Is Apple Stock Finally in "Screaming Buy" Territory?

A mid-April dip notwithstanding, shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) are now trading below $400 for the first time since December 2011. Though that might not sound that long ago, back then, Apple stock traded for 14.5 times earnings. Today, the stock can be had for 9.5 times earnings: a 35% discount!

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  • Report this Comment On July 03, 2013, at 2:21 PM, neocolonialist wrote:

    I bought AAPL under $400 on 04/19/2013 ?? Hasn't been that long.

  • Report this Comment On July 03, 2013, at 8:58 PM, grahamsway wrote:

    Apple seems clearly cheap enough to be interesting but I think the next 12 months are going to be a major identity crisis period.

    If they try to get too tricky into the fashion electronics biz like with an iWatch or iGlasses or something and they kitsch it, the brand might be unalterably tainted and $400 a share might seem fair.

    I did a fool blog awhile back on Apple's fashion identity here:

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