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Description:  Apple Inc said Tuesday that profit rose 90% in its fiscal second quarter as it sold almost 9 million iPhones, easily topping analyst estimates in both profit and sales amid a surge in demand in international markets.

Source:  Marketwatch.com
 
Date: 04/20/2010

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-earnings-soar-on-strong-iphone-sales-2010-04-20?siteid=nwtwk

Questions for discussion:

  • As an investor with a one year view to the future, what stock value do you see for Apple?
  • What level of stock price volatility would you expect to see during this period? Why?
  • What investing strategies would you expect to employ in order to take advantage of the stock’s price behavior?
  • How would you expect the financial managers at Apple to respond to the current and predicted improvement to sales and profits?
  • How will these changes affect cash flows, consideration for mergers and acquisitions and so forth?

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