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$AMAT's 1Q16 new orders for the Silicon Systems segment fell 10.6% to $1,275MM vs. 1Q15, while new orders for Applied Global Services segment rose 12% to $773MM vs. 1Q15. The company's Display segment new orders rose 71% to $183MM vs. 1Q15, while Energy and Environmental Solutions' new orders fell 12% to $44MM vs. 1Q15.
Apple ($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%."