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Why These Apple Stock Predictions Are Still Too Low

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While making Apple stock predictions isn't necessarily easy, most analysts are still aiming too low.

Analysts just never seem to catch up to the reality of the Apple juggernaut. And though many have raised their Apple stock price predictions in recent weeks, they're still not as high as they should be.

In fact, 22 of the current Apple stock predictions are lower than the AAPL stock price today. Even the consensus price target is just $123.41.

With Apple stock clearly headed to $170, these analysts have to be leaving something big out of their calculations...

Why an Apple Stock Price of $170 a Share Is Justified (AAPL)

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When the Apple stock price broke past $120.28 earlier this month, it gave the tech giant a valuation of more than $700 billion.

That promptly set off speculation of if or when Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) could reach a market cap of $1 trillion, which would require an AAPL stock price of a little over $170 a share.
Money Morning Defense & Tech Strategist Michael Robinson believes the Apple stock price will hit that target - and should.

In this video, Robinson explains why he's still as bullish on Apple stock as ever.

Even with Apple Stock Price at Record Levels, It's Still a Good Time to Buy

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The Apple stock price continues to surge to new highs with the company's seemingly bottomless bag of tricks.

But at this point some investors may be wondering if it's too late to jump on the Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) bandwagon.After all, AAPL stock gained more than 62% in 2014 and another 16% in the first six weeks of 2015.

Yet Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald thinks buying Apple stock even at these levels is worth serious consideration. In this video, he explains why...

Tim Cook: If "Sitting Is the New Cancer," the Apple Watch Is the Cure

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook played diagnostician Feb. 10 at the 2015 Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco.

He voiced doctors' concerns that the average person lives too sedentary a lifestyle nowadays. That's why he is so amped about the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch (set for debut sometime early this year). "I use Apple Watch constantly in the gym to track my exercise. If I sit for too long, it will actually tap me on the wrist to remind me to get up and remove, because a lot of doctors think sitting is the new cancer."

The Apple Watch proves Cook has picked up on one of the most profitable trends in 2015: wearable tech.

We'll show you exactly why this soon-to-be $19 billion market is a great opportunity for AAPL stock - and how investors can ride 2015's wearable tech craze to their advantage...

Should I Buy Apple Stock?

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With Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) now the most valuable company of all time, many investors have one question: Should I buy Apple stock?

AAPL stock closed at $122.02 yesterday, putting its market cap at a record $710.7 billion. Today Apple stock rode even higher, trading at about $124.50 through most of the session. That pushed Apple's market cap over $725 billion.

For Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani, the answer is easy. For his take on whether investors should buy Apple stock, watch this video.

Five Tech Stocks with a Bright Future in 2015

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Nearly two dozen tech stocks I recommended in 2014 beat the market - demonstrating that if you pick the right stocks and manage them properly, you can beat Wall Street at its own game.

Today we're going to take a look at several stocks that made us gains of 50% or better in 2014. Even better, these five tech stocks still have plenty of upside in 2015 and beyond.

You'll want in on these companies ASAP...

5 Reasons Why Apple Buying Tesla Makes Sense (AAPL, TSLA)

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At about this time last year a lot of pundits were talking about Apple buying Tesla.

This week the idea got some new life when several camera-laden minivans owned by Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) was spotted in the Bay Area.

Apple has a ton of cash and needs to do something now to prepare for the day when the iPhone can no longer carry the company. Apple buying Tesla would give it a way into the auto industry.

Here are five reasons why Apple buying Tesla makes a lot of sense...

Why My Apple Stock Price Prediction Is Still Coming True (AAPL)

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My Apple stock price prediction is that shares will hit $1,000 ($142.85, post-split) by Labor Day 2016.

Having just reported the biggest quarterly earnings ever for a public company - $18 billion in net value - Apple is certainly poised to reach this share price milestone.

Here are the three big catalysts that will make my Apple stock price prediction come true...

Earnings Bonanza in the Stock Market Today: GOOG, AMZN, BABA

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Stock market today, January 29, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 29, forecasted a 33-point gain from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones shed 195 points on Wednesday following a U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

Today, investors will focus on a busy day of earnings reports that includes quarterly updates from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA). Additionally stay tuned for earnings reports from these notables: Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT).

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

Monster Q1 AAPL Earnings Beat Stuns Wall Street

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The Q1 AAPL earnings beat Wall Street expectations by a huge margin, thanks to monster iPhone sales over the holidays.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reported its December quarter earnings after the market close today (Tuesday).
Apple reported earnings per share (EPS) of $3.06, blowing past the consensus forecast for $2.59. Revenue was $74.6 billion, also much higher than the $$67.5 billion analysts had expected. Both are all-time record highs for the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant.

Here's an in-depth look at the Q1 Apple earnings and what they mean...

Apple Pay (AAPL) Potential Is Huge – Especially for This Chip Maker…

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When looking for tech investing winners - like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) - the best gains come by jumping on unstoppable trends. The "mobile wave" trend is one of them.

You see, Apple is projected to sell a quarter of a billion iPhone 6s in 2015. The force behind that is Apple Pay, the company's mobile payments system that lets users pay for things by waving their phone over them.

In 2014, shoppers made $50 billion in mobile purchases. That number will soar 328% to $214 billion in 2015.

But I'm not looking for AAPL to be the biggest winner here...

Apple iPhone Devoured Half of All U.S. Phone Sales for the Past Three Months

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One out of every two Americans who purchased phones in the period from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014 bought an Apple iPhone (Nasdaq: AAPL).

A Jan. 23 report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) showed Apple iPhones accounted for half of all U.S. phone activations in fourth quarter 2014. That's a 22% jump for AAPL's smartphone market share compared to Q3.

CIRP attributes Apple's recent market share jump to its newest iPhone, the iPhone 6...

Q1 AAPL Earnings Will Smash Records

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The Q1 AAPL earnings will smash records, led by blockbuster sales of the iPhone 6.

Every indication points to Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) walloping expectations when the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech titan reports earnings after the market close Tuesday.

Holiday sales make Apple's Q1 its biggest quarter of the year. So it's almost certain that 2015's Q1 Apple earnings will be the biggest quarter in company history.

The Q1 AAPL earnings will set the tone for 2015. Here's what to expect...

The Biggest Apple Flops of All Time (AAPL)

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Apple flops: Huge Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) earnings are due out Tuesday afternoon. Revenue is projected to come in at $67.5 billion in Q1 - more sales in a three-month period than Google Inc. generated in all of 2014.

But this masterful $650 billion tech giant had plenty of failures along its path to success.

As the saying goes, "The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried."

These are some of the biggest Apple flops of all time...

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