Q214: The best and worst Apple analysts

“We have to give a shout-out to Patrick Smellie of the independent Braeburn Group for submitting a revenue estimate that, while nearly $1 billion shy of Apple’s actual total sales, was closer than anyone else’s,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“But Scott Craig’s No. 2 ranking — and his No. 1 performance in “all categories” — is actually more impressive. Smellie bets high every quarter and this time it paid off,” P.E.D. reports. “Craig, who was No. 1 in Q2 last year, has been doing well in good quarters and bad.”

“Among the pros, shout outs (along with Craig) to Wells Fargo’s Maynard Um (No. 7) and Goldman Sachs’ Bill Shope (No. 12) for forming little blue islands in a sea of greens,” P.E.D. reports. “Also to Needham’s Charlie Wolf for the best iPhone and iPod estimates.”

See how all of the Apple analysts did in Q214 in the full article here.

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  1. And where did our friend Trip Chowdry rank? Do ya think he will blog that he should be replaced for so grossly missing the realized revenue and earnings?

    Bet not, but I’m sure we’ll see yet another hit piece to replace Tim Cook with any number of sub-prime retreads.

    1. Definitely! Last week she assured me I would meet a tall, dark stranger. The same week the analyst consensus was that Apple was in decline. I had dinner with the tall, dark stranger at a Chinese restaurant and the fortune cookie said “Beware of analysts, for they will lead you astray.”

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