Apple Inc. ($AAPL) Target: $400 Confident Investor Rating: Good

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Company name Apple Inc.
Stock ticker AAPL
Live stock price [stckqut]AAPL[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good
MANAGEMENT EXECUTION
Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good
ANALYSIS
Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $541.54
Target stock price (averages with growth) $698.59
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $494.31
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $420.43

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=aapl
Apple Inc. (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets a range of personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, and sells a range of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It?s products and services include Macintosh (Mac) computers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Xserve, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems, third-party digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, and a range of accessory, service and support offerings. The Company sells its products globally through its retail stores, online stores, and direct sales force and third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. As of September 25, 2010, the Company had opened a total of 317 retail stores, including 233 stores in the United States and 84 stores internationally.

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock.

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