After Hours Market Likes Apple's Record Q2 Earnings

$AAPLShares of Apple Inc. traded higher in the after hours market, as investors voted with their dollars on the company's second quarter results. $AAPL was trading at $134.40 per share, a gain of $1.75 (+1.32 percent), as of this writing.

The stock ended the regular session at $132.65, a gain of $2.37 (+1.82 percent), on very heavy volume of 93.3 million shares trading hands.

Apple announced record 2nd quarter revenues of US$58 billion, with earnings of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 earnings per share (EPS). This included record iPhone sales of 61.2 million units, and record Mac sales of 4.6 million units. Apple also increased its shareholder return program to $200 billion.

Headlines in the first 90 minutes after Apple's announcement included:

Its hard to remember a time when sentiment for Apple and its products has ever been higher.

*In the interest of full disclosure, the author holds a tiny, almost insignificant share in AAPL stock that was not an influence in the creation of this article.