Minimize downside risk, protect existing profits
Keep some on the table to not miss out on potential gap up
Sell remaining shares at market open regardless of gap up or down.
Given high expectations on EPS, if apple fails to meet these expectations or sandbags their forward guidance, stock could fall 5-6% or to $395-400
If EPS targets are greatly exceeded as expected stock could gap up in the morning 5-8%
What I Did
Sold 2/3rds before earnings. Next morning at the bell I sold the remaining 1/3.