Is Apple Losing Its Edge?

The following video is from Wednesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill, and analysts James Early and Ron Gross dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) reported better-than-expected earnings on Tuesday, and announced a $50 billion increase in its share buyback program. But bears pointed to Apple's shrinking margins and the lack of guidance on when the next great product will be released. Will this begin the company's turnaround, or will Apple shares continue to slide? That story, plus four stocks making big moves on Wednesday's market, and two stocks we've got a close eye on this week.

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. 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 April 26, 2013, at 4:26 PM, PaulApp wrote:

    World is not easily fooled with over-priced commodity! Apple has only able to do it in the United States!

  • Report this Comment On April 26, 2013, at 4:52 PM, LADJ wrote:

    Lame, muckraking headline. Get a life, please.

  • Report this Comment On April 26, 2013, at 6:06 PM, mdl00 wrote:

    BBRYRulesSupreme. What an embarrassing username, take a look at BB now. And why do rabid BBRY fanboys have to dump on Apple when Android is the other big player?

  • Report this Comment On April 26, 2013, at 9:11 PM, Jjkiam wrote:

    Where does all this Apple hate come from? Desperate people that believe in BBRY? BBRY is a very good legacy company that had it's day. Unfortunately for them the new BB10 is maybe competitive with the Galaxy Siii and IPhone 4S based on the specs. Their new OS based on QNX is compelling ( micro kernel vs monolithic kernel in the Linux based IOS or Android) but the dominance of Linux and the limited capital they have available and their lack of ecosystem appeal makes them a long term loser in the battle between IOS and Android. Frankly Apple's growing ecosystem appeal will make them the winner in this battle long term. The gadget is no longer a standalone product but a smaller part of a much larger big data interface and in this area, apple has a much more compelling story to tell.

    Ask yourself How many data farms is BBRY investing in? How much capital investment do they have to build this type of infrastructure? How many retail stores do they have dedicated to improving user satisfaction and retention do they have around the global market? I like competition but BBRY has too little too late to compete in this game

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