Apple reports its fiscal first-quarter results after market close on Tuesday, with investors eager to see the iPhone maker continue the tech sector's strong run of results.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (TheStreet) - Apple(:AAPL) reports its fiscal first-quarter numbers after market close on Tuesday, with investors eager to see the iPhone maker continue the tech sector's strong run of results.
Apple missed the consensus profit view for just the third time since 2002 in its fiscal fourth-quarter, although all the signs point to the iPhone maker enjoying a robust holiday season.
The tech giant's iPhone sales number will likely prove key, with Wall Street expecting the iconic smartphone to help drive strong results.
Investors will also be closely monitoring Apple's quarterly conference call for information on whether CEO Tim Cook will carve off any of the firm's $81 billion cash haul.
Analysts are looking for Apple to report revenue of $38.91 billion and earnings of $10.10 a share after market close, up from sales of $26.74 billion and earnings of $6.43 a share in the prior year's quarter. Apple Earnings: Live Blog
--Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York
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