Apple Q413 Earnings Smackdown: The best and worst analysts

“In the Apple (AAPL) Earnings Smackdowns we’ve been running every quarter for the past five years, the amateurs who follow the company tend to do better than Wall Street’s professionals in quarters where Apple beats expectations,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“And on Monday, with Apple reporting revenues, earnings and unit sales that were all better than the Street’s consensus, the indies did it again,” P.E.D. reports. “Compared to some of their past disasters, the pros didn’t do badly this time. But when ranked by the accuracy of their top- and bottom-line estimates, they gave nine of the top 10 spots — and 15 of the top 17 — to the amateurs.”

The complete tale of the tape here.

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