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Apple's timely bond sale saved company $724 million

06/03/2013, 01:06 pm

Whether lucky, smart, or both, Apple's recent bond issuance was done just before the market for bonds began to turn, saving the iPhone maker more than $724 million in interest savings on the debt it incurred.

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Short sellers 'mugged' Apple stock in late April

05/28/2013, 10:05 am

Shares of Apple stock were bludgeoned down to their lowest price in over a year in April, thanks in part to an assault by short sellers who took a record interest in the company late in the month.

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Apple to distribute another $2.867 billion to shareholders via dividend

05/16/2013, 02:05 pm

Apple is paying its shareholders a slightly larger quarterly dividend on Thursday, distributing over $2.867 billion in $3.05 per share payments across the company's 940 million outstanding shares.

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Piper Jaffray: Concern of drooping sub-30% Apple margins is 'overblown'

05/10/2013, 02:05 am

In a research note on Thursday, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said buy-side investors' concerns that Apple's gross margin will see a two-year decline to below 30 percent is unlikely, specifically noting the company's important iPhone margins are stable.

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Today is last chance to get in on Apple's spring dividend

05/08/2013, 02:05 pm

Apple recently announced plans to increase its dividend payment by 15 percent to "shareholders of record" next Monday, but to qualify, new investors have to buy the company's stock by the market's close today.

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Samsung's cash pile triples in one year, now worth $28.5B after debt

05/08/2013, 10:05 am

Samsung's profitable smartphone business has caused the South Korean company's cash to swell to nearly $40 billion, with a net cash position of $28.5 billion when debt is factored in.

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Apple rewards finance chief with $69M pay in 2012, highest of any CFO

05/08/2013, 09:05 am

Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer was the highest paid among all CFOs in 2012, as the Cupertino company rewarded him immensely for its financial performance.

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Apple's $100B capital reinvestment prompts Greenlight hedge fund to increase stake

05/07/2013, 04:05 pm

Greenlight Capital Chairman David Einhorn, who made waves earlier this year when he attempted to force Apple to offer preferred stock shares, has increased his stake in the company in response to its $100 billion capital reinvestment program.

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As its shares rebound, Apple seen as ready to 'change the narrative'

05/06/2013, 04:05 pm

Shares of Apple have continued to rise since mid-April, setting the stage for the company to "change the narrative" beginning with WWDC in June, one analyst believes.

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Apple's bond offering will allow it to avoid $9.2B in US taxes

05/03/2013, 09:05 am

By issuing bonds to finance its stock buyback, Apple will avoid paying $9.2 billion in taxes to the U.S. government, making its decision to take on debt a "no-brainer."

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Another Apple supplier cites slipping demand from its 'largest customer'

05/03/2013, 08:05 am

Component maker Laird announced on Friday that revenue from its "largest customer" fell 17 percent in the first quarter, and that declining revenue is expected to continue until the second half of the year, leaving market watchers to suspect the customer in question is Apple.

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Apple's $17B six-part bond offering is largest in history [u]

04/30/2013, 11:04 am

Apple will sell $17 billion in debt in its first bond offering since 1996, as the company borrows funds to fuel its $100 billion capital rewards program.

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Russia's richest man bullish on Apple, buys $100M in shares

04/30/2013, 09:04 am

A Russian billionaire recently bought about $100 million in Apple stock, and has publicly declared his faith in the future of the company.

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Wall Street disappointed by indications that Apple won't launch new products until fall

04/24/2013, 12:04 pm

While Apple posted better-than-expected quarterly results and increased its quarterly dividend this week, market watchers are still concerned a lull in new product introductions is likely to continue until this fall.

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Cook on Apple's Chinese Q2: Our best China quarter ever

04/23/2013, 06:04 pm

Apple just had its "best quarter ever" in the increasingly important Chinese market, according to CEO Tim Cook, who says the iPhone maker is well positioned to address China going forward.

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Cook: Apple has surprises in the works for fall, all of 2014

04/23/2013, 05:04 pm

Apple is gearing up for a year of product "surprises" starting this fall, according to CEO Tim Cook, who appeared to point to late 2013 as a time frame for when fans of the company can expect new devices.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2013 conference call

04/23/2013, 05:04 pm

Increasing product sales were offset by reduced margins in Apple's second quarter of fiscal 2013, as the company reported its first year over year profit decline in a decade. Executives from the company participated in a conference call on Tuesday to discuss the results, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple increases dividend by 15%, boosts capital return spending to $100B through 2015

04/23/2013, 04:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced what the company characterized as a "significant increase" to its capital return program, with plans to utilize $100 billion in cash by the end of calendar 2015.

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Fiscal 2013 predicted to become 'a year to forget' for Apple, higher hopes seen for 2014

04/23/2013, 12:04 pm

Investors will likely look back on Apple's fiscal year 2013 as "a year to forget," though it will set the stage for a strong 2014, one analyst believes.

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The bizarre campaign against Apple's Tim Cook

04/22/2013, 05:04 pm

A snowballing new "whisper campaign" is targeting Apple's chief executive Tim Cook as being poor choice to run the company and a likely candidate for replacement in the months following its most successful quarter ever.

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