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Rockstar patent sale could net Apple $392 million in March quarter

03/31/2015, 03:03 pm

The sale of patents owned by the Rockstar Consortium of companies could bring a windfall of $392 million in additional cash to Apple's March quarter, estimates from one analyst predict.

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Predicting better-than-expected margins, RBC ups Apple price target to $142

03/31/2015, 09:03 am

Gross margins for Apple's March quarter could surprise to the upside, according to investment firm RBC Capital Markets, which raised its price target on the iPhone maker to $142 on Tuesday.

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Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 2015 earnings on April 27

03/30/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple today announced that the results of its second fiscal quarter will be discussed in a conference call scheduled for Monday, April 27 at 2 P.M. Pacific time, or 5 P.M. Eastern.

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Seeing Android switchers fueling iPhone growth, Cowen & Co. raises Apple price target to $135

03/23/2015, 09:03 am

After conducting a new survey showing that iPhone growth is being driven by new owners of the platform, investment firm Cowen and Company raised its price target for Apple on Monday to $135.

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Apple subscription TV plan could help push services to 20% of company's earnings, Morgan Stanley says

03/20/2015, 09:03 am

Apple's growing services business, including the App Store and Apple Pay, could account for 20 percent of its earnings in the next two years, or perhaps even sooner if the company launches its rumored subscription TV service this fall, one analyst believes.

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Apple stock officially begins trading as member of Dow Jones Industrial Average

03/19/2015, 09:03 am

The world's most valuable company is now a part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as Apple officially became a part of the index at the start of trading on Thursday.

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Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

03/19/2015, 02:03 am

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China.

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Hedge fund managers want to buy more Apple stock but fear risk

03/16/2015, 02:03 pm

The heads of major hedge funds are so bullish on shares of Apple that they wish they could buy more, but doing so would put them at too great a risk with less diversification.

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Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook calls CNBC's Jim Cramer on 10th anniversary special of "Mad Money" TV show

03/12/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook telephoned CNBC financial entertainment star Jim Cramer to congratulate him on ten years of performing his "Mad Money" high energy cable TV show, which injects wild hysterics and physical comedy rage into the generally buttoned down world of financial news.

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Apple Inc. has acquired 26 firms in 15 months while pursuing increased diversity, a confident Tim Cook tells shareholders

03/11/2015, 10:03 pm

Riding high the day after detailing a series of new products at its Spring Forward event, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook recapped the company's progress at its annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, with a particular focus on acquisitions, partnerships and achieving the kind of diversity that reflects the company's growing, global audience of employees and customers.

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Apple on track to sell record 54M iPhones in March quarter, Morgan Stanley says

03/11/2015, 02:03 pm

The latest data from Morgan Stanley suggests Apple is on target to set a new record and sell at least 54 million iPhones in the current quarter, which concludes later this month.

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Apple Board of Directors reelected with 95% support at annual shareholder meeting

03/10/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple's annual shareholder meeting was held at its corporate campus on Tuesday, and went by largely without any surprises, as the company's board of directors was reelected with near-universal support from shareholders, while other initiatives were rejected.

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Wall Street expects high margins, respectable sales for launch of well-designed Apple Watch

03/10/2015, 09:03 am

Analysts on Wall Street came away generally pleased with this week's announcement of Apple Watch launch details, viewing the new platform as a way to extend the company's valuable ecosystem and generate more revenue from high-margin products.

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UBS predicts Apple will sell massive 58M iPhones in March quarter

03/06/2015, 04:03 pm

Demand for the iPhone 6 continues to outstrip Apple's ability to keep up with supply, as a new survey from UBS has led the investment firm to increase its projected sales for the March quarter to a whopping 58 million units.

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Apple stock to replace AT&T in Dow Jones Industrial Average

03/06/2015, 09:03 am

Apple will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average later this month, a new major distinction on Wall Street for the world's most valuable company.

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BMO forecasts 19M Apple Watch sales in 2015, with more than half selling in holiday season

03/06/2015, 08:03 am

Momentum for the Apple Watch will likely take a short time to build driven mostly by apps, one analyst believes, with sales quickly escalating to 10 million units in the holiday 2015 shopping season.

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Morgan Stanley raises Apple target to $160, citing strength as a 'platform company'

03/02/2015, 10:03 am

Morgan Stanley showed significant confidence in Apple on Monday, raising their price target to $160 and expressing a belief to investors that the company can continue to grow its business.

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German investment firm Berenberg predicts doom for Apple, sets price target of $60

02/26/2015, 11:02 am

Berenberg Bank believes Apple's financial model is too reliant on the iPhone, and has predicted that the company's shares will plummet more than 50 percent to $60 -- a price target so extreme that it seems more of a statement than an actual, plausible forecast.

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Apple closes in on $775B market cap, now twice as large as No. 2 Exxon Mobil

02/23/2015, 08:02 pm

Apple stock hit a new high of $133 at the closing bell on Monday, rocketing up 2.7 percent on the day to grow its market capitalization to just under $775 billion, a number two times larger than second-largest publicly traded U.S. company Exxon Mobil.

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Apple remains institutional investors' most-loved stock with $383B in holdings

02/20/2015, 03:02 pm

Hedge funds, mutual funds, and other large investors continue to make Apple a core component of their portfolios, with over 2,000 individual funds holding shares worth more than $380 billion at the close of 2014, by far the most for any U.S. company.

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