Hedge Fund Manager and Lemelson Capital Management Chief Investment Officer Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson told Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep that Apple Inc. AAPL remains the "best brand in the world" and that there is "nothing wrong with the company," despite an 8 percent sell-off in the past month.
"If you look at the actual financials, why would you sell Apple?" Lemelson asked. He pointed to the fact that the company saw a 38 percent increase in profits at the last quarterly report. In that, every segment grew, except the iPad, and Lemelson said that purchase orders were also strong.
While he said that it was "extraordinary" to see recent volatility, Lemelson said that the moves do not make him nervous. Apple is one of Lemelson's largest positions.
In the future, Lemelson speculated that the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus would "keep breaking sales records," with the strong pipeline and base of users. Additionally, the company will benefit from strong purchase orders.
Year-to-date, the stock gained nearly 5 percent, less than the 6.8 percent gains in the Nasdaq 100 Index. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, however, has underperformed both, falling more than 2 percent.
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