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Footwear, hats, clothing and accessories seller $GCO reported a rise in 2Q17 earnings driven by gain on network intrusion expenses and gain on sale of Lids Team Sports. Net income rose to $14.58MM or $0.72 per share from $7.52MM or $0.32 per share last year. Net sales fell to $625.56MM from $655.53MM. Adjusted EPS slid to $0.34 from $0.36.
Apple ($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%."