Apple’s holiday sales to be monstrous

“As analysts focus on Apple’s Q4 results, the iEmpire’s even more important holiday quarter awaits. With the iPhone 5 already in stores, and the iPad Mini reportedly on its way, investors should expect massive results from Apple in Q1, for 4 key reasons,” Daniel Sparks blogs for The Motley Fool.

“First, there is already evidence of incredibly strong demand for the iPhone 5,” Sparks writes. “Second, the iPhone 4S rollout pales in comparison to the iPhone 5 rollout… Third, there is a huge trend toward pre-orders for the iPhone 5… Fourth and finally, the iPhone 4S was only available for two-and-a-half months during the holiday quarter. The iPhone 5, on the other hand, will be available for all three months of the holiday quarter.”

Sparks writes, “Based on the above assumptions regarding the iPhone 5, and a rumored iPad mini launch in October, it’s very realistic to assume a 50% increase net income in Q1 2012 versus Q1 2011.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]


    1. Well it’s nothing new now is it? Happens at every earnings report and new product launches. So I’m not sure what the flap is all about? I certainly have been waiting for the drop in price to pick up some sweet options. Haven’t you? Again, it’s nothing new it happens all the time. And it happens with many,many stocks not just AAPL. It’s just the way the market works. Either you understand it or you don’t. Apparently you don’t. Please use this as a lesson for the earnings report in January 2013. There will be a drop in stock price. Count on it. It’s nothing personal. The market doesn’t hate Apple. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s just the stock market. Use it to your advantage and make money. Or just post your complaints on this site. Whatever makes you happy. I’d rather make money.

  1. Again, AAPL is down big on no news today. Hedgies and shorts never cease to amaze me. They seem to have unlimited power to take down any stocks to any levels without any reasons at any time.

    They have been manipulating AAPL for as long as I can remember. If they can do it to AAPL, the largest company in the world, at will with impunity, imagine what they can do to any other stocks.

    That said, I am loading up today and buy more if it drops further.

    1. “They have been manipulating AAPL for as long as I can remember. If they can do it to AAPL, the largest company in the world, at will with impunity, imagine what they can do to any other stocks.”

      Or to the economy…

    2. I wouldn’t say “no news,” faro. It’s the new strike by Foxconn workers in China, halting full production of the iPhone 5 . . . which is already constrained because of component supply weakness.

  2. The stock market remains the playground of the ‘corrupt’ and ‘hedgie’ of Wall Street to rape and blunder at will. These guys set the rules. Investor beware!

  3. Sales are going to have to be monstrous just to get back to $700. It’s so easy for Apple to lose ground and so very hard to make it back. Apple is swimming against the current while its competitors are swimming with the current. Definitely not a good thing.

  4. because of its super high growth rate (rising hundreds of percent in the last few years) the variance of peaks and dips is large for aapl, invest in it and be prepared for a bumpy ride, but the general trend is upwards.

    Flatline stocks like Msft have very little variance up or down.

    (because aapl is so strong fundalmentally and is somewhat predictable — holiday season, product launches, FUD after product launches etc — hedge funds like to play it using the ‘slingshot effect’ etc. )

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