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Topic: Investor

What would it take to take Apple private?

05/02/2015, 02:05 pm

Die-hard Apple fans have long suggested that the company might be better off without the scrutiny that comes with being publicly traded. On the heels of another record-breaking quarter, AppleInsider took a look at what going private might mean for the computing juggernaut.

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EU scrutiny of Irish tax deals could have 'material' impact on Apple, company says

04/29/2015, 01:04 pm

Apple has begun to prepare investors for the possibility that the European Commission's ongoing investigation into Ireland's corporate tax arrangements, which the commission argues amount to illegal state aid, could force the company to suffer a significant financial loss.

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Estimates raised on Wall Street as Apple impresses investors again with another record quarter

04/28/2015, 11:04 am

The iPhone continues to drive growth at Apple, once again propelling the company to a record quarter that has left analysts on Wall Street confident the company's stock will continue to go higher.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2015 conference call

04/27/2015, 05:04 pm

It was yet another record breaking quarter for Apple in March, driven by growth of both the iPhone and Mac. Following the announcement executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple adds $50B to capital return program, to distribute $200B by 2017

04/27/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple on Monday announced a significant expansion of its stock buyback and dividend program that will see the initiative grow to $140 billion from $90 billion, including an 11-percent bump in the quarterly dividend.

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Apple sells blockbuster 61M iPhones, nets $13.6B profit in record March quarter

04/27/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple on Monday reported yet another record breaking quarter, selling more than 60 million iPhones in the three-month period ending in March, a significant 40 percent year over year increase.

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Brean Capital kicks off coverage of Apple stock with $160 price target

04/27/2015, 12:04 pm

Brean Capital began coverage of Apple stock on Monday, calling for a $160 price target, and for revenue to beat Wall Street consensus for the next three years, driven by higher-than-expected iPhone sales.

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Earnings preview: Wall Street expects 57M iPhones shipped in a record March quarter for Apple

04/27/2015, 10:04 am

Apple is once again expected to have set a new quarterly record in March when it announces earnings this afternoon, with investors on average expecting blockbuster iPhone sales to drive about $56 billion in revenue.

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Apple's 'fundamentally different' iPhone 6 expected to buck seasonal sales trends

04/17/2015, 03:04 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus will likely perform better in the June and September quarters than previous iPhone models, analyst Gene Munster believes, which will help to propel shares of the company's stock to new highs.

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FBR Capital Markets gives Apple trillion-dollar valuation with $185 price target

04/17/2015, 01:04 pm

Investment bank FBR this week rated Apple stock with a massive $185 price target, forecasting that the iPhone maker will eventually become the world's first corporation valued at $1 trillion.

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Citi lays out five reasons why Apple stock, growth potential is undervalued

04/01/2015, 09:04 pm

Citi analyst Jim Suva believes investors and the Street are seriously underestimating Apple's growth potential, especially related to iPhone 6 performance, saying he expects AAPL to beat consensus for March quarter sales by at least $1 billion.

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UBS declares Apple a 'special' kind of investment, says 'full ramifications' of iPhone are yet to come

04/01/2015, 09:04 am

Reading the new "Becoming Steve Jobs" biography inspired UBS analyst Steven Milunovich to share his thoughts on where Apple is headed, leading him to suggest to investors that the iPhone maker's best days may still be ahead of it.

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Rockstar patent sale could net Apple $392 million in March quarter

03/31/2015, 03:03 pm

The sale of patents owned by the Rockstar Consortium of companies could bring a windfall of $392 million in additional cash to Apple's March quarter, estimates from one analyst predict.

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Predicting better-than-expected margins, RBC ups Apple price target to $142

03/31/2015, 09:03 am

Gross margins for Apple's March quarter could surprise to the upside, according to investment firm RBC Capital Markets, which raised its price target on the iPhone maker to $142 on Tuesday.

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Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 2015 earnings on April 27

03/30/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple today announced that the results of its second fiscal quarter will be discussed in a conference call scheduled for Monday, April 27 at 2 P.M. Pacific time, or 5 P.M. Eastern.

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Seeing Android switchers fueling iPhone growth, Cowen & Co. raises Apple price target to $135

03/23/2015, 09:03 am

After conducting a new survey showing that iPhone growth is being driven by new owners of the platform, investment firm Cowen and Company raised its price target for Apple on Monday to $135.

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Apple subscription TV plan could help push services to 20% of company's earnings, Morgan Stanley says

03/20/2015, 09:03 am

Apple's growing services business, including the App Store and Apple Pay, could account for 20 percent of its earnings in the next two years, or perhaps even sooner if the company launches its rumored subscription TV service this fall, one analyst believes.

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Apple stock officially begins trading as member of Dow Jones Industrial Average

03/19/2015, 09:03 am

The world's most valuable company is now a part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as Apple officially became a part of the index at the start of trading on Thursday.

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Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

03/19/2015, 02:03 am

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China.

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Hedge fund managers want to buy more Apple stock but fear risk

03/16/2015, 02:03 pm

The heads of major hedge funds are so bullish on shares of Apple that they wish they could buy more, but doing so would put them at too great a risk with less diversification.

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