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Tim Cook: Angela Ahrendts to join Apple next week, thanks outgoing CFO Peter Oppenheimer

04/23/2014, 07:04 pm

During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call, chief executive Tim Cook said he looked forward to welcoming Angela Ahrendts as the company's new retail and online leader next week, while offering public thanks to outgoing chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer.

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Apple's Q2 iPhone sales boom, carry declining iPad performance

04/23/2014, 05:04 pm

During its quarterly conference call for the second quarter of 2014 on Wednesday, Apple announced huge growth for its iPhone lineup, while iPad sales were

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2014 conference call

04/23/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple surprised the market on Wednesday by not only beating expectations for its second fiscal quarter of 2014, but also announcing a 7-for-1 stock split, increased share buybacks, and a a higher quarterly dividend. Following the announcements, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple announces 7-for-1 stock split, buybacks bumped to $90 billion

04/23/2014, 04:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday released its quarterly earnings for the second quarter of 2014, announcing a seven-for-one stock split coming in June, as well as a boost to share buybacks now capped at $90 billion.

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Apple beats estimates with $10.2B in profit on sales of 43.7M iPhones, 16.3M iPads

04/23/2014, 04:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday exceeded market expectations for its second quarter of fiscal 2014, posting $45.6 billion in revenue and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share.

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As Apple's growth slows, media questions if 'patience' & 'resolve' of Wall Street investors will last

04/23/2014, 01:04 pm

Ahead of Apple's earnings call this afternoon, two major publications have openly questioned whether investors will continue to stand by one of the most profitable companies in the world, with the perception that Wall Street may be losing its patience with the iPhone maker in the face of slowing growth.

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Earnings preview: Wall Street expects flat March quarter, awaiting new products in late 2014

04/21/2014, 08:04 am

With no major new products launched in the just-concluded March quarter, analysts on Wall Street don't expect big things from Apple when the company reports its earnings on Wednesday, generally projecting for revenue to be about flat with the same period from a year ago.

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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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