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7 Numbers That Apple Investors Need to Know

There's always plenty to chew on in an Apple earnings report, but here are the seven numbers that investors should keep in mind as they assess the tech rock star's blowout quarter.

We'd Rather Buy iPhones Than Clothes, Report Reveals

Though Americans aren't buying homes, clothes, gas, or furniture, we're still spending on gadgets, according to Tuesday's retail sales report from the Department of Commerce. Overall retail sales rose 0.6% in October, mostly due to higher electronics and appliance sales.

Why Apple's Late iPhone Harvest Hurt Its Stock Price

Apple has had a great few weeks of sales with the iPhone 4S, but somehow, it's latest quarterly report sent the stock down nearly 6%. The new CEO blamed the rumor mill for cutting into last quarters iPhone sales, but the real issue may have been more a matter of timing.

Will Apple Stock Rise 20% Past Its High ... or 60%?

Apple shares are trading near their all-time high of $422.86, but most analysts expect them to go much higher. Forty-six analysts tracked by Thomson/First Call have a median price target of $500 -- an approximately 20% rise -- and the most optimistic among them forecasts the stock will hit $666 -- about 60% higher than it trades now.