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Topic: Investor

Steve Jobs's $1.1 billion AAPL windfall & Steve Ballmer's $11 billion MSFT blunder

08/14/2013, 04:08 pm

After taking over as Microsoft's chief executive in 2000, Steve Ballmer presided over the liquidation of Apple's stock his company had acquired three years earlier in its $150 million investment in Apple. In retrospect, that was a fantastically bad idea.


Apple Inc. stock recaptures $500 as Carl Icahn shows support, hype for new iPhones builds

08/14/2013, 12:08 pm

With Apple apparently set to debut its latest iPhone models at a media event on Sept. 10, and strong support from a high-profile billionaire investor, the company's stock surged beyond the $500 mark on Wednesday, the first time it has crossed that threshold since January 23.


Large institutional investors due to disclose their holdings in Apple, Inc. August 15

08/14/2013, 05:08 am

A surprise tweet by Carl Icahn on Tuesday voluntarily disclosed a "large position" in Apple, but this week all institutional investment managers face a deadline for reporting their holdings of securities worth at least $100 million.


Apple, Inc. shares cross above 200 day moving average

08/13/2013, 02:08 pm

Shares in Apple, Inc. have crossed above their 200 day moving average for the first time since plunging below the key indicator last fall.


Investor Carl Icahn reveals 'large position' in Apple, advises Tim Cook to buy back more stock [u]

08/13/2013, 02:08 pm

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn spoke with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Tuesday about potentially increasing the company's share buyback program, while also revealing his holding company currently has a "large position" in the iPhone maker.


Citing 'increasingly hostile' competition, Needham cuts Apple Inc. price target to $595

08/12/2013, 03:08 pm

Investment firm Needham & Company cut its price target for shares of Apple from $710 to $595 on Monday, citing growing competition in both of the company's key markets: phones and tablets.


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

08/08/2013, 01:08 pm

Next Thursday, Apple will pay "shareholders of record" its quarterly dividend of $3.05 per share, but new investors needed to buy the company's stock by the market's close yesterday to qualify.


Apple, Inc. market cap up $6.9 billion on news of ITC import ban veto

08/05/2013, 05:08 pm

As markets opened this morning, the Wall Street Journal noted Samsung lost over $1 billion in market value on news of U.S. veto of its import ban. Apple closed the day up $6.9 billion.


Apple Inc. retakes title as world's most valuable company following strong July

08/01/2013, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday once again became the most valuable company in the world by market capitalization, pushing past Exxon Mobil as rumors of next-generation iPhones and iPads continue to heat up.


Apple spent $16 billion last quarter to repurchase 36 million shares

07/25/2013, 08:07 am

Apple's massive share buyback program was in full swing in the June quarter, when the company spent $16 billion on itself — enough to buy rival BlackBerry three times over.


Wall Street encouraged by Apple's strong iPhone sales & positive guidance, still awaiting new products

07/24/2013, 09:07 am

Market watchers were impressed by the results for Apple's June quarter, as iPhone sales came in higher than expectations and guidance for the September quarter was positive. But investors are still pinning their hopes on Apple's anticipated next-generation iPhones and iPads to be blockbuster hits.


Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2013 conference call

07/23/2013, 05:07 pm

With continued iPhone growth and a particularly strong performance from its iTunes and services businesses, Apple posted a slight increase in revenues in the June quarter, though lower margins led to a 20 percent slide in profit. Following the company's earnings release, Apple executives took part in a conference call to discuss the quarter, and notes of interest follow.


Apple reports earnings of $6.9 billion on sales of 31.2M iPhones, 14.6M iPads, 3.8M Macs

07/23/2013, 04:07 pm

Apple said Tuesday that third-quarter profits fell roughly 20 percent to $6.9 billion, or $7.47 per diluted share, on relatively flat revenues of $35.4 billion for the three-month period ended June 29th, 2013.


Earnings preview: Modest expectations for Apple's June 2013 quarter

07/23/2013, 12:07 pm

As anticipation grows for Apple's next-generation iPhones and iPads, analysts aren't expecting much this afternoon, when the company will announce the results of its recently concluded June quarter.


Apple predicted to beat market consensus with 29M iPhones shipped in June quarter

07/17/2013, 08:07 am

Potential upside in Apple's recently concluded June quarter could be driven by greater-than-expected iPhone shipments, with one analyst predicting that the company beat projections and shipped at least 29 million iPhones.


Apple's quarterly conference call for Q3 2013 scheduled for July 23

07/01/2013, 08:07 pm

Apple on Monday announced it will be holding its quarterly conference call for the third fiscal quarter of 2013 on July 23, where CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer will likely discuss the company's performance over the past three months.


Apple's timely bond sale saved company $724 million

06/03/2013, 01:06 pm

Whether lucky, smart, or both, Apple's recent bond issuance was done just before the market for bonds began to turn, saving the iPhone maker more than $724 million in interest savings on the debt it incurred.


Short sellers 'mugged' Apple stock in late April

05/28/2013, 10:05 am

Shares of Apple stock were bludgeoned down to their lowest price in over a year in April, thanks in part to an assault by short sellers who took a record interest in the company late in the month.


Apple to distribute another $2.867 billion to shareholders via dividend

05/16/2013, 02:05 pm

Apple is paying its shareholders a slightly larger quarterly dividend on Thursday, distributing over $2.867 billion in $3.05 per share payments across the company's 940 million outstanding shares.


Piper Jaffray: Concern of drooping sub-30% Apple margins is 'overblown'

05/10/2013, 02:05 am

In a research note on Thursday, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said buy-side investors' concerns that Apple's gross margin will see a two-year decline to below 30 percent is unlikely, specifically noting the company's important iPhone margins are stable.