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Apple shares may sink below Microsoft in S&P 500 influence after 2013 losses

11/14/2013, 05:11 pm

Apple is in danger of having its four-year run as the leading mover in the S&P 500 stock index ended by old nemesis Microsoft after a rough year in the markets that has left Cupertino battered and Redmond resurgent.

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Shares of Apple, Inc. go ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute nearly $3 billion to holders

11/12/2013, 07:11 pm

On Thursday, Apple will pay "shareholders of record" the company's quarterly dividend of $3.05 per share, but investors needed to own the company's stock by the market's close last Wednesday in order to qualify.

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Apple now sitting on $10B in deferred revenue, more than Samsung or Google earned last quarter

11/01/2013, 02:11 pm

Apple reported net earnings of $7.5 billion for the quarter ending in September, but it also amassed more than $10 billion in deferred revenues that it hasn't yet declared as income.

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Wall Street pleased by Apple's surprising Sept. quarter, anticipates huge holiday sales

10/29/2013, 10:10 am

Apple beat Wall Street expectations and left analysts satisfied with its September quarter, though market watchers are already more focused on anticipated blockbuster sales of new iPhone and iPad models in the current holiday quarter.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2013 conference call

10/28/2013, 05:10 pm

Apple again beat Wall Street expectations when it posted its fourth-quarter results on Monday, thanks to sales of 33.8 million iPhones during the September frame. Following the company's earnings release, Apple executives took part in a conference call to discuss the quarter, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple reports earnings of $7.5B on sales of 33.8M iPhones, 14.1M iPads & 4.6M Macs

10/28/2013, 04:10 pm

Apple said Monday that fourth-quarter profits slipped roughly 8.5 percent to $7.5 billion, or $8.26 per diluted share, on revenues of $37.5 billion -- better than most Wall Street analysts had been anticipating.

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Earnings preview: Apple's Sept. quarter results are all about iPhone for Wall Street

10/28/2013, 09:10 am

This afternoon after markets close, Apple is set to announce its earnings for the recently concluded September quarter. But analysts are mostly interested in any comments the company may have about improving iPhone 5s production, as well as sales of the iPhone 5c.

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$AAPL shares regain highs from early 2013; many Apple analysts' targets now underwater

10/24/2013, 06:10 pm

Apple's stock has returned to highs not seen since the beginning of the year, closing today above the price targets of a number of financial analysts and increasingly challenging the value of vast new buyback plans advocated by celebrity investor Carl Icahn.

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Carl Icahn says he'll consider shareholder proxy vote if Apple rejects his buyback plan

10/24/2013, 12:10 pm

Appearing in a television interview Thursday afternoon, billionaire investor Carl Icahn said that he would consider, but will not commit to, a possible proxy vote to force Apple executives to buy back more of their own shares, if they don't agree to his proposal.

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Carl Icahn urges Apple to make immediate tender offer for $150B in stock

10/24/2013, 09:10 am

In an open letter to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has pushed the company to issue an immediate tender offer for $150 billion in stock from shareholders at current market value.

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Billionaire Carl Icahn teases letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook to promote new website

10/23/2013, 03:10 pm

Well-known investor Carl Icahn has sent a letter to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook continuing to push for a larger share buyback, and the billionaire plans to divulge the contents of the letter on a new website he will launch this week.

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Wall Street pleased by high-profit pricing of Apple's new Retina iPad mini, iPad Air

10/23/2013, 10:10 am

Apple's pricing strategy with the iPad Air and new iPad mini with Retina display should help the company's gross margins, analysts believe, while free software offered with new iOS and Mac device purchases should help drive upgrades and further tie users into the company's ecosystem.

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Apple has sold 170M iPads to date, implying sales near 15M in Sept. quarter

10/23/2013, 09:10 am

Though many customers were waiting for Tuesday's announcement of new iPads, Apple still managed to ship near 15 million units in the September quarter, new data provided by the company implies.

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Apple bests Samsung, Intel in mobile processor revenues

10/11/2013, 02:10 pm

Thanks to the massive popularity of the iPhone and iPad, Apple has become one of the five largest makers of processors for mobile devices by revenue in the world, according to new data.

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iPhone 5s launch expected to boost Apple's gross margins to nearly 40%

10/08/2013, 08:10 am

Historically, 'S' versions of Apple's iPhone lineup have led to stronger margins than full-fledged redesigns. That's why one analyst expects the newly released iPhone 5s to push Apple's gross margins toward 40 percent in the coming quarters.

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Apple to report fourth quarter earnings on October 28

10/07/2013, 06:10 pm

Apple said Monday it plans to announce its fourth fiscal quarter results immediately following the close of the stock market on October 28.

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Jefferies changes tune on Apple, upgrades to 'buy' with price target of $600

10/07/2013, 09:10 am

Investment firm Jefferies, which slashed its price target for Apple stock in March after incorrectly expecting a television set from the company in 2012, is once again bullish on the iPhone maker, and on Monday advised investors to buy.

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SEC ends review of Apple taxes, overseas cash

10/04/2013, 08:10 pm

Four months after raising questions about Apple's foreign earnings and taxes, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ended its investigation without plans to take any further action.

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Apple alone now holds 10% of all US corporate cash

10/02/2013, 08:10 am

Of the $1.48 trillion in cash held by U.S. non-financial companies as of June 30, Apple's $147 billion in reserves accounted for 10 percent of all companies, new data shows.

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Icahn reveals discussion with Apple CEO Tim Cook got 'a little testy'

10/01/2013, 02:10 pm

While he initially described dinner with Tim Cook as "cordial," Icahn later revealed in an interview that his talks with Apple's CEO about the use of the company's cash reserves were "a little testy" at times.

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