I am currently going through my Watch List to ensure that each company still deserves to be on the list. Because of the number of companies on my list, I am going to try to knock out 2 per weekday.
|Company name||Apple Inc.|
|Live stock price||[stckqut]AAPL[/stckqut]|
|P/E compared to competitors||Good|
|Confident Investor Rating||Good|
|Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario)||$822.4|
|Target stock price (averages with growth)||$1310.57|
|Target stock price (averages with no growth)||$1250.59|
|Target stock price (manual assumptions)||$654.62|
The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=aapl
Apple Inc. (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. The Company’s products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings. The Company also delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App StoreSM, iBookstoreSM, and Mac App Store. The Company distributes its products worldwide through its retail stores, online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. In February 2012, the Company acquired app-search engine Chomp.
Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in Apple Inc.
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In order to assist you in using the techniques of this book, the values that I used when calculating the Manual pricing above were:
Stock price at the time of the calculation: $536.86
Current EPS (TTM): $40.32
Future EPS Calc: $81.09
Future Stock Price Calc: $1054.27
Target stock price: $654.62
I hope that this makes you a better investor. [/s2If]