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Apple's board chair & general counsel sell over $10M in personal stock

08/12/2016, 02:08 pm

Two high-level people at Apple -- the chairman of Apple's board of directors, Arthur Levinson, and general counsel Bruce Sewell -- recently unloaded a combined $10.1 million in Apple shares, according to required SEC filings.


Apple Inc. gears up to distribute $3.2 billion in dividends to shareholders

08/09/2016, 06:08 pm

On August 11, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.57 per share, but investors must have had settled ownership of the company's stock on Monday August 8 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $3.2 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.


Apple issues $7B U.S. bond to fund stock buybacks, corporate initiatives

08/04/2016, 08:08 pm

In a filing made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 28 made public on Thursday, Apple detailed its latest $7 billion bond sale in the U.S. marketplace.


Apple's iPhone falls from 3rd to 5th in China smartphone marketshare

07/29/2016, 01:07 pm

In the battle for the Chinese smartphone market, Apple has lost ground in both marketshare and shipment quantities to smartphone manufacturers Vivo and Oppo, new data reveals.


Apple reaps $7 billion after finalizing latest bond sale

07/29/2016, 10:07 am

Apple has completed an anticipated five-part bond sale, raising $7 billion in debt with the help of banks including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, and Deutsche Bank.


Apple preparing $7 billion U.S. bond sale to support stock buyback program

07/28/2016, 04:07 pm

Apple continues to leverage bond sales and low interest rates to fund both its stock buyback program and green initiatives, with an upcoming third sale this year to hit US debt capital markets.


Apple boosts R&D spending as revenues stabilize

07/27/2016, 09:07 pm

As iPhone sales show signs of stabilizing after a first every contraction earlier this year, Apple continues to incrementally increase spending on research and development in search of the next big thing.


Wall Street breathes a sigh of relief after Apple's better-than-feared June quarter

07/27/2016, 12:07 pm

Apple's June quarter earnings came in slightly higher than expected this week, propelling shares higher by more than 6 percent back over the $100 threshold. Analysts were generally pleased by Apple's results -- here's a roundup of their responses, as collected by AppleInsider.


Apple services will be size of Fortune 100 company by 2017, Cook says

07/26/2016, 10:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook during a quarterly investor conference call on Tuesday said he expects his company's services sector, which continues to exhibit growth despite slumping iPhone sales, to generate revenues equivalent to that of a Fortune 100 company next year.


Apple's China revenue dives 33% amid iPhone sales slowdown

07/26/2016, 05:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced a steep decline in Greater China revenue for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, but CEO Tim Cook is optimistic about the region's future, one of the company's most important.


Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2016 conference call

07/26/2016, 05:07 pm

Apple's sales continue to decline across its three major platforms -- iPhone, iPad and Mac -- but the year-over-year losses weren't quite as bad as the market had expected. After reporting the results of its June quarter, Apple executives gave commentary and fielded questions, and notes of interest from the conversation follow.


Apple's Q3 beats expectations with $42.4B in revenue, 40.4M iPhone sales

07/26/2016, 04:07 pm

Though Apple's sales continue to decline year over year, the company's June quarter came in ahead of Wall Street expectations, with the company posting $42.4 billion in revenue and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion.


Apple's December 2016 quarter could gain extra week, helping sales of next iPhone

07/26/2016, 09:07 am

Apple has historically added an extra week to its December quarter when the 31st of the month falls on a Saturday -- which it does again this year. That extra time could add 3 million iPhone sales to the three-month period, one analyst has predicted.


Apple's June quarter predicted to be 'neutral event' for stock price, 'good enough' for investors

07/25/2016, 08:07 am

Tuesday's earnings report from Apple is expected by Wall Street analysts to be essentially a non-event -- nothing serious enough to make the stock price jump, but also nothing negative enough to see shares slide significantly.


Pokemon Go could add $3B to Apple revenues, analyst says

07/20/2016, 10:07 am

Apple could potentially reap $3 billion in incremental revenue from Pokémon Go over the next couple of years, an analyst argued in a Wednesday investor memo, helping to buoy the company's stock price.


Unexpected success of iPhone SE predicted to drop Apple's average selling price to $637

07/19/2016, 03:07 pm

A new survey has suggested 16 percent of U.S. iPhone sales in the June quarter were of the low-end iPhone SE -- a number that investment firm UBS believes will push down the average selling price of the iPhone more than expected.


'Very low' expectations for Apple earnings set up positive risk/reward, Wells Fargo says

07/19/2016, 12:07 pm

Ahead of its June quarter earnings report next week, a number of factors have put Apple in a position to exceed investor expectations, making it a good time to buy into the company's stock, one analyst believes.


Barclays lowers AAPL target to $115 on overall problems in smartphone demand

07/15/2016, 12:07 pm

While maintaining an "overweight" rating, a Barclays analyst reduced the firm's price target for Apple stock from $121 to $115 on Friday, citing soft demand for smartphones along with expectations that Apple won't rise above the fray.


Wall Street expects Apple shipped 40M iPhones in June quarter, down from 47.5M a year ago

07/12/2016, 09:07 am

As investors await this fall's anticipated "iPhone 7" launch, sales for the current-flagship iPhone 6s series are expected to continue to lag behind last year, with Wall Street estimates pegged at about 40 million units for the just-concluded June quarter.


Two-thirds of US iPhone owners have a 2+ year old device, are prime for upgrades

07/11/2016, 11:07 am

If the typical two-year upgrade cycle holds steady, Apple could be in line for a major "iPhone 7" product cycle, with a majority of existing iPhone users due for a new handset, according to a new survey.