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January 22 2014

Commentary by David Fuller

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On Apple:

“I wonder what will come out of left field to upset the Apple Cart?”

David Fuller's view

Well, we certainly know that mobile phone technology remains a rapidly developing field so Apple needs to keep delivering, including an awareness of fashion which can be fickle and change quickly. I have wondered if nice Tim Cook was saddled with the equivalent of a dark comedy father-in-law from hell in crusty Carl Icahn, whose holding in Apple is now worth about $3bn. 

If / when Icahn sells his Apple shares, and he bought more recently, the price will most likely be hit with a significant medium-term correction, possibly leading to another buying opportunity.  Meanwhile, I think you can stay in touch by monitoring the valuation which is currently attractive at an estimated p/e of 12.67 and yield of 2.19%.  Also, watch the price chart for signs of trouble.  FT Money talked about Apple’s accelerating overextension from 2Q 2012 through the rest of the year.  That was followed by a significant shakeout.  Thereafter, a small base formed near $400 and Apple’s recovery remains consistent, suggesting that it will extend this rally.

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