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Topic: Investor

Dividend seen bringing $4B in additional investments to Apple

11/15/2011, 08:11 am

Though Apple has long resisted paying its shareholders a dividend, one new analysis suggests the company could gain an additional $4 billion in investments if it were to do so.

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Apple grants top execs $60M retention stock bonuses through 2016

11/04/2011, 07:11 pm

Apple's recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission outline stock bonuses worth up to $60 million each, intended to retain top executives through at least 2016.

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Solar farm, 'spaceship' campus to help Apple expenses reach $8B

10/31/2011, 10:10 am

Apple's capital expenditures in its 2012 fiscal year are projected to increase by $3.4 billion, as the company gears up for major projects like its new solar farm in North Carolina, and a new corporate campus in Cupertino, Calif.

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Combined Mac and iOS shipments make Apple world's second largest PC maker

10/25/2011, 09:10 pm

iPad and Mac shipments both outgrew the Windows PC market in CYQ3 2011, and if combined would boast a 99% growth rate and make Apple the second largest PC maker in the world.

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Apple estimated to sell over 42 million iPhones this quarter

10/21/2011, 07:10 pm

Investment bank UBS on Friday estimated that sales of Apple's iPhone will top 42.5M units worldwide, boosted by international iPhone 4S launches.

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Apple Q4 2011 earnings disappointment attributed to iPhone transition 'hiccup'

10/19/2011, 01:10 am

After Apple's quarterly earnings failed to live up to Wall Street consensus estimates, some analysts have labeled the September quarter a "transitional quarter" for Apple, while remaining reassured that the first quarter of iPhone 4S sales will make up for the so-called "hiccup."

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China sees “amazing” growth, becomes second largest Apple market

10/18/2011, 08:10 pm

During Apple's quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, the company detailed record sales of $4.5 billion in China for the September quarter, highlighting "amazing" progress in the region and continued opportunities among its burgeoning middle class.

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Apple projects all-time high $37 billion holiday quarter

10/18/2011, 07:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday said it looks to hit $37 billion in revenue for the upcoming holiday quarter, a stunning $10 billion increase year over year, as expecting to set an all-time high with sales of the iPhone 4S.

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Apple's cash hoard grows to $81B with two-thirds of it offshore

10/18/2011, 06:10 pm

Apple's huge sum of cash and investments continues to grow, reaching $81 billion during the company's fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, it was revealed on Tuesday.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2011 conference call

10/18/2011, 04:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday posted yet another record quarter to conclude its fiscal year 2011, led by continued growth of its iPad and Mac platforms. Following the news, executives from Apple participated in a conference call with analysts, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple profits jump 54% on record sales of 4.9M Macs, 11.2M iPads

10/18/2011, 04:10 pm

Apple said Tuesday that fourth quarter profits rose nearly 54% to $6.62 billion, or $7.05 per diluted share, driven by record sales of more than 11 million iPads and nearly 5 million Macs.

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Apple on verge of announcing new iPhone, iPad and Mac sales records

10/17/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday is likely to announce a blowout quarter in which it set a new sales records across three of its four major product lines without the aid of a lucrative holiday shopping season, newly released sales data implies.

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Wall Street: Spirit & vision of Steve Jobs will live on at Apple

10/06/2011, 03:10 pm

Steve Jobs changed the world with his ideas, and those same principles make up the backbone of Apple, which is why Wall Street watchers believe the company will continue to innovate and succeed even after the passing of its iconic co-founder.

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Apple seen selling 4.63M Macs, 12M iPads in record quarter

09/28/2011, 02:09 pm

With Apple's fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 drawing to a close, it is expected in a matter of weeks to report record sales of both its Mac and iPad product lineups.

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Goldman Sachs bullish on Apple, raises iPad, Mac, iPhone estimates

09/22/2011, 09:09 pm

Investment bank Goldman Sachs sees Apple outperforming the firm's previous expectations in spite of recent market troubles and has raised its shipping estimates for the iPad, Mac and iPhone.

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Middle-class Americans to spend $481 a year on Apple products by 2015

09/21/2011, 09:09 pm

The average middle-class American will spend roughly $481 each year on Apple products by 2015, up from $321 this year, while emerging middle-class consumers in developing markets will drive substantial growth for the company in coming years, according to a new analysis.

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Apple closes at new all-time high as world's largest company

09/19/2011, 10:09 pm

Shares of Apple rose nearly 3 percent Monday to close at a new all-time high of $411.63, padding the electronic giant’s lead over Exxon Mobile as the world’s most valuable company.

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Morgan Stanley recommends Apple use cash for share buybacks, dividends

09/12/2011, 10:09 pm

Investment bank Morgan Stanley took the position on Monday that Apple is "more likely than ever" to return some of its $76 billion in cash to shareholders and recommended either share buybacks or dividends as the most favorable options.

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Apple forecast to sell 143M iPhones, 68M iPads in 2013

09/07/2011, 08:09 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray on Wednesday released their calendar year 2013 estimates for Apple, forecasting $164 billion in revenue with earnings per share of $40.50 on sales of well over 200 million iOS devices.

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Post-Steve Jobs Apple likened to departures of Walt Disney, Henry Ford

08/25/2011, 08:08 am

The resignation of Steve Jobs as Apple CEO is a significant event for the company, but similar to the departures of visionaries in years past like Henry Ford and Walt Disney, Apple is expected to go on without Jobs.

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