Apple Predicted to Become Trillion Dollar Company Within 12 Months

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's stock price has declined around 9 percent from its all-time high of $156.10 in May, but Wall Street analyst Brian White believes the recent sell-off represents "yet another buying opportunity" as investors turn their focus to the so-called "iPhone 8" rumored to launch this fall.


    White believes Apple remains "among the most underappreciated stocks in the world," according to his research note distributed to clients today. A copy of the report was obtained by MacRumors.
    White, an Apple bull, added that the upcoming iPhone cycle is setting up Apple to reach his $202 price target over the next 12 months, which would value the iPhone maker as over a trillion dollar company based on market capitalization. Apple's current market capitalization is around $737 billion.
    In May, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani also said Apple could reach or exceed a trillion dollar market cap within 12 to 18 months, with a stock price of $192-$195. Like White, Daryanani said the "iPhone 8" will be a major catalyst towards Apple's path to a trillion dollar valuation.

    White maintains the highest price target for Apple's stock among all institutional analysts. AAPL closed at $142.73 on Thursday.

    Article Link: Apple Predicted to Become Trillion Dollar Company Within 12 Months
  2. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    One of the few big companies in the world who DESERVE their earnings because it is based on products that people want and make the world a better place. Well done Apple
  3. Jsameds, Jul 7, 2017
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    Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    One trillion dollars, mwhahahhaaaaa, mwwwaaaaaaahhhaaaaaa, mwahahhahhaaa!!!


    [EDIT] Pic link dead, updated pic to one that works..
  4. Red Oak macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2011
    White has had this $202 12-month price target for the last six+ months. So, the clock keeps getting reset

    The $1 trillion valuation does not take into account the potential of the massive buyback opportunity from repatriation. Apple could in one step purchase over 1 billion shares, bringing its share count closer to 4 billion. The stock would have to hit $250 to achieve a trillion valuation

    Also, if corporate tax reform drops the tax rate from 35% to 15-20%, that will fundamentally impact Apple's valuation as well. A big if given how things are going
  5. Starflyer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2003
    This is great for all the retirement portfolios that depend on APPL doing well.
  6. Winni macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2008
    Well, their success clearly confirms that they obviously produce products that people WANT. But seriously - where and how exactly do Apple products make this WORLD a better place...? And those gigantic earnings are just sitting unethically on foreign bank accounts, doing nothing for anybody - even by capitalistic standards, that's a useless waste. The money that Apple, Microsoft and other mega-corporations are stock-piling just to evade taxes could REALLY solve a lot of problems on this planet and could REALLY turn this world into a better place. But instead, we applaud them for doing absolutely nothing with it. That's not just sick, that's revolting.
  7. BruceEBonus macrumors 65816


    Sep 23, 2007
    Derbyshire, England
    I reckons this Brian wossisface is a bit of a 'White' elephant goin' by 'is latest revelations. Ah. 'Ang on. Here he is now. '

    ''Oi, Brian! 'Ere! Hey! Over 'ere, mate. Ain't you the bloke who came out with that trillion dollar quip about Apple valuation, yeah?''

    ''Yes. Yes, that was me. Why?''

    ''Mate. If that little gem is the best you can come out with then how about we come to you first next time we need an opinion as opposed to current set up where you come round to us first, yeah? That sound ok with you, yeah?'

    ''Well. Not really. My opinion is actually highly respected actually and ... ''

    ''Yeah. Sounds like it and all. See y'around, Bri! If you can get paid for coming out with that old waffle then all credit to ya. Pity I can't do it innit? Be lucky Bri. Cheerio mate.

