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WHAT?!?! Analysts Look Toward $1000 Share Price, $1 Trillion Market Cap for Apple

3 Apr

Analysts Look Toward $1000 Share Price, $1 Trillion Market Cap for Apple – Mac Rumors.

Over the past two days, a couple of high-profile research analysts have issued reports predicting that Apple’s stock will reach the $1000/share milestone within the next year or two, a move that would see that company’s market capitalization push toward an unprecedented trillion-dollar market capitalization. 

Yesterday, analyst Brian White issued his first research note on Apple in his new position with Topeka Capital Markets. White had previously worked at Ticonderoga Securities, which ceased operations earlier this year. In his initiation report for Topeka, White offers a 12-month price target of $1001 for Apple, citing the appeal of 4G LTE, booming growth in China, and an expected Apple television set as drivers for the company’s growth.

We are initiating coverage of Apple with a Buy rating and a 12-month price target of $1,001.00. Driven by an ever expanding portfolio of innovative products, a growing integrated digital grid, unmatched aesthetics and a brand that is able to touch the soul of consumers of all backgrounds, Apple fever is spreading like a wildfire around the world and we see no end in sight to this trend. As such, we believe the Apple story still has a long way to play out in the coming years and we expect the next 12-18 months to be particularly exciting for the Company on multiple fronts.

White also points to Apple’s dividend and share repurchase program, with growth of that program in the future, as an additional driver for investor interest in Apple’s stock. 

Meanwhile, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster weighed in with his own report early today, and while his official 12-month price target for Apple moves from $718 to $910, he believes that the stock will roll on to reach $1000 in 2014.

While our 12-month price target is $910, we believe shares of AAPL can reach $1,000 beyond our one year price target window, specifically in 2014 when we believe investors will begin to factor in CY15 numbers. Even conservatively applying the 12x forward year EPS multiple (CY13) that Apple is currently trading at to our CY15 estimate of $80.18, we reach a $960 share price. Furthermore, we believe factoring in an Apple Television could add more than $4 in EPS (5%) by CY15, which could yield over a $1,000 share price (12 * ~$84).

Munster estimates that half of the predicted $400 billion growth in Apple’s market cap will come at the expense of its competitors, while the other half will come from new money entering the tech sector. 

Given Apple’s current share count of roughly 930 million, a $1000 price would see the company pushing toward a market capitalization of $1 trillion. As we noted last month, Microsoft set the standard for highest market capitalization for a publicly-traded company back in 1999 at $604 billion. Apple is roughly $20 billion short of that number as of today, but when adjusted for inflation, Microsoft’s peak market cap would have corresponded to over $800 billion in today’s dollars.

Wahooly.com (Partnered w/ Klout) – Market a startup on social media and get equity in that startup!

1 Feb

Imagine if you had just a fraction of a percent of LinkedIn when it went public? Or, what if you had a piece of any company that got purchased by Google?

Now, what if you could have invested in these companies without actually… well, paying?

Welcome to Wahooly.com, a group of socially-connected individuals that together, help launch startups. As a member of Wahooly, you’ll be presented with up to 200 startups throughout 2012. If you like what they do and if you think that they have the potential to be the next big thing, you become a user.

Your compensation: A piece of the action.

By signing up as a user to one of the startups that Wahooly presents to you, you become a part of that start-ups growth. If you join all 200 startups that Wahooly presents to you, you’ll be a part of 200 startups.

HERE’s an example

Let’s say that a new socially-driven photo sharing service is in need of traction. They would contact Wahooly, we would ask them a series of questions, determine their potential in the marketplace and negotiate a percentage of equity for the services provided.

Once the details have been ironed out, we send the opportunity for you to check out. If you like it, you signup. If you don’t like it, you do nothing and wait for the next one.

For the sake of the example, let’s say you liked it.

Now, this new startup is looking to secure 5,000 users. That means that you, along with 4,999 other users all share equally in the opportunity. Not too shabby for simply signing up.

What if that wasn’t good enough, and you wanted more?

Fair question. You hold the key to how much money you can make. These startups are looking for active users, but more importantly, users that are willing to become advocates for their brand. So, based on three variables, we track how big of a brand advocate you are. This is tracking that you can monitor at any time by accessing your personal dashboard on Wahooly.com.

Your dashboard will provide you with the latest information on all of the startups in your eco-system, along with your ranking amongst the group (Tracking it will be your new addiction.)

So, how do you become a Wahooly member? ?Becoming a Wahooly member is as easy as signing up (with just a hint of mild hazing, but we’ll talk about that later). As a Wahooly member, joining start-ups is entirely up to you.

With a growing list of over 28,000 current members, we’re looking to expand with a solid team of socially-literate individuals. I mean, you don’t need to be Justin Bieber, but we do want to know that you’re capable of spreading a word.

Social capital is the future, Wahooly is making it a reality.

via Wahooly – Rewarding Influence.

Facebook’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 is Finally Out with its $5B IPO!

1 Feb

Check out the link below to see Facebook’s finally-published S-1!

Registration Statement on Form S-1.

Facebook to File IPO @ $10 Billion for a Total Valuation of $100 Billion – NEXT WEEK!

27 Jan

It’s finally happening! Facebook is going public and filing for its IPO at around $10 BILLION–the most expensive tech IPO in history, yielding a total valuation of $100 BILLION.

To put that in reference, Google’s 2005 IPO was a mere $2 billion.

Here’s more from Mashable‘s Facebook to File for IPO Next Week [REPORT].

The long-awaited tech IPO of the year — perhaps of the decade — is on. Facebook will file its paperwork for an Initial Public Offering on Wednesday, according to a report from theWall Street Journal.

If it comes to pass, this will be the largest tech IPO in history, yielding around $10 billion for the social network. The next-largest tech IPO is Infineon, a German company that raised $5.9 billion in 2000. Google’s 2005 IPO, as big a deal as it was, didn’t even reach the $2 billion mark.

SEE ALSO: Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s $100 Billion IPO

Details are scarce, Facebook isn’t commenting, and the WSJ’s source is unnamed. But the Journal has a track record on such stories that is hard to dispute. The $10 billion share offering would yield the company a total valuation of $100 billion, the paper says, which is right in line with where we expected it to be.

Facebook halted its trading in secondary markets for three days earlier this week — the strongest signal yet that an IPO is coming soon.

An upcoming share offering would also explain why Facebook has been so keen to get its product offerings in place. This week the company announced it would be rolling out its new profile template, Timeline, to all users, at a speed that left us scratching our heads. Last week it revealed 60 apps that are tightly integrated into Timeline, and announced a process for developers to create more Timeline apps.

If and when Facebook does file its S-1 paperwork, it will be forced to enter a “quiet period” — without product announcements, interviews or any other public statements.

SEE ALSO: How Does Facebook Compare to the World’s Biggest IPOs?

The WSJ also reports that Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley will manage the offering, and that Goldman Sachs will be “intimately involved.” That’s a blow for Goldman, which managed a billion-dollar private share offering for Facebook this time last year.

Are you excited about Facebook finally going IPO, or will being a public company change it for the worse? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

The simple, but complex flowchart: “Should you buy Groupon?”

4 Nov

 

 

 

 

 

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Investing: Groupon set to trade…TOMORROW! IPO may be $1-2 higher than anticipated. Invest? Eh…

3 Nov

Reuters – Groupon Inc is poised to price its initial public offering $1 to $2 above its current range, responding to stronger-than-anticipated demand for the biggest U.S. IPO in months, three buyside sources said on Wednesday. via Exclusive: Groupon IPO may price above range | Reuters.

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