This Hedge Fund Manager 'Wouldn't Be Surprised' If iPhone Units Hit 60 Million


Rev. Emmanuel Lemelson is a weekly guest on #PreMarket Prep, a daily trading idea radio show hosted by Joel Elconin and Dennis Dick. Tune in to the daily broadcast live Monday-Friday at 8 a.m. ET here.


Lemelson Capital Management Chief Investment Officer Rev. Emmanuel Lemelson discussed Apple Inc. AAPL on the show ahead of its earnings release.


“Chances are they’re going to break all the estimates, I wouldn’t be surprised if they hit 60 million iPhone units,” Lemelson said.


Lemelson suggested that investors move their focus away from quarterly reports, however, and look at Apple from a long-term perspective.


Questions about the company’s capital return program with potential dividend increases and buybacks that could have a positive and “huge impact on EPS,” are issues investors should consider in Lemelson’s view.


Lemelson also noted that Apple is one of the few companies that controls both hardware and software while also suppling successful desktop and mobile platforms which could be promising for enterprise sales.


Apple Inc. reports Q2 earnings after Monday’s close. Heading into its earnings release the stock traded at $132.86, up 1.98 percent.


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