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At Sept. 30, 2015 $CVX's cash, cash equivalents, time deposits and marketable securities totaled $13.2Bil, up $24MM from year-end 2014. Year-to-date cash provided by operating activities was $14.9Bil, down $10.1Bil from the year-ago period. Cash capital and exploratory expenditures fell $3.8Bil between periods, reflecting lower activity.
Apple ($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%."