we say iMaps? The manufacturing 'issues' (scratched case and what-not) didn't help, either. What is the saying - What goes up must come down?

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:27 4

9. MeoCao (unregistered)

It's said that Apple does not disclose iPad mini preorder numbers and that makes investors believe the numbers are not good.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 12:02

18. bragzter (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)

Don't think Apple has ever revealed pre order numbers, or any other company. They all say it has surpassed expectations or set record numbers. But the iPad mini steps into a market that's dominated by low cost devies from Amazon and ASUS/Google which is much better than it.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:12 5

4. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

2% isnt much. It just seems big because of their stock price.

however, I've been saying the apple ride is going to end in the next year or 2 for quite a while if they didnt do a refresh of their line..
and they are proving they have no intentions of doing a true refresh.. unless you count iMaps.. lol.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:18

5. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

The stock market is fickle and analysts/investers manipulate for their own. My rule of thumb is never trust any stock analyst, lawyer or guy giving out candy in front of his tinted van. Breaking that rule can lead to a sore ***hole.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:20 2

7. robocopvn (Posts: 448; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)

When it reaches the climax, it will slowly goes down. Not only stock, but everything

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 12:50 1

28. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Well that's the definition of the word "climax" isn't it? The problem is to determine if Apple has hit its climax yet.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:26

8. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

I doubt one day of drop spell doom for Apple. Now, if this trend keeps up over, say a month. Then maybe we will have something to laugh about.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 12:54

30. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

It has though. Apple's stock has been steadily declining since late September. Maybe if they didn't copy their competitors by making bigger phones and smaller tablets, but actually started innovating on actual usability like they had been under Stevie J they wouldn't be in this problem.

(That last part was extreme speculation on my part.)

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:28 4

10. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

Beginning of The End of the Apple Kingdom...

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:44 4

12. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

At last investors have realized that $700 for a rotten apple is irrelevant

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:46 1

13. infinitemethod (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

This is what happens when start making the exact same device over all platforms. Not to mention their stale, out of date OS.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:47

14. Aeires (unregistered)

I'm wondering what the tipping point is, that point where it drops to a certain value that causes people to abandon ship over fear of losing their investment. Most likely it's a much lower value than it is, but stocks are like herds, when spooked they all stampede in one direction.

When the iPad Mini was announced, AAPL dropped almost $10 in less than two minutes when they announced the pricing. Regardless of being sold out (of how many units?), the Mini did not cause their stocks to go up like previous new models have. Even refreshed models did better for AAPL than the Mini did.

And the shopping season is going to be brutal this year. Not only is Android hot, Samsung has found a solid stride and MS is getting their stride. Apple will make a lot of money, just doubt it's going to be like previous years.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:52 2

15. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

When you spend tons of money on Lawyers and tons of money on Marketing, and a few dollars on research (looking to see who you can sue); yea it's safe to say your stocks will fall.

You don't need to be an investor/stock analyst/rocket scientist to figure this one out.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 12:00 2

17. ilia1986 (unregistered)

The end of evil is nigh. :D

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 12:07

19. PhoneCritic (Posts: 958; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Its just the cycle. Nothing , and we all know this, last forever. As I stated before Microsoft had it day. Intel had its day. Xerox had its Day, Nokia had its day, RIM had its Day, IBM had its day, Cisco had its day, so Now Apple has had its day and it is starting to fade . Who's turn is it now ? Samsung will have its time then Google. They to will fade as the next innovative company emerges. Maybe your company maybe mines who knows?

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 12:13

20. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Yes, but lest hope that the next company which will "have it's day" won't be as greedy and corrupted as Apple.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 12:52

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 24974; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

His company is apple dude. He just hides it now.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 12:44 1

23. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Apple's stock went up.. OMGZ!!!! They will reach 1000!!!!

Apple's stock went down.. OMGZZZZ!!! the ride is over!!!! your phone will be useless in 3 days!

Seriously, this is rediculous.. I'm getting so tired of reading these "reports" as the are all just speculative knee jerk reactions.

If Apple's stock continues to slide after a month.. 2 months.. then we could be on to something.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 12:47

25. toiletcleaner (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

wen Apple saw he was losing costumer VS Google, they hurry up and announce the Ipad mini plus the new ipad. ( no the the old one, the new one. yea that one. no. no that one. anyway .... the new one ) because investors care only for $$$, and apple is full of them. google is getting little by little to the top. to the point where apple is trying all they can to stop it. but here is my message to Apple : You are to late now. Wake up

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 12:49

26. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

So 120 billion lost in makret cap already right since 15% has dropped since a high of 700+? What a pounding the most valuable comapny has to take amidst all the launches in less than 5 weeks. Everything is selling good, all preorders get sold out in less than 48 hrs and yet stocks crash.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 13:25

32. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

that's because stocks aren't based on sales at all, but about image. Apple still has an inflated image, but some disappointment from Iphone 5 and Ipad Mini announcements have hurt.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 13:50

34. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Who cares if "investors" are scared? The company is selling everything in its lineup at crazy rates. Investors might pussy out, but the company is getting richer as we speak.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 14:22

37. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

It's a good idea to jump ship. Say Nokia is at such a low point it can only rise with Windows 8, or jump on the LG bandwagon that puts the fear into Samsung heads.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 14:25 2

38. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

The beginning of an end

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