Shares of Apple Inc. soared on Tuesday after the U.S. delayed a 10% tariff on certain Chinese imports, including smartphones and notebook computers.
The stock jumped as much as 5.2%, its biggest one-day percentage gain since July.
According to data compiled by Bloomberg, nearly 20% of Apple’s 2018 revenue was derived from China, with cell phones a dominant part of its overall business.
The 10% tariff had been seen as a major potential headwind. According to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives, the tariffs would have lowered Apple’s 2020 earnings by 50 to 55 cents a share had they gone into effect. (The consensus is for earnings of $12.76 a share in 2020, per Bloomberg data.)
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