Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Slide Over 1% As Global Markets Plunge
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been moving lower on Tuesday as the global markets slumped on increased uncertainty Greek political outcome. Shares of AAPL are now down 1.16% to $562.86, off session low of $558.73.
In a motion filed in California federal court Monday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) accused Samsung of not only stealing its intellectual property, but using courtroom delaying tactics to steal more of the iPhone’s market share.
There are reports that the company increases the size of its retail stores, as traffic continues to grow at break-neck speeds and customers clamor for the latest iDevice. The iPhone maker originally had plans to open around 100 stores that were 6,000 square-feet, but its retail stores are now around 8,400 square feet, and that’s proving to be too small, says Needham & Co. analyst Charles Wolf in a research note.
The firm added, Apple‘s (AAPL) retail store growth at its chain of owned stores, with sales having risen 23%, year over year, last quarter, Apple’s fiscal Q2, which was down from the 43% growth seen in Q1.
Annual same-store sales tend to smooth out quarterly fluctuations. Apple Store same-store sales have increased at a steady pace with the exception of 2009, when the country experienced a recession. Between 2002 and 2011, same-store sales increased at a 17.8% compounded annual rate.
The stock may see a support at $555, which was the lowest point just before the company’s earnings. Over the past one month, the stock has been showing high volatility. The stock made an all time time high of $644 in early April, then quickly retreated to $560 level in just two weeks, just before the earnings. However, the stock bounced back by 9% on April, 25 as the company reported solid earnings growth driven by boosted demand for iPhone. But, that rally short lived and the stock lost its entire rally in couple of weeks and now trading near to pre-earning level.