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Early movers: AAPL, ADP, EL, GRMN, HUM, DLPH, YUM, MDLZ & more

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Apple iPhone miss hits suppliers

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By: Yoel Minkoff, SA News Editor

Shares of Apple’s European suppliers fell overnight after the company’s much-awaited iPhone sales missed expectations in the second quarter.

AAPL sank 1.8% AH on the news.

CEO Tim Cook blamed the sluggish number on “rumors around future products,” while reporting that Apple’s cash hoard rose to a record $256.8B.

In Europe: Dialog Semiconductor -3%, AMS -2%, STMicro -2%, Imagination Technologies -1%.

Previously: Apple -1.8% as revenues, iPhones miss, despite returns boost (May. 02 2017)




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ADP Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

  • Revenues increased 5% to $3.4 billion for the quarter, 6% organic
  • Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 12% to $1.31
  • ADP acquired 1.9 million shares of its stock for treasury at a cost of $191 million in the quarter

Estée Lauder beats by $0.18, beats on revenue

– Reported Net Sales Rose 8%, Constant Currency Net Sales Increased 9% –

– Reported EPS $.80, Adjusted EPS $.91 –

– Company On Track To Deliver Strong Full-Year Results –

Garmin beats by $0.07, beats on revenue

  • Total revenue of $639 million, growing 2% over the prior year, with marine, outdoor, aviation and fitness collectively growing 12% over the prior year quarter and contributing 75% of total revenue
  • Gross margin improved to 58.3% compared to 54.5% in the prior year quarter
  • Operating margin improved to 18.2% compared to 16.6% in the prior year quarter
  • Operating income grew 12%
  • GAAP EPS was $1.26 and pro forma EPS(1) was $0.52
  • Began shipping the highly anticipated fēnix® 5 adventure watch series, with three watch designs appealing to a broader range of wrist sizes and style preferences
  • Launched the Forerunner 935 multisport watch, and introduced the vívosmart® 3 with all-day stress tracking

Humana beats by $0.26, beats on revenue

  • 1Q17 earnings per diluted common share (EPS) of $7.49 on a GAAP basis, $2.75 Adjusted EPS
  • Reaffirmed recent guidance raise for full-year 2017 EPS guidance of at least $16.91 GAAP, at least $11.10 Adjusted
  • Early metrics indicate strong start to 2017

Delphi Automotive 2017 Q1 – Results

  • Revenue of $4.3 billion, up 9% adjusted for currency exchange, commodity movements, acquisitions and divestitures
  • U.S. GAAP net income from continuing operations of $335 million, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.24
    • Excluding special items, earnings from continuing operations of $1.59 per diluted share, up 17%
  • Adjusted Operating Income of $537 million, up 5%
    • U.S. GAAP Operating Income margin of 10.8%. Adjusted Operating Income margin of 12.5%
  • Generated $290 million of cash from continuing operations
  • Share repurchases and dividends of $271 million
  • Announced plans for tax-free spin-off of its Powertrain Systems segment; to be discussed on first quarter earnings call at 8:30 a.m. ET today

Yum! Brands beats by $0.05, beats on revenue

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM): Q1 EPS of $0.65 beats by $0.05.

Revenue of $1.42B (-1.4% Y/Y) beats by $70M.

Shares +1.64% PM.

Mondelēz International Reports Q1 Results

  • Operating income margin was 13.1%, up 190 basis points; Adjusted Operating Income1 margin was 16.8%, up 90 basis points
  • Diluted EPS was $0.41, up 17%; Adjusted EPS1 was $0.53, up 6% on a constant-currency basis
  • Net revenues decreased 0.6%; Organic Net Revenue1 grew 0.6%
  • Returned approximately $800 million in capital to shareholders

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Apple (AAPL) Stock Is Geared Towards Higher Prices

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Apple Stock: Targeting Resistance

BUZ INVESTORS Higher Prices What is there not to love about Apple Inc. <span data-recalc-dims=(NASDAQ:AAPL) products? I personally have an “iPhone” and a couple of “iPads,” and I must say that these products have become a" width="300" height="200" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/investorsbuz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AAPL-Stock2-300x200-Small.jpg?resize=300%2C200&ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/investorsbuz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AAPL-Stock2-300x200-Small.jpg?w=720&ssl=1 720w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />

BUZ INVESTORS   Higher Prices What is there not to love about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products? I personally have an “iPhone” and a couple of “iPads,” and I must say that these products have become a staple in my life such that I would have a hard time living without them. I am sure my affinity for Apple products is shared with other consumers as well.

