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Apple issues new $1B bond to finance 'green' energy projects

06/13/2017, 11:06 am

Apple on Tuesday issued its second-ever "green" bond sale, valued at $1 billion, intended to fund the company's renewable energy builds as well as other environmental efforts, like improved energy efficiency.

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AAPL drops in wake of broader tech selloff, claims of throttled 'iPhone 8'

06/12/2017, 11:06 am

Apple shares are down over $10 since Friday, reportedly part of a broader selloff of U.S. technology stocks, but also reflecting concerns over upcoming iPhones using slower cellular modems than their rivals.

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Notoriously bearish Apple analyst predicts doom because of 'iPhone 8' production delays

05/26/2017, 11:05 am

An analyst with historically off-target guesses about Apple's hardware intentions and supply chain machinations is claiming that the "iPhone 8" will not only ship later than expected because of Touch ID supply problems, but also claims that full manufacturing won't fully ramp up until the first calendar quarter of 2018.

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Weakening US Dollar poised to boost Apple's sales performance overseas

05/23/2017, 05:05 pm

It no longer appears likely that Apple's overseas earnings can be repatriated back to the United States at more favorable tax rates this year, as plans for tax reform--including deep cuts to health care spending aimed at enabling a huge tax cut--have been delayed. On the other hand, unsettling political news is also having an adverse affect on the US dollar, creating an unanticipated side effect: a more favorable currency exchange environment for Apple's foreign earnings.

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UBS increases Apple price target to $170, sees 'iPhone 8' commanding premium pricing

05/22/2017, 10:05 am

In anticipation of a pricey flagship iPhone later this year, investment firm UBS increased its price target for AAPL stock on Monday, advising investors to buy in before the launch of the highly anticipated "iPhone 8."

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Apple preparing 2.5B euro bond sale to fund capital return program for shareholders [u]

05/17/2017, 11:05 am

Apple is preparing a new bond sale in euros, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing by the company, though many of the details are still guarded.

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Apple acquires "dark data" specialist Lattice Data for $200M

05/13/2017, 03:05 pm

In its latest buy, Apple has paid around $200 million to acquire Lattice Data Inc., a specialist in using machine learning to process "dark data" to efficiently build structured data sets that can be analyzed.

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Apple awards glassmaker Corning $200M to grow made in USA jobs with Advanced Manufacturing Fund

05/12/2017, 08:05 am

Apple has invested into Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning with the first award for $200 million from the Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment pool, to support "revolutionary glass production methods."

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Apple becomes first US firm to cross $800B market cap threshold

05/09/2017, 08:05 pm

After achieving a market capitalization above $800 billion in after hours trading on Monday, Apple on Tuesday became the first U.S. company in history to cross that market value border on a closing basis.

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Apple execs Angela Ahrendts and Bruce Sewell each sell over $10M in company stock

05/08/2017, 07:05 pm

Apple's head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, last week sold off 75,000 shares of Apple stock to net $11.1 million, while general counsel Bruce Sewell shed 67,500 shares to gain over $10 million.

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Apple's market cap soars past $800 billion as shares march higher on 'iPhone 8' hype

05/08/2017, 02:05 pm

Investors have largely moved past Apple's latest results and are focused on an anticipated iPhone redesign, as the company's stock continues to achieve new milestones, crossing the $800 billion market capitalization threshold on Monday.

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Warren Buffett deflects concerns about iPhone price, sales & AAPL share ownership

05/08/2017, 09:05 am

Investor and Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett once more came out in favor of Apple in a Monday TV interview, explaining why Berkshire bought Apple stock, and amping up the iPhone despite a sales decline in the March quarter.

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Apple's latest bond sale more modest than earlier offerings, hits $7 billion

05/05/2017, 10:05 am

Following the initial notification of a new bond sale on Thursday, Apple has launched the offering and raised $7 billion in a six-part sale with due dates ranging to 2027.

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See how Apple's Services arm is on track to become as large as a Fortune 100 company this year

05/04/2017, 11:05 am

Last year, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook suggested the company's "Services" business could grow to the size of a Fortune 100 company within 2017. After the company's second fiscal quarter of 2017, Apple's steadily growing Services business -- encompassing Apple Music, the App Store and more -- is well on the way to matching Cook's prediction.

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Apple ramping up for another bond sale, blowing it far past all other funds

05/04/2017, 11:05 am

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple is readying yet another bond sale, and has essentially purchased an equivalent value in corporate debt to equal the world's largest mutual fund.

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Tim Cook to appear on CNBC's 'Mad Money with Jim Cramer' for third consecutive spring

05/03/2017, 01:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will take to "Mad Money with Jim Cramer" Wednesday evening on CNBC to discuss Apple's latest earnings, and the future of Apple.

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Wall Street dismisses Apple's March quarter as minor speed bump, price targets raised at UBS & Cowen

05/03/2017, 10:05 am

Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2017 was largely a mixed bag, in the eyes of investors, who saw some positives but were also disappointed by some results. Analysts reacting to the quarterly results were largely indifferent on the short term, remaining focused on growth of the company's Services business and an anticipated "iPhone 8" super-cycle.

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Apple increases R&D spend to nearly $2.8B in fiscal Q2

05/02/2017, 07:05 pm

Apple increased its research and development budget to nearly $2.8 billion during the second fiscal quarter of 2017, meaning the company spent a almost $5.7 billion on the line item over the past six months.

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Apple's growing cash hoard surges to $256.8 billion

05/02/2017, 05:05 pm

As of the end of the March quarter, Apple held $256.8 billion cash on hand, with the vast majority of it held overseas awaiting possible repatriation tax reform -- if the U.S. government is inclined to cooperate.

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Apple services, "Other" revenue sources impress with massive Q2 growth

05/02/2017, 05:05 pm

In a strong second fiscal quarter performance, both services and the "other" categories stand out, with 18 percent and 31 percent growth versus 2016, respectively.

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