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$KMB's Personal Care organic sales rose 9% in 3Q15, with 14% growth in developing & emerging (D&E) markets and a 7% increase in North America. Consumer Tissue organic sales were up 1%, with 6% volume growth 6% North America. K-C Professional organic sales grew 5%, with D&E markets up 6% and developed markets outside of North America up 4%.
Apple ($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%."