Apple reports its first-quarter earnings this week, and the results could not be more closely watched for signs of the company's health and future.
The story is well-known by now. Shares of Apple's stock have been on the decline, going from $702 in late September to a close at an even $500 last week. That's a 28.4 percent drop in just over four months. Positive results -- and a look ahead when Apple puts out its numbers Wednesday -- could turn that trend.
Apple forecast $52 billion in revenue and earnings of $11.75 per share … Read more