Does Apple Need More Investor Transparency?

In recent months, both UBS and Barclays have suggested that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) start hosting Analyst Days again, since it's been a decade since it stopped the practice. They point to IBM (NYSE: IBM  ) as a company that successfully transitioned into maturity as an example Apple should follow.

Doing so would increase investor transparency since the company would engage more with sell-side analysts on various corporate policies. Tim Cook has made many changes in favor of transparency since becoming CEO.

In the video below, Fool.com's Alison Southwick and contributor Evan Niu discuss what implications this could have for investors.

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  • Report this Comment On March 08, 2013, at 10:36 PM, tychicum wrote:

    AAPL needs a LOT LESS transparency. Name me one company (tech or not) that reports ... and forecasts ... on its unit sales by SKU?

    Oh everyone reports on sales revenue and profit ... but just exactly how many toilet seats did Samsung sell last quarter? Or microwave ovens? Or TVs ... by model? Or even Cell Phones .. by model? Or even in the aggregate?

    No one.

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