What Justifies Apple’s Market Cap?
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What Justifies Apple’s Market Cap?

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 by George F Huhn
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I read a Market Watch blog post that pointed out that Apple has a market cap that is 1.4 times Exxon Mobil’s and twice the market cap of GE’s. These bubble charts compare 22 of the 26 companies with market caps over $100 billion to see why. (Some comparable financial data wasn’t available for 4 of […]

Bubble Charts of Bank of America’s Top 10 Picks for 2012
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Bubble Charts of Bank of America’s Top 10 Picks for 2012

Posted on Dec 23, 2011 by George F Huhn
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In today’s bubble chart, we look at several views of Bank of America’s Top 10 stock picks for 2012. Source: Bank of America, Equity and Quant Strategy In the first bubble chart, the x-axis displays performance year-to-date (%); the y-axis displays current price; and the bubble area represents the latest reported profit margins. Since Apple […]

Bubble Charts of CNN Money’s Top 10 Picks for 2012
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Bubble Charts of CNN Money’s Top 10 Picks for 2012

Posted on Dec 22, 2011 by George F Huhn
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In today’s bubble chart, we look at several views of CNN Money’s Top 10 stock picks for 2012. Source: Money.CNN.com In the first bubble chart, the x-axis displays performance year-to-date (%); the y-axis displays current price; and the bubble area represents the latest reported profit margins. Since Apple is priced so much higher than the […]

Comparison of Computer Chipmakers
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Comparison of Computer Chipmakers

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 by George F Huhn
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In today’s bubble chart, we show a comparison of 11 computer chipmaker stocks. The X-axis is stock price; the y-axis is price-to-earnings (p/e); and the bubble area represents market cap.

Comparison of Computer Hardware Companies
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Comparison of Computer Hardware Companies

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 by George F Huhn
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In today’s bubble chart, we show a comparison of 14 computer hardware stocks. The X-axis is stock price; the y-axis is price-to-earnings (p/e); and the bubble area represents market cap. The chart below shows a “zoom-box” detail of the relatively lower p/e and lower priced companies clusterd together in the lower left corner of the […]