I wish I had the right answer. Historically the stock has declined after earnings only to swing slowly back up. Reports I read indicate that deep pocket money managers are manipulating it. There was a very good story on this on this message board a month or two ago. So who knows what will happen and logic will not prevail. I've made lots of money on apple over the years by just staying long and not panicking when it dips. Clearly someone can make more money but with higher risk if they play the dips and win.