investing in apple 2013
Giving China What It Wants Will Spice Up Apple Stock
Apple stock has needed a fresh catalyst for quite some time, and it's about to get one.
In the first of two related developments, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has scheduled an event on Tuesday to unveil its new flagship iPhone 5S as well as a lower-cost version, expected to be called the iPhone 5C.
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Hits $500 Thanks to Carl Icahn
You see, Tuesday afternoon, in a single tweet, the legendary 77-year-old activist investor added more than $17.26 billion to Apple's market cap. At 2:21 p.m., pre-tweet, AAPL stock was trading at $475. Following the tweet, shares shot up to $494, before settling the day at $489.57.
Five Reasons Apple Stock is a Buy
But given all that's happened, AAPL at $400 is a better deal than it may appear.
"It's obviously been hit, but it's bounced. It's held up," said Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani. Pointing to the recent volatility in the markets, Gilani said, "The markets have been hit really hard and Apple has held up beautifully."
Now it's not likely that Apple stock will take off again like it did a few years ago and shoot up 100%.
But despite slowing sales of the iPhone, the company is still generating profits at the rate of about $40 billion a year and sports a P/E of less than 10. And it now has a dividend yield of about 3%.
The landscape may have changed for Apple over the past year, but it's certainly not the dead money that some believe it is.
In fact, Apple stock could very well be on the verge of a nice little ride to the upside, at least to $500 and maybe beyond.
There are several reasons to think that a rebound in Apple stock is in the offing.
Five Reasons Apple Stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) is a Buy