One of the simplest, most straightforward ways to quickly value a stock is by the free cash flow yield. Similar to the dividend yield, the higher this metric, the better. Turns out that Apple's yield is considerably and almost irrationally high, especially compared to other stocks in its sector like Intel and Microsoft -- two companies plagued by declining PC sales.
In the video below, Fool contributor Daniel Sparks discusses with Fool.com's Erin Miller exactly why he thinks Apple's high free cash flow yield could mean that Apple is irrationally cheap.
There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.
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