Trouble in China, iPhone slump and other Apple earnings surprises


How will investors respond to Apple's relatively flat earnings?
How will investors respond to Apple's relatively flat earnings?
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Apple’s Q2 earnings report for 2017 just barely beat Wall Street’s expectations when the numbers were revealed this afternoon, but there are plenty of reasons to still be optimistic about AAPL.

During the company’s call with investors today, Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri discussed some of the struggles the company experienced last quarter, from slumping iPhone sales to economic headwinds in China.

Here are the biggest takeaways:

Apple beats expectations in Q2 2017 earnings report


Apple is raking in the cash.
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Apple just posted its earnings for Q2 2017 and while the numbers aren’t as monstrous as last quarter’s, there’s a lot to love in the new report.

With revenues hitting $52.9 billion, Apple returned to growth for the second straight quarter with $11 billion in profit. iPhone sales were down year-over-year, but Apple CEO Tim Cook says demand for the iPhone 7 Plus is still high.

What to expect from Apple’s Q2 2017 earnings report


Tim Cook and Luca Maestri will reveal Apple's Q2 earnings.
Apple made a ton of money last quarter.
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AAPL shares soar to new all-time high


Apple's stock is on the rise.
Apple's stock is on the rise.
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A ringing endorsement from mega-investor Warren Buffett has helped push Apple’s stock to a new record high today.

Apple shares were trading up 2.04% and closed at an all-time high of $139.78 per share, beating the company’s previous top mark of $137.11 set last week.