Ask an expert: What's going on with Apple?

MSN Money's Charley Blaine answers readers' questions about the computer and gadget maker's stock.

By MSN Money Partner Oct 15, 2012 4:15PM
If you're holding Apple (AAPL) stock, you couldn't have been oblivious to the rough month it's had. Apple ended Monday in slightly positive territory, up less than 1% to $634.72. That's down from the $700 range last month.

In this video, MSN Money's Charley Blaine explains some of the headwinds the company is facing, including supply issues and competition.
Apple is one of the most well-known companies in the world. Making a remarkable comeback in recent years, starting with its iPods, the company has changed the way we use technology. Its computers, iPhones and iPads have been dubbed revolutionary.

appleMeanwhile, its stock has also had a fantastic climb over the years. It continued to perform well after the passing of Steve Jobs, its co-founder, visionary and CEO of many years. In fact, the company has become the most valuable in the world by market capitalization. And its weight in the Nasdaq 100 is so large that the index often moves along with the stock.

This is why the stumble in the stock has been front page news this last month. Blaine discusses Apple's stock valuation following the recent dip, agreeing with many analysts that the stock may be undervalued.

He adds that he still believes investors would do well by it, although not at any price point. In the video, Blaine also explains which price would be a good entry point.

The discussion about Apple continues over at MSN Money's Facebook community.

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Oct 16, 2012 12:47PM
Simple math question:

You purchase 100 shares of a $1 company
You purchase 1 share of a $100 company

Which one gives you the best chance to double your investment?

Exactly.  Heck of a lot easier for the first to double their value.

Hence why I never purchase stocks like Apple.  By the time they are valuable, you already missed to run up.
Oct 16, 2012 2:56PM
Apple is Apple.  Those unfamiliar with their past history will be unpleasantly surprised when history repeats itself.
Oct 16, 2012 2:10PM
people are starting to wake up to the fact that Apple just plain sucks. they are a one hit wonder with locked down boring iPhone, its pretty much turned into a chick phone. Nothing against women, but they tend to not be tech savvy.  Samsung makes a Superior product. Don't believe me read consumer reports .
Oct 15, 2012 6:04PM
The lowest price would be a good entry point.
Oct 15, 2012 8:26PM
The stock has gone up so far so fast, there had to be a pullback.  I'm sure that a lot of investors sold half of their stock, realizing for many a worst-case break even (that would take doomsday even for that, assuming zero value, which won't happen.)

After the iPad mini comes out, expect Apple to go upand Amazon to go down, at least for the short-to-medium term.  When Windows 8 comes out?  Expect a Microsoft pullback; I think 8 is worse than Vista, but maybe not as bad as Windows ME.
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