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Analyst: Apple Mac sales to miss expectations

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Apr 2012 20:10 User comments (3)

Analyst: Apple Mac sales to miss expectations According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple's Mac sales for the Q1 may fall short of expectations.
Says the analyst: "We believe the buy side is currently looking for worldwide Mac units to be up 14 percent y/y (year over year) in the March quarter. We believe Apple could potentially miss its Mac number."

Munster used data from research firm NPD which estimated Mac sales actually fell five percent last quarter compared to the same quarter in 2010.

Macs currently account for 15 percent of Apple's overall revenue.

Munster does say he believes iPad and iPhone results will cover any deficit in Mac sales, and most analysts in the industry tend to agree with that sentiment.

Apple is the most valuable public company in the world, valued at $568.47 billion.

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3 user comments

118.4.2012 11:07

This is a game all this fortune 100 companies play. One quarter they say they're going to either make number or they're not. It's just a damned game to either pay out to stock holders a full share for the quarter or hold off till the next quarter.

If they can hold off till the next quarter, it 'looks' like a bigger payout when in fact I can't help but think they probably played a numbers game & screwed them anyway. It's what corporations & banks do, so no I'm not bashing Apple per se'.

On the other hand, if a company says they're going to make more than they're sales load (they've got a hit), chances are their stock sales rise, it'll split off, lowering the price & the payouts lower and you get the idea.

220.4.2012 23:38

So this is some dude speculating about apple?
How is this interesting or a new????

321.4.2012 9:22

Originally posted by salsa36:
So this is some dude speculating about apple?
How is this interesting or a new????
A splash to get a rise out of people that have stock in Apple. So when they stick their elitist noses in the air thinking they're going to get a big payout here in June, come to find out Apple is actually going to screw them with this little article.

Let's call it a little deflating or emasculating, if you will.

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