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Apple & tech's disproportionate share of S&P index raising eyebrows

06/15/2018, 10:06 am

Tech companies, including Apple, take up a large percentage of the index's value, as well as its growth, leading some observers to question whether Big Tech has gotten too financially powerful.

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Horace Dediu's first Apple Summit in LA on June 14, 2018 is a WWDC for Apple investors

06/06/2018, 12:06 pm

Next week on June 14, rockstar analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco and the Technorati will be presenting "The Goose That Lays The Golden Eggs," a first of its kind investor summit discussing the fundamentals of Apple as a business and its recurring revenue model.

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Appaloosa Management bailed on AAPL in Q1, sold 4.5 million shares

05/16/2018, 02:05 pm

David Tepper's fund sold its entire Apple stake in the first quarter, worth up to $833 million.

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Apple bought back a record $23.5B of AAPL shares in Q1 as Wall Street peddled "full panic mode"

05/03/2018, 06:05 am

Apple silently bought up a massive $23.5 billion of its own shares off the open market in the March quarter, taking advantage of the "full panic mode" agitated by analysts and financial news sites who bizarrely wondered aloud for weeks when exactly Apple might "kill" the most advanced, commercially successful smartphone it has produced yet.

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Apple plans new $100B share buyback program, raises dividends by 16 percent

05/01/2018, 04:05 pm

Apple's board of directors has approved a $100 billion share buyback, as well as 16 percent jump in its quarterly dividend payments.

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Apple stock taking a beating on analyst note predicting soft summer iPhone X demand

04/20/2018, 12:04 pm

Apple stock, and the market, are both taking a big hit after a notable analyst predicted in "in-line" quarterly earnings report accompanied with predictions for the June quarter being lower than what Wall Street is currently expecting.

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Explosive Apple Services growth expected to be main engine for future revenue expansion

03/22/2018, 02:03 pm

Apple may not be reliant on massive seasonal sales of the iPhone going forward for steady revenue growth, if a new analyst report is accurate.

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'Sticky' iPhone caused Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to buy more AAPL than anything else in 2017

02/26/2018, 09:02 am

The "Oracle of Omaha" Warren Buffett continues his recent run of buying massive amounts of Apple stock, with Berkshire Hathaway having only one stock with more value in total.

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Apple expected to increase stock buyback, grow dividend payments as result of tax reform

12/22/2017, 10:12 am

Analysts are predicting that Apple won't change its acquisitions strategy under tax reform allowing for cash repatriation from overseas, but instead will radically expand its stock buyback program, and give shareholders a dividend increase going forward.

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Apple launches another $7 billion bond sale to fund stock buyback, other programs

11/07/2017, 09:11 am

Apple continues to leverage bond sales and low interest rates to fund both its stock buyback program and green initiatives, with an upcoming $7 billion sale to hit U.S. debt capital markets.

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Apple expects best ever holiday quarter, estimates $84B to $87B in revenue

11/02/2017, 05:11 pm

Apple is predicting that for the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, ending in December it will make more money than it ever has before, expecting revenue between $84 billion and $87 billion mostly on the strength of the iPhone X.

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Apple's 2017 Q3 sales get a boost from weakening US Dollar overseas

08/01/2017, 03:08 pm

When Apple releases earnings later today, there could be concerns about the lack of any progress on U.S. tax reform--including deep cuts to health care spending aimed at enabling a huge tax cuts--or the repatriation of its overseas cash. On the other hand, political chaos in America has further weakened the US Dollar, enhancing Apple's foreign earnings in Fiscal Q3.

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Drama in Apple's quarterly earnings expected from 'iPhone 8' launch guidance, not actual results

08/01/2017, 10:08 am

After the close of business on Tuesday, Apple will report the results for what is seasonally its slowest quarter of the year, with Apple and industry watchers predicting around $44 billion in revenue. But all eyes are on Apple's guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter, to see how confident the company is about the "iPhone 8" launch.

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Apple ranked as most profitable US company by far on newest Fortune 500 ranking

07/20/2017, 09:07 am

Apple once again has claimed the top spot in global profits, according to Fortune's annual ranking of U.S. companies shaping the world.

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'iPhone 8' will still ship in Sept., JP Morgan says, but Apple's supply will be tightly constrained

07/19/2017, 02:07 pm

Straying from the pack a bit, one analyst believes that the "iPhone 8" will ship before the end of September, but in profoundly limited quantities, but the largest measure of Apple's profits from the device will accrue throughout the calendar year.

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Strong summer for Apple seen muting financial effect of late 'iPhone 8' launch

07/19/2017, 11:07 am

Another analyst is agreeing with the assessment that any potential "iPhone 8" delay won't make much a difference to Apple's bottom line beyond one quarter, if at all.

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Notoriously bearish Apple analyst predicts doom because of 'iPhone 8' production delays

05/26/2017, 11:05 am

An analyst with historically off-target guesses about Apple's hardware intentions and supply chain machinations is claiming that the "iPhone 8" will not only ship later than expected because of Touch ID supply problems, but also claims that full manufacturing won't fully ramp up until the first calendar quarter of 2018.

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Weakening US Dollar poised to boost Apple's sales performance overseas

05/23/2017, 05:05 pm

It no longer appears likely that Apple's overseas earnings can be repatriated back to the United States at more favorable tax rates this year, as plans for tax reform--including deep cuts to health care spending aimed at enabling a huge tax cut--have been delayed. On the other hand, unsettling political news is also having an adverse affect on the US dollar, creating an unanticipated side effect: a more favorable currency exchange environment for Apple's foreign earnings.

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Apple's latest bond sale more modest than earlier offerings, hits $7 billion

05/05/2017, 10:05 am

Following the initial notification of a new bond sale on Thursday, Apple has launched the offering and raised $7 billion in a six-part sale with due dates ranging to 2027.

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Apple cruises past old market capitalization record, may hit $800 billion before earnings

05/02/2017, 11:05 am

As the NASDAQ opened on Tuesday morning, Apple's stock price at the opening bell drove its market capitalization above historical highs, with $800 billion in sight and possibly reachable before the quarterly earnings report.

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