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Apple's $59M Australian tax bill in the spotlight as international tax row continues

01/26/2016, 09:01 am

Apple Australia recorded a gross tax rate of slightly more than 1 percent in 2015, Australian government records indicate, focusing attention once again on the iPhone maker's international tax strategy.

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Apple returns to over $100 per share ahead of Q1 2016 earnings report

01/22/2016, 04:01 pm

Shares of AAPL closed above $100 on Friday, as investors bought in ahead of earnings and once again returned the iPhone maker's stock to three-digit territory.

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UBS sees record 75M holiday iPhone sales driven by Apple's lower priced models

01/20/2016, 02:01 pm

Investment firm UBS believes Apple sold a record number of iPhones during the just-concluded December quarter, but that fewer customers opted for Apple's high-end models when compared to a year prior, based on new market research.

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Shareholder motion asks Apple to aim for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2030

01/14/2016, 03:01 pm

A measure coming up for voting by Apple shareholders asks Apple to explore options for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions -- for both its own operations and major suppliers -- by 2030.

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Merrill Lynch upgrades AAPL to 'Buy,' says worries factored into current price

01/12/2016, 03:01 pm

Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Apple stock from "Neutral" to "Buy" on Tuesday, with an analyst at the firm suggesting that any worries about channel or supply chain checks are already factored into share prices.

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Piper Jaffray lowers March iPhone estimates to 55M, sees return to growth in fall 2016

01/12/2016, 12:01 am

Ahead of Apple's upcoming quarterly earnings report, investment firm Piper Jaffray lowered iPhone shipment estimates to 55 million units for the current quarter, but maintains AAPL is the year's top stock pick.

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Brean Capital maintains $170 target for Apple stock, sees 'material upside' to iPhone in 2016

01/11/2016, 08:01 am

As shares of Apple remain under $100 after recent losses, Brean Capital is standing by its $170 price target, predicting the iPhone will outperform lowered Wall Street expectations in 2016.

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Apple shares open below $100 for first time since 2014

01/07/2016, 10:01 am

Wall Street's pessimistic view of the iPhone's future continues to drag Apple stock downward, as shares of the Cupertino company opened trading below $100 for the first time in more than a year on Thursday.

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RBC cuts Apple target to $130, expects iPhone sales 'noise' to last through March quarter

01/07/2016, 09:01 am

RBC Capital Markets on Thursday became the latest investment firm to cut its estimates for Apple, joining the chorus of concerns that Apple could post its first-ever year over year decline in iPhone sales.

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Wells Fargo cuts Apple price target as stock hovers just above $100

01/06/2016, 10:01 am

The price of of Apple stock has been driven lower by concerns over demand for the iPhone 6s lineup, dropping near $100 per share in early trading on Wednesday as investment firm Wells Fargo Securities cut its own outlook, predicting a short-term "road bump" before a return to growth.

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Analyst: Nikkei iPhone 6s supplier story says nothing of iPhone demand; site wrong before in 2013

01/05/2016, 06:01 pm

While reporting that Apple could cut supplier orders for new iPhone 6s models by "30 percent," Japanese business newspaper Nikkei has characterized the move as "inventory adjustment" while adding that other iPhone models "have continued to sell."

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Munster: Fears of March iPhone sales contraction overdone, December report will clear the air

01/05/2016, 05:01 pm

Deviating from a bandwagon of media reports interpreting recent supply chain rumors as a harbinger of iPhone's first year-over-year sales contraction, PiperJaffray analyst Gene Munster believes production estimates have little to do with final reported sales. For a more accurate representation, investors should instead look to key data points from Apple itself.

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Apple to reveal iPhone 6s sales in fiscal Q1 2016 earnings call on Jan. 26

01/04/2016, 06:01 pm

Apple will reveal its quarterly financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2016 on Jan. 26, the company said on Monday, an important three-month period that accounts for new iPhone performance and holiday sales.

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Apple investor fears about China & iPhone 6s are 'overblown,' FBR says

01/04/2016, 02:01 pm

As shares of Apple continue to hover just above $100, investment firm FBR stood by the iPhone maker on Monday, saying that the overly negative sentiment on Wall Street is not justified.

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Another F for Alphabet: U.S. Marines reject Google's other android as too loud to use

01/02/2016, 03:01 pm

Two years ago, Google made headlines when it acquired military robot maker Boston Dynamics. However, after receiving $42 million from the government to develop autonomous machine mules, the robotics group has failed to deliver anything the Marines can use and the Pentagon has ended further funding.

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Apple stock closes first negative year since 2008, but Wall Street upbeat

12/31/2015, 06:12 pm

Despite record-breaking quarterly earnings and continued market growth in the face of withering industry headwinds, Apple stock closed out 2015 down for first time since 2008, though analysts remain positive on the company's near-future prospects.

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Brean Capital tells investors to ignore 'noisy' supply chain, focus on longterm iPhone success

12/31/2015, 08:12 am

Recent concerns stemming from Apple's supply chain haven't swayed Brean Capital, which believes iPhone sales will continue to grow another 5 to 10 percent in calendar 2016.

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Berenberg fires analyst infamous for doom-and-gloom Apple forecasts

12/28/2015, 01:12 pm

Berenberg Bank on Monday let go of Adnaan Ahmad, an analyst known for making some of the bleakest forecasts for Apple stock, with a price target well below $100.

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FBR is latest firm to cut iPhone 6s estimates, but expects 'mega product cycle' for 'iPhone 7'

12/23/2015, 09:12 am

Concerns over iPhone 6s sales continue to grow on Wall Street, as FBR & Co. became the latest firm to revise its estimates downward, calling on Apple to sell 75.5 million total iPhones in the current December quarter and cutting its price target to $150.

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Apple adopts proxy access, lowers bar for shareholder nominations to board of directors

12/22/2015, 06:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued amended corporate bylaws that affords a shareholder, or group of shareholders, with sufficient standing the opportunity to nominate a representative to the company's board of directors, a mechanism referred to as "proxy access."

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