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AAPL vs. Apple: Don't confuse the two

The Macalope | Aug. 7, 2015
The Macalope's going to give you a pro tip: Never mix up AAPL the stock and Apple the company. That'll save you a lot of insanity.

Reaction time slows when news is bad because analysts don't like to alienate company management...

Uh-huh. Like back in March of 2014 when an analyst said Apple had 60 days to ship a new product or it would, and the Macalope quotes, "disappear." They never want to do that, which an analyst did. Analysts are always very respectful and deliberate in their predictions, except when they're yelling a bunch of crazy crap to try to get attention.

And let's be fair here, it's not always Apple that falls victim and it's not always Trip Chowdhry who would probably really be better off just angrily smashing things than using his words because, my God, have you seen his words? Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster once said Apple sells 11 iPads per hour to zero Microsoft Surfaces based on spending all of two hours outside one Microsoft Store. That might have been true at the time, but it's not a scientific way to judge anything other than what was going on at that Microsoft Store at that time.

So, when you wax poetic about the careful and steady process exhibited by Wall Street analysts, forgive the Macalope for asking you to pull the other hoof.

 

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