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RBC says Apple could fund $65B+ annual capital return program, raises target to $140

02/19/2015, 08:02 am

Apple is set to announce an update to its capital return program in April, and investment firm RBC Capital Markets believes the company could return some $65 billion to investors annually, creating yet another reason to buy into the company's stock.

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As mysterious minivan sightings proliferate, rumored 'Apple Car' seen as $50B US opportunity

02/16/2015, 08:02 am

With the total U.S. car market valued at over $500 billion per year, taking just a 10 percent share would represent a new $50 billion revenue opportunity for Apple, according to one analyst.

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BMO raises Apple target to $135, predicts 19M Apple Watch & 207M iPhone sales in 2015

02/13/2015, 10:02 am

Investment firm BMO Capital Markets was the latest to increase its Apple price target this week in the face of the stock's huge gains, which are forecast to continue with the success of the iPhone 6 and upcoming launch of the Apple Watch.

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Carl Icahn says Apple stock should be worth $216 per share today, not in the future

02/12/2015, 10:02 am

Activist investor Carl Icahn this week once again heaped praise on Apple, saying the company's stock continues to be vastly undervalued and should be trading today at a price of $216.

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JP Morgan raises Apple price target to $145, forecasts sales of 26M Apple Watches this year

02/11/2015, 09:02 am

Investment firm J.P. Morgan on Wednesday revised its estimates to accommodate for the April launch of the Apple Watch, a product it believes will help push shares of AAPL to $145 before the end of 2015.

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Tim Cook talks Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and IBM partnership at Goldman Sachs conference

02/10/2015, 06:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook was among the guests of honor at Tuesday's annual Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, where he discussed a range of topics including the Apple Watch's role in life, Apple Pay's growth, and the symbiotic partnership with enterprise giant IBM.

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Apple becomes first U.S. company in history with $700B market cap after shares close at record high

02/10/2015, 04:02 pm

Shares of Apple reached a new all-time high on Tuesday, closing at $122.02 per share, with a record breaking market capitalization level of $710.74 billion -- the largest closing value ever for any U.S. company.

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Apple to raise at least $1.08 billion from two-part Swiss bond sale

02/10/2015, 09:02 am

Apple today is expected to complete a two-part sale of Swiss-franc bonds, raising at least $1.08 billion U.S. to help fund its massive ongoing capital reinvestment program.

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Apple planning new Swiss franc-denominated bond issue at historically low interest rates

02/09/2015, 06:02 pm

Apple looks set to continue expanding its debt offering program, with the company reportedly planning a new sale of bonds denominated in Swiss francs designed to take advantage of the extremely low yields available in the market.

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Apple Inc. shares approach ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.8 billion to shareholders [u]

02/03/2015, 08:02 pm

On February 12, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share, but investors will need to buy shares by February 5th (to have settled ownership of the company's stock by the market's close on February 9) in order to qualify.

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Wells Fargo: Apple may need to raise more debt to pay for increased share repurchase

02/02/2015, 09:02 pm

While the $6.5 billion bond issue revealed on Monday may be enough to cover its existing capital return program, Wells Fargo believes that Apple could be forced to either raise an additional round of debt or repatriate cash from overseas if the program is to continue its traditional annual increase.

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Apple plans $5 billion bond offering to fund share buybacks, dividends [u]

02/02/2015, 10:02 am

Apple on Monday disclosed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it is gearing up to sell another $5 billion in debt through a new bond offering.

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Shares of Apple reach new all-time high of $120 after record holiday quarter

01/30/2015, 10:01 am

Apple's best-ever quarter has turned into serious gains for the company's stock price, which reached new all-time highs during intraday trading on Friday, briefly reaching the $120 threshold.

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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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