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Apple (AAPL): FQ1 EPS of $13.87 beats by $3.79. Revenue of $46.33B (+74% Y/Y) beats by $7.5B....

Apple (AAPL): FQ1 EPS of $13.87 beats by $3.79. Revenue of $46.33B (+74% Y/Y) beats by $7.5B. Shares halted. (PR)
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  • Bryce Istvan
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    AAPL gets a $450 handle easy
    24 Jan 2012, 04:33 PM Reply Like
  • Galileo Russell
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    AAPL worth $500 now
    24 Jan 2012, 04:34 PM Reply Like
  • criticalbear
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    ANNIHILATION
    24 Jan 2012, 04:34 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    $17.5B cash from operations, 110-128% increase in iphone and ipad sales. Pretty impressive.
    24 Jan 2012, 04:34 PM Reply Like
  • mogando
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    nuts !!!! this is way beyond any bullish projection
    24 Jan 2012, 04:34 PM Reply Like
  • VictorHAustin
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    Actually, Andy Zaky was on the right track. Arguably you could still say it's "way" beyond Zaky's projection, but he sure puts the "analysts" to shame. It's his 12/12 post that got my attention.
    24 Jan 2012, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • sorrwohrrcom
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    Who pays for these analysts to always be wrong ?

     

    If, quarter after quarter after quarter the analysts are always wrong, why do these people still have credibility ?

     

    Several times with AAPL I have held tight and stayed the course with Apple to have been rewarded. My wife visited an Apple store this morning in Columbus, Ohio. She said it was packed with people at 10:15 am - BUYING stuff. There was a group of elderly people taking a class on how to use a Mac...

     

    Apple's products and services are becoming cultural - a way of life. This goes beyond conventional analysis. Will the growth slow down? Yes, the rate of the rate of change will slow but straight line growth will continue. Plus, there is synergy between the devices, software and the development cycle in the eco-system is healthy - with cross-platform compatability, all stitched together with iCloud.

     

    What I cannot figure out is why Apple does not outright buy Disney or HBO or CBS or CNN and absorb the content completely within the Apple brand. They now have the cash to completely buy out chuncks of content, shutting out the competition entirely.

     

    I am looking for either a stock split or a major dividend in the next few quarters.

     

    Interesting times.

     

    Long AAPL
    24 Jan 2012, 09:39 PM Reply Like
  • J. A. Saglimbeni
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    I never listen to anaylst that say a stock is a buy, hold, or sell...they have to report something or their jobs would be seen as useless. As for Apple buying all these companies...it simply would not be allowed...we really do not need another Ma Bell...
    25 Jan 2012, 09:17 AM Reply Like
  • mogando
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    Apple(R) today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 first quarter which spanned 14 weeks and ended December 31, 2011. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $26.74 billion and net quarterly profit of $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 44.7 percent compared to 38.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter's revenue.

     

    The Company sold 37.04 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 128 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 15.43 million iPads during the quarter, a 111 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 5.2 million Macs during the quarter, a 26 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 15.4 million iPods, a 21 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.
    24 Jan 2012, 04:35 PM Reply Like
  • BadCop_NoDonuts
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    Bulls everywhere breathe a sigh of relief. I hope y'all make a lot of money..:-)
    24 Jan 2012, 04:39 PM Reply Like
  • chabig
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    iPod sales declined. Apple is doomed!

     

    (just kidding)
    24 Jan 2012, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • AngleSideSide
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    LOL! I'm waiting for that click-generating headline to be published on SA.
    24 Jan 2012, 05:42 PM Reply Like
  • bailinnumberguy
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    There's always that hesitation when the market re-opens. It probably opens back up at about $440. Incredible numbers which could propel a 20% run-up in value. Guess I don't need to worry about those stops firing -2% from the close.
    24 Jan 2012, 04:47 PM Reply Like
  • marcinz
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    :) I saw one lady coming into bestbuy with intention to buy 3 ipods, bought 5 instead
    24 Jan 2012, 04:48 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    Once again Apple analysts prove their complete lack of ability (although they get to keep their job for purposefully underestimating Apple yet again). Why people even bother to read these analysts is beyond me.
    24 Jan 2012, 04:49 PM Reply Like
  • bailinnumberguy
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    Steve Who? Seriously, sad that Jobs isn't around to see such an incredible performance from the products that he brought to life. Tim Cook's eyes must've popped out of his head when he started seeing this quarter's numbers.
    24 Jan 2012, 05:31 PM Reply Like
  • bailinnumberguy
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    Opened at $470!
    24 Jan 2012, 04:50 PM Reply Like
  • BadCop_NoDonuts
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    now I have to go in and adjust the limits on all my calls!
    24 Jan 2012, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • The Last Boomer
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    Could be a mistake but I am not going to sell in the AH. I will wait for the regular session tomorrow. Given the AAPL growth, the multiples are a joke. This is still a high growth company.
    24 Jan 2012, 04:57 PM Reply Like
  • bailinnumberguy
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    Given the unbelievable quarter (almost doubling last quarter), if Apple was undervalued at $420 or so when its eps was in the $7 to $8, what is it worth w/ eps of almost $14? Every analyst will be raising their targets north of $600 within a week.
    24 Jan 2012, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • Positive Equity
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    APPLE is a growth company again !! This is the beginning of a major price move for AAPL. Looking at 500 in the next few months.
    24 Jan 2012, 05:14 PM Reply Like
  • BadCop_NoDonuts
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    I saved this comment a few days ago, because the guy was just so sure of himself, and I wanted to come back to it:

