Apple Poll: Cook's Doing a Great Job
"Knowing that Cook is willing to make decisions that reportedly were against Jobs' views (a smaller iPad for one, and a stock buyback and dividend for two) show that he is willing to change course if he sees fit, which can potentially benefit the company post-Jobs," noted Brand. "I think investors will give Cook an 'A' grade until the product innovation takes a step backwards, if and when it ever does. And if the new iTV impresses, that might not even be a possibility for another two to three years at a minimum."
Investors get another opportunity to rate Cook's performance when Apple reports its third-quarter results after market close. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant to report revenue of $37.22 billion and earnings of $10.37 a share.
TheStreet will be live-blogging Apple's third-quarter earnings, starting at 3:45 p.m. EDT.
--Written by James Rogers in New York.
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