We have a slate of big reports after the close, and none of them
are bigger than the big red fruit itself Apple (AAPL). There
is going to be a lot of focus on that cash situation and if
management is going to bend to Uncle Carl and initiate a big
buyback of stock. Investors will also be looking for good
guidance and an early look at how the iPhone 5C is selling.
There were reports of AAPL slowing its production of the 5C shortly
after its launch, but also keep in mind that on launch day there
were massive lines for the new colorful phone. Are you
worried about the 5C and its guidance or are you focused in to
another aspect of the earnings report?
Speaking of Uncle Carl, and I am referring to Carl Icahn, he has
another holding reporting after the bell tonight. Herbalife
(HLF) is slated to report and beat earnings. I say they are
expected to beat earnings because the company has not missed an
earnings report in about five years. Guidance last quarter
was pretty soft so most of Wall Street is looking for solid
If you are in HLF - and in the idea of full disclosure, I am in the
name and it is the only stock I hold - are you looking for more
transparency on when the company will get a clean auditor from its
new accounting firm? Or are you most interested in the short
squeeze that still looks to be very much on despite Bill Ackman
covering 40% of his reported $1B short he initiated in December of
Finally, a lot of Chinese internet stocks are feeling some pain
this morning after Sohu.com (SOHU) beat earnings and delivered some
really bad guidance. That stock is down about 15% as I write
this and its dragging other stocks lower as well.
The SOHU blow up comes after the NQ Mobile (NQ) debacle of the
other week. That stock dropped around 60% following a short
report from Muddy Waters. They claim the company is a fraud
and worth less than $1. That also impacted several China
So what is idea of these is drawing your interest today?
AAPL, HLF, China or is there something more important that is
on your radar?
Chime in below and let us know what you think!
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