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Record day pushes Apple stock to nearly a half-trillion dollars in value [u]

02/28/2012, 04:02 pm

With Apple's iPad media event now official, the company's stock was sent to new heights on Tuesday, propelling its total market capitalization to nearly $500 billion.

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Dividend seen creating 'scarcity issue' for under-owned Apple stock

02/24/2012, 08:02 am

Availability of Apple shares could become an issue, boosting the company's price-to-earnings multiple later this year, if the company does decide to pay out a dividend to investors.

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Special Report: Tim Cook fields questions on Apple dividends, a stock split, iTunes content deals

02/23/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook addressed two stock related issues that have been topics of interest to company investors: the payment of dividends and a possible stock split, while speaking to shareholders this morning.

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Special Report: Tim Cook addresses Apple shareholders with wit, passion and analytical focus

02/23/2012, 02:02 pm

Tim Cook met with shareholders for the first time following the passing of Apple's cofounder and former chief executive Steve Jobs, revealing his own very distinct personality but also strong commonality with Jobs' wit, passion and analytical focus.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says Facebook is a 'friend,' won't commit to dividend

02/23/2012, 02:02 pm

Investors at Thursday's Apple shareholder meeting had the opportunity to ask the company's executives about a range of topics, including the prospect of an Apple television set, a stock dividend, and its relationship with Facebook.

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Apple directors must now win a majority vote before appointment to board

02/23/2012, 01:02 pm

At its annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, Apple announced that it has adopted a measure approved by shareholders last year that requires a majority vote for new board members to be approved.

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Tim Cook to address Chinese suppliers' worker issues at Apple shareholder meeting tomorrow

02/22/2012, 09:02 pm

Apple's annual shareholder meeting will be held tomorrow at the company's Cupertino California campus, and activists are gearing up to use the event as a springboard for their "high impact communications programs," including a continuation of issues related to working conditions among Apple's Chinese suppliers that Apple addressed at last year's meeting.

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Apple's surging valuation distorting stock market indexes

02/15/2012, 06:02 pm

The rapid escalation of Apple's profits and corporate valuation are overshadowing the performance of other companies so much that analysts are highlighting how different the market would look like without Apple.

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Apple streaming Tim Cook's speech at Goldman Sachs Conference

02/14/2012, 04:02 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook is speaking at Goldman Sachs' Technology Conference today. The presentation is being broadcast via QuickTime on Apple's Investor website.

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With new iPad & Macs coming, $500 milestone seen as just the start for Apple stock

02/14/2012, 02:02 pm

Apple's stock crossed the $500 mark for the first time ever this week, but a new analysis sees that threshold as just the beginning, with new iPad and Mac models on the horizon that could help push the price toward $630.

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Apple stock hits $500 milestone

02/13/2012, 07:02 pm

Apple stock broke the $500 barrier for the first time during Monday trading, and ended the day at $502.60 which gives the world's most valuable company a substantial leg up when compared to next-closest Exxon Mobil Corp.

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2%-3% dividend suggested as best use of Apple's $100B in cash

02/10/2012, 09:02 am

The best use of Apple's nearly $100 billion in cash and investments would be to issue shareholders a dividend yield of between 2 percent and 3 percent, a new analysis argues.

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Apple now worth more than Google and Microsoft combined [u]

02/09/2012, 11:02 am

First on AI: Apple's stock soared to new heights on Thursday, pushing the company's market capitalization to $456 billion, a number that is greater than the values of rivals Google and Microsoft combined.

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Apple passes HP as top PC maker when counting iPad sales

01/30/2012, 07:01 pm

New data released on Monday by market analyst Canalys shows that Apple's iPad was instrumental to an overall growth in the client PC market for Q4 2011, as excluding the tablet's sales numbers would see the sector posting a net loss.

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Apple's 44.7% gross margins are highest in at least 15 years

01/25/2012, 10:01 am

Apple's record setting quarter included another major achievement for the company with gross margins of 44.7 percent, a number that was its highest in at least 15 years, and maybe its highest ever.

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Wowed Wall Street watchers raise forecasts after Apple's 'perfect' $46B quarter

01/25/2012, 09:01 am

Analysts on Wall Street were blown away by Apple's blistering holiday 2011 quarter, and promptly revised their estimates even higher following the news.

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Apple Stores rake in $6.1 billion in record quarter

01/25/2012, 03:01 am

Apple's retail outlets set new records in Q1 2012 and brought in an unprecedented $6.1 billion in revenue, which translates to a prodigious 59% increase over results from the same time a year ago.

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iPhone vs. Android a tight race but iPad puts iOS 'way ahead' in mobile OS war

01/24/2012, 07:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook outlined his thoughts on the company's iOS device performance during Q1 2012 and sees iPhone sales momentum closing the gap with rival handsets running Google's Android platform, while iPad and iPod touch are in a league of their own.

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Apple execs are 'actively discussing' what to do with nearly $100B cash hoard

01/24/2012, 06:01 pm

Apple's stockpile of cash and reserves grew another $16 billion in the holiday quarter, reaching $97.6 billion, as executives hinted they are considering big plans with their money, even though they aren't in a hurry to spend it.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2012 conference call

01/24/2012, 05:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday posted a massive holiday quarter with record sales of more than 37 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads and 5.2 million Macs. Following the news, Apple executives participated in a conference call with analysts and the press, and notes of interest follow.

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