Apple counters Goldman call on ‘negative impact’ of Apple TV+ trial

(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Friday disputed a Goldman Sachs research note which stated that the company’s plans to account for the trial of its new streaming service Apple TV+ will have a “material negative impact” on its results. “We do not expect the introduction of Apple TV+, including the accounting treatment for the service, to have a material impact on our financial results,” Apple told Reuters. Goldman Sachs had earlier cut its price target on Apple saying its plans to account for the Apple TV+ trial would likely hurt its average selling prices, gross profits and earnings per share. Shares of the company, which fell as much as 2.7% in the day, cut losses by more than 1% on the news. They were last down about 1.7% at $219.17 in afternoon trading. A spokeswoman for Goldman Sachs said the bank declined to comment on the matter beyond what was stated in the analyst’s note.

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