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Retailer for farmers and ranchers $TSCO reported a decline in 4Q15 earnings due to fall in comparable store sales and incremental costs associated with new distribution facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. Net income slid to $111.7MM from $112.1MM last year, while EPS rose 1.2% to $0.82, on lower shares outstanding. Revenue grew by 3.9% to $1.65Bil.
Apple ($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%."