FORTUNE -- In the Apple (AAPL) Earnings Smackdowns we've been running every quarter for the past five years, the amateurs who follow the company tend to do better than Wall Street's professionals in quarters where Apple beats expectations.
And on Monday, with Apple reporting revenues, earnings and unit sales that were all better than the Street's consensus, the indies did it again.
Compared to some of their past disasters, the pros didn't do badly this time. But when ranked by the accuracy of their top- and bottom-line estimates, they gave nine of the top 10 spots to the amateurs.
Shout outs to:
And a raspberry to
CORRECTIONS: An earlier version of this story had a raspberry for Cantor Fitzgerald's Brian White based on a note he filed in September. I missed his Monday morning estimates, which were far more accurate. Janney Capital's Bill Choi most recent numbers also came to me late. The spreadsheets have been corrected and updated. My apologies to Mr. White and Mr. Choi.
Below the fold: Our annotated master spreadsheet, with the best estimates highlighted in bright green, the second and third best in light green, the worst in red and the second and third worst in pink.
Thanks one last time to Posts at Eventide's Robert Paul Leitao for pulling together the Braeburn Group numbers.
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