Why is Apple Stock (AAPL) Stagnant Following iPhone Announcement?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dukeofspork, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. dukeofspork macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2010
    Perhaps I'm not sufficiently versed in market trends, but I was sure that details of the new iPhone 4 announed yesterday at WWDC would spark huge interest in the consumer community and drive up the valuation of Apple stock (AAPL). Instead, it languished, losing $5 per share yesterday, and bouncing back a mere $2 today! What's the problem here?

    Are there any traders out there who can provide some insight?
  2. Marty Macfly macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    This always happens after a Keynote. As the stock market goes, it's the most predictable event in the whole arena.

    Not to say that I know term for term why it happens, though... :p
  3. G4DP macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2007
    Why would it, the iPhone contains no new technology. It is an update to a present money stream not a new one. The iPad was a new stream. Apple stock generally tend to increase if a new income stream is on the cards.
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    No new technology? What are you, the anti-Sherlock?

    FYI, software is a technology? Otherwise there won't be software companies. Usability is technology, etc.
  5. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    It is not real news since everyone knew it was coming so the price was factored in. Also, a new phone represents a replacement market, like a new MBP. The iPad didn't move the day of the official announcement but the stock did climb after that. The iPad represent a brand new market for Apple with the only wildcard being 'how many?' It was a lot so the stock move accordingly.

    The is a an old adage for stocks, buy on the rumor and sell on the news ;)

    As a side note I confess that an iPhone is attractive and maybe, just maybe, I will switch to an iPhone this year as I already have AT&T. If I decide to cancel my phone phone hard line and just use a cell phone as my only phone, then the iPhone will be the one. The problem with just a cell phone is that I can't pretend i am not home and screen my call like I do now.
  6. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    2 can play this game.

    Why is Google (GOOG) stock stagnant after announcement of iPhone 4?
    Why is Microsoft (MSFT) stock stagnant after announcement of iPhone 4?

    Actually their stocks have dropped in price after iPhone 4 keynote.
  7. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2004
    The drop in AAPL stock could also have nothing to do with APPLE. The Greek Debt Crisis right now is affecting all markets negatively. For example, last week there was great news that the Canadian and US economies had created thousands of new jobs, but the markets still all went down.
  8. G4DP macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2007
    No, I just don't listen to the crap that Job's spouts every year when it comes to "magical" new devices.

    Name something that is totally unseen before that has appeared in the new iPhone?
  9. Mikeh12 macrumors member


    Apr 19, 2010
    Retina display.
  10. Gadfly22 macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2009
    My guess: lack of any mention of Verizon. Adding Verizon as a carrier for the iPhone would presumably open a whole new potential market for iPhones, boost estimates of sales, revenue and profits and so bump up the stock price.

    No Verizon = small (though not totally unexpected) disappointment for Wall Street. That meant all the announcements Steve made had already been factored into the current stock pricing. Ergo, no reason for the stock to rise appreciably.
  11. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    As someone mentioned earlier, the stock price ramped up prior to the event. Everyone knew that WWDC was going to see things announced about the iPhone, so people started buying to get ahead of the expected price increase - based on the numerous rumours.

    When the iPhone announcements didn't actually fulfil every single rumour, people who bought their stock based the expected features that were based on rumours sold their stock.... so the stock goes down.

  12. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    "Backlit sensor" camera. Brand new 2010 technology. See if any existing phone has it. :rolleyes:

    So why are you doing here if you don't like what Steve Jobs has to say?
  13. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    The fact that Apple would release a new phone was widely anticipated. Traders were making educated guesses how good the phone would be, and he share price moved accordingly. After the announcement,traders don't see "there's a new phone", they see whether the phone is better, as good as, or not as good as anticipated. So if Apple produces a sensational new product, and that is what the traders expected, then the share price won't move.
  14. G4DP macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2007
    Did I say phone? No.

    I'm here because unlike most, I see Macs as a tool to earn a living, not as a fashion must have.
  15. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    That's because the reality was far less than the puffery claimed two days earlier.

    Again, buy on rumors, sell on news.
  16. crackbookpro macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2009
    Om nom nom nom
    Give it some time... it is too early to judge.

    I still would anticipate the next big thing for their stock is to unleash this beast of a phone to all carriers. ;)
  17. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    Retina display, gyrometer, desktop class video editing.
    Evo has this.

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