Is Apple's Epic Run Over?

After falling big from its highs, investors everywhere are wondering: is Apple's epic run over?

Today, Fool.com contributors Chris Bledsoe and Austin Smith chime in. 

While headlines about Apple's demise are powerful, Austin believes they are often inaccurate  The company's growth and dominant position are the best in the industry, and the missteps that the market loves to highlight are typically blown out of context for shock value. 

An impartial look at Apple's fundamentals shows a company that's extremely cheap for the growth it's putting up today.

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  • Report this Comment On November 11, 2012, at 5:29 AM, AllahMuhammed wrote:

    Don't just sell, SHORT!

    This is going to be the easiest money you'll make the rest of the year.

    AAPL will sink to AT LEAST 450. If you short now, you'll make a tidy 17% in probably less than a month.

    Anyone buying now in the midst of a massive sell-off deserves to get burnt.

    Without any new product announcements, earnings reports or anticipated news events that could send the stock back skyward for at least three months, buying now would mean seeing your portfolio sink and needing to wait out months hoping it'll bounce back.

    With Foxconn publicly admitting production difficulties with the iPhone 5 preventing them from fulfilling Apple's orders in time for the holiday season, the news just keeps getting worse and worse for Apple.

    And with investors taking a wait-and-see approach on how the new Nexus, Kindle Fire HD, Nook, Surface and Galaxy smartphones and tablets will fare against the iPhone and iPad this Christmas, it's extremely unlikely any significant recovery could happen for AAPL until well after the holidays when year-end sales figures are released.

    Even a strong holiday sales period isn't assured for Apple with the weak global economy reducing shopper spending power and giving additional advantage to Apple's competitors offering less expensive, but feature rich alternatives.

    If Apple's holiday sales continue the recent downward trajectory that has left the iPhone with only a 15% share of the smartphone market and the iPad with 50% share of the tablet market down from 95% two years ago, you can pretty much kiss a recovery goodbye.

    What Apple needs is another new product game-changer like the iPod, iPhone and iPad to continue its growth and retain its market dominance. Incremental improvements, cosmetic changes and resizing of the same tired product lines will just see Apple permanently forfeit its market leadership position to a more daring, innovative competitor.

  • Report this Comment On November 12, 2012, at 10:56 AM, cpemail wrote:

    Dead Jobs, Rotten Apple

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