The Next 5 Years: Apple or Google?

The following video is from Wednesday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Austin Smith and Eric Bleeker discuss the top business and investing stories of the day.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) is hitting 52-week lows. Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) is hitting all-time highs. In this installment of MarketFoolery, our analysts talk about the prospects for each stock over the next five years.

There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, after the company's massive backslide, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.

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  • Report this Comment On March 06, 2013, at 4:01 PM, applefan1 wrote:

    Apple and Google over the next 5 years? I would pick Apple since they have room for growth in all of their markets. They just have to not screw up as much. Google hasn't done well in terms of selling an actual physical product. The Nexus 4 wasn't that big of a seller. Nexus 7 sold OK, but there's not profit in it. Motorola Mobility lost money.

    Google Glass is more of a hype product rather than a I have to have it type product. The geeks will buy it because they're geeks, but I can see them easily wear them for the first few months and then it gets old and not really used in their day to day life.

    Driverless cars? HYPE. The way Google is doing it requires a high speed spinning camera mounted on top of the car which is not only expensive, but not practical. Apple has people using iPads to do the same thing with a different sensor architecture and all that's REALLY going to happen is that driverless technology will be spoon fed to the market in teaspoons going first to the upper end market and then filtering down.

    I see far more growth coming from Apple in the next 5 years.

  • Report this Comment On March 06, 2013, at 4:46 PM, ValueMeal wrote:

    Even if Google glass was an inexpensive product, which it isn't, I would never own one. Sunglasses are cool. Some thing shining a light in my eye, with a goofball looking frame is not. I just don't see it, especially at that price - it just looks to annoying. Oh and by the way, ever lost a pair of normal glasses in your life? sat on them maybe? Yeah. Me too. Wearable will do better elsewhere on the body.

  • Report this Comment On March 06, 2013, at 5:34 PM, banmate7 wrote:

    Both.

    I see no reason why both Apple & Google wouldn't be a part of ongoing technology innovation & business development. They both understand mobile & cloud computing. They are both agile in reading & responding to consumer needs, as well as introducing new ideas.

    Lastly, both have world class talent & lots of capital. History attests to this being a potent combination when it comes to making money.

    It's not a binary choice. I would buy both.

    That being said...right now I would pile into Apple at a PE of 15. I think Google is a bit overpriced. But you won't go wrong with either over the long haul.

  • Report this Comment On March 06, 2013, at 5:56 PM, banmate7 wrote:

    Testing.

  • Report this Comment On March 06, 2013, at 5:56 PM, banmate7 wrote:

    Sorry, I mean Apple is at a PE of 9.

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