Apple suppliers hit by Morgan Stanley’s iPhone sales forecast

“Japan’s Nikkei share average fell in choppy trade on Tuesday morning with investors skittish in the face of volatile oil prices and the Fed’s momentous interest rate hike decision expected this week,” Ayai Tomisawa reports for Reuters.

“Apple Inc’s component suppliers slid after Morgan Stanley forecast a drop in iPhone sales in the next fiscal year. TDK Corp tumbled 3.9 percent, Murata Manufacturing Co dropped 2.3 percent and Nitto Denko Corp fell 2.8 percent,” Tomisawa reports. “The Nikkei dropped 0.8 percent to 18,737.27 in midmorning trade after briefly flirting with positive territory.”

Tomisawa reports, “The broader Topix dropped 0.7 percent to 1,516.96 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 0.8 percent to 13,641.04.”

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  1. Typical self fulfilling prophecy by the “financials”
    1) predict iPhone sales decline
    2) suppliers downsize in fear
    3) component supply becomes limited
    4) iPhone sales decline

      1. Dr. Sparremachinery, and you left out the
        8.5) Financials sell off to suckers
        then your 9) Financials make more money.

        This method to add to the GDP is bad for the economy especially when US manufacturing continues to decline precipitously and it matters not that the US has foreign corporations manufacture stuff over seas whose fundamental benefits are a fantasy.

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