     

    "mandingo73 Comments (7)

     

    I'm telling people if you do calls on this one, you will be burned like last earnings session with apple. Even no one saw google going down this month. With all the bad news, whether apparent or not, the only way to make money is to short the stock or set up puts!!! You will thank me. I am 2 for 2 doing puts/shorts on apple and google this past 3 months and hit big making over 55,000 plus!!!! If you still think it will go up then your like everyone else being clueless. Ride the negativity is the only way to "
    24 Jan 2012, 05:34 PM Reply Like
  • bailinnumberguy
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    LOL. I remember that guy. Something tells me that you won't hear from him for a while, or he'll come back under some other account. Hopefully that full $55K wasn't riding on his Apple puts/shorts.
    24 Jan 2012, 05:49 PM Reply Like
  • rrose39
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    where are the droid lovers now?
    24 Jan 2012, 05:58 PM Reply Like
  • bailinnumberguy
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    Hanging out w/ the Kindle Fire lovers.
    24 Jan 2012, 06:01 PM Reply Like
  • VictorHAustin
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    I know it's just banter, but seriously, I don't see why there isn't room for a laptop, an iPad, AND a Fire by the bed in most middle class homes. Anyway, I'm long AAPL and AMZN and more worried about AMZN's silly P/E than who's likely to sell devices and content. Until I hear otherwise, I'm figuring it's going to be everyone with a quality offering.
    24 Jan 2012, 07:04 PM Reply Like
  • billddrummer
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    Since my household doesn't have any of those things, does that mean it's not middle class?

     

    Oh wait, it's not. Middle class presumes an annual income north of $95,000 annually. My household's income isn't even close. Chalk it up to 'the new normal.'
    24 Jan 2012, 08:36 PM Reply Like
  • Aussie Machead
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    Next Quarter the China sales will really show.. We are in for a Great Leap Forward on Apple Shares.. Maybe some realistic P/E too.. WOW wouldn't Jobsie have loved this. Resting sweet in iCloud. The thing about the Androids is they change their models, they change their OS, they don't know what size screens to have in phones and tablets (how the developers must love that!) and the ecosystem is missing huge elements which make the complementary products of Mac, iPad, iPhone just magical for computers.
    24 Jan 2012, 06:08 PM Reply Like
  • ktodack
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    Apple low balling guidance again, chuckle, we know Chinese sales are just beginning and they will be huge and toward the end of the quarter the IPad 3 will add a late punch. Forget anything analyst say, it's a complete misuse of the word, they are more clueless then any of us, we all have access to the same information.
    24 Jan 2012, 06:21 PM Reply Like
  • WisPokerGuy
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    (Disclaimer - this is a completely self-serving comment post)

     

    To all the Apple Bears I've read here as they have bashed and belittled this company since Steve Jobs died in September, I say this:

     

    How do you like me now? (to quote a song by "The Heavy")

     

    My parents always told me that it wasn't nice to say "I told you so" but it sure feels sooooo freakin' good. :-)
    24 Jan 2012, 06:38 PM Reply Like
  • VictorHAustin
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    I'm concerned that a/h is only up 7%. Are we going to compress P/E to 8? The world has gone insane chasing whether RIMM or YHOO will be sold while ignoring AAPL. sigh .... I gotta find some way to grok the new public thinking if I have any hope of trading in sync, but it's got me bamboozled, I'll tell you that.
    24 Jan 2012, 07:08 PM Reply Like
  • BadCop_NoDonuts
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    It's the share price. People irrationally look at that and think, "oh that's too high, I'm not going to pay that much." I know. I used to be that kind of investor.
    24 Jan 2012, 07:11 PM Reply Like
  • neurocog
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    Maybe we'll get a split soon to help with that problem...?
    24 Jan 2012, 09:34 PM Reply Like
  • billddrummer
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    Not likely. Now, if only someone could think of a good use of the cash...
    24 Jan 2012, 09:37 PM Reply Like
  • davidms1
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    Tried a Windows phone for the first time this past weekend. The interface is incoherent. Nothing is intuitive or consistent. No understanding of the user, no vision. Very fast though - you can quickly get to screens and apps you weren't looking for. Microsoft is gift wrapping market share to Apple and Google. A shame; Microsoft stock gains bought me my first house. Now they are headed down the Kodak/Xerox/AT&T road.
    25 Jan 2012, 08:37 AM Reply Like
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