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Investment banks see 50 million iPhones sold in Q4, $1,111 target for AAPL shares

01/16/2013, 05:01 pm

Researchers at Piper Jaffray expect that Apple will reveal during its quarterly conference call next week that it sold some 50 million iPhones for the quarter ending in December, five million more units than the firm previously estimated, while Topeka Capital Markets sees positive indicators for AAPL and set a price target of $1,111 for the stock.

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Analyst: Apple shipped 52 million iPhones in Q4 to buoy quarterly earnings

01/15/2013, 11:01 pm

Contrary to rumors of significant shortfalls, Apple will post positive results for the fourth quarter of 2012 as strong iOS device shipments more than made up for iPad mini and iMac supply chain issues, one market analyst says.

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Apple's annual shareholders meeting slated for Feb. 27

01/15/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple filed with Apple notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it will be holding its annual shareholder meeting at 9 a.m. Pacific on Feb. 27 to discuss proposals from the company's board of directors.

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Rumors of reduced iPhone 5 orders briefly send Apple shares below $500

01/14/2013, 08:01 am

Shares of Apple stock dipped below $500 in early trading Monday morning, as investors reacted to new reports claiming the company had made significant cuts to iPhone 5 orders.

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Apple's Jan. 23 earnings conference call viewed as most important in 10 years

01/11/2013, 04:01 pm

Ahead of its holiday quarterly earnings report, Apple finds itself in a situation the company hasn't encountered in awhile: investor expectations for the next year are surprisingly low.

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Apple's Mac shipments decline in U.S. as PC market slows

01/10/2013, 07:01 pm

Preliminary PC shipment estimates released on Thursday from market research firm IDC show an overall contraction of 4.5 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2012, and Apple followed suit with a 0.2 percent negative growth rate.

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Apple expected to see sustained growth in 2013 while rest of industry stays 'muted'

01/04/2013, 03:01 pm

Growth in the tech sector is expected by one analyst to remain "muted" this year, leaving Apple once again as one of the best ideas for investors to consider.

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50M iPhone sales, 'booming' iPad mini expected in Apple's holiday quarter

01/03/2013, 08:01 am

Upside to market consensus on Apple is expected from one Wall Street analyst, who sees a big holiday quarter for both the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.

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Apple's fiscal Q1 2013 earnings conference call set for Jan. 23

01/02/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple announced on Wednesday that it will reveal results for the first fiscal quarter of 2013 on Jan. 23, which will be followed by an earnings conference call expected to cover initial statistics for the holiday season as well as performance numbers for the iPad mini.

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Apple declared top tech pick for 2013, investors advised to be 'selective' in tech

01/02/2013, 10:01 am

A new year could mean a fresh start for Apple's stock, which took a 25 percent hit to close out 2012 but is predicted by one analyst to rebound strongly while uncertainty surrounds the rest of the tech market.

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Average analyst target for Apple drops to $740 among capital gains, fiscal cliff worries

12/28/2012, 09:12 am

With Apple's stock price falling ahead of an increase in capital gains tax and investors worried about the so-called "fiscal cliff," the average analyst price target for AAPL stock has fallen to $740.

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Android growth prior to iPhone 5 launch further established market dominance

12/17/2012, 06:12 pm

Smartphones running Android saw double-digit marketshare gains in the third quarter as Apple’s iOS lost substantial ground, leading one analyst to question whether Google's OS could be in a position to take over the entire market.

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Strong iPhone 5 launch in China highlights Apple's 'enormous' growth opportunity

12/17/2012, 08:12 am

Greater China has become an increasingly important part of Apple's business, generating about 15 percent of the company's fiscal 2012 sales, and the nation's role is expected to grow even more with a particularly strong debut for the iPhone 5.

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Latest Apple stock selloff blamed on misinterpreted story on iPhone sales

12/05/2012, 03:12 pm

With shares of Apple stock dropping more than 5.5 percent during trading Wednesday, a handful of potential factors have been blamed, including a misinterpreted news story on iPhone sales. But one analyst believes the losses have created another buying opportunity for prospective investors.

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Former trader charged with wire fraud in $1 billion Apple stock purchase

12/05/2012, 08:12 am

An unauthorized purchase of $1 billion in Apple stock cost Rochdale Securities LLC $5 million, and has led to the arrest of a former trader with the company.

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Despite having $121B in cash, Apple not expected to issue special dividend

12/03/2012, 03:12 pm

With Apple's cash hoard swelling to more than $120 billion dollars, some investors have begun to hope that the company could issue an additional special dividend to shareholders. However, one analyst says while that decision would be welcome, it's very unlikely to happen.

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Citi initiates coverage of Apple stock with 'buy' rating, $675 target

11/26/2012, 11:11 am

Citi Research began covering Apple stock on Monday, and kicked things off with a note to investors projecting a $675 target price with a recommendation to buy.

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Disney CEO buys $1 million worth of Apple stock

11/21/2012, 11:11 am

Bob Iger, chief executive of Disney and a member of Apple's board of directors, recently purchased $1 million worth of shares in Apple, signaling he is bullish in the wake of the stock's recent losses.

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Apple's refreshed product lineup expected to dominate holiday shopping season

11/20/2012, 01:11 pm

The 2012 holiday shopping season is predicted to be dominated by Apple, as the company has refreshed nearly its entire product lineup in the last few months.

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Apple stock rebounds 7.21% after hitting half-year low

11/19/2012, 06:11 pm

AAPL stock closed up 7.21 percent by the end of trading on Monday, breaking a recent slump that saw share values drop down to a six-month low of $527.28 last week.

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