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Apple reportedly withheld $139M payment to GT Advanced ahead of bankruptcy filing

10/07/2014, 06:10 pm

As new information about GT Advanced Technologies' dire financial straits slowly comes to light, a report on Tuesday claims Apple held back a $139 million loan installment from its partner sapphire supplier for unknown reasons, possibly leading to the firm's filing for Chapter 11 protection.

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GT Advanced CEO faces scrutiny for selling stock ahead of Apple's sapphire-less iPhone 6 announcement

10/07/2014, 01:10 pm

The day before Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with glass screen covers, the CEO of GT Advanced Technologies sold $160,000 worth of his now-struggling company's stock, shares of which subsequently tanked due to the lack of a sapphire cover on the latest iPhones.

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Even before launch, Apple Pay the 'player to beat' in mobile payments, Morgan Stanley says

10/07/2014, 09:10 am

Though Apple Pay isn't even available to consumers yet, investment firm Morgan Stanley expects that Apple's mobile wallet service will become the industry standard and help drive wider adoption of NFC-based payment systems.

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U.S. stock volatility blamed on Apple bears in options market

10/03/2014, 09:10 am

Increasing volatility in the U.S. stock market is being attributed in part to Apple bears on the options market, who have helped to keep America's largest publicly traded company at around the $100-per-share level.

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Piper Jaffray advises 'conservative expectations' for Apple Watch, predicts first-year sales of 10M

10/01/2014, 11:10 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray thinks the potential market for the upcoming Apple Watch is "huge," but warned investors on Wednesday that it will take time for the wrist-worn smart device to grow into its full potential.

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Evercore raises Apple price target to $125, sees bigger iPhones leading to bigger sales

09/30/2014, 11:09 am

Bigger iPhone 6 screens are likely to result in a bigger upgrade cycle for Apple, in the eyes of Evercore Partners, which increased its price target to $125 on Tuesday and advised investors to buy in.

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European Commission seeking retroactive tax windfall from Apple Inc subsidiary in Ireland

09/29/2014, 03:09 am

The European Commission is expected to release a report this week alleging that Ireland provided illegal "state aid" to Apple when it set tax rates for the company in 1991 and 2007, part of a series of investigations it hopes to use to retroactively tax corporations operating from countries with tax incentives.

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BMO sees Apple selling 189M iPhones & 12M Watches in fiscal 2015, raises target to $110

09/26/2014, 10:09 am

With high hopes for the newly released iPhone 6, BMO Capital Markets has increased its price target for Apple stock to $110 with a recommendation that investors buy in ahead of a big 2015.

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After Apple's record setting launch, analysts predict iPhone 6 will win over Android switchers

09/22/2014, 11:09 am

Even without launching in China, Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus got off to a record start with 10 million units sold in three days, and analysts on Wall Street reacted Monday with enthusiasm, expressing their high hopes for this year's upgrade cycle.

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Blockbuster start for iPhone 6 suggests Apple on track to sell 60M phones in December quarter

09/15/2014, 02:09 pm

With 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units presold in their first 24 hours of availability, investors on Wall Street are increasingly optimistic about the success of Apple's next-generation handsets, with predictions for the upcoming holiday edging higher to 60 million sales in a single quarter.

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iPhone 6 & Apple Watch reveals lived up to the hype for Wall Street, investors have high hopes for Apple Pay

09/10/2014, 12:09 pm

With the redesigned iPhone 6 expected to set new sales records this holiday season, the impending launch of the Apple Pay mobile wallet service expected to catch on with consumers, and next year's debut of the Apple Watch, analysts on Wall Street were largely satisfied with Apple's announcements this week.

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Samsung's 'rushed,' 'half-baked' announcements set Apple up for easy victory this fall, analyst says

09/04/2014, 02:09 pm

Samsung this week made a slew of announcements, most notably its next-generation big-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, but none of the products were enough to impress analyst Brian White, who doesn't think the South Korean electronics maker is well positioned to compete with Apple's anticipated fall product lineup.

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Apple's 'fab fall' predicted to help drive company's stock price to $123 per share

09/02/2014, 12:09 pm

Ahead of Apple's Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to unveil two new iPhones and offer a sneak-peek at a new wearable device, financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald has given a strong endorsement to investors, saying the next few months could prove to be Apple's most exciting period in many years.

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Piper Jaffray ups Apple price target to $120 with high hopes for iOS 8 home & health features

09/02/2014, 08:09 am

With the inclusion of HomeKit and HealthKit in Apple's forthcoming iOS 8, as well as rumors of a new 'iPhone 6' mobile payment system, investment firm Piper Jaffray has increased its price target on the company's stock to $120.

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Shares of Apple end week at all-time high with 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' hype at fever pitch

08/29/2014, 05:08 pm

Apple stock reached an all-time high in trading on Friday, and also finished the day at its highest-ever closing price, as investors and customers alike are clamoring to see what the secretive company has up its sleeve for a Sept. 9 media event.

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As overall retail revenue declines, Apple Stores carry on original goal of growing Mac hardware sales

08/20/2014, 09:08 am

Though revenues from Apple Stores have actually been shrinking in recent quarters, the company's brick-and-mortar operations have continued to play a pivotal role in courting Windows switchers and driving sales of Mac hardware to new heights.

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Shares of Apple reach highest-ever closing price as 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' hype builds

08/19/2014, 04:08 pm

After meeting some resistance at the $100 mark, shares of Apple stayed in three-digit territory and closed above their previous all-time high in Tuesday afternoon trading, setting a new record for the company's stock.

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Shares of Apple hit $100 as Morgan Stanley provides strong endorsement to investors

08/19/2014, 12:08 pm

Apple is on the verge of a major new iPhone product cycle, but this one will be unlike any other launch before it, making it an ideal time for investors to buy in to the company's stock, Morgan Stanley said on Tuesday, helping shares to touch $100 in mid-day trading.

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Apple's gross margins likely to decline this fall with new product designs, but quick rebound expected

08/12/2014, 11:08 am

It's expected that Apple will see its gross margins shrink at the end of 2014 as the company is expected to introduce a completely redesigned "iPhone 6," though one analyst sees margins trending upwards once again by the March 2015 quarter.

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Shares of Apple, Inc. near ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.9 billion to shareholders

08/05/2014, 07:08 pm

On August 14, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share, but investors will need to have purchased the company's stock by the market's close next Monday, August 11 in order to qualify.

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