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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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Apple embracing its role as maker of 'blockbusters,' not niche products, UBS says

12/22/2015, 02:12 pm

In the age of the blockbuster, Apple's iOS platform is leading the way far ahead of its competitors, investment firm UBS said in a note to investors on Tuesday.

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Ericsson settlement could help improve iPhone margins for Apple, Wells Fargo says

12/21/2015, 12:12 pm

A new global cross-patent licensing agreement between Apple and Ericsson could help improve gross margins on the iPhone going forward, further padding Apple's bottom line, according to a new analysis.

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JP Morgan adds to Apple supply chain worries, cuts early 2016 iPhone estimates

12/17/2015, 11:12 am

The parade of analysts concerned about weak outlooks from Apple suppliers continues to grow, with J.P. Morgan on Thursday advising investors that it is reducing near-term forecasts for iPhone sales.

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RBC cuts Apple price target to $140, cites concerns over supply chain data

12/17/2015, 08:12 am

Investment firm RBC Capital Markets slashed its price target for Apple stock to $140 this week, saying data from the company's extensive supply chain suggests iPhone sales could shrink in 2016.

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Piper Jaffray tells investors not to fret over vague iPhone supplier cuts

12/16/2015, 10:12 am

Apple investors showed concern this week after iPhone supplier Dialog Semiconductor warned revenue will fall short of expectations, but Piper Jaffray took the opportunity to remind Wall Street that it's unwise to read into supplier data.

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Channel-check analysts warning of Peak iPhone are priming Apple shares for monster buybacks

12/15/2015, 05:12 am

On Monday, Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley cited channel checks and a customer intent survey as the basis for predicting the potential for iPhone sales to fall by as much as 2.9 percent over the next year, reaching a total for 2016 as low as 224 million in a "worst case scenario." The idea of "Peak iPhone" generated clickbait headlines, but the real story is that channel checks have historically been extremely worthless at predicting Apple's actual performance.

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Apple stock slides on claims of slashed iPhone component orders, weak iPhone 6s demand

12/01/2015, 06:12 pm

Apple shares took a small hit on Tuesday after a report claimed the company decreased iPhone parts orders for the coming two quarters, a move that suggests weaker than expected iPhone 6s sales.

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Apple added 26 new iPhone carrier partners worldwide in November, total now at 433

12/01/2015, 09:12 am

Last month, Apple added 26 new global carrier partners, greatly expanding the potential reach of its hot selling iPhone lineup and positioning the new iPhone 6s for continued growth.

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Total Apple Watch sales predicted to double this holiday, reaching 12M in 2015

11/30/2015, 08:11 am

Sales of the Apple Watch have continued to grow since its launch in April, and one analyst believes total sales of its wearable device could double this holiday alone, moving 6 million units in the lucrative three-month shopping period.

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iPad Pro predicted to drive $2.4B in near-term revenue for Apple

11/24/2015, 09:11 am

Apple's newly launched high-end iPad Pro is expected to make a big splash for the company, with one analyst forecasting the 12.9-inch tablet to be a $2.4 billion revenue opportunity in its first three months alone.

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Goldman Sachs sees Apple's transition into services company driving stock to $163

11/18/2015, 08:11 am

Goldman Sachs on Wednesday gave a ringing endorsement for Apple stock, telling investors that the iPhone Upgrade Program, Apple Music, and anticipated streaming television product will change how the market views the company.

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Hedge fund manager David Einhorn ups stake in Apple stock to 11.7M shares

11/17/2015, 10:11 am

Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who once had a high-profile spat with Apple management over the company's use of cash, increased his stake in the iPhone maker significantly last quarter, new filings reveal.

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UBS sees Apple selling 78.4M iPhones this holiday, growing sales 4% in fiscal 2016

11/16/2015, 03:11 pm

Investment firm UBS believes Apple will sell a record 78.4 million iPhones this holiday season, easily topping the company's best-ever quarter from a year ago and continuing to eat away at competitor market share.

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Solving the mysterious failure of Apple's iPad

11/15/2015, 12:11 am

Across Apple's fiscal 2015, annual iPad unit sales fell by an astounding 19 percent while iPad revenues fell 23 percent, a plunge from fiscal 2014 of just over $7 billion. The tech industry pundits love to talk about the failure of Apple's tablet business, but are short on the specifics of what's happening. Here's why.

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Apple's iPad Pro & powerful A9X CPU pose threat to Intel, Cowen says

11/12/2015, 12:11 pm

Investment firm Cowen and Company has a bullish outlook for Apple's new iPad Pro, citing performance benchmarks that show the device is capable of replacing many mainstream laptops running an Intel processor.

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Apple acquired 15 companies this year, but the identity of 6 remain a mystery

11/11/2015, 04:11 am

Over the past 12 months of Apple's fiscal 2015 (ending in September), the company "completed 15 acquisitions to enhance and accelerate our roadmap for products and services," noted its chief executive Tim Cook in the company's quarterly earnings call. However, the identity of only nine of these are known, and some of those haven't been confirmed.

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Apple shares dive on rumors of weak iPhone 6s demand

11/10/2015, 10:11 am

Investors sent Apple stock sliding on Tuesday following reports that the Cupertino company may have been forced to dial back orders for its new flagship handsets due to lower-than-expected demand.

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