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In 1Q16, $ZUMZ repurchased about 612,000 shares for $11.5MM, and as of April 30, 2016 had $43.3MM remaining under repurchase authorization. As of April 30, $ZUMZ had $113MM in inventory, up 8.5% versus last year, mainly related to growth in global store count with inventory per sq. ft. rising by 1%.
Apple ($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%."