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What: Research In Motion
So what: Management expects EPS of $1.47 to $1.55 in the current quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.64 and year-earlier EPS of $1.38. For the coming four quarters (fiscal 2012) it is forecasting EPS in excess of $7.50, well above the consensus estimate of $6.81.
Now what: During the current quarter the company plans to step up spending to launch its PlayBook tablet and expects a mix shift to lower-priced handsets. Although fourth fiscal-quarter EPS of $1.78 beat the consensus estimate of $1.76 and was up an impressive 40% from the year-ago quarter on record handset shipments, RIM is under severe pressure from Apple's
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