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Thursday
Dec062012

A Run of the Mill Decline in Apple (AAPL)

In an article we put out one month ago on 11/7 (AAPL Bear Markets: Is a '4' Handle in the Cards?), we looked at prior 20%+ declines in AAPL stock and found that based on the 'average' decline, a downside base-case scenario for the stock would be a 30% decline over a period of 81 calendar days.  The table below is updated from our original article.  Using those 'average' declines would imply a downside target in AAPL of $489.40 on or around December 8th.  After struggling over the last few days, AAPL is currently close to its average declines in terms of both time and price.  Given the hysteria over the stock's recent pullback, it is hard to believe this has been nothing more than a run of the mill decline for the stock.

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