Why Apple Is Ready to Rebound

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer electronic device giant Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Apple and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Apple facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Cupertino, Calif. (1976)

Market Cap

$428.0 billion

Industry

Computer hardware

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$164.7 billion

Management

CEO Timothy Cook (since 2011)

CFO Peter Oppenheimer (since 2004)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

40.3%

Cash/Debt

$39.8 billion/$0

Dividend Yield

2.4%

Competitors

Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  )

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ  )

BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92% of the 29,756 members who have rated Apple believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star RedScourge, tapped Apple as a particularly tasty bargain opportunity:

Currently way too undervalued for it to make any sense. Google and Samsung aren't going to eat their lunch just yet, but they're priced like they're the next [BlackBerry]. [M]eanwhile, they're still making a 20% profit margin and still growing, just maybe not as fast as their competitors. Once they start releasing new devices on a more frequent schedule they'll probably make a nice market share recovery, as most of their fans are crazy about Apple and Apple only.

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, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. Eric Bleeker, The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple and the opportunities 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 19, 2013, at 6:17 PM, TimKnows wrote:

    I did not know that so many Fools lost a big part of their investment in AAPL. That's scary, maybe you guys should take your foot off the pump peddle for awhile here. You have lost them a bundle of money so far.

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