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$BF.A $BF.B said that for FY17 it expects about a 4-6% growth in underlying net sales, led by the premium American whiskey brands, with a 7-9% growth in underlying operating income. Diluted EPS is expected in the range of $3.42-3.62 for FY17, including the expected FX headwinds of $0.07 given current spot rates & lower distributor inventory levels.
Apple ($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%."