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Apple leadership awarded 35K restricted stock unit bonus worth over $19M each

03/06/2014, 04:03 am

According to a series of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings on Wednesday, Apple awarded top executive leadership nearly 36,000 restricted stock units each, which at current prices would net over $19 million.

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Wall Street not surprised by Apple CFO's retirement, expecting smooth transition

03/04/2014, 11:03 am

The announcement that Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire later this year, making way for Luca Maestri to take over the position, was not surprising to investors on Wall Street, who generally responded with confidence on Tuesday.

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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer to retire at end of September

03/04/2014, 08:03 am

Peter Oppenheimer, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Apple, will retire from the company at the end of September, after spending 18 years with the Mac maker, it was announced on Tuesday.

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Apple's voracious appetite for acquisitions outspent Google in 2013

03/03/2014, 08:03 am

Apple is quietly investing far more money to acquire talent, technology and production capacity than the market appears to realize, having liberally outspent even Google over the past year.

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Why Apple, Inc. is keeping the identity of many of its 23 recent acquisitions a secret

03/01/2014, 05:03 pm

Apple has acquired at least 23 firms over the last five quarters, but the purpose--and even the identity--of some of them remains a mystery. This is no accident.

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Tim Cook to shareholders: iPhone 5s & 5c outpace predecessors, Apple bought 23 companies in 16 months

02/28/2014, 03:02 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook sat alone onstage as he presided over the company's annual shareholder meeting, fielding questions and detailing various aspects of his company's business. Among the topics he discussed were sales of the latest iPhone models, Apple's pace of acquisitions, and the growth of Apple TV.

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Institutional ownership of Apple stock reaches new 5-year low

02/26/2014, 10:02 am

Institutional ownership of large-cap stocks is currently at high levels, but there is one glaring exception to that trend: Apple, which is currently at a five-year low among hedge funds, banks, mutual funds, and other powerful types of financial institutions.

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Barclays downgrades rating on Apple stock due to maturing smartphone market, tells investors to 'step aside'

02/20/2014, 10:02 am

Shares of Apple stock slid Thursday morning after investment firm Barclays Capital lowered its rating on shares of the iPhone maker, saying it doesn't expect the stock to break out of its current trading range within the next year, and suggesting its performance could become comparable to that of rival Microsoft.

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Apple's buybacks exploited stock dips to generate billions in shareholder value

02/18/2014, 06:02 pm

Apple's efforts to take advantage of irrational stock dips in order to buy back its own shares at a discount has transferred billions of dollars from panicked speculators to its long term investors.

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Google has fooled the media and markets, but hasn't bested Tim Cook's Apple

02/15/2014, 07:02 pm

Listening to the Google-enraptured tech media's echo chamber of fears, uncertainties and doubts about the world's most profitable and successful company, you'd never realize that there's an incredible bounty of low hanging fruit waiting for Tim Cook's Apple to harvest, and little but mobile scorched earth left behind Google.

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Apple distributed another $2.6 billion in dividends to shareholders on Thursday

02/14/2014, 03:02 am

Apple paid its shareholders another quarterly dividend on Thursday, although the total payout was reduced by millions due to billions of dollars worth of stock buybacks over recent quarters.

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App Store growth makes Apple's iTunes business alone more valuable than Xerox, CBS

02/11/2014, 01:02 pm

The explosive growth of Apple's App Stores has made the company's iTunes unit one of the most valuable businesses in the world, driving more revenue than old warhorses like Xerox, CBS, and U.S. Steel.

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Carl Icahn drops push for more aggressive Apple share buyback

02/10/2014, 09:02 am

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn on Monday dropped efforts push for Apple to spend the bulk of its considerable sum of cash on its own shares, citing recent stock repurchases by the company as "so close" to fulfilling his original goals.

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ISS recommends against Icahn stock buyback strategy, sides with Apple board

02/09/2014, 08:02 pm

Well-known proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services on Sunday released a report recommending AAPL shareholders vote against a proposal from activist investor Carl Icahn, who wants Apple to repurchase $50 billion worth of stock.

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Apple stock jumps after buyback announcement, Icahn says "Keep buying, Tim!"

02/07/2014, 03:02 pm

Apple shares are trading up nearly $10 after CEO Tim Cook revealed the company's recent $14 billion buyback and hinted at an entry into new markets, though Wall Street's reaction was not good enough for activist investor Carl Icahn.

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Apple repurchases $14B of own stock over two weeks after 8% decline

02/06/2014, 08:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed on Thursday that the company has bought back some $14 billion worth of AAPL shares since an earnings call two weeks ago, saying the move is the biggest repurchase on record for such a short period.

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Large stake investors clash over Apple cash ahead of shareholder meeting

02/05/2014, 05:02 pm

A behind-the-scenes quarrel between APPL shareholders Carl Icahn and the California Public Employees' Retirement System is becoming increasingly public as the two trade barbs over Apple's cash hoard.

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Shares of Apple, Inc. go ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute nearly $3 billion to holders

02/05/2014, 01:02 pm

Next Thursday, Apple will pay "shareholders of record" the company's quarterly dividend of $3.05 per share, but investors needed to own the company's stock by the market's close today in order to qualify.

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Carl Icahn invests another $500M in Apple after shares slide

01/28/2014, 12:01 pm

With the share price of Apple dropping more than $40 in Tuesday morning trading following a disappointing earnings report, billionaire investor Carl Icahn announced he has bought another $500 million stake in the company.

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Wall Street concerned by lower-than-expected iPhone sales in Apple's holiday quarter

01/28/2014, 09:01 am

Though Apple sold a record number of iPhones to finish 2013, exceeding 50 million in three months for the first time ever, total sales came in below investors' expectations. As a result, Wall Street analysts have expressed concern about future growth potential for the company's flagship product.

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