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Winona, Minnesota-based company $FAST reported net earnings of $111.9MM or $0.39 per share in 4Q15, down 5.5% compared to $118.3MM or $0.40 per share in 4Q14. Net sales decreased 0.4% to $922.7MM in 4Q15 primarily due to a drop in customers' discretionary spending and increased customer plant shutdowns.
Apple ($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%."