“The news from Apple’s June earnings report might have been mixed, but the after-market traders liked what they heard,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “(Or was that just the shorts covering their derrières?)”
“In any event, we got a bumper crop of analyst’s reports Wednesday morning, which we’ll process in batches, putting new ones on top,” P.E.D. reports. “Ben Reitzes, Barclays: ‘iPhone Upside, while Other Segments Lower. “It seems that Apple’s F3Q guidance revenue and EPS guidance is once again conservative – and probably expected ahead of an important transition quarter. We believe key topics to be addressed on Apple’s conference call include Apple’s views on new product timing, pricing trends of the iPhone 5 at carriers vs. older models, demand trends within the disappointing iPad segment, the potential opportunity from the trade-in program, and the progress of iOS 7. The other major topics should include channel inventory levels for major products ahead of new launches and what the long-term gross margin should be. Net, net it seems this report helps ease concerns since iPhone is healthy – and gross margins are above 36%.'”
Many more analysts opinions in the full article here.
The Wall Street Journal‘s Steven Russolillo also has some analyst reactions to Apple’s Q313 results here.
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