The result is that, despite Apple's successful monetization of its iPhone and iPad, UBS has a neutral rating on the stock, even though Apple has a below-average price-to-earnings ratio of 13.2 and a $3.05-per-share dividend that now yields 2.34%.First of all, as I mentioned Monday morning on TheStreet, enough with what Wall Street analysts say and do. I don't know of a more worthless, distrusted and constantly wrong bunch. But I'll play anyway. It's not Samsung's strategy that results in anything, at least as it pertains to Apple's success or failure as a company or stock. In a counter to the great John Martellaro's debut AAPL article for TheStreet, I make it crystal clear -- demystification in about one minute 30 seconds! -- that it's Apple's CEO that holds the stock back today and could hold the company back tomorrow. Ultimately, other companies -- doesn't matter who they are -- have little do with Apple's success or failure. As I noted nearly one year ago, Apple only loses if it beats itself. That remains true today and for the foreseeable future. Follow @rocco_thestreet -- Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.
Apple Only Loses If It Beats Itself
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