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$FCX said that for 2Q16, consolidated copper sales totaled 1.1Bil pounds, about 5% below the April 2016 estimate. Consolidated gold sales of 156,000 ounces were lower than the April 2016 estimate of 195,000 ounces, reflecting lower mining rates in Indonesia. Also, consolidated molybdenum sales of 19MM pounds approximated the April 2016 estimate.
Apple ($AAPL) reported decline in sales and profits from comparable quarter last year, attributing the decline to announcement of iPhone 7/7s. Sales and profit are being guided higher for next quarter. Apple is a solid company and will continue to dominate tech and consumer electronics segment for a while. Personally, looks like there is little downside in this investment.
Waiting with fingers crossed for $AAPL’s fourth quarter earnings.
Looking ahead to $AAPL earnings release later in the afternoon today? Gene Munster, analyst from Piper Jaffrey and the most respected authority for Apple, had this to say - "The second and slightly larger group of investors believe the tail of the iPhone 7 is irrelevant, and is betting that the iPhone 10th Anniversary will yield a jump in growth from flat to up ~15%."