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Analysts say shareholders could win big from Apple's overseas cash repatriation

01/19/2018, 11:01 am

Apple's plan to repatriate the majority of its overseas cash holdings to the United States will majorly benefit its shareholders, analysts claim, with the company expected to use part of the cash influx to increase its share buyback programs and significantly boost dividend payments.

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If iPhone X demand is less than expected, analyst expects it to be 'end of life' when replacements ship

01/19/2018, 07:01 am

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in on iPhone X production rumors, also believing that there has been a reduction in orders -- and because of weak demand the iPhone X design may be a one-up with production ceasing in the summer when replacements for the fall are being produced.

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Apple stock climbs on word of planned US investments & repatriated cash [u]

01/17/2018, 04:01 pm

Apple stock rose nearly $3 in Wednesday trading following the midday announcement of plans to invigorate the U.S. economy, including repatriating billions of dollars in foreign cash reserves. [Updated with news on employee stock bonuses]

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'Top 100 Global Technology Leaders' list places Apple in sixth behind Microsoft, Alphabet

01/17/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple has been included in Thomson Reuters' list of the 'Top 100 Global Tech Leaders,' with the iPhone producer put into sixth place in the rankings of firms identified as 'the industry's most operationally sound and financially successful operations.'

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Apple responds to investor criticism over heavy smartphone use by children, says parental controls already in place

01/08/2018, 08:01 pm

Responding to recent criticism over the potential negative impact smartphone use might have on children, Apple on Monday said it has long provided device owners, specifically parents, with a number of controls and built-in protections to safeguard young users.

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Apple to give first glimpse at iPhone X sales with Q1 2018 earnings on Feb. 1

01/02/2018, 07:01 pm

In what is expected to be Apple's biggest and most profitable quarter ever, the company will report the results of its first fiscal quarter of 2018 after markets close on Thursday, Feb. 1.

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New analyst speculation suggests Apple cash repatriation increases odds of Netflix acquisition

01/02/2018, 10:01 am

Apple could potentially acquire the major video streaming service Netflix, analysts from Citi suggest, highlighting one of a number of ways Apple could use its $252 billion warchest in cash held overseas that it could repatriate to the U.S., following a cut in corporate taxes and changes to tax rules.

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Rosenblatt Securities disputes iPhone X order cut rumors, says no changes in Apple's plans

12/26/2017, 12:12 pm

Contrary to supply chain speculation, production of the iPhone X remains right on schedule, according to investment firm Rosenblatt Securities, which also has seen evidence that sales are accelerating in China.

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Apple expected to increase stock buyback, grow dividend payments as result of tax reform

12/22/2017, 10:12 am

Analysts are predicting that Apple won't change its acquisitions strategy under tax reform allowing for cash repatriation from overseas, but instead will radically expand its stock buyback program, and give shareholders a dividend increase going forward.

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Apple to hold annual shareholders meeting at Steve Jobs Theater in February

12/18/2017, 08:12 pm

Apple updated its investor website on Monday to announce details about the company's upcoming shareholders meeting, which is scheduled to take place at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater in February.

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Disney paves way for streaming Netflix competitor, entertainment behemoth with $52.4B purchase of 21st Century Fox

12/14/2017, 12:12 pm

The Walt Disney Co., the major media conglomerate that has previously worked closely with Apple, has confirmed plans to acquire 21st Century Fox, with the $52.4 billion purchase of the entertainment rival likely to have major repercussions for the rest of the media industry.

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Apple pushes back against shareholder measures on human rights & greenhouse gases

12/11/2017, 09:12 am

Apple is reportedly looking to block at least four shareholder proposals ahead of its annual meeting in early 2018, including ones involving human rights and greenhouse gas pollution.

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SoftBank offers to acquire Uber shares at 30% discount, devaluing company by $20B

11/28/2017, 12:11 pm

A group of investors led by Japan's SoftBank has reportedly made an offer to buy shares of ride-hailing service Uber, but the tender offer values the firm at a 30 percent discount, with the proposed price per share effectively knocking $20 billion off the value of the company.

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Apple paid $3.3 billion in Q4 dividends as its market valuation grew $162B larger than Google

11/17/2017, 07:11 pm

On Thursday, Apple paid its shareholders of record (as of November 13th) a quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share, totaling $3 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter, on stock that has appreciated 46.5 percent so far in 2017.

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Apple launches another $7 billion bond sale to fund stock buyback, other programs

11/07/2017, 09:11 am

Apple continues to leverage bond sales and low interest rates to fund both its stock buyback program and green initiatives, with an upcoming $7 billion sale to hit U.S. debt capital markets.

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Apple slams story of cash hidden in Jersey to reduce taxes, calls itself 'largest taxpayer in the world'

11/06/2017, 11:11 pm

In a rare blog posting, Apple listed a series of inaccuracies in the "Paradise Papers" tax story reported by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, while outlining its business in Cork, Ireland; emphasizing that the company is the "largest taxpayer in the world" and repeating that it "pays every dollar it owes in every country around the world."

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Broadcom tenders offering valued at $130 billion for Apple legal foe Qualcomm

11/06/2017, 03:11 pm

After a weekend of speculation, Broadcom has tendered what will likely be a hostile takeover fight for Qualcomm, in an offering valued at $130 billion including debt.

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Wall Street raises targets as Apple wows with iPhone 8 launch quarter, hype grows for iPhone X

11/03/2017, 10:11 am

With a better-than-expected iPhone 8 launch quarter, and a highly anticipated debut for the flagship iPhone X, investors on Wall Street are riding high on Apple stock, pushing shares into uncharted territory as analysts increase their forecasts to trillion-dollar market cap levels.

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Apple expects best ever holiday quarter, estimates $84B to $87B in revenue

11/02/2017, 05:11 pm

Apple is predicting that for the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, ending in December it will make more money than it ever has before, expecting revenue between $84 billion and $87 billion mostly on the strength of the iPhone X.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2017 conference call

11/02/2017, 05:11 pm

Exceeding market expectations with another strong quarter, Apple saw growth in its three main businesses of iPhone, iPad and Mac, on its way to $46.7 billion in revenue. Following the reveal, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

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