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Early upgrade programs at US carriers forecast to help grow sales of Apple's iPhone

04/17/2014, 12:04 pm

Apple is likely to see modest gains in iPhone sales in the medium term thanks to early smartphone upgrade programs from major U.S. wireless carriers, one analyst has projected.

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'Now is the time to invest' in Apple ahead of new product launches, Morgan Stanley says

04/17/2014, 08:04 am

A strong recommendation for Apple stock was pushed by investment firm Morgan Stanley on Thursday, which said now is the right time to invest due to low institutional ownership, resilient iPhone sales, and anticipated upcoming product launches.

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SV150: Apple, Inc. earns more than HP, Google, Intel & Cisco combined

04/13/2014, 03:04 pm

A listing of Silicon Valley's top companies points out that Apple now brings in more revenue ($174 billion) than second place Hewlett Packard and third place Google combined, and earns more money ($37 billion) than the rest of the top five together.

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Wells Fargo defends 'market perform' rating on Apple stock, says company is in midst of transition

04/11/2014, 09:04 am

Having downgraded its rating on Apple stock in January, Wells Fargo on Friday defended their neutral outlook for the company's near future, characterizing it as a long-term opportunity for investors that faces near-term hurdles while the industry transitions.

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JP Morgan sees Apple further eating away at Windows PC market with sub-$1000 iOS notebook

04/08/2014, 02:04 pm

Apple is excluding itself from a $63 billion market opportunity, investment firm J.P. Morgan believes, by only partially competing in the sub-$1,000 portable computing market, which is why one analyst argues Apple should introduce a new notebook powered by a more full-featured version of iOS.

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Supply chain data suggests Apple's March quarter could be stronger than Wall Street expects

04/07/2014, 01:04 pm

Sales data from some of Apple's biggest suppliers shows stronger than expected returns for the just-concluded month of March, potentially hinting that Apple itself could also surprise to the upside when it reports earnings later this month.

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Apple's Tim Cook banked $74M in 2013, topping all but one S&P 500 tech CEO

04/04/2014, 02:04 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook took home $4.3 million in salary and incentives in 2013 and added another $69.6 million in vested stock options, continuing his reign as one of the highest-paid executives in Silicon Valley.

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Investors increasingly banking on profitable new product categories coming from Apple this year

04/03/2014, 09:04 am

Though Apple had pledged to introduce new products "throughout 2014," it has yet to have a major launch this year. That's helped set the stage for expectations among bullish investors that the company is working on something big that could truly move the needle on Apple's stock price in the coming months.

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Apple predicted to announce 'modest' increases to share buyback & dividend in next earnings call

04/02/2014, 10:04 am

The highlight of Apple's next quarterly earnings call later this month could be moderate increases to the company's share buyback program and dividend payouts to shareholders, many investors reportedly expect.

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After a series of 'home runs,' it'd be OK if Apple's next product is a 'single,' Evercore says

04/02/2014, 08:04 am

After the iPod, iPhone and iPad all proved to be "home run" products, the law of large numbers mean it's likely Apple's next new product category may only be a "single" or a "double" -- and that's perfectly fine, in the eyes of one analyst.

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Apple's fiscal Q2 earnings call scheduled for Apr. 23

03/31/2014, 06:03 pm

Apple on Monday announced it will reveal quarterly earnings results for the second fiscal quarter of 2014 on Apr. 23, with the usual question and answer session to follow directly thereafter.

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iTunes and app sales projected to grow to 20% of Apple profit by 2020

03/24/2014, 10:03 am

iTunes content and the App Store are projected to be key drivers of growth for Apple moving forward, with one new forecast calling for content and apps alone to account for 20 percent of profits by 2020.

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8GB iPhone 5c, $399 'iPad 4' seen having 'slight positive' effect on Apple's March, June quarters

03/19/2014, 11:03 am

With Apple making slight adjustments to its iPhone and iPad lineups this week, the new, cheaper device offerings are projected by one analyst to have only a minor effect on the company's bottom line.

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Pacific Crest sees larger $299 iPhone increasing profits, ups Apple price target to $635

03/11/2014, 11:03 am

Shares of Apple rose Tuesday morning after Pacific Crest upgraded its rating on the stock to "outperform," citing high expectations for the company's next iPhone, which the firm expects to sport a 4.7-inch display and $299 starting price tag.

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Apple leadership awarded 35K restricted stock unit bonus worth over $19M each

03/06/2014, 04:03 am

According to a series of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings on Wednesday, Apple awarded top executive leadership nearly 36,000 restricted stock units each, which at current prices would net over $19 million.

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Wall Street not surprised by Apple CFO's retirement, expecting smooth transition

03/04/2014, 11:03 am

The announcement that Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire later this year, making way for Luca Maestri to take over the position, was not surprising to investors on Wall Street, who generally responded with confidence on Tuesday.

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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer to retire at end of September

03/04/2014, 08:03 am

Peter Oppenheimer, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Apple, will retire from the company at the end of September, after spending 18 years with the Mac maker, it was announced on Tuesday.

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Apple's voracious appetite for acquisitions outspent Google in 2013

03/03/2014, 08:03 am

Apple is quietly investing far more money to acquire talent, technology and production capacity than the market appears to realize, having liberally outspent even Google over the past year.

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Why Apple, Inc. is keeping the identity of many of its 23 recent acquisitions a secret

03/01/2014, 05:03 pm

Apple has acquired at least 23 firms over the last five quarters, but the purpose--and even the identity--of some of them remains a mystery. This is no accident.

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Tim Cook to shareholders: iPhone 5s & 5c outpace predecessors, Apple bought 23 companies in 16 months

02/28/2014, 03:02 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook sat alone onstage as he presided over the company's annual shareholder meeting, fielding questions and detailing various aspects of his company's business. Among the topics he discussed were sales of the latest iPhone models, Apple's pace of acquisitions, and the growth of Apple TV.

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