Market Overview

Analyst: Buy The Post-Earnings Dip In Apple Suppliers

Analyst: Buy The Post-Earnings Dip In Apple Suppliers

The market clearly is not impressed by Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL)’s Q1 earnings report, and the stock of the world’s largest company is down 6 percent in Wednesday’s session. But Apple’s ecosystem is so large that its earnings impact a whole slew of suppliers as well.

Although Q1 iPhone numbers came in ahead of estimates, iPad and Mac numbers were weak, and Apple’s sales guidance of $41-43 billion came up well short of consensus estimates of $47.3 billion.

Despite the rough report, top Apple suppliers were performing relatively well in Wednesday’s trading session. Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) was down just 2.4 percent and Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO) was off 1.7 percent.

Related Link: Why Apple Could Layoff Between 25,000 And 30,000 Of 115,000 Employees By End Of Year

Cirrus Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) is actually experiencing a relief rally and surged 5 percent in Wednesday morning’s session.

Oppenheimer analyst Rick Schafer believes pricing pressures may be impacting Apple suppliers even more than the total unit number.

He says that traders should be buying any dips in top iPhone suppliers.

“We continue to believe suppliers (AVGO, SWKS, CRUS) with sustained content increase opportunities are best positioned to grow in a flattening iPhone unit market and would use any weakness as a buying opportunity,” Schafer explains.

Oppenheimer maintains Outperform ratings on all three suppliers and on Apple itself.

Disclosure: the author holds no position in the stocks mentioned.

Latest Ratings for AAPL

Aug 2019Initiates Coverage OnEqual-Weight
Jul 2019MaintainsHold
Jul 2019MaintainsBuy

View More Analyst Ratings for AAPL
View the Latest Analyst Ratings

Posted-In: Oppenheimer Rick SchaferAnalyst Color Long Ideas Analyst Ratings Tech Trading Ideas Best of Benzinga


Related Articles (AAPL + AVGO)

View Comments and Join the Discussion!

Chipotle Leaves A Bad Taste In Investors Mouth After Q1 Report

Jack Dorsey Talks Twitter's 'Pretty Big Changes' And Why The NFL Deal Is More Than Just Football