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Topic: Investor

Carl Icahn urges Apple to make immediate tender offer for $150B in stock

10/24/2013, 09:10 am

In an open letter to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has pushed the company to issue an immediate tender offer for $150 billion in stock from shareholders at current market value.

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Billionaire Carl Icahn teases letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook to promote new website

10/23/2013, 03:10 pm

Well-known investor Carl Icahn has sent a letter to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook continuing to push for a larger share buyback, and the billionaire plans to divulge the contents of the letter on a new website he will launch this week.

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Wall Street pleased by high-profit pricing of Apple's new Retina iPad mini, iPad Air

10/23/2013, 10:10 am

Apple's pricing strategy with the iPad Air and new iPad mini with Retina display should help the company's gross margins, analysts believe, while free software offered with new iOS and Mac device purchases should help drive upgrades and further tie users into the company's ecosystem.

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Apple has sold 170M iPads to date, implying sales near 15M in Sept. quarter

10/23/2013, 09:10 am

Though many customers were waiting for Tuesday's announcement of new iPads, Apple still managed to ship near 15 million units in the September quarter, new data provided by the company implies.

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Apple bests Samsung, Intel in mobile processor revenues

10/11/2013, 02:10 pm

Thanks to the massive popularity of the iPhone and iPad, Apple has become one of the five largest makers of processors for mobile devices by revenue in the world, according to new data.

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iPhone 5s launch expected to boost Apple's gross margins to nearly 40%

10/08/2013, 08:10 am

Historically, 'S' versions of Apple's iPhone lineup have led to stronger margins than full-fledged redesigns. That's why one analyst expects the newly released iPhone 5s to push Apple's gross margins toward 40 percent in the coming quarters.

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Apple to report fourth quarter earnings on October 28

10/07/2013, 06:10 pm

Apple said Monday it plans to announce its fourth fiscal quarter results immediately following the close of the stock market on October 28.

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Jefferies changes tune on Apple, upgrades to 'buy' with price target of $600

10/07/2013, 09:10 am

Investment firm Jefferies, which slashed its price target for Apple stock in March after incorrectly expecting a television set from the company in 2012, is once again bullish on the iPhone maker, and on Monday advised investors to buy.

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SEC ends review of Apple taxes, overseas cash

10/04/2013, 08:10 pm

Four months after raising questions about Apple's foreign earnings and taxes, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ended its investigation without plans to take any further action.

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Apple alone now holds 10% of all US corporate cash

10/02/2013, 08:10 am

Of the $1.48 trillion in cash held by U.S. non-financial companies as of June 30, Apple's $147 billion in reserves accounted for 10 percent of all companies, new data shows.

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Icahn reveals discussion with Apple CEO Tim Cook got 'a little testy'

10/01/2013, 02:10 pm

While he initially described dinner with Tim Cook as "cordial," Icahn later revealed in an interview that his talks with Apple's CEO about the use of the company's cash reserves were "a little testy" at times.

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Carl Icahn 'pushed hard' for $150B Apple share buyback at dinner with CEO Tim Cook

10/01/2013, 10:10 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with billionaire investor Carl Icahn for dinner on Monday night, in a meeting in which Icahn pressured Cook to initiate a $150 billion buyback of AAPL stock.

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How much $AAPL has Apple eaten with its $44 billion buyback appetite?

09/27/2013, 03:09 am

Celebrity investor Carl Icahn made news when he bought over $1 billion of Apple stock earlier this year, but Icahn's investment pales in comparison to the company's own $60 billion stock buyback program, which gobbled up $16 billion in shares over the June quarter.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet with investor Carl Icahn in NYC on Monday

09/26/2013, 10:09 am

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn will meet with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in New York City on Monday to discuss Icahn potentially adding to his stake in Apple, according to a new report.

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Analysts react to Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c launch weekend sales

09/23/2013, 04:09 pm

After Apple's Monday morning announcement of record-breaking sales for Cupertino's newest flagship iOS devices, sentiment among analysts is generally positive.

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Apple revises guidance upward following iPhone launch, expects 36-37% gross margins

09/23/2013, 02:09 pm

Having just announced record sales figures for its latest iPhone models, Apple has revised its earnings estimates upwards in order to reflect its considerable sales.

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UBS: Apple deserves benefit of doubt with iPhone 5c pricing

09/16/2013, 04:09 pm

Assorted investment analysts who downgraded Apple stock in the wake of last week's new iPhone 5c reveal may have been a bit hasty, according to a new report out from UBS that says Cupertino may have earned the benefit of the doubt.

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Secrecy around Apple's new 64-bit A7 chip may have incited spurious $AAPL stock downgrades

09/16/2013, 05:09 am

Apple's iPhone 5s announcement included a surprise leap to a new 64-bit ARM chip architecture, a subject that has sparked lots of confusion and misinformation. But the secrecy surrounding the A7 may also have fooled analysts into slashing their sales expectations and downgrading the company's stock targets.

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Shares of Apple slide, analysts cut targets in disappointment over iPhone 5c pricing

09/11/2013, 11:09 am

Market watchers hoping for Apple to introduce a radically cheaper iPhone model this week came away disappointed, as the company opted to maintain its smartphone pricing strategy rather than aggressively cutting margins.

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Apple could use 'a Siri-like moment' at next week's iPhone event, Barclays says

09/06/2013, 12:09 pm

Apple needs to introduce another "wow" element with its new iPhones, says British financial services company Barclays, if the company wants to really differentiate its smartphones from the competition and reignite investor interest.

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