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During 3Q15, $TMK repurchased 1.7MM shares of its common stock at a total cost of $99.3MM at an average share price of $59.45. In September, $TMK purchased 362,000 shares at a cost of $20.6MM. For the full year through today, $TMK spent about $296MM cash to acquire 5.2MM shares at an avg. price of $56.52.
Apple ($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%."