    Right then. Ok everybody any other half arsed claims, no? Good. I say we break for lunch and come back after that. Lavvly. Great. Sorted.''
  8. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    Hmm. I think it's come mostly from making products socially desirable, and overcharging to maintain massive profit margins. Apple wouldn't be half the value if they products were priced reasonably.
  9. Starflyer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2003
    Explain how it's unethical?
  10. sudo1996, Jul 7, 2017
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    sudo1996 Suspended


    Aug 21, 2015
    Berkeley, CA, USA
    I'd rather people not be zombies on their smartphones. I'd give up my iPhone for that.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 7, 2017 ---
    They're priced at whatever will make them the most profit, (profit per sale) X (number of sales). What's unreasonable about that? If they overcharged, they'd lose profit.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 7, 2017 ---
    "Predicted to become trillion dollar company." This never means anything. If everyone thought this, it would already be a trillion dollar company. The stock price is what it is right now for reasons.
  11. autrefois, Jul 7, 2017
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    autrefois macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    After they hit the trillion dollar mark, they will finally have enough money to phase out those 5400 rpm hard drives. ;)

    EDIT — I meant 5400 rpm. Sorry for this mistake!
  12. Starflyer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2003
    Now that is what's unethical =P
  13. Asclepio macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2011
  14. Avieshek, Jul 7, 2017
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    Avieshek Suspended


    Dec 7, 2013
    Trillion-dollar company, by saving tax from 5400rpm hard drives.
  15. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    And, don't forgot Apple went almost bankrupt in 1996.
    Truly amazing story.
  16. RogueWarrior65 macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2003
    Redondo Beach, CA
    Back in the early 1990s, I worked for a large toy company overseeing the companies few Macs. Everyone in IT said that Apple was a dead company. Yesterday, Microsoft announce that they are laying off 3000 people. *points and laughs*
  17. AFEPPL macrumors 68030


    Sep 30, 2014
    Im not sure how people losing their jobs is remotely something to make fun at...
    shame on you.
  18. EvilEvil macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    New York City
    Maybe they can finally hire some competent software and UX designers.
  19. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    Any people laughed when I purchased their stock at around $3 a share.
  20. Spectrum macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2005
    Never quite sure
    Maybe they should start paying a bit more tax...?
  21. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    I FaceTimed with my dad the day before he succumbed to cancer. I live half a country away, and we spoke regularly with our miracle little iGadgets. I bought him an Apple Watch to remind him of his hundreds of appointments and prescriptions and so he could monitor his sleeping and arrhythmia. I frequently watch the 4K video I shot of him and my family, and it's almost like being there again. I recorded voice notes of some of our conversations, and some days it sure is nice to hear his voice again.

    Be as cynical as you want, but Apple's products have certainly made my world better. I'm grateful to have them.
  22. kingalexthe1st macrumors 6502


    Apr 13, 2013
    Agreed. Stocks are priced for what the market thinks the company is worth in the future, not right now.
  23. Rodney Dangerfield macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2017
    ...Living well costs $$$
  24. Carnegie macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2012
    I don't get the unethical part. If anything, what's unethical - as well as arrogant and misguided - is the U.S. government taxing economic activity which legitimately occurs outside of the United States - i.e., extraterritorial taxation.

    That said, the money in question is not "doing nothing for anybody." Money, for the most part, isn't ever doing nothing unless it's being held in physical form - e.g., if you have thousands of dollars squirreled away under your mattress. (If it isn't being spent) it's either invested in something or loaned to someone, in which case they most likely are doing something with it. Money sitting in a back account is doing something, it's just that the account holder isn't the one deciding what it's doing.

    Apple's money is doing lots of things. It's loaned to various governments, it's loaned to people (through mortgage-backed securities) to facilitate their buying houses. A large portion of it is loaned to other companies and thus helps fund what they are doing - expanding operations, making acquisitions, building things, paying employees, etcetera.

    Earnings not being repatriated doesn't mean that they are sitting in a foreign bank account. Apple's unremitted earnings, e.g., can be in U.S. bank accounts or in U.S.-based financial instruments. Much of it is loaned to the U.S. government and other U.S. businesses (directly, not because it's in a foreign bank which has loaned it to them).
  25. TheTruth101 Suspended

    Mar 15, 2017
    Well.... any company that manages to sell a few iMacs Pro at that price will achieve that goal in no time.

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