ITC Questions Another Apple v. Samsung Ruling
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In fact, Apple's stock price has been in decline for more than year, and has fallen 25% since Steve Jobs' death. Wall Street analysts agree that the pace of increase Apple has experienced in the last 5 years is slowing down.
They even lost their position as the world's most valuable company.
I'm not saying the company is doomed, I'm sure it will continue to be profitable for many years to come, but it does seem clear that it has reached its peak and isn't going to grow any bigger.
And many firms are changing their recommendations on Apple stock from 'buy' to 'hold'....
Again let's be clear what I'm saying, the company is NOT in trouble, they are NOT in danger...they will no doubt continue to be profitable for years.....but the growth is slowing down and it seems clear that they have passed their peak.
Everyone will blame the slowdown on Steve Jobs death, even though, frankly, the peak was reached in 2009 with the release of the iPhone 3GS. The 3GS was the last major Apple release that was not hammered upon announcement for not bein...
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The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $46.3 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, in the 14-week year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38.6 percent compared to 44.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 61 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
But, yeah, you'll still talk out of your butt and say...
The bottom line is that it is all about expectations...merely being 'good' is not enough, you have to be as good as the analysts are expecting, otherwise it is considered a failure.
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