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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), hovering around the $450 mark, was in an upward trend on Monday morning after spending the last week dropping precipitously. But according to John Buckingham, the chief investment officer at Al Frank Asset Management, a slight fall from current levels would, in fact, offer the perfect position to start adding the stock to investment portfolios.
“We aren’t quite ready to pull the trigger, as we did pare our target price to $683, but a drop close to $430 could be very tempting as the stock would then be trading for less than 10 times earnings, while the virtually debt-free balance sheet now contains $137 billion in cash (more than $140 per share),” Buckingham wrote in a note to clients, according to Barron’s. “We still have some worry that the exodus of former die-hard Apple shareholders has room to run, meaning that it could overshoot to the downside, but Apple is fast becoming a value stock again!”
Buckingham did point out that the stock’s fall of more than $250 since hitting a closing high of $702.10 in September had hurt the portfolios it was part of. “Believe it or not, Apple has cost the Russell 3000 Growth index 274 basis points of performance since the end of September 2012, while its negative impact alone on the S&P 500 index has been 165 basis points during the same time span,” he wrote.
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