Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Moved Back Near To Pre-Earnings Level
Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) lost over 2.30% on Friday at $584.44 and trading near to its pre-earnings closing level of $560 on Tuesday. The stock had an amazing single gain of about 9% and closed well above $600 mark on Wednesday after the iPhone maker reported robust second quarter earnings on boosted demand for iPhones.
However, the stock quickly retreated to $584 by Monday and then consolidated around that level through Thursday. During the past three trading sessions, the stock made an attempt to move back to $600, but could touch that. On Monday, the stock made an intra-day high of $598.40, but closed at $583.98. Then on Tuesday, the stock made an intra -day high of $596.76, but closed at $582.13.
earnings late Tuesday boosted by solid sales of iPhones. The company said that net income came at $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per share on revenue of $39.2 billion, well above analysts’ estimates of $$10.07 per share on revenue of $36.96 billion. However, the company a weaker than estimated outlook for the third quarter and expects to earn $8.68 per share on revenue of $34 billion, compared to analysts estimates of $9.95 per share on revenue of $37.40 billion.
Just after the earnings, several analysts upgraded their price target on the stock, but few lowered their estimates for the Q3 and Q4, citing concerns about the subsidy cuts. However, investors have been ignoring this fact as they are eagerly waiting for the new version of iPhone.
Analysts are bullish on the stock with 45 analysts have Buy rating on the stock, 7 have hold rating.
Apple Inc. is in trouble of facing a lawsuit over the claims of fetching data from the iPhone devices of the customers.
Lucy Koh, the U.S District judge based in San Jose, California disapproved some of the claims while approving others for a pre-trail fact finding. Koh even threatened the company warning the company of any sort of game play during the exchange of information before the trial. She further asked the company to commence with the gathering of the relevant documents to plaintiffs’ lawyers by May 17. “I’m going to lift any stay of discovery, and discovery is going forward,” Koh told lawyers representing Apple and customers who filed the complaint.