Agree - I actually more interested in what Apple says going forward versus how much they made this last quarter. With the holiday season now approaching Apple could set record sales for iPhones, iPads (both air and mini) and even Macs. Shorts are going to feel the pain next week, especially on Monday and Tuesday.
I bought TSLA, GOOG, AMZN & NFLX before earnings, among others. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. If there's a massive short position it makes for a nice ride. I've shorted TSLA twice and kind of got burned. I was able to wait for the stock to pull back.
Yep - and Carl I. will back off his push for bigger buy back plan when he realizes Apple is going to sell a hell of a lot of new products this coming quarter and future quarters. I see stock opening near $528 - $532 Monday and closing $535 before numbers come out. But Tuesday we could open $570 and not look back.