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Apple Earnings Estimates for Q2 and What to Expect Today

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Despite rising expectations, the consensus for the Q2 Apple earnings estimates will likely turn out to be too low.

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reports its fiscal Q2 earnings after the market close today (Monday).

As usual, the iPhone will determine the size of the success of Apple's earnings. Apple's flagship product usually generates about 55% of the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's revenue.

Wall Street expects big things from Apple today. Here's what to look for...

Q2 AAPL Earnings Will Beat on Strength of iPhone 6

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The iPhone 6 may be the lone outperformer in the Q2 AAPL earnings, but that's all Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) needs to beat expectations.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company reports its fiscal Q2 results Monday after the market close.

The iPhone makes up the majority of Apple's revenue, making it the key to success for AAPL earnings. And the figures will show the iPhone 6 had a stellar quarter.

That's because China has been snapping up iPhones like crazy. Just take a look at these numbers...

Dear Money Managers: Not Buying AAPL Stock Is "Financial Suicide"

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock has been grabbing a lot of headlines.

Just look at its market cap. And its cash holdings. It's a juggernaut in every sense and definitely a buy.

Here's why not investing in Apple stock is "financial suicide..."

Why My Apple Stock Price Prediction Is Still Coming True (AAPL)

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My Apple stock price prediction is that shares will hit $1,000 ($142.85, post-split) by Labor Day 2016.

Having just reported the biggest quarterly earnings ever for a public company - $18 billion in net value - Apple is certainly poised to reach this share price milestone.

Here are the three big catalysts that will make my Apple stock price prediction come true...

Monster Q1 AAPL Earnings Beat Stuns Wall Street

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The Q1 AAPL earnings beat Wall Street expectations by a huge margin, thanks to monster iPhone sales over the holidays.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reported its December quarter earnings after the market close today (Tuesday).
Apple reported earnings per share (EPS) of $3.06, blowing past the consensus forecast for $2.59. Revenue was $74.6 billion, also much higher than the $$67.5 billion analysts had expected. Both are all-time record highs for the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant.

Here's an in-depth look at the Q1 Apple earnings and what they mean...

Apple iPhone Devoured Half of All U.S. Phone Sales for the Past Three Months

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One out of every two Americans who purchased phones in the period from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014 bought an Apple iPhone (Nasdaq: AAPL).

A Jan. 23 report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) showed Apple iPhones accounted for half of all U.S. phone activations in fourth quarter 2014. That's a 22% jump for AAPL's smartphone market share compared to Q3.

CIRP attributes Apple's recent market share jump to its newest iPhone, the iPhone 6...

Q1 AAPL Earnings Will Smash Records

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The Q1 AAPL earnings will smash records, led by blockbuster sales of the iPhone 6.

Every indication points to Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) walloping expectations when the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech titan reports earnings after the market close Tuesday.

Holiday sales make Apple's Q1 its biggest quarter of the year. So it's almost certain that 2015's Q1 Apple earnings will be the biggest quarter in company history.

The Q1 AAPL earnings will set the tone for 2015. Here's what to expect...

Q4 AAPL Earnings Blow Past Estimates as iPhone Sales Soar

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Just like old times, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) crushed its Q4 earnings, thanks to a great showing by the iPhone.

Given that the iPhone 6 models were only available for a couple of weeks at the end of the period, the news bodes well for Apple earnings in the current quarter.

Investors anticipated the positive news by sending Apple stock up 2% during the day. AAPL stock advanced more than 1% higher in after-hours trading.

Here's how Apple beat the street again...

Q3 Earnings Calendar – 2014

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Q3 earnings season is just about underway. Keep up-to-date on the key reports with this convenient 2014 Q3 earnings calendar for October, November, and December.

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Why Apple Stock Broke $100 and Set an All-Time High (AAPL)

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Thanks to two effusive research reports, the Apple stock price (Nasdaq: AAPL) cracked the $100-a-share milestone yesterday (Tuesday).

The close of $100.53 also marked an all-time closing high for Apple stock. The previous all-time closing high (before the 7-to-1 stock split in June) was $702.10, or $100.30 adjusted.

The analyst reports both noted that strong sales of the upcoming iPhone 6 will boost AAPL stock.

But that's not all they said...

Apple Earnings Beat Forecasts Thanks to Higher Margins (Nasdaq: AAPL)

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Better-than-expected gross profit margins helped Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) beat Wall Street forecasts.

But the rest of Apple's earnings report was nothing to get excited about. The mixed bag of news left Apple stock flat in after-hours trading.

Now investors can focus on what's coming this fall...

Apple Stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) Could Use an Earnings Beat This Week

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When Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reports its June quarter earnings after the market close Tuesday (tomorrow), the tech giant faces some steep expectations.

After all, one of the big reasons Apple stock is up over 17% on the year - and an impressive 32% since hitting a 2014 low of $71.40 on Jan. 30 - is the surprising Apple earnings beat in the March quarter.

Of course, the AAPL earnings beat last time around was driven primarily by unexpectedly strong iPhone sales. Can Apple do it again?

Here’s why Apple earnings are likely to outdo expectations on Tuesday…

Why Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Is a Buy After the Split

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Now that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock has split 7-to-1, knocking the Apple stock price down to a psychologically more appealing number below $100, many investors are trying to figure out if it's a buy.

Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson has no doubts. In fact, he says he's buying more.

In this video, Michael explains what the tech giant is up to now that has him so enthusiastic about Apple stock.

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Here's How the Latest "Not-a-Gadget" Will Propel Apple Stock 50% Higher

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Sure, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) didn't introduce a new product at the World Wide Developers Conference last week.

But the tech giant did something much more important than just roll out some new "gadget." Apple unveiled a strategy that puts the company into two new businesses and positions it for years of potential new growth.

Here’s why Apple stock – which has zoomed back up near its 52-week highs – is headed even higher...

Apple Stock Split Opens the Door for These 7 Stocks to Follow

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The Apple stock split, given the company’s outsized influence, could well inspire a fresh wave of stock splits after years of drought.

Once common, stock splits have become increasing rare over the past decade or so, as companies began to view a lofty stock price as a mark of prestige.

But the Apple stock split, along with other high-profile stock splits this year from MasterCard and Google, seems to be signaling a shift in corporate attitudes.

And at this point, there’s no shortage of high-priced stocks ripe for a split...

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