This loyalty to the brand has helped fuel Apple Inc.’s bottom line, and in return, investors have been rewarded by AAPL stock as it continues to forge new highs. Despite any volatility caused after Apple posted its second-quarter results on May 2, AAPL stock’s stellar performance is set to continue. This view is based on the price action on the Apple stock chart, which continues to suggest that the path of least resistance is geared towards higher prices.



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For those not familiar with my publications, I generate my views on a potential investment by analyzing the company’s price chart. This method of investment analysis known as technical analysis, and it is based on the notion that historical price and volume data can be used to discern a trend and forecast future prices. Much of my time is spent deciphering price patterns and indicators that are generated using this data, and I have found tremendous value in this method of analysis. As a result, I have spent the better part of almost two decades dedicating my time to refine my skills in this method of analysis.

Apple has been oscillating within the confines of these two trend lines since the financial crisis concluded in 2009. Using this channel as a tool is almost as easy as it was to create. As long as Apple is trading within the confines of this channel, I can only presume that the longer-term bullish trend is still intact, and therefore, any ill-timed entry into this investment will be rectified with time. Playing the range is also simple because each and every time one of the trend lines has been met, it has caused the trend to reverse and AAPL shares to trend in the other direction until the opposing trend line has been met.

The moving average convergence/divergence (MACD) indicator located in the lower panel has been instrumental in supporting the trend after it has met a trend line. MACD is a simple and effective trend-following momentum indicator that uses signal-line crossings to distinguish between bullish and bearish momentum.

On March 1, Apple shares exited the consolidation wave in an upward direction, suggesting that a new impulse wave is now in development. This bullish view is being supported by a bullish MACD indicator, which is suggesting that bullish momentum is now influencing Apple shares.

The constructive price action can also be used to generate a potential price objective. It is based on the notion that impulse waves that are separated by a consolidation wave tend to mirror each other in length. Applying this notion to the price chart above produces a potential price objective of $158.00, which is also in line with the resistance outlined by the ascending channel.

Peers Price Day Year
Apple 147.51 0.93 0.63% 54.98%
Sony 34.74 0.06 0.17% 44.02%
Snap 21.99 -0.22 -0.99% 29.35%
Microsoft 69.3 -0.11 -0.15% 39.21%
HP 18.9 -0.03 -0.15% 61.4%
Verizon 45.91 0.03 0.06% -9.41%
IBM 159.1 0.26 0.16% 10.38%

 

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Apple asks California to change proposed self-driving car testing policies

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Qualcomm cuts Q3 fiscal guidance as Apple holds back royalties

Qualcomm -4% on Apple-related profit warning BUZ INVESTORS  Qualcomm cuts Q3 No longer expecting any patent-licensing revenue from the iPhone thanks to the legal battle with Apple, Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) cuts its FQ3 revenue outlook to $4.8B-$5.6B from $5.3B-$6.1B. Consensus is for $5.9B. FQ3 EPS is now seen at $0.75-$0.85 from $0.90-$1.15. Consensus is for $1.09. […]

Apple looms large in self-driving car push

Apple looms large in self-driving car push BUZ INVESTORS  self-driving car  Business Insider’s Kif Leswing posted full details on the seven tests that an Apple driver must pass to operate the Lexus RX450h SUVs on public roads in California. During the initial phase of autonomous testing, Apple is using employees heavy in robotics experience. Nothing in the […]

 

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After-hours buzz: AAPL, TWLO, WTW & more

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Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 second quarter ended April 1, 2017. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $52.9 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.10. These results compare to revenue of $50.6 billion and earnings per diluted share of $1.90 in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

he Company plans to continue to access the domestic and international debt markets to assist in funding the program. The management team and the Board will continue to review each element of the capital return program regularly and plan to provide an update on the program on an annual basis.

Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2017 third quarter:
• revenue between $43.5 billion and $45.5 billion
• gross margin between 37.5 percent and 38.5 percent
• operating expenses between $6.6 billion and $6.7 billion
• other income/(expense) of $450 million
• tax rate of 25.5 percent

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q2 2017 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on May 2, 2017 at www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.



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Twilio Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO), the leading Cloud Communications Platform company, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

“We made continued progress across a number of our key initiatives in the first quarter, delivering further product innovation and adding new customers of all types at a rapid pace around the globe,” said Jeff Lawson, Twilio’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “While we are seeing some changes in the relationship with our largest customer, our momentum across the business continues to be strong, with a 42% year over year growth in Active Customer Accounts and a 62% year over year growth in Base Revenue during the quarter.”

Weight Watchers Announces First Quarter 2017 Results And Raises Full Year 2017 Guidance

Q1 2017 Business and Financial Highlights

  • End of Period Subscribers in Q1 2017 were up 16.0% versus the prior year period, driven by growth in all major geographic markets. Q1 2017 End of Period Meeting Subscribers were up 10.7% and End of Period Online Subscribers were up 20.1% versus the prior year period.
  • Total Paid Weeks in Q1 2017 were up 12.8% versus the prior year period, driven by growth in all major geographic markets. Q1 2017 Meeting Paid Weeks increased 7.7% and Online Paid Weeks increased 17.0% versus the prior year period.
  • Revenues in Q1 2017 were $329.1 million. On a constant currency basis, Q1 2017 revenues increased 8.7% versus the prior year period.
    • Service Revenues in Q1 2017 were $261.5 million. On a constant currency basis, these revenues increased 8.5% versus the prior year period. This increase was primarily driven by revenue growth in North America and Continental Europe, which was partially offset by revenue declines in the United Kingdom.
    • Product Sales and Other in Q1 2017 were $67.6 million. On a constant currency basis, these revenues increased 9.3% versus the prior year period, primarily reflecting revenue gains in North America.
  • Operating Income in Q1 2017 was $30.2 million compared to $13.6 million in the prior year period. This increase was primarily driven by higher member volumes in the quarter versus the prior year period.
  • Income Tax in Q1 2017 was a benefit of $9.1 million, which reflected a one-time $11.9 million tax benefit related to the previously announced cessation of operations of the Company’s Spanish subsidiary.
  • Net Income in Q1 2017 was $10.7 million compared to a net loss of $10.8 million in the prior year period.
  • Earnings per fully diluted share (EPS) in Q1 2017 was $0.16 compared to a loss of $0.17 in the prior year period.

Certain Items Affecting Year-Over-Year Comparability

  • Q1 2017 results include a tax benefit of $0.18 per fully diluted share that was offset by $0.01 per fully diluted share of expense, both related to the previously announced cessation of operations of the Company’s Spanish subsidiary.

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Twilio Stock Is Only Moments Away from Forging a Bottom

TWLO Stock: Confluence of Indicators BUZ INVESTORS Forging a Bottom  I have been intrigued by Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) since it first went public in June of last year. This cloud-based communications company provides consumers pay-as-you-go applications. The combination of cloud computing and e-commerce should provide a powerful tailwind as both these sectors have been performing extremely well in […]

$AAPL Might Have Ambitions To Launch Internet Satellites

Apple hires two former Google heavy hitters to help its burgeoning satellite program. BUZ INVESTORS   Internet Satellites  A couple of recent high-profile hires indicate that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is getting serious of launching some type of satellite internet service. The moves may also be tied to its ambitions to create driverless car technologies. Bloomberg has […]

MSFT or AAPL: Who Will Win in the Battle of Apple vs Microsoft

Microsoft Stock vs. Apple Stock  BUZ INVESTORS  Apple vs Microsoft  One of the greatest tech rivalries of all time is heating up. The Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) saga is long and storied, and has been one of the main driving forces in the computer sector for decades. While the two companies long […]

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$AAPL Might Have Ambitions To Launch Internet Satellites

Apple hires two former Google heavy hitters to help its burgeoning satellite program.

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BUZ INVESTORS   Internet Satellites  A couple of recent high-profile hires indicate that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is getting serious of launching some type of satellite internet service.

