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Apple sold 43% of all phones priced above $400 globally in Q2, earned majority of handset profits

09/19/2018, 01:09 pm

Apple's iPhone earnings were over 3.6 times that of Samsung and over three times the profits of the top four brands in China, as the company sold 43 percent of all "premium" phones globally.

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iPhone XS and iPhone XR are a recipe for success for Apple stock

09/13/2018, 09:09 am

The day after Apple unveiled three new, pricey iPhones and a new Apple Watch, the move even further towards the premium segment was a focus of several analyst reports, with them all saying that Apple's earnings will hit new heights both from increased sales volume, and a higher average selling price per device.

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Apple most shorted U.S. company, ahead of 'iPhone XS' launch

09/11/2018, 01:09 pm

S3 Partners says Apple was the most shorted company at $9.8 billion, ahead of Amazon, Tesla, and Alphabet- but it may be a function of Apple's prominence and high valuation.

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Goldman Sachs raises Apple stock price target to $240 based on strength of imminent 'iPhone Xs'

09/07/2018, 12:09 pm

Analysts at Goldman Sachs are taking an "opportunity to eat our hat" on earlier caution about Apple's financial prospects, based on not just what the iPhone X has done, but what they expect the iPhones expected to be announced at the "Gather round" event will do.

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Amazon briefly joins Apple in $1 trillion valuation club in intra-day trading

09/04/2018, 12:09 pm

After a months-long race to become the first American company to reach a trillion-dollar market cap, Apple hit the milestone in August. Amazon joined them, briefly, on Tuesday.

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AAPL hits new closing high of $227.63, capping historic August for the company

08/31/2018, 04:08 pm

Apple, which began August by hitting $200 a share and crossing the trillion-dollar valuation mark the following day, hit another new all-time closing high of $227.63 on August 31.

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Warren Buffett buys 'just a little' more Apple stock, warns against entering auto business

08/30/2018, 06:08 pm

Thursday is Warren Buffett's 88th birthday, and to celebrate, the legendary investor sat down with media outlets to discuss investment strategy, including his position on Apple.

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Shareholder proposal assails Cook for China policy, SPLC donations

08/29/2018, 06:08 pm

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a Virginia-based conservative pressure group, plans to introduce a shareholder proposal for Apple to "review its policies related to human rights" in China.

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Tim Cook acquires $123M worth of vested Apple stock, sells $58M

08/28/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple CEO last week was granted 560,000 vested restricted stock, split between time- and performance-based awards, and in a subsequent selloff of the bonus gained nearly $58 million.

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Apple's Tim Cook likely to reap $120M in shares of stock on Friday because of AAPL performance

08/22/2018, 11:08 am

Barring some sort of financial disaster, Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to collect stock worth a massive $120 million on Friday.

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Analyst downgrades Apple stock, because iPhone X is too popular

08/21/2018, 12:08 pm

New Street Research drops iPhone down to "sell," arguing that the iPhone X's popularity will negatively impact the upgrade cycle. It's a striking reversal from the analyst conventional wisdom of just a few months ago.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple position by 5 percent

08/14/2018, 05:08 pm

Financial mogul Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway loaded up on shares of Apple in the second quarter of 2018, increasing the fund's position to nearly 252 million shares at the end of the three-month period.

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Ralph Nader once again assails Apple's stock buybacks

08/12/2018, 11:08 pm

The longtime consumer advocate, in a new interview, says Apple could have spent its cash pile on hiring, on pensions, or on stepped-up recycling programs, rather than on stock buybacks.

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Berkshire Hathaway's Apple stake now worth over $50 billion

08/07/2018, 10:08 am

Apple remains the most valuable company in the portfolio of Warren Buffett's company, which has been gradually increasing its Apple stake since 2016.

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This week on AI: AAPL valuation $1 trillion, Apple Watch saves lives, 2018 iPad Pro, more

08/04/2018, 12:08 am

Apple spanned international headlines by becoming a trillion-dollar company in valuation, and more from the Apple beat.

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Podcast discusses Apple's money, where it comes from, where it goes and more

08/03/2018, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Mike talk about Apple's earnings call and how the firm may or may not be the world's first trillion-dollar company. Mike also finds a way to manage our expectations about the forthcoming Mac Pro and then breaks William's heart over the future of keyboards.

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Apple hits $1 trillion market cap, the first US company ever to hit milestone [u]

08/02/2018, 12:08 pm

The day after its stock hit the $200 mark, Apple became the first $1 trillion U.S. company in history, beating Amazon to earn the first 12-figure company valuation in the history of business.

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Apple's market capitalization is not $1 trillion - yet

08/02/2018, 11:08 am

Despite some erroneous reports on Thursday morning universally based on outdated data about the number of outstanding shares, Apple's valuation has not yet reached $1 trillion, but it is on its way.

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Apple's R&D spend continues to climb, but isn't directly correlated to anything

08/01/2018, 03:08 pm

The company just increased its research and development budget for about the 15th consecutive year but it's not a direct sign that there are new product categories coming soon.

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While Wall Street quacked about killing iPhone X, Apple quietly bought back $43.5B in its own stock

08/01/2018, 11:08 am

Following a $23.5 billion buyback in the March quarter, Apple discreetly bought up another $20 billion of its own shares off the open market in the June quarter, taking advantage of the continued, vapidly ignorant noise generated by analysts and financial news sites who bizarrely wondered aloud for months when and how Apple might "kill" the most advanced, commercially successful smartphone it has ever produced.

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