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Earnings preview: Apple expected to report record iPad sales, first shrinking profit in a decade

04/22/2013, 02:04 pm

Expectations are low for Apple's recently concluded March quarter, in which some market watchers believe the company likely saw its first year-over-year profit decline in a decade, despite booming sales of its iPad lineup.

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Apple ripples trouble multi-billion dollar pool of suppliers

04/22/2013, 02:04 pm

Negative media attention and reports of sales underperformance have roiled the waters at Apple, and that disturbance has had ripple effects in the iPhone maker's multi-billion dollar supply chain environment.

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Shares of Apple sink after supplier Cirrus warns of weak results

04/17/2013, 01:04 pm

Shares of AAPL stock briefly dipped below $400 on Wednesday as concern about the company's impending earnings report, as well as its future, reached a fever pitch.

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Trader pleads guilty to fraud for unauthorized $1B Apple stock gambit

04/15/2013, 05:04 pm

David Miller, who made headlines last year with an unauthorized purchase of $1 billion in Apple stock, plead guilty on Monday to wire fraud and conspiracy before a U.S. magistrate judge.

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RBC cuts March estimates, sees Apple's momentum returning in the second half of 2013

04/12/2013, 01:04 pm

RBC Capital Markets on Friday cut its estimates for Apple's just-concluded March quarter, citing apparent weakened demand, but the firm also believes that the iPhone maker could pick up steam in the second half of the year.

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Analyst says Apple may launch new internet service, 'killer iOS app' after meeting with management

04/11/2013, 02:04 am

In a note to investors on Thursday, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, who recently met with Apple management, said the company could debut new internet-based services as well as a "killer app" later this year.

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Apple's Q2 earnings conference call to take place on April 23

04/01/2013, 06:04 pm

In an update to its Investor Releations webpage on Monday, Apple announced that its next quarterly conference call will take place on April 23, and is expected to cover the company's second quarter performance including profits and sales numbers.

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China's anti-Apple campaign estimated to cost Apple $13 billion in sales

04/01/2013, 02:04 pm

China's recent state-sponsored, anti-Apple campaign might not just be empty rhetoric: it could, according to one estimate, cost Apple $13 billion in sales in the country.

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Apple's largest active shareholder cuts stake by 10%

04/01/2013, 10:04 am

Equity mutual fund Fidelity Contrafund, the largest active Apple shareholder, has cut its stake in the company by 10 percent.

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Apple's earnings predicted to shrink 14% in first half of 2013, but grow 15% to close the year

03/26/2013, 08:03 am

Noted AAPL bull Gene Munster has softened his outlook for the company through the first half of 2013, though he expects that Apple will rebound and return to growth to close out the year.

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Higher dividend viewed as 'safety net' that could help turn around Apple stock

03/19/2013, 11:03 am

It's been exactly one year since Apple announced it would begin paying a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share. Now, in light of the company's recent stock woes, calls for Apple to increase that dividend are growing.

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Apple cash hoard could hit $170 billion this year

03/18/2013, 08:03 pm

Moody’s Investors Services noted in a report today that Apple's cash pile could reach $170 billion this year if the company doesn't change its policies regarding dividends and stock buybacks.

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Rumored iPhone order cuts prompt Sterne Agee to drop Apple price target to $630

03/15/2013, 09:03 am

Apple is rumored to be drawing down build plans for current iPhone models ahead of product refreshes in the second half of 2013, which has prompted Sterne Agee to reduce its forecasts.

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Apple may offer stock buyback or increased dividends this Spring, report says

03/12/2013, 06:03 pm

With its cash pile growing and stock performance slumping, a report claims that Apple will initiate a share buyback program or issue increased dividends in an effort to mete out value to its investors.

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Apple encouraged to borrow against its $94B in overseas cash for greater flexibility

03/12/2013, 03:03 pm

Apple should borrow money at low costs against its significant overseas cash position to avoid a tax hit when repatriating that cash, one analyst believes.

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Citing supply chain checks, Jefferies cuts Apple price target to $420

03/12/2013, 09:03 am

Investment firm Jefferies believes there is a 25 percent chance Apple will miss its quarterly guidance, and has accordingly cut its price target for AAPL from $500 to $420.

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Apple predicted to announce plans for growing cash pile by April, will add $42B over 2013

03/11/2013, 04:03 pm

Speculation abounds as to what Apple will do with its $137 billion cash pile, but one investment officer believes Cupertino will put the rumors to rest by announcing its plans for the massive cash hoard by next month.

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Pressure mounts for Apple repatriate $40B in overseas cash

03/11/2013, 02:03 pm

Apple is avoiding paying $13.8 billion in taxes on overseas earnings by doing what a growing number of large U.S corporations are doing with their foreign cash: keeping it away from U.S. shores.

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A year after Apple announced its dividend, 'timing could be right' for another cash deployment

03/11/2013, 10:03 am

It's been almost a year since Apple announced its quarterly dividend and stock buyback plan, and with the company's annual shareholder meeting just concluded, one analyst believes Apple may soon reveal more uses for its $137 billion in cash.

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Google passes Apple as top U.S. mutual, hedge fund holding

03/07/2013, 09:03 pm

Google's stint as Wall Street's new darling brought another milestone on Thursday, as shares of the internet search giant passed Apple to become the most-owned stock by the 50 largest actively managed mutual funds in the U.S.

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