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Apple buybacks to resume on Friday, gobbling up stock priced near the lowest of 2016

04/28/2016, 06:04 pm

Apple's share repurchase program will exit a mandated quiet period on Friday--two days after the company reported earnings--enabling the company to resume buying back shares. Coincidentally, the company's shares were conveniently pushed down toward their lowest price of 2016 today.

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Citing concerns in China, activist investor Carl Icahn no longer owns shares of Apple

04/28/2016, 02:04 pm

Billionaire Carl Icahn, who has used his financial clout to influence boardroom decisions at publicly traded companies, announced on Thursday that he no longer owns shares in Apple, just days after the company announced its first revenue decline in over a decade.

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Apple R&D spending jumps to $2.5B in Q2, accounted for 5% of total revenue

04/27/2016, 07:04 pm

Apple's research and development spending spiked at an all time high of more than $2.5 billion during the second quarter of 2016, with the unusually large $600 million year-over-year jump owing primarily to new hires and related expenses, Apple said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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Wall Street remains optimistic about 'iPhone 7' & Apple's 2017 after Q2 declines

04/27/2016, 11:04 am

Analysts on Wall Street were pushing optimism after Apple's disappointing fiscal 2016 second quarter earnings, saying they expect that the company will continue to innovate and will return to growth over the next year.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook optimistic on China despite 26% dip in revenue

04/26/2016, 08:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday reiterated a positive outlook on Greater China despite suffering a year-over-year revenue contraction during the second quarter of 2016, saying the region is "a lot more stable" than some perceive.

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Apple services stand out as bright spot in otherwise rough Q2

04/26/2016, 05:04 pm

Services revenue was perhaps one of the few comforts for Apple in its second-quarter financial results shared on Tuesday, growing 20 percent year-over-year to $5.99 billion, setting an all-time record for the company.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2016 conference call

04/26/2016, 05:04 pm

Calling it a "busy and challenging quarter," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook gave commentary and fielded questions on his company's fiscal 2016 second quarter. Notes of interest from the call with investors and the media follow.

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Apple adds $50B to capital return program, increases quarterly dividend by 10%

04/26/2016, 04:04 pm

In announcing its first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years, Apple on Tuesday said it will infuse another $50 billion into an ongoing capital return program, a move that comes with a $35 billion boost to the company's share repurchase initiative.

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iPhone sales fall to 51.2M, Apple earns $50.6B in revenue in disappointing March quarter

04/26/2016, 04:04 pm

Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2016 officially marks the first time ever that iPhone sales saw a year-over-year decline, as the company shipped 51.2 million handsets on its way to $50.6 billion in total sales.

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Wells Fargo believes 'iPhone 7' will reaccelerate Apple growth, sell 80M+ this holiday

04/26/2016, 09:04 am

With Apple set to report its first-ever year-over-year decline in iPhone sales this afternoon, analysts continue to look forward to the anticipated "iPhone 7" launch in hopes that it will re-stimulate growth.

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Apple by itself earns +40% of the profits of Silicon Valley's top 150 companies

04/26/2016, 01:04 am

While the world waits to see just how many iPhones, iPads and Macs Apple sold in the March quarter, a report on the top 150 firms in California's Silicon Valley shows that Apple earned more than 40 percent of the region's total profits in 2015, and its revenues grew 2.5x as fast as its peers year over year.

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A look inside Apple ahead of its Q2 2016 earnings report

04/25/2016, 08:04 am

Apple -- the world's most profitable public company -- is a day away from releasing its March quarter earnings. That means that while the company itself is in an official quiet period, everyone else is free to publish false and misleading information about it. Let's take a look at some of the worst fallacies.

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Apple reschedules Q2 2016 earnings conference call to April 26 [u]

04/20/2016, 05:04 pm

In an update to its website on Wednesday, Apple quietly pushed back its quarterly earnings conference call for the second quarter of 2016 by one day to Tuesday, April 26.

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As a standalone company, Apple's services business could be worth as much as $260B, Piper Jaffray says

04/20/2016, 10:04 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray continues to believe that Apple's services business is vastly undervalued by Wall Street, as the company reiterated this week that services should be a larger focus for investors.

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Piper Jaffray: Apple saw massive 60% gross margin on services in 2015, to grow in 2017

04/19/2016, 07:04 pm

Pulling data from Apple's December 2015 earnings report, investment bank Piper Jaffray estimates gross margins on the company's rarely discussed services business could be above 60 percent. And that figure is expected to grow.

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Brean Capital believes iPhone sales will fall to 216M this year, return to growth in 2017

04/04/2016, 02:04 pm

Though the firm remains bullish on Apple, Brean Capital believes Apple will see total iPhone sales for 2016 drop by 16 million units, amidst a slowing smartphone market.

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Cowen upgrades Apple to 'outperform,' envisions OLED iPhones with new form factors

03/30/2016, 09:03 am

Cowen and Company upgraded its outlook on AAPL stock to "outperform" on Wednesday with a $135 price target, telling investors it believes Apple will return to growth with this fall's "iPhone 7" and beyond.

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Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 2016 earnings on April 25

03/28/2016, 07:03 pm

Apple on Monday announced an upcoming earnings conference call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2016, a period expected to see the first year-over-year iPhone sales contraction ever.

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Apple issues $3.5B three-part bond in return to US market

03/18/2016, 08:03 pm

Apple this week issued a $3.5 billion, U.S. dollar-denominated bond to pay for its capital return program, outstanding debt, acquisitions and other operational expenses, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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'iPhone SE' predicted to be a hit with Apple upgraders, selling up to 15M per year

03/16/2016, 09:03 am

While larger iPhones have driven sales among switchers, a new 4-inch iPhone is likely to drive upgrades among existing Apple users, to the tune of up to 15 million units per year, one analyst believes.

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