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Buyers skew towards higher-capacity iPhones, iPhone Upgrade Program shows early popularity

10/01/2015, 01:10 pm

iPhone shoppers are increasingly favoring high-end, 64- and 128-gigabyte models, and showing strong early interest in Apple's new interest-free iPhone Upgrade Program, data from an RBC Capital Markets survey suggests.


Pessimistic, questionable iPhone supplier rumor sends shares of Apple further downward

10/01/2015, 12:10 pm

Shares of Apple stock fell more than 2 percent in early trading Thursday, following a highly questionable report from the Far East claiming that Apple's integrated circuit suppliers are concerned over the prospect of fewer iPhone-related chip orders.


Apple to reveal fiscal Q4 2015 earnings on Oct. 27

09/28/2015, 06:09 pm

Apple on Monday announced plans to reveal quarterly financial results for its final fiscal quarter of 2015 on Oct. 27, which will be followed by a conference call expected to shed light on initial iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales, as well as the upcoming fourth-generation Apple TV.


Apple's record setting iPhone 6s launch weekend impresses Wall Street

09/28/2015, 12:09 pm

With more than 13 million units sold in the first three days of availability, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus exceeded most market expectations, and analysts responded on Monday by reacting favorably to the announcement from Apple.


iPhone Upgrade Program expected to boost Apple's margins, force carriers to more aggressive pricing

09/16/2015, 09:09 am

The new official iPhone financing plan is seen by investment firm RBC Capital Markets as a benefit not only to Apple, but also to its customers, both of whom should gain leverage over wireless carriers.


New iPhone Upgrade Program seen driving upgrades, giving Apple more control of customer relationship

09/15/2015, 08:09 am

Apple's new interest-free iPhone Upgrade Program is likely to make more customers buy a new handset every year, investment firm UBS believes, calling it a "smart move" that could make the iPhone more of an annuity business.


Apple Inc stock panic another opportunity for massive, discounted stock repurchase

09/13/2015, 03:09 pm

Since Apple announced its industry-leading earnings for fiscal Q3 on July 21, the company's stock price collapsed by about a third, encouraging facile analysts to predict further losses. In reality, Apple shares are being bought up at a massive discount by the company itself, in a clear bet on future appreciation.


Apple issues new euro bond worth more than $2.25B

09/10/2015, 07:09 pm

In a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Thursday, Apple announced a new two-billion euro debt offering (about $2.26 billion) as it continues to take advantage of historically low interest rates.


New Apple TV with App Store game downloads predicted to drive 24M sales in 2016

09/08/2015, 10:09 am

A revamped Apple TV with its own App Store downloads could enter Apple into the $35-billion-per-year gaming market, adding an estimated 3.3 percent to the company's 2016 earnings per share, J.P. Morgan believes.


Wells Fargo says low expectations for Apple's Sept. 9 event could work to stock's advantage

09/04/2015, 11:09 am

There's a feeling on Wall Street that everything is already known and expected heading into Apple's "Hey Siri" event, investment firm Wells Fargo said on Friday, suggesting that any potential surprises could help push the company's stock higher.


RBC reiterates $150 target for Apple stock, sees 'iPhone 6s' event boosting shares

09/04/2015, 08:09 am

Apple's Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to introduce a new iPhone and Apple TV, will likely be a catalyst for shares of the company, RBC Capital Markets told investors on Friday, while reiterating its $150 price target.


Piper Jaffray sees 'Apple Car' as longterm project with potential short-term effect on stock

09/02/2015, 10:09 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray doesn't expect a mythical "Apple Car" to be on the roads anytime soon, but the firm did advise its clients this week that the rumored project will affect shares of AAPL as investor expectations adjust.


Apple stock should return to $130 by end of 2015, says Brean Capital

08/31/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple stock should bounce back to $130 by the end of the year, helped by solid iPhone sales and high profit margins, a Brean Capital research memo argued on Monday.


Wells Fargo upgrades Apple stock to 'outperform,' says recent correction is an overreaction

08/25/2015, 09:08 am

Longtime Apple bear Wells Fargo Securities changed its rating on the iPhone maker on Tuesday, saying recent losses in the company's stock have been overdone, especially in light of the company's continued success in China.


Apple CEO Tim Cook could face SEC scrutiny for violating fair disclosure regulation

08/24/2015, 02:08 pm

A private Monday morning email from Tim Cook to CNBC analyst Jim Cramer --in which Cook revealed material information about his company's growth in China --could land the Apple chief in hot water with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Tim Cook refutes China worries, calls Apple's growth 'strong' in rare mid-quarter update

08/24/2015, 10:08 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday issued a rare mid-quarter update on the company's performance, saying Apple is continuing to experience "strong growth" in China as he tried to assuage fears about the impact of the Asian nation's economic slowdown.


Apple can't outrun China worries, stock drops into bear territory

08/21/2015, 05:08 pm

Apple shares fell by nearly 6 percent during Friday trading, sending the stock into bear territory for the first time in years as investors fret over the impact of China's apparent economic slowdown.


Apple issues first Australian bond, raises more than AU$1.2B

08/19/2015, 09:08 pm

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday local Australia time issued an Australian dollar-denominated bond that according to one report has already reached AU$1.2 billion, or about $883 million.


Apple prepping first Australian dollar-denominated bond offering - report

08/17/2015, 09:08 am

Apple will reportedly continue to diversify its corporate debt issuance strategy with a new bond denominated in Australian dollars, the company's latest move to raise debt outside the United States in order to fund its growing capital return program.


Fund managers still leery of Apple stock, believe shares could slide further before rebounding

08/10/2015, 09:08 am

Investment managers on Wall Street believe that Apple stock is currently undervalued, but they're also reportedly concerned that shares of the company could drop even further before their eventual rebound.