The moves may also be tied to its ambitions to create driverless car technologies. Bloomberg has some color on the new hires:

The iPhone maker has recruited a pair of top Google satellite executives for a new hardware team, according to people familiar with the matter. John Fenwick, who led Google’s spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, head of satellite engineering, left Alphabet Inc.’s Google for Apple in recent weeks, the people said. They report to Greg Duffy, co-founder of camera maker Dropcam,



 

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 Internet Satellites

who joined Apple earlier this year, the people said. They asked not to be identified talking about Apple’s private plans. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment, as did Google. Fenwick, Trela and Duffy didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Design and operating satellites is very expensive and difficult, so it makes sense that Apple would recruit some heavy hitters in the space to help push the ball forward. The Verge adds some more details about Apple’s rapidly-evolving future tech plans:

[T]elecom consultant Tim Farrar wrote last month that Apple is funding a Boeing effort to deliver internet using a constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites. Duffy’s role at Apple working under Dan Riccio, who oversees Apple’s consumer hardware teams, also suggests Apple could be building some of this tech itself, according to Bloomberg. While what the iPhone maker is up to is all very murky right now, it’s clear CEO Tim Cook has gotten serious about looking beyond smartphones and other consumer electronics and into more forward-looking industries like satellite internet and self-driving cars.

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BUZ INVESTORS Apple vs Microsoft One of the greatest tech rivalries of all time is heating up. The Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) saga is long and storied

MSFT or AAPL: Who Will Win in the Battle of Apple vs Microsoft

Microsoft Stock vs. Apple Stock 

BUZ INVESTORS  Apple vs Microsoft  One of the greatest tech rivalries of all time is heating up. The Microsoft Corporation <span data-recalc-dims=(NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) saga is long and storied" width="300" height="182" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/investorsbuz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Apple-vs-microsoft-stock-300x182-Small.jpg?resize=300%2C182&ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/investorsbuz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Apple-vs-microsoft-stock-300x182-Small.jpg?resize=768%2C466&ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/investorsbuz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Apple-vs-microsoft-stock-300x182-Small.jpg?w=791&ssl=1 791w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />

BUZ INVESTORS  Apple vs Microsoft  One of the greatest tech rivalries of all time is heating up. The Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) saga is long and storied, and has been one of the main driving forces in the computer sector for decades.

While the two companies long ago parted ways in terms of the types of products they produce (that explains why you haven’t seen those Mac vs. PC commercials in a long time), the technologies that are currently in development by both companies may bring them back into a heated head-to-head conflict.

Microsoft Surface Studio vs. Apple Mac 

One of the biggest new additions to the Microsoft vs. Apple tale is the first-ever desktop computer made by Microsoft: “Microsoft Surface Studio.” Being billed as a direct competitor to Macs, the new Microsoft product seems to be taking what the Mac does best and is outperforming the long-held standard in desktops for creatives.




Apple vs Microsoft

Microsoft Surface Studio is a 28″ super-high-resolution desktop computer complete with touchscreen functionality, sixth-generation Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) processor options, and a dedicated graphics card. It’s being billed as the must-own tool for creative types, which is bad news for Apple Mac.

Computers sales have suffered in recent years. Among the top five computer vendors, Dell Technologies Inc (NYSE:DVMT) is the only one to see growth in 2016, with a 2.6% boost over the previous year. The industry more broadly saw a sales decline of 6.2% from 2015.

But AAPL stock is currently on a tear, regardless of its flagging computer revenue. The company shipped 8.7% fewer Mac units in 2016 than it did in 2015. (Source: “Gartner Says 2016 Marked Fifth Consecutive Year of Worldwide PC Shipment Decline,” Gartner Inc, January 11, 2017.)

Artificial Intelligence Tech in 2017

One of the most exciting developments in the tech sector is the focus on artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

The AI sector is likely to be one of the most transformative innovations we’ll see in the next few years. As such, whichever company can assert itself as the leader in the AI sector will likely see huge stock gains.

Which brings us to another new front in the Apple vs. Microsoft battle.

Both Microsoft and Apple ventured into the realm of responsive machines with voice-activated AI helpers. But, while Apple is focusing more on augmented reality (AR) these days, Microsoft seems to be pushing forward with AI in 2017.

