Is Apple Looking at Another Earnings Miss?
“Management’s 36 percent margin guidance is 870 basis points less than the 44.7 percent margin reported in the first quarter of 2012, making EPS growth difficult to achieve.
CHEAT SHEET Analysis: Catalysts for a Stock’s Movement
One of the core components of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework focuses on the factors that could affect a company’s stock. While this analysis will do Apple, whose stock has been struggling over the past two months, no favor, the bigger danger lies in the predictions coming true. Apple needs a good quarter to quell the mass investor fear that seems to have extinguished the stock’s otherwise good year. Apple is up almost 26 percent year-to-date, but has fallen more than 27 percent since its highs of mid-September. According to Sammy, Apple’s next three to five years will depend on its ability to introduce new product categories.
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