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Apple now worth more than Google and Microsoft combined [u]

02/09/2012, 11:02 am

First on AI: Apple's stock soared to new heights on Thursday, pushing the company's market capitalization to $456 billion, a number that is greater than the values of rivals Google and Microsoft combined.

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Apple passes HP as top PC maker when counting iPad sales

01/30/2012, 07:01 pm

New data released on Monday by market analyst Canalys shows that Apple's iPad was instrumental to an overall growth in the client PC market for Q4 2011, as excluding the tablet's sales numbers would see the sector posting a net loss.

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Apple's 44.7% gross margins are highest in at least 15 years

01/25/2012, 10:01 am

Apple's record setting quarter included another major achievement for the company with gross margins of 44.7 percent, a number that was its highest in at least 15 years, and maybe its highest ever.

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Wowed Wall Street watchers raise forecasts after Apple's 'perfect' $46B quarter

01/25/2012, 09:01 am

Analysts on Wall Street were blown away by Apple's blistering holiday 2011 quarter, and promptly revised their estimates even higher following the news.

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Apple Stores rake in $6.1 billion in record quarter

01/25/2012, 03:01 am

Apple's retail outlets set new records in Q1 2012 and brought in an unprecedented $6.1 billion in revenue, which translates to a prodigious 59% increase over results from the same time a year ago.

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iPhone vs. Android a tight race but iPad puts iOS 'way ahead' in mobile OS war

01/24/2012, 07:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook outlined his thoughts on the company's iOS device performance during Q1 2012 and sees iPhone sales momentum closing the gap with rival handsets running Google's Android platform, while iPad and iPod touch are in a league of their own.

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Apple execs are 'actively discussing' what to do with nearly $100B cash hoard

01/24/2012, 06:01 pm

Apple's stockpile of cash and reserves grew another $16 billion in the holiday quarter, reaching $97.6 billion, as executives hinted they are considering big plans with their money, even though they aren't in a hurry to spend it.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2012 conference call

01/24/2012, 05:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday posted a massive holiday quarter with record sales of more than 37 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads and 5.2 million Macs. Following the news, Apple executives participated in a conference call with analysts and the press, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple earns record $13B on sales of 37M iPhones, 15M iPads and 5.2M Macs

01/24/2012, 04:01 pm

Apple announced Tuesday the best quarter in its corporate history where earnings rose more than 117% to $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, on record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion.

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RBC ups Apple stock price target to $525 due to 'iPhone frenzy'

01/18/2012, 03:01 am

Investment bank RBC upped its price target for shares of Apple from $500 to $525 on Wednesday on expectations that the company will solidly beat Wall Street estimates for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 and offer healthy guidance going into the second quarter.

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Street consensus for Apple's iPad sales in Dec. quarter stands at 13.5 million units

01/15/2012, 10:01 am

A survey of Wall Street and independent analysts has found that all of them expect Apple to report record iPad sales when it releases its December quarter financial results on Jan. 24, though independent analysts have a 10 percent higher average than the Street's consensus of 13.5 million units.

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Supplier profits viewed as early indicator of strong Apple earnings

01/11/2012, 11:01 pm

As fourth-quarter 2011 earnings reports for various companies within Apple's supply chain have begun to trickle in, analysts have taken suppliers' growing profitability as an early sign that the iPhone maker will report breakout profits for the holiday quarter.

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Apple's 2012 shareholder meeting set for February 23

01/09/2012, 09:01 pm

Apple on Monday filed notice with the Securities Exchange Commission that its annual shareholder meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Pacific on Feb. 23 and will include four shareholder proposals.

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Android litigation seen adding 'significant value' for Apple shareholders

01/09/2012, 09:01 am

Patent infringement litigation between Apple and Android-based handset makers is viewed as a positive for AAPL shareholders, who could benefit from the company's iPhone patent portfolio with licensing deals or a potential ban on Android devices.

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Analyst estimates for Apple's Dec. quarter iPhone sales range from 25M-36M

01/08/2012, 11:01 pm

A poll of more than 30 professional and independent analyst covering Apple has revealed that estimates for Apple's iPhones sales for its first quarter of fiscal 2012 range from 25.16 million to 35.75 million units.

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Tim Cook has option to convert $100M in vested Apple shares

01/05/2012, 05:01 pm

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook will have the option to convert over 200,000 shares of company stock, worth nearly $100 million, which will become vested in the first quarter of 2012.

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Apple set to announce likely its best quarter ever on January 24

01/04/2012, 09:01 am

Apple on Wednesday confirmed that it will report its fiscal first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, Jan. 24, when it will reveal the results of the iPhone 4S launch and holiday shopping season.

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Apple stock again named the 'top pick' for investors in 2012

01/03/2012, 09:01 am

Apple was the No. 1 stock recommended to investors by Ticonderoga Securities in 2011, and it holds that title once again at the start of 2012.

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Analysis: Fiscal Q1 2012 to be Apple's biggest earnings blowout in history

12/16/2011, 12:12 pm

Just as the bearish sentiment in Apple hits a cyclical peak, the company is about to deliver the the biggest earnings blowout in the history of the world.

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Why Apple's guidance is still conservative

12/13/2011, 03:12 pm

Apple's guidance strategy has not changed, despite a newfound belief on Wall Street that Apple has scrapped its conservative guidance for a more "realistic" approach.

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