Analyst: Don’t Expect Much Movement From Apple’s Third Quarter

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There’s just one week to go before Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) reports earnings, and just like putting up the Christmas tree on Black Friday we’re all free to start speculating on what the company has in store for investors.

Just to get them on the table as soon as possible, the average analyst estimates for revenue growth is about 0.2 percent on the year to $35.11 billion, and a 21.5 percent decline in earnings on the year to $7.32 per share. Misses from other big-name tech companies like Samsung (SSNLF.PK), BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY), and HTC have helped drive estimates down over the past few weeks, and the consensus seems to be that the company and the stock are simply slogging it through the dog days of summer.