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Apple, Inc. market cap up $6.9 billion on news of ITC import ban veto

08/05/2013, 05:08 pm

As markets opened this morning, the Wall Street Journal noted Samsung lost over $1 billion in market value on news of U.S. veto of its import ban. Apple closed the day up $6.9 billion.


Apple Inc. retakes title as world's most valuable company following strong July

08/01/2013, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday once again became the most valuable company in the world by market capitalization, pushing past Exxon Mobil as rumors of next-generation iPhones and iPads continue to heat up.


Apple spent $16 billion last quarter to repurchase 36 million shares

07/25/2013, 08:07 am

Apple's massive share buyback program was in full swing in the June quarter, when the company spent $16 billion on itself — enough to buy rival BlackBerry three times over.


Wall Street encouraged by Apple's strong iPhone sales & positive guidance, still awaiting new products

07/24/2013, 09:07 am

Market watchers were impressed by the results for Apple's June quarter, as iPhone sales came in higher than expectations and guidance for the September quarter was positive. But investors are still pinning their hopes on Apple's anticipated next-generation iPhones and iPads to be blockbuster hits.


Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2013 conference call

07/23/2013, 05:07 pm

With continued iPhone growth and a particularly strong performance from its iTunes and services businesses, Apple posted a slight increase in revenues in the June quarter, though lower margins led to a 20 percent slide in profit. Following the company's earnings release, Apple executives took part in a conference call to discuss the quarter, and notes of interest follow.


Apple reports earnings of $6.9 billion on sales of 31.2M iPhones, 14.6M iPads, 3.8M Macs

07/23/2013, 04:07 pm

Apple said Tuesday that third