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Even After Today's Sell-Off, Apple's Still a Screaming Buy

Today, just after Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) huge rally in the wake of the fiscal cliff deal, the stock took another inexplicable drop, this time of around 2%. With its earnings report coming in just under three weeks from now, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner gives us some of the most important things to pay attention to about Apple at the moment. He tells us how the company is allaying investor concerns about a slowdown in innovation, why he sees the company continuing to dominate its prime product segments despite stronger-than-ever competition, and why Apple may have an edge on the next space everyone wants to own: smart TVs.

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  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2013, at 9:05 PM, blueofblue wrote:

    let them sell off then buy it back after earning

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2013, at 9:11 PM, deasystems wrote:

    I think mean, "ESPECIALLY After Today's Sell-Off, Apple's a Screaming Buy."

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2013, at 9:16 PM, reithmeier wrote:

    Steve Jobs reinvented three industries with Apple (Music; Movies; PCs). Sadly Jobs is gone and without him Apple is just another face in the crowd.

  • Report this Comment On January 04, 2013, at 9:56 PM, sluggo47 wrote:

    There was no guaranty that Jobs would have come up with any more winners than he did. There is evidence that Jobs left with many of his ideas in the pipeline. So if you are a Jobs fan then you will see his legacy for quite a few more years. Stand by for act 2 sans Jobs.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2013, at 12:04 AM, TimKnows wrote:

    I'm new to all of this, can anybody make these silly videos? I would think you could be sued for making this nonsense up. Thanks

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2013, at 12:15 AM, DrGoldin wrote:

    @TimKnows: Don't worry about it--the guy who made the video is new to all of this too.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2013, at 12:39 AM, mmoser105 wrote:

    I am sick of Apple. Tim Cook is a product guy. Steve Jobs was an innovator/disrupter. The company is not focused on innovation and quality. Too many lawsuits, lack of focus and cant even negotiate a decent deal with China Mobile. Too many scratching and clawing employees, job security which lost momentum along with the stock price. No one is minding the store at Apple and I am out.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2013, at 1:12 AM, dwilh51183 wrote:

    AGAIN, you morons are missing the MOST IMPORTANT point here, ...which is it doesn't matter how Apple makes the money! It only matters that they're making more and more and more every day. If a grocery store chain sells hamburgers,fruits, pastries, meats ,shampoos,ETC.. and now they are selling less meat, you don't say "they have to innovate and come up with another product." So now the grocery store is selling 10x the pastries and donuts, hence all the fat kids and their fat ass parents, AND THEIR EARNINGS ARE GROWING 25-42% EVERY QUARTER... you don't sell the stock and write stupid articles every day, do ya? Noooooope, you just watch the stock go higher because it doesn't matter what the grocery store sells. I think AAPL should make suckers in the shape of an apple and sell them to all you guys who are suckers.AAPL IS A STRONG BUY!

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2013, at 1:19 AM, CROIC wrote:

    mmoser105 wrote:

    "I am sick of Apple. Tim Cook is a product guy. Steve Jobs was an innovator/disrupter."

    That's pretty funny. 6 months ago the word was that Tim Cook would fail because he's a process guy, not a product guy. Now that's obviously false, even to Apple bears.

    If Apple keeps innovating and making tons of money, eventually the only objection to Cook will be that he doesn't wear jeans and black sweaters.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2013, at 1:24 AM, TimKnows wrote:

    Thanks Dr Godin,

    I came away with the same opinion, he has no idea what he is talking about. The stock looks horrible with the S and P at 2007 highs and Apple down on the first strong week since the tax excuse. Let's face it, Apple's days are clearly over. My question to him would be how far can this thing drop if they release another phone? Shareholders can't afford another product launch. Thanks again.

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2013, at 1:39 AM, TimKnows wrote:

    I see you don't have to have any qualifications to post to this board! The only list for "qualifications" is "What schools did you attend"? Seriously? Sounds like a day at The University of Phoenix is all it takes to do a video here. Well, you get what you pay for! Good luck everyone and hold the Apples!

  • Report this Comment On January 05, 2013, at 8:48 AM, JaanS wrote:

    I argue that Apple is ready to blast off, this sell off is just a step in the process.

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