Cautious investors after tax results
Despite the results above forecasts and the records on all fronts, the Apple title may not be among the brightest over the course of today on Wall Street. A series of signs testify to this.
The main one is the 'After the bell' negotiations. After a brief blaze that, just after the announcement of the fiscal balance with the billion dollar profit, led the unofficial quotation to touch the $ 100, AAPL was trading below the closing price during the last hours (already down by more than 2%) of the Nasdaq.
The reason why investors continued to sell is the revenue and profit forecasts for the current quarter that Apple has set at decidedly low levels: between 4.8 and 4.9 billion dollars. Although analysts believe the forecast to be decidedly conservative, in the Cupertino tradition, the market could accept it as an indication of a quarter without news, waiting for spring and early summer where two great protagonists are expected: iPhone (in June) and Mac Os X 'Leopard' (between April and May).
Recall that, beyond what Apple expected, the second fiscal quarter (which for Apple runs from January to March) traditionally the weakest for Apple while the one that closes in December is the richest.