Options activity doesn't suggest any major uptrend for AAPL stock. Market profile shows similar value area that aligns with options activity. It is best to wait till the earnings before buying Apple stock.
Amazon is not a disruptor anymore. It is pursuing diversification strategies as a means of continued growth. Related and unrelated diversification as well as the flexibility of the resources obtained will have an impact on firm performance.
There is no right way or wrong way to value a stock. Valuation is very simple and we will use Alphabet Inc as an example. I will show you realistically that any value inputted into a model is valid as long as you have a reason.
Fibonacci Times series show a confluence for a potential buying opportunity in 2017. A 10 year cycle also commences in 2017. Just because IBM appears to have a high probability signal, it doesn't mean you bet the farm.