When predicting earning for AAPL, remember to look at AAPL BUSINESS of all products, not just the iPad.
Do not get too excited about one thing. Take all things into consideration. How about profit margin of the iPads? Etc.
Think carefully before jump in and buy too many call options at once. I read a few posts betting on options out of the money....AAPL stock also went up based on good sales numbers on Thursday and Friday morning.
no, Apple stock went up on momentum on Friday. Zero sales numbers were reported.
The stock is up 40% since the end of June and is now up about 5% for the year. Still, Apple is significantly lagging the S&P 500′s 26% year-to-date gain and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Comp’s 33% surge.
Various indicators are showing that sales of Apple AAPL’s products, especially the iPad, are off to a strong start. While there aren’t any data points from Apple, besides the Air’s lead-time remaining the same at 5-7 days and the Retina’s mini improving to 5-7 days in the U.S. over the past week, InfoScout has received over 90,000 shopping ticket receipts to help it determine the top sellers at Target and Walmart. (Note that my family and I own Apple shares).
Apple products were 22% of Target’s sales on Black Friday
InfoScout analyzed 3,000 Target Black Friday shopping receipts and determined that the iPad Air 16GB, iPad mini 16GB and iPad Air 32GB models were the number one, two and three sellers at Target, respectively, at $479, $299 and $599.