Andy Zaky

  • Snapshot of an Apple flash crash

    What triggered the sell-off that knocked $10 billion off the company's market cap?

    Something happened to Apple's (AAPL) share price Thursday afternoon that has investors still scratching their heads.

    The stock, which had been sailing along near its all-time high of $360 a share, started to drop at about 1 p.m. Then, at 1:39, it collapsed, falling from $355 to $349 in the space of four minutes.

    In all, $10 billion got MORE

    - Feb 10, 2011 2:50 PM ET
  • Apple cracks $320

    Apple (AAPL) set a new all-time intraday high Thursday, hitting $320.18 shortly after 11:00 a.m. EDT, up $7.38 (2.4%) from Wednesday's close.

    Apple closed at $318.27, up $5.47 for the day.

    The stock's latest run-up seems driven more by the broader market than by any news out of the company -- although a rising tide tends to lift Apple's stock more than most these days. After a string of record-breaking quarters, Apple MORE

    - Nov 4, 2010 12:22 PM ET
  • The amazing Amazon stock bubble

    The online retailer's shares are valued at more than three times Apple's and more than two times Google's. And there's no reason why.

    by Andy M. Zaky, contributor

    Whenever a stock can potentially drop 50% and still be considered overvalued, that's when you know the stock is a bubble. Amazon (AMZN) far surpassed bubble territory ages ago but investors still continue to plunge billions of dollars into the company. If the MORE

    Oct 22, 2010 10:31 AM ET
  • The case for a $50 billion Facebook

    When will Facebook go public? How will it monetize its users? We don't know yet, but here's one educated guess about how much the social networking giant will be worth.

    by Andy M. Zaky, contributor

    Like many privately held companies, Facebook is very tight-lipped about its financial performance. It told us it became cash flow positive for the first time in September 2009, and earlier this summer it announced it had MORE

    Aug 20, 2010 3:00 AM ET
  • Valuing Apple at $400 per share

    Here's how to beat Wall Street at its own game, and learn why shares of Apple will be at $400 in two years.

    by Andy M. Zaky, contributor

    Just how much is Apple really worth? The very first thing investors learn about fundamental analysis is that stocks are generally valued on a price-to-earnings ratio, and that a stock's growth rate is what determines the multiple it receives in the analysis. For example, MORE

    Aug 11, 2010 9:30 AM ET
  • A lesson in how not to value Apple

    Many Wall Street analysts have been consistently wrong in predicting short-term prices for Apple shares, suggesting that investors should shift to a long-term focus.

    by Andy M. Zaky, contributor

    Until recently, I've been silent on the issue of Apple's valuation because I feel that such an analysis could be misleading when improperly used to try and forecast Apple's short or intermediate term price action. Far too many people are betting that MORE

    Aug 9, 2010 12:45 PM ET
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  • Earnings Smackdown: The best and worst Apple analysts

    The bloggers beat the pros once again this quarter, but not quite as handily as before

    The professional analysts who track Apple (AAPL) for banks and brokerage houses may have been surprised by the $15.7 billion in revenue the company reported Tuesday -- an all-time record for Apple in what is traditionally one of its weakest quarters.

    But the blogger-analysts we polled in advance of the earnings report were not. In fact, MORE

    - Jul 21, 2010 5:53 AM ET
  • How Apple maintains explosive earnings growth

    It's now the second-largest company in the U.S., and it still manages to grow its earnings by more than 50% a year.

    by Andy M. Zaky, contributor

    In the four years I've followed Apple (AAPL) as it's grown from a mere mid-sized tech stock to becoming the second largest corporation in the United States in terms of market capitalization, I never imagined that it or any other company of its size would MORE

    Jul 12, 2010 12:19 PM ET
  • What to make of Apple's new volatility

    When the market falls, Apple shares usually fall further. Investors should brace for the worst if the broader market continues its decline.

    By Andy M. Zaky

    For as long as I can remember, Apple (AAPL) has been a slave to the direction of the broader market despite its unusually strong fundamentals. Whenever the broader market sells off, Apple's drop is more severe. When the market rallies, investors tend to focus on MORE

    Jul 1, 2010 6:25 PM ET
  • What the iPhone means to Apple

    It's the company's No. 1 source of revenue, driving growth that could reach 50% this year

    If you're an investor wondering whether Apple's (AAPL) latest iPhone is worth all this fuss, Bullish Cross's Andy Zaky has done you a favor. The blogger-analyst whose quarterly estimates of Apple's earnings regularly beat Wall Street's (see here and here and here) has boiled it down to the color-coded chart below:

    Note the growing red MORE

    - Jun 24, 2010 3:12 AM ET
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