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Apple (AAPL) Stock Gains as Q3 Earnings and Revenue Top Estimates

Apple (AAPL) just released its third-quarter 2017 financial results, posting earnings of $1.67 per share and revenues of $45.4 billion. Currently, AAPL is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) and is up 5.5% to $158.30 per share in trading shortly after its earnings report was released.

Apple:

Beat earnings estimates. The company posted earnings of $1.67 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.57.

Beat revenue estimates. The company saw revenue figures of $45.408 billion, beating our consensus estimate $44.710 billion.

iPhone unit sales totaled 41.03 million, up 2% year-over-year and down 19% sequentially. Revenues from the iPhone division were $24.85 billion, up about 3% from the prior-year quarter.

Revenue in the company’s Services unit—which includes AppleCare, Apple Pay, and Apple Music—reached $7.3 billion, a quarterly record and up 22% from the year-ago quarter.

For its fiscal fourth quarter, Apple expects revenue between $49 billion and $52 billion. This is slightly higher than our current consensus estimate, which calls for revenues to touch $49.15 billion.

“With revenue up 7 percent year-over-year, we’re happy to report our third consecutive quarter of accelerating growth and an all-time quarterly record for Services revenue,” said CEO Tim Cook. “We hosted an incredibly successful Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and we’re very excited about the advances in iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS coming this fall.”

Here’s a graph that looks at Apple’s recent earnings performance history:

Apple Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Apple Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise | Apple Inc. Quote

Apple Inc. is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players. The Company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and Mac OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a range of accessory, service and support offerings. It sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers.

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