Investors seem to be getting more bullish on Apple in the run up to its earnings report. The stock is hitting its all time highs in today’s trading, going above US$428 briefly.

Apple will announce its latest financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. (Pacific). The company will divulge the first quarter results from fiscal year 2012.

CEO Tim Cook and Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will almost certainly conduct the traditional interview with analysts and the press that follows the financial announcement. The first fiscal quarter includes the holiday shopping period, which is traditionally Apple’s best.