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Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2012 conference call

01/24/2012, 05:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday posted a massive holiday quarter with record sales of more than 37 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads and 5.2 million Macs. Following the news, Apple executives participated in a conference call with analysts and the press, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple earns record $13B on sales of 37M iPhones, 15M iPads and 5.2M Macs

01/24/2012, 04:01 pm

Apple announced Tuesday the best quarter in its corporate history where earnings rose more than 117% to $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, on record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion.

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RBC ups Apple stock price target to $525 due to 'iPhone frenzy'

01/18/2012, 03:01 am

Investment bank RBC upped its price target for shares of Apple from $500 to $525 on Wednesday on expectations that the company will solidly beat Wall Street estimates for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 and offer healthy guidance going into the second quarter.

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Street consensus for Apple's iPad sales in Dec. quarter stands at 13.5 million units

01/15/2012, 10:01 am

A survey of Wall Street and independent analysts has found that all of them expect Apple to report record iPad sales when it releases its December quarter financial results on Jan. 24, though independent analysts have a 10 percent higher average than the Street's consensus of 13.5 million units.

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Supplier profits viewed as early indicator of strong Apple earnings

01/11/2012, 11:01 pm

As fourth-quarter 2011 earnings reports for various companies within Apple's supply chain have begun to trickle in, analysts have taken suppliers' growing profitability as an early sign that the iPhone maker will report breakout profits for the holiday quarter.

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Apple's 2012 shareholder meeting set for February 23

01/09/2012, 09:01 pm

Apple on Monday filed notice with the Securities Exchange Commission that its annual shareholder meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Pacific on Feb. 23 and will include four shareholder proposals.

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Android litigation seen adding 'significant value' for Apple shareholders

01/09/2012, 09:01 am

Patent infringement litigation between Apple and Android-based handset makers is viewed as a positive for AAPL shareholders, who could benefit from the company's iPhone patent portfolio with licensing deals or a potential ban on Android devices.

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Analyst estimates for Apple's Dec. quarter iPhone sales range from 25M-36M

01/08/2012, 11:01 pm

A poll of more than 30 professional and independent analyst covering Apple has revealed that estimates for Apple's iPhones sales for its first quarter of fiscal 2012 range from 25.16 million to 35.75 million units.

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Tim Cook has option to convert $100M in vested Apple shares

01/05/2012, 05:01 pm

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook will have the option to convert over 200,000 shares of company stock, worth nearly $100 million, which will become vested in the first quarter of 2012.

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Apple set to announce likely its best quarter ever on January 24

01/04/2012, 09:01 am

Apple on Wednesday confirmed that it will report its fiscal first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, Jan. 24, when it will reveal the results of the iPhone 4S launch and holiday shopping season.

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Apple stock again named the 'top pick' for investors in 2012

01/03/2012, 09:01 am

Apple was the No. 1 stock recommended to investors by Ticonderoga Securities in 2011, and it holds that title once again at the start of 2012.

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Analysis: Fiscal Q1 2012 to be Apple's biggest earnings blowout in history

12/16/2011, 12:12 pm

Just as the bearish sentiment in Apple hits a cyclical peak, the company is about to deliver the the biggest earnings blowout in the history of the world.

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Why Apple's guidance is still conservative

12/13/2011, 03:12 pm

Apple's guidance strategy has not changed, despite a newfound belief on Wall Street that Apple has scrapped its conservative guidance for a more "realistic" approach.

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How to properly use Apple's guidance to accurately forecast earnings

12/12/2011, 08:12 am

It seems that almost daily now there's yet another worthless article that incompetently tries to forecast Apple's fiscal Q1 earnings by taking a look at Apple's EPS guidance. The problem with that approach is that Apple's EPS guidance is entirely useless.

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UBS now sees Apple selling record 30 million iPhones in Dec. quarter

12/07/2011, 11:12 pm

Investment bank UBS now believes Apple will sell as many as 30 million iPhones in the December quarter, up from a previous estimate of 28 million.

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Holiday iPhone, Mac sales ahead of expectations, iPad 'a little light'

12/07/2011, 08:12 am

Indications from Apple's supply chain suggest that iPhone and Mac sales are picking up strength ahead of Christmas, while the iPad remains on pace for a record setting quarter, albeit with softer sales than expected.

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Kindle Fire's erosion of iPad market share offset by global iPhone demand

12/06/2011, 05:12 pm

Sales estimates for Apple's iPad were slashed by 1 million units for 4Q11 due to a strong Kindle Fire launch, but iPhone sales pick up slack with domestic and international demand driving a 1.5 million increase on previous figures.

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Apple's best November ever saw supply chain sales spike 17% in one month

12/06/2011, 09:12 am

Apple remains on track to report its best quarter in company history, with new data from the company's supply chain showing sales up 17 percent month over month in November.

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Disney CEO buys $1M of Apple stock after joining board of directors

11/30/2011, 08:11 pm

New Apple board member and Disney CEO Bob Iger has purchased $1 million in Apple stock, according to a new securities filing.

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Apple: The most undervalued large-cap stock in America

11/27/2011, 10:11 pm

In light of the recent sell-off in global equities, it is now an incontestable FACT that Apple is the most undervalued and underappreciated large-cap growth company in America. The stock trades at an extremely depressed valuation that Wall Street isn’t taking seriously (8.25 P/E Ratio), the company’s growth continues to outpace every large cap company on the entire S&P 500, and the company’s growth rate percentage – defying all laws of gravity – continues to accelerate without any sign of abating.

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