Apple Investments May Push AAPL Stock Over MSFT Stock 

One big advantage that Apple has over Microsoft is a war chest that is fit to burst. Apple has a lot of money that it can play around with and, as such, the company has many targeted investment options that could dramatically alter the path of the AAPL stock price.

Perhaps the biggest rumor surrounding Apple is whether it will acquire the massive media mogul Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). This would be a huge coup for Apple, were the acquisition to take place.

MSFT Stock vs. AAPL Stock 

With all that information out of the way, where does that leave us with MSFT stock and Apple stock?

The fact is that both companies have the ability to be profitable but, as they continue to step into each other’s industries, there will undoubtedly be more friction and, therefore, some strong dips and rises.

At this point, Apple looks to be in the better position than Microsoft from a share price perspective, but that can be misleading. While Apple stock has enjoyed strong gains in recent months, the company has acquired a lot of debt and faces declining sales in iPhones, as first adopters who can afford the expensive smartphone are shrinking.Like up on FACEBOOK


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Buz Investors Microsoft Stock Is killing Apple One of the oldest and most heated rivalries in the tech world is about to add a whole new chapter. The Great Flame Wars of Apple Inc

MSFT vs. AAPL Stock: How Microsoft Stock Is killing Apple’s Mac

Windows Surface Studio Impacts MSFT vs. AAPL Stock Battle

Buz Investors Microsoft Stock Is killing Apple One of the oldest and most heated rivalries in the tech world is about to add a whole new chapter. The Great Flame Wars of Apple Inc

Buz Investors Microsoft Stock Is killing Apple One of the oldest and most heated rivalries in the tech world is about to add a whole new chapter. The Great Flame Wars of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has had a healthy amount of fuel dumped all over it, with the introduction of the “Windows Surface Studio.”

That desktop computer is looking to challenge the Apple “Mac,” creating one of the most exciting hardware duels in recent memory.

Apple has, for a long time, put its focus on crafting both hardware and software to compliment each other, while Microsoft opted to focus on the software side of things. This fateful decision has led to what is perhaps the biggest and most enduring schism in the tech world: personal computer (PC) or Mac?



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Microsoft Stock Is killing Apple

 

The Windows Surface Studio is a giant 28″ super-high-resolution desktop computer complete with touchscreen functionality, sixth-generation Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) processor options, and a dedicated graphics card. It’s being billed as the must-own tool for creative types, which is bad news for Apple Mac.

Apple has long held that Mac is preferable to PC when it comes to picture editing, sound design, art projects, etc. Apple owned that portion of the market, while Microsoft provided things like the “Office” suite that brought you such beloved applications like “Word,” “Excel,” and “PowerPoint,” among a host of other much-used programs. But Windows Surface Studio is looking to shake up that paradigm.

Windows Surface Studio has great functionality, powerful hardware, a gorgeous display, modern processors, and tons of storage. But there’s a catch: it’s expensive. Really expensive.

The basic model will run you $2,999, the mid-range $3,499, and the most decked-out model $4,199. For a lot of people, shelling out that kind of cash on a budget-rending computer is a one-way ticket to financial ruination, at least in the short term. So we can’t expect it sell like gangbusters, at least until (or if) a more affordable version becomes available.

Forecasts show relative stagnation in computer hardware sales up until 2020, but the Windows Surface Studio could alter those predictions if it has a sizable impact in its first year of its release. (Source: “Shipment forecast of laptops, desktop PCs and tablets worldwide from 2010 to 2020 (in million units),” Statista, last accessed March 24, 2017.)

Apple stock is up 21.67% since the beginning of 2017, and the share prices have hit all-time highs this year. While there is reason to be skeptical over just how real these gains are—Apple has acquired a lot of debt and has helped boost its stock through buybacks—it is still one of the best tech stocks to buy in 2017. Though, again, there are some worrying signs, like the fact that the company had its first year-to-year decline in revenue in well over a decade.

Both companies have pedigrees and product lines that are hard to top. While these two have been rivals since the beginning of the computer age, that doesn’t mean the market isn’t big enough to bear both brands.


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Buz Investors AAPL Stock in 2017 It’s a universally acknowledged truth that Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook lives in the shadow of Steve Jobs.

The Outlook for AAPL Stock in 2017

Will Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Become a Trillion-Dollar Company Under Tim Cook?

