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Apple's R&D spending shoots up 42% year-over-year, hit new $1.9B record in Q1

01/28/2015, 06:01 pm

Apple does not appear to be resting on its laurels despite record sales of its iPhone and Mac, as the company spent nearly $2 billion on research and development in the first fiscal quarter of 2015, an increase of more than 40 percent over the year-ago figure.

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Carl Icahn says Apple is still undervalued, plans to increase his $203 price target

01/28/2015, 01:01 pm

Activist investor Carl Icahn believes shares of Apple should be valued much higher than their current trading price, and on Wednesday said he even plans to revise his own price target for the stock, which he called a "no-brainer" investment.

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Wall Street shocked by Apple's staggering quarter, prompting analysts to raise estimates

01/28/2015, 11:01 am

Apple's stunning first quarter of fiscal 2015 blew virtually every prediction out of the water, and left Wall Street analysts rushing to increase their price targets on Wednesday as the stock jumped higher.

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China responsible for massive Apple revenue growth, reaches $16.1B in Q1

01/27/2015, 05:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced a record smashing $74.5 billion in revenue with the usual suspects U.S. and Europe sales ticking the highest numbers, but China is quickly moving in on second place after bringing in a huge $16.1 billion.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2015 conference call

01/27/2015, 05:01 pm

Apple reported the biggest quarter in its company's history on Monday, selling nearly 100 million iPhones and iPads to earn $74.6 billion in quarterly revenue. 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 obliterates expectations, selling 74.5M iPhones & earning $18B in profit

01/27/2015, 04:01 pm

Apple completely crushed not only its own all-time records, but also even the loftiest expectations on Wall Street on Tuesday, selling a whopping 74.5 million iPhones on its way to $18 billion in net profit in a single, massively successful quarter.

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Earnings preview: Wall Street awaits record shattering $67B quarter from Apple

01/27/2015, 11:01 am

With just a few hours to go before Apple reports the results of its first fiscal quarter of 2015, Wall Street is hyped for what it expects will be a blockbuster, all-time record for the iPhone maker.

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Investors should worry less about Apple product cycles, focus on loyal customer base, Piper Jaffray says

01/26/2015, 10:01 am

While most investors are focused on Apple's annual product cycles and growth, Piper Jaffray sees a new category of shareholders emerging, focused on the power of the platform and a loyal customer base.

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Wells Fargo maintains neutral outlook on Apple, says market expectations too high

01/26/2015, 08:01 am

Wells Fargo Securities continues to go against the grain with a neutral "market perform" rating on shares of Apple, forecasting that shares will trend lower in the face of high expectations on Wall Street.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook doubled pay to $9.2M in 2014, Angela Ahrendts led execs with $73.3M

01/22/2015, 06:01 pm

The yearly earnings of Apple's board members was revealed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, including CEO Tim Cook who received compensation of over $9.22 million in 2014, more than doubling his pay from 2013.

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Apple board member Millard Drexler to retire in March, replacement unknown

01/22/2015, 05:01 pm

Longtime Apple board member Millard "Mickey" Drexler announced intentions to retire at the end of his current term, which will end in March at the company's annual shareholders meeting, leaving seven candidates for election to fill his place.

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Morgan Stanley sees Apple's strong holiday sales continuing into 2015

01/20/2015, 11:01 am

Apple is expected to announce yet another quarter of record sales next week, a trend that investment bank Morgan Stanley believes will continue throughout the spring as demand for the iPhone and Mac remains strong alongside the long-awaited release of the Apple Watch.

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RBC raises Apple price target to $123, cites higher than expected iPhone 6 demand

01/16/2015, 09:01 am

RBC Capital Markets on Friday advised investors to stay long on Apple stock, as the investment firm sees multiple catalysts for the company in the near future, starting with the reporting of holiday iPhone sales.

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Shares of Apple dip more than 2% following downgrade from Japanese bank

01/15/2015, 02:01 pm

Shares of Apple stock took an unexpected slide on Thursday, and dragged the larger market down as a whole with it, after a high-profile Japanese bank downgraded its rating on the iPhone maker to "neutral."

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Ecosystem of health-focused apps & accessories will further strengthen Apple, UBS says

01/12/2015, 02:01 pm

Following a deluge of health and fitness devices announced at CES, one analyst has said he believes Apple's Health application and HealthKit tools for developers will help foster a diverse ecosystem that will further differentiate the iPhone from competing platforms.

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Apple Inc. stock leaps nearly 4 percent in first surge of 2015

01/08/2015, 04:01 pm

After being pushed downward across the first week of 2015, Apple's stock surged $4.14 today to close at $111.89, adding over $24.27 billion to the company's market capitalization.

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UBS data suggests Apple sold 69M iPhones in blockbuster December quarter

01/07/2015, 12:01 pm

The latest research from UBS has prompted the firm to advise investors that it believes Apple sold a massive 69 million iPhones in the just-concluded December quarter -- a sum that would obliterate the company's previous all-time record.

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Apple to announce fiscal Q1 2015 earnings results on Jan. 27

01/05/2015, 06:01 pm

Apple on Monday announced it will reveal financial results for its first fiscal quarter of 2015 on Jan. 27, with company executives expected to field questions covering what is anticipated to be another blockbuster for the tech giant.

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Apple Watch predicted to account for 36% of company's revenue growth in 2015

01/05/2015, 08:01 am

The Apple Watch is expected to be a significant part of Apple's growth story in calendar year 2015, according to research firm Evercore, which advised investors to buy in to AAPL stock ahead of the wearable device's imminent launch.

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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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