By the Numbers

Apple Stock Performance After Earnings Report


Apple, the world's biggest technology company by market value, is expected to report third

Apple Store
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quarter earnings today after the closing bell. The current average estimate stands at $3.07 per share compared to last year's gain of $1.35.

What follows are some facts and figures on how Apple shares traded in the most recent earnings reports. 


  • Beat revenue estimates for 8 straight quarters

  • Beat EPS estimates for 8 straight quarters 

  • Beat annual EPS estimates for 5 straight years

  • Dollar impact? In 2009, 48% of revenue derived from outside the United States

  • Apple shares are up 19% in 2010, and 65% from a year ago

  • Competitors' Performance in 2010: Microsoft -17%, Hewlett-Packard -10%, Dell -7%, -11% and Research in Motion -18%

  • Apple shares reached an all-time high of $279.01 on June 21, 2010

  • The company's shares are currently trading 2% below their 50-day moving average

Stock Performance By The Numbers

  • In the past 8 quarters, Apple's shares rose 3.59%, on  average, the day after the company reported its quarterly results
  • In 5 of the last 8 earnings reports, Apple shares trended up within 30 days, posting an average gain of 6.6%

Information Technology Sector:

  • Sixth best performing sector so far in 2010, -5%
  • Leaders year-to-date: Akamai Technologies +69%, Novell +49% and SanDisk +46%

Earning Estimates' Source: CNBC & Thomson Reuters

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