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Buz Investors AAPL Stock in 2017 It’s a universally acknowledged truth that Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook lives in the shadow of Steve Jobs.

The AAPL stock price exploded when Jobs was CEO, in no small part because of “iPod,” “iPad,” and “iPhone” sales. But how did it perform under Cook? And what is the outlook for Apple stock in 2017?

Tim Cook cannot repeat the company’s early success. This much is given. Apple is simply too big and too closely watched to repeat those gains. A billion-dollar idea would barely move the needle. We need to accept this; AAPL stock is not the investment we once knew.



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AAPL Stock in 2017

 

Falling iPhone sales in China were the cause of last year’s stumble. It was fleeting. Apple’s latest earnings report showed upbeat performance and a return to growth in China. The Middle Kingdom represents a final frontier for the iPhone-maker.

ome investors think Apple can generate more revenue growth by peddling services. Rather than dreaming up new gadgets that customers may or may not love, Apple can push its resources into safer ventures, like “Apple Music” or “Apple TV.”

Aside from licensing fees, which are sometimes expensive, Apple faces a relatively low barrier to entry. “iTunes” is already the perfect platform.



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Buz Iinvestors iPhone 8 News The truism holds that there is no faster way to cause mass hysteria among techies than a press release—or widespread rumor

How iPhone 8 News Elevates $AAPL Stock

iPhone 8 Could Shake Up AAPL Stock Forecast in 2017

Buz Iinvestors iPhone 8 News The truism holds that there is no faster way to cause mass hysteria among techies than a press release—or widespread rumor—about the next iteration of the “iPhone.

Buz Iinvestors iPhone 8 News The truism holds that there is no faster way to cause mass hysteria among techies than a press release—or widespread rumor—about the next iteration of the “iPhone.” And that excitement has only increased with every scintilla of the next-generation “iPhone 8” news.

With the Apple stock price hitting all-time highs on the back of rumors regarding the next smartphone, especially its augmented reality (AR) technology, alongside the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone launch, you have what may prove to be Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) biggest event in years. Analysts are busy revising up their AAPL stock forecast.



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“I regard it as a big idea like the smartphone,” he said. “The smartphone is for everyone, we don’t have to think the iPhone is about a certain demographic, or country or vertical market: it’s for everyone. I think AR is that big, it’s huge.”(Source: “Apple CEO Tim Cook: As Brexit hangs over UK, ‘times are not really awful, there’s some great things happening’,” The Independent, February 10, 2017.)

That’s quite the praise from a leader that has taken on a much more modest tone when compared to his predecessor, the legendary Steve Jobs.

Couple this with further iPhone 8 rumors, like wireless charging capabilities and the eradication of the home button, and you end up with the perfect storm of publicity that can only help AAPL stock.

For instance, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an Apple patent on a technology called “interactive display panel with IR diodes.” The feature is essentially the culling of the physical home button in favor of a virtual display centered on fingerprint recognition. Apple has already pushed fingerprint tech on its most recent iPhone models, so this would be a logical step towards a sleeker, buttonless iPhone. (Source: “Apple’s Latest Patent Suggests Big iPhone Changes Are Coming,” Fortune, February 13, 2017.)

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Buz Investors Apple Beats Expectations (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock rose three percent in after-hours trading as the earnings report beat Wall Street expectations, and Apple registered its first “iPhone” sales growth in a year.

Apple stock registered $78.4 billion in revenue, up three percent year-over-year, beating expectations of $77.4 billion. This is the first time that revenue has returned to growth on an annual basis in three quarters. Revenue was spurred on by a return to form in iPhone sales, which also helped post a company record earnings per share of $3.36. (Source: “Apple beats on revenue and profit but forecasts weakness ahead,” Business Insider, January 31, 2017.)



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Apple stock also declared a cash dividend of $0.57 per share

But it was not all roses for the tech giant. The company’s sales forecast for the first three months of 2017 fell short of analyst targets. AAPL stock also saw a decline in its net income for the final three months of 2016, along with a gross profit margin contraction.

“iPad” sales were also a low point for the company, coming in at 13 million units sold versus the 16.2 million in the same quarter of 2015. “Mac” sales also showed no growth, stagnating at 5.3 million, the same number in the coinciding period the previous year.


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