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Apple beats on earnings per share and raises holiday quarter forecast

After the close today Apple reported fiscal fourth quarter revenue of $64 billion. That was up from $62.9 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 and above the $63 billion consensus forecast from Wall Street analysts. Net income dropped to $13.7 billion from $14.1 billion. Earnings per share, however, rose to $3.05 from $2.91 […]

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How does a company navigate this tariff mess? Apple gets tariff waivers on 10 Chinese parts but not on 5 others.

Today, Monday, September 30, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative denied Apple's (AAPL) request for relief from 25% tariffs on the  optional wheels for the Mac Pro, a circuit board for managing input and output ports, power adapter, charging cable and a cooling system for the computer’s processor. The decision comes about a week after […]

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Notes You Need for April 9: Retail closings, GenZ buying preferences, Pinterest IPO, FB target price, 5G chips, IMF global GDP forecast

In my daily trawling through the market I come upon lots of tidbits of knowledge that I think are important to investors but that don't justify a full post. I've decided to start compiling these notes here each day in a kind of running mini blog that I'm calling Notes You Need. I launched this new […]

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Special Report: 10 Most Dangerous Stocks in Earnings Season–first nine picks

That famous futures trader Marc Antony famously said "Beware the Ides of April." Okay, the guy had a mixed performance record. Short Brutus but long Cleopatra. But his advice about April 2019 is good. The Ides of April fall on the 13th of the month. And what promises to be a wild earnings season begins […]

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Saturday Night Quarterback says, on a Sunday, for the week ahead expect…

...earnings from big name market movers such as Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) to be more important market drivers than the Federal Reserve meeting, the resumption of China trade talks, and the January jobs report. That's quite a bit of macro news, but I think earnings reports from these stocks have the ability to cut […]

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Apple moves big in battery wars

Apple (AAPL) has hired Samsung's head of global battery development, Soonho Ahn. At Samsung SDI, the battery-producing affiliate of Samsung Electronics, Ahn led development of lithium battery packs and worked on next generation battery technology. Two ways that this move is important. First, it's part of Apple's drive to bring more of its iPhone component's […]

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U.S. stocks take a beating as weak manufacturing index follows on Apple sales warning

Last night's warning from Apple that sales for the December quarter would be well below the company's earlier guidance bled into a weaker than expected reading this morning  from the Purchasing Managers Index for the Manufacturing sector. The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 54.1 in December from 59.3 in November. Economists had forecast a reading […]

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Apple cuts revenue forecast, drops 7.6% in after-hours trading

Will Apple's (AAPL) warning spook stocks tomorrow, Thursday, January 3, to a degree that bad economic news out of China didn't today? After the close in New York Apple CEO Tim Cook dramatically lowered the company's estimates for sales in the December quarter. Apple is now expecting sales of $84 billion in the quarter. That's […]

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Stocks climb on news that U.S. and China talking again on trade

It's certainly a long way from here to an agreement on trade between the United States and China, but news that the two sides are talking again has boosted stocks in New York. After all, there can't be any agreement if the two sides aren't talking and without some kind of preparatory work there's no […]

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Buying Apple January 18 calls at $225 ahead of earnings

You may remember a pre-earnings trade that I advocated a few quarters back with Nvidia (NVDA) and a couple of other stocks. Well, I'm putting it on again today ahead of Apple's (AAPL) quarterly report now scheduled for October 30. I'm adding the January 18, 2019 call options with a strike price of $225 to […]

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