Apples, burgers, and tuna sandwiches colored in the edible week that was.
Mortal crimes in Eden after nibbling on that Apple
It was the kind of earnings report that Apple Computer
Those who figured that Apple's margins would take a hit as the company shifted to selling lower-priced computers and iPod Shuffles were glaringly wrong: The company boasted 70% in revenue growth and a 530% spike in profits. Although the company's current-quarter guidance will show a sequential dip in profitability, its new bottom-line target is actually well ahead of the market's targets, too.
Perfect? Well, sometimes perfect isn't good enough. The stock fell on the news. Then again, the shares have nearly tripled over the past year. Perhaps stock euphoria got a bit ahead of the company this time, but Apple's looking good, and continued weakness may present that buying opportunity that you've been longing for since you started kicking yourself for missing the stock's initial run.
You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna sandwich
After Time Warner's
You have to like the company's latest move -- it's teaming up with XM Satellite Radio
The public hasn't exactly warmed up to paying for streamed content, though that hasn't stopped companies like RealNetworks
It was a good McMarch. Now, would you like some fries with that?
Not all fast-food chains are the same. Wendy's
The strong showing now finds the company supersizing its quarterly guidance. McDonald's is now expecting to earn $0.56 a share for the quarter. Grimace? No way.
And in my desperate attempt to wrap this up in one cohesive package -- letting the first story lock arms with the last one and singing a little virtual Kumbaya -- anyone know the name of the new McDonald's fruit snack that it rolled out a few months ago? Yes, that's right -- Apple Dippers.
The headlines behind this week's stories:
- Should Apple's Shareholders Worry?
- God Bless America Online
- AOL and XM Make Beautiful Music
- McDonald's Merry March
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz really does like those Apple Dippers -- but not the Apple dipping. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Foo l has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.