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Apple bought back $56 billion worth of its own stock in 2014

12/19/2014, 01:12 pm

This year, Apple spent three times more investing in itself than the next closest company in the S&P 500, totaling $56 billion on stock buybacks in fiscal 2014.

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Apple could sell record 67M iPhones in December quarter, survey suggests

12/19/2014, 08:12 am

If Apple can build enough units to satisfy consumer demand, it could sell as many as 67 million iPhones this quarter, crushing the company's previous all-time sales record, according to a new survey conducted by Morgan Stanley.

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Most money managers bungled Apple stock in 2014, missing out on huge gains

12/15/2014, 03:12 pm

Following a disappointing 2013, most professional investors decided to pass on Apple this year, and as a result missed out on one of 2014's biggest success stories on Wall Street.

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Overwhelming iPhone 6 & 6 Plus demand continues to result in tighter supply for Apple than 2013

12/15/2014, 08:12 am

Consumer demand for Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus continues to outstrip supply heading into the end of the December quarter, according to the latest research from store polls conducted by Piper Jaffray.

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Apple's blockbuster winter quarter boosted by cheap oil, dinged by strong dollar

12/13/2014, 08:12 pm

Apple's final quarter of 2014 is expected to set dramatic new records in iPhone sales and overall profits, but external issues out of the company's control will also play a part, ranging from cheaper oil to declining foreign currencies.

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Morgan Stanley fined $4M for allowing rogue Apple stock trades

12/10/2014, 08:12 pm

Investment bank Morgan Stanley on Wednesday agreed to pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission $4 million in fines for violating the market access rule when it allowed a rogue trader to fraudulently purchase some $1 billion of Apple stock in 2012.

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JMP raises Apple price target to Street-high $150 on 'exceptionally strong' demand for iPhone, iPad

12/03/2014, 07:12 pm

Analyst Alex Gauna of JMP Securities has raised his price target for Apple from $135 to $150, predicting an "explosive" quarter for the company based on "exceptionally strong" demand seen in both China and the United States.

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New products, 'innovative services' lead Barclays to hike Apple price target by 17% to $140

12/03/2014, 10:12 am

British banking giant Barclays this week raised its price target for Apple shares to $140 from $120, saying that increased customer demand for larger-screened iPhones and iPads, the introduction of the Apple Watch, and the unveiling of new services like Apple Pay could significantly expand the company's margins.

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As Apple still struggles to meet iPhone 6 demand, Canaccord raises price target to $135

12/02/2014, 09:12 am

Investment firm Canaccord Genuity raised its price target on shares of Apple to $135 on Tuesday, citing its latest survey showing supply constraints for the higher-capacity iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, signaling higher average selling prices and greater profits for the company's handset division.

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Apple stock hit by brief mini crash of over 6 percent before rebounding

12/01/2014, 08:12 pm

Apple shares on Monday saw its most precipitous decline in three months after opening to unusually high trade volume, shedding as much as $40 billion in market value before rebounding to end the day down more than three percent.

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UBS survey finds 10% of consumers want a smartwatch, expects 24M Apple Watch sales in fiscal 2015

12/01/2014, 10:12 am

A new survey from UBS suggests that the Apple Watch could get off to a strong start, leading the investment firm to predict sales of 24 million units and gross profit of $3.4 billion from the wearable device in its first few months alone.

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Apple reaches record breaking $700 billion market cap as stock surge continues

11/25/2014, 09:11 am

Shares of Apple reached another major financial milestone on Tuesday, crossing the $700 billion market capitalization threshold just after trading began on Wall Street.

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Apple shares hit all-time high above $118 as market cap flirts with $700B

11/24/2014, 06:11 pm

Shares of Apple stock reached a new all-time high on Monday, rising to $118.63 at the closing bell with a record market capitalization of nearly $700 billion.

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Morgan Stanley raises Apple price target to $126, says investors underestimate Apple Watch

11/20/2014, 03:11 pm

Morgan Stanley joins a number of other investment firms that have raised their price targets on shares of Apple stock this week, reflecting significant gains posted by the company heading into the holiday shopping season and in anticipation of next year's debut of the Apple Watch.

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Strong demand for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus persists, prompts Piper Jaffray to raise Apple price target to $135

11/20/2014, 09:11 am

Piper Jaffray has been tracking availability of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at Apple Stores and continues to see demand outstripping supply, leading the investment firm to raise its price target on AAPL stock on Thursday.

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Evercore ups Apple target to $135, expects revenue growth to accelerate to 15% in 2015

11/20/2014, 07:11 am

With a huge number of iPhone owners yet to upgrade to screen sizes larger than 4 inches, Evercore Partners expects major revenue growth for Apple in fiscal 2015 and beyond, and has increased its price target on the company's shares to $135.

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Top hedge funds predict Apple could achieve trillion-dollar market cap

11/18/2014, 09:11 am

As shares of Apple repeatedly reach new all-time highs, major investors believe the trend could continue, propelling the iPhone maker to a massive market capitalization level of $1 trillion as soon as next year.

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RBC raises Apple price target to $120, predicts Apple Watch will earn $10B in first-year revenue

11/17/2014, 08:11 am

RBC Capital Markets on Monday increased its price target for Apple stock to $120 per share, a number that incorporates the investment firm's expectations for the upcoming Apple Watch, predicted to sell 20 million units in its first 12 months.

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Apple, Inc. shares reach new peak above $114 after paying investors $2.9 billion in dividends

11/14/2014, 07:11 pm

Apple shares reached a new all time closing high of $114.18 today, following yesterday's quarterly dividend distribution of $2.9 billion to shareholders. That compares to a pre-split adjusted price just cents below $800, and is 53.5 percent higher than the company's stock price just one year ago.

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Shares of Apple reach new all-time high, break record market cap at $659B valuation [u]

11/13/2014, 09:11 am

Apple stock is currently trading at its all-time highest levels, putting the company at its highest-ever market capitalization level of more than $659 billion Thursday morning [updated].

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