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Strengths + Opportunities = 64

Threats + Weaknesses = 46

There are more strengths and opportunities than weaknesses and threats for Apple; however, the positives outweigh the negatives in terms of magnitude.

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Company Description: Apple (AAPL) founded in 1976 is a leading software and hardware company with over 170 retail stores around the world. It designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products from personal computers, operating systems, network solutions, and the I-pod digital music player as well as distributing third party digital entertainment products through their I-tunes store. The company sells its products to a wide customer base, from individuals, educational institutions, creative professionals, to small and mid level business. In addition Apple Incs various products are sold through their online store as well as third party vendors worldwide. Update

Market Research Update

Technology Industry Research & Analysis: The technology industry broadly includes companies whose primary function is to create innovative products and processes. Information technology deals with the management and processing of information. Technology Trading Strategy: The technology industry tends to be sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued technology investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell technology investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase discretionary investments, because business significantly increase technology investments that they postponed during the recession. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

Industry Sub Sector: Hardware. The market is quickly expanding. This lowers the threat of direct competition and increases Apple's profits.

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Strategy Analysis Update

Strategy: Apple targets customers who have very specific needs and with solutions that are difficult to replicate. (read more). apple stock research Competitive Advantages: smarket price of apple increase or decrease

Financial Analysis Update

Apple has consistent operating results. This lowers the risk that Apple will suddenly have difficulty and it increases investor confidence in the value they place on each share. Complicated financial statements lower Apple's value, because it increases the risk of fraud and lowers investor confidence.

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