The quarter ended in a split decision. Indies took eight of the top 10 spots, but also four of the bottom five.
A tip of the hat to...
- Veteran independent Apple watcher Daniel ("Deagol") Tello, who missed EPS by one penny, won greens in three categories and came in first any way you look at it.
- Another veteran, Jeff F., whose Revenue estimate missed by just 0.003% and whose Mac estimate was off by 0.32%.
A wag of the finger at...
- Newbie independent John Butt who saved the pros from looking even worse than they usually do by drawing four reds and coming in last in both columns.
Below: The full list of analysts, sorted by the top-and-bottom lines, with the pros in blue and the amateurs in green.
Finally, a color-coded spreadsheet that shows — in each category — best, second-best, and third-best estimates (in bright green and light blue) and worst, second-worst and third-worst (in bright red and pink). Corrections appreciated.