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Today marks Apple's (AAPL -1.5%) first real earnings test since Steve Jobs' passing, but...

Today marks Apple's (AAPL -1.5%) first real earnings test since Steve Jobs' passing, but expectations are high for profit and sales (also) - too high for BGC's Colin Gillis, who asks “what if smashing records still doesn’t meet expectations?” Pointing to areas of concern - including cheaper tablets and competition from Samsung - he says shares may sell the news if results fail to produce the expected upside.
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  • gdwigan
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    Bit late, no?
    24 Jan 2012, 03:56 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Who gets to create the expectations? Analysts?
    How about some smarter-than-everyone-... analyst ask the shareholders of apple what we expect?
    Didn't think so.
    24 Jan 2012, 04:13 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    I am hoping Colin Gillis can comment now that Apple beat every estimate that the analysts (experts?) made.
    "What if smashing records still doesn't meet expectations." This could be the quote of the year.
    What if expectations don't take into account smashing records?
    A much more appropriate question, in my opinion.
    24 Jan 2012, 07:34 PM Reply Like
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