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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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Apple Again The Second Most Valuable Publicly Traded Company in the World




Back in August 2011, Apple first passed Exxon Mobil as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world. Both companies have risen in value since, but Apple's recent slide has allowed Exxon Mobil to again regain its position at the top of the corporate world.

In the 17 months since Apple passed Exxon Mobil, XOM's stock is up some 27%, while AAPL has risen roughly 18%. Today, however, Apple has set a new 52-week low, while Exxon is matching its 52-week high set last September.

Currently, Apple's stock price is at $441.11 with a market capitalization of $414.28 billion. Exxon Mobil is at $91.43 with a market cap of $416.86 billion.

In Apple's most recent quarter, the company generated $13.08 billion in profit on $54.51 billion in sales, with 72,800 employees. Exxon Mobil generated $9.93 billion in profit on $115.71 billion in revenue with 82,100 employees.

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:49 AM   #5
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Does Exxon Mobile have better balance sheet than Apple?

Exxon Mobile is oil company. Apple is a consumer electronic company. For long term investment, Exxon Mobile stock is a better bet than Apple stock.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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Does Exxon Mobile have better balance sheet than Apple?

Exxon Mobile is oil company. Apple is a consumer electronic company. For long term investment, Exxon Mobile stock is a better bet than Apple stock.
LOL what do you define as long term?

Oil companies are done in the next 30 years, or we all are.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:40 PM   #7
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Does Exxon Mobile have better balance sheet than Apple?

Exxon Mobile is oil company. Apple is a consumer electronic company. For long term investment, Exxon Mobile stock is a better bet than Apple stock.
Even google is a better investment as there source of revenue is pretty much guaranteed. (ad revenue) The only issue with tech stocks is that they seem to become overvalued far too easily and then they drop like crazy and level out to where they should be.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:42 AM   #8
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Does Exxon Mobile have better balance sheet than Apple?

Exxon Mobile is oil company. Apple is a consumer electronic company. For long term investment, Exxon Mobile stock is a better bet than Apple stock.
What about:
1. oil price volatility
2. The day the oil runs out
3. The gradual movement away from oil

Sure this is a long way away. But exxon's days are constisant but numbered. The opposite of Apple.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:36 AM   #9
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When will it end?!
When Apple starts innovating again?
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I love Apple's products A LOT, but I feel like if they don't change much with iOS this year and OS X then they've hit a plateau.

In a way I feel like they've run out of ideas for hardware, so they really have to let the software shine.
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Good move by Al Gore pickup up over $46 milion in stock, especially in a down time!

Keep an eye on the stock this year guys, and be ready to eat your crow

Big things coming.
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When Apple starts innovating again?
There's a thinner iPad coming in October.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:41 PM   #13
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When Apple starts innovating again?
So Samsung can start copying Apple again? Larger screen size is not real innovation.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:16 PM   #14
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When Apple starts innovating again?
What one extra row of icons wasn't enough?

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Lulz... buy now and watch your money grow when Apple puts out a Siri powered TV.
Siri doesn't work well on my iPhone what makes you think it works ona tv
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:22 PM   #15
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I actually think an iTV makes no sense. why would they put themselves in a money losing business when they could just do it all from a small box like the appletv? I never understood this. what can't you do with an appletv that you can do with a full television?
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Maybe its about time Cook used some of that pile of cash to grow the business, like the stock market and analysts want them to do? Because its doing nothing else for the company.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:43 AM   #17
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Maybe its about time Cook used some of that pile of cash to grow the business, like the stock market and analysts want them to do? Because its doing nothing else for the company.
No argument there.

Use the damn cash to BUY things that allow them to leapfrog their competitors who DO NOT have access to as much cash.

Start by buying out (poaching) Google's top engineers. They can do it. Legally.
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Maybe time to start buying Apple again?
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Maybe time to start buying Apple again?
Is it a good time to buy?
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Maybe time to start buying Apple again?
That could turn out to be a very good move. For those willing to take the risk, that is.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:15 PM   #21
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No argument there.

Use the damn cash to BUY things that allow them to leapfrog their competitors who DO NOT have access to as much cash.

Start by buying out (poaching) Google's top engineers. They can do it. Legally.
Why would Google engineers want to work at Apple when they do cool stuff like augmented reality and experimental search algorithms? What Apple should do is set up a pure research lab, Apple Research and give it unlimited funds to just innovate.

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I only can imagine what their stock will do when their 2013 holiday quarter is THE most profitable quarter in the history of business. This is stock manipulation at its finest.
Not by margin it wasn't. In fact Microsoft's EBITA was 30% of Revenue compared to 24% for Apple.
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Maybe its about time Cook used some of that pile of cash to grow the business, like the stock market and analysts want them to do? Because its doing nothing else for the company.
Well, apparently it's doing at least one thing:
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/appl...-vow-50009420/
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:35 AM   #23
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But the Apple haters unconditionally SAID yesterday that Apple was dying! Wha' da happen General Cho? Mesa so confusee!
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I guess I should've shorted at $700.
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I guess I should've shorted at $700.
It's freaking killing me that I bought at $605. I'm not selling (this is a long-term investment), but it's a little soul-crushing watching the stock keep dropping. It'll come back up, though, but it's hard to take right now.
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