Is all this board is is post after post from bears and shorts with no merit behind it, no facts to back it up, and just put speculation. This board is an embarrassment and should actually be investigated. I can give you 100 FACTS why apple is a good company but all we see is nonsense
Q2 EPS gonna be ~10.37; even optimistic ones would be under the 12.30 Q2 2012 EPS
FACT is Apple is very LIKELY not going to match or exceed 12.30 or that qtr's gross margin of 47.4% based on their guidance of $41-43B rev and gross margins of 37.5-38.5. This means the first quarter of NEGATIVE GROWTH incoming.
The market is adjusting Apple's stock price accordingly to reflect the diminished expectations, and the bears, shorts, and trolls are out for blood. And probably the longs seeking therapeutic release of frustration and stress for having lost a !@#$ton of $.
Reading message boards like this are a great way to get the pulse of the crazy. You have to read a lot of nonsense, but it's like reading a tabloid, you see what kind of misinformation is out there. The only real explaination given by shorts and bears is that AAPL isn't cool with the kids anymore, too expensive, and will be replaced by all Android products. AAPL on paper is cool, fundementals are great, just like every nerd you ever went to school with...The same nerds that are now the boss, rich, or both.
So tell us oh wise one, will the EPS drop in 2013 reverse itself in 2014 or will slowing revenue growth and compressed margins make 2012 the high-water point for Apple EPS. I mean why would the second quarter be a fluke? Why would third and fourth quarter suddenly have better growth and margins? I await your knowledgable respond.