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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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Microsoft rewrites 10K filing to depict Apple as significant competitor

08/15/2011, 07:08 pm

Microsoft revamped this year's 10K filing with the Securities Exchange Commission to remove mention of Linux, Mozilla and Opera as significant competitors and amplify the role of Apple as a competitor in both software and online services.

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Apple ends day as most valuable public company on Earth

08/10/2011, 06:08 pm

After temporarily passing oil giant Exxon Mobil in market capitalization yesterday, Apple has jumped into the lead again and remained there as the market closed today.

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Apple seen doubling or even tripling market share of iPhone & Mac

08/10/2011, 10:08 am

Apple's growth has been called the "ultimate platform adoption story" in a new analysis, which sees the potential for Mac and iPhone market shares to double or even triple in the next few years.

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Apple briefly passes Exxon as world's largest company by market cap

08/09/2011, 03:08 pm

During a volatile day of trading on Tuesday, Apple briefly passed oil giant Exxon Mobil to become the most valuable company in the world, in terms of market capitalization.

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'Stagnant' 2011 PC ecosystem viewed as opportunity for Apple to make gains

08/08/2011, 09:08 am

Both Apple's Mac and iPad lineup are poised to make significant gains in the second half of 2011, as the Windows-based PC market remains "relatively stagnant" and is predicted to see 4 percent growth, according to a new analysis.

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Needham sees Apple stock hitting $540 on sales of 54M iPads in 2012

08/05/2011, 09:08 am

Investment firm Needham & Company on Friday upped its price target for Apple stock to $540, with projected sales of 54 million iPads and 108 million iPhones in 2012.

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Apple's $76B in cash reserves surpasses US government operating balance

07/28/2011, 09:07 pm

New figures from the U.S. Treasury Department indicate that the government has a total operating cash balance of $73.768 billion, less than Apple's own war chest of $75.876 billion.

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Doubts cast on rumor of Apple buying Barnes & Noble

07/28/2011, 02:07 pm

Responding to a new rumor that Apple is considering a purchase of bookseller Barnes & Noble, one Wall Street analyst has said he doesn't think such a deal would make much sense for the iPhone maker.

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Apple has greatest cash pile among US businesses

07/27/2011, 07:07 pm

A report by debt rating service Moody's noted Apple held the most cash among non-financial companies in the US last year, even as businesses across the board have increased their cash holdings by about 11 percent.

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Apple projected to surpass Exxon, become world's largest market cap company

07/21/2011, 03:07 pm

Apple's meteoric rise could see it overtake oil giant Exxon-Mobil and become the world's largest company by market value, one new analysis has projected.

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Wall Street: Apple earnings 'nothing short of a blowout' after record quarter [u]

07/19/2011, 09:07 pm

Wall Street analysts were stunned by Apple's record quarterly earnings on Tuesday, noting that there seems to be no end in sight for the company's "upside parade."

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2011 conference call

07/19/2011, 04:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday reported a record-breaking quarter with $28.57 billion in revenue, propelled by a massive 20.34 million iPhones and 9.25 million iPads sold in the quarter. 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 profits surge 125% on record sales of 20.34M iPhones, 9.25M iPads

07/19/2011, 04:07 pm

Apple said Tuesday that third-quarter profits rose nearly 125% percent to $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share, on record quarterly sales of $28.57 billion for the three-month period ended June 25, 2011.

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Earnings preview: Apple expected to deliver $25B quarter on 16.5M iPhones

07/19/2011, 10:07 am

Trading at record levels ahead of its quarterly earnings report this afternoon, Apple is expected by Wall Street watchers to post its best June quarterly earnings ever, with nearly $25 billion in revenue on sales of 16.5 million iPhones.

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