This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Tim Brown: Apple's Appeal

Are you ready for some football?

It's only Thursday, but that doesn't mean you can't get a taste of some NFL action. In the past, the way fans got their Thursday fill of the pro pigskin was to wait until Thanksgiving, when they could watch the Lions in the early game and Cowboys in the afternoon. But in recent years, the NFL expanded its schedule to include Thursday-night games, scheduled this season during the first week and weeks 10 to 16. Tonight, which kicks off week 10, pits the Denver Broncos against the Browns in Cleveland.

This isn't the NFL's first expansion from Sunday-only games. Decades ago, in response to fans clamoring for more than just their local Sunday game, the NFL launched Monday Night Football, which allowed it to promote the best teams on an even bigger stage. From there, it expanded to Sunday Night Football and late-season Saturday games.

These various expansions have been a way for an already tremendously successful league and sport to branch out even more, bringing more of its games to a national audience and expanding its dominance. The NFL has taken a sport many thought was already so successful it was nearing a ceiling, and it has blown the roof off.

That's the kind of thinking I look for when I look at a stock.

Today I like Apple (AAPL - Get Report). Economic fears continued to weigh on traders' minds on Thursday, pushing the Dow down about 450 point in afternoon trading, which seems only moderately bad considering some of the unprecedented, dramatic point swings we have seen lately. Cisco (CSCO) for its part, came out with a very weak outlook on Thursday.
1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.74 -1.15%
FB $117.58 0.73%
GOOG $693.01 0.29%
TSLA $240.76 -2.81%
YHOO $36.60 0.03%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,773.64 -57.12 -0.32%
S&P 500 2,065.30 -10.51 -0.51%
NASDAQ 4,775.3580 -29.9330 -0.62%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs