The analyst's have to stop with these predictions.
Apple fell due to great under expectations. The company did well but ,again, expectations were set high. Now they preach, predict, a dividend increase. "They" do, not coming from company. What if it doesn't happen? We tanking again because we didn't conform to how they think the company should act? Maybe it should be higher, maybe they should do a buyback, maybe they should just tell the analyst to stop raising everyones hopes ...or causing them to sell. \we get a quick jump, then all of a sudden we disappoint and the stock crashes. Don't be swayed by what someone else thinks everyone else should do. You can lose. Too much hype, positive and negative. Read what's being said and be wary. Hope for the best but don't expect anything according to the analyst's predictions. They can see the future as well as you.
Exactly, I chatted with an Apple employee. He said "sales are through the roof." I asked "why are Wall Street analysts cutting estimates for Apple one after another?" His answer was "their estimates were unrealistically high in the first place."