‘Beginning of a Bull Market’ for Apple: Porter Bibb
Despite Apple's withering share price over the last couple of weeks, technology venture capitalist Porter Bibb said Thursday on CNBC that he still sees a world of upside in the company.
"We're at an inflection point right now, and Apple invented some of this market with the iPad, and they dominate the market with their iPhones," he said. "Smartphones around the world in the third quarter increased 50 percent over 2011, and only half of Americans who have cellphones have smartphones. It's just the beginning of a bull market for these portable devices."
On "Fast Money," the Mediatech Capital Partners managing partner also noted that the company had recently sold 3 million of its new iPad Mini tablet devices.
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The declining stock price, he said, was "a reflection of the overall macroeconomic situation around the country and around the world."
Bibb countered the idea that shrinking margins were the case or that Apple was no longer an innovator following the death of founder and former CEO Steve Jobs.
"No product innovation, that's crazy," he said. "They've got a big, big innovation in Apple TV that is going to come out in 2013 that's going to be shaking up the whole cable and television world."
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Paul Meeks of Saturna Capital also sounded positive on the Apple.
"You want this company to be an innovator," he said, adding that there was "a lot of angst" over its products.
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"I like the fact that the company's innovating, and I think there is after this downside — which I think is really exaggerated — that there should be a nice recovery in the name, particularly if you take a look at this long-term," he said. "You can't really worry about what happens in the short-term."
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