The Motley Fool has posted a duel between two analysts on the outlook of Appleis stock. The two writers are Rick Aristotle Munarriz, who debated the Bullish position on Apple, and Paul Larson, who took the Bearish side. From Rick Aristotle Munarrizis argument:
In the computing space, Apple is the complete package. Itis not all about the hardware. Apple is the master of innovation. It produces software across many different platforms. It powers the Internet. There was a time, when sales peaked at $11.1 billion back in 1995, when the company commanded a much bigger slice of the box pie. But it is a much more relevant company today. Apple is everywhere. After all, itis been everywhere else.
From Paul Larsonis argument:
So why am I here relaying my bearish thoughts on Apple yet again? Because, basically, nothing has changed over the last nine months. That is, beyond Apple seeing greatly decreased sales while ringing up copious losses. Moreover, the companyis competitive positioning still has the company as nothing more than a niche player fighting for its survival in the mean world of PCs.
You can read the full Dueling Fools debate at the Motley Fool Web site. You will need to register for a free account to access the articles, but the instructions are simple and direct. If you are going to write either of these analysts, take the time to be polite, or donit write at all.