Shares of Apple are up 3% to $125.00 as Q1 earnings and revenue beat expectations. The firm also announce that they sold a record 78.4 million iPhones over the three month period.
Earnings were announced at $3.36 per share on revenue of $78.4 billion. The street was expecting earnings of $3.22 per share and revenue of $77.3 billion.
To put these sales and earnings numbers into perspective: Q1 2017 iPhone sales generated 69% of the company’s total revenue. This compares to 2.5% in Q1 2008.
One of the few negative aspects of the report was the forward guidance. The firm announced a modest cut to Q2 revenue to $51.5 billion from $53.8 billion expected.
As the market absorbs this report and lower forward guidance, we see price support back on the old resistance near $118. A break below $118 will validate our recent Algo Engine short signal. With price trading above our breakout range, we’re on the sideline for the time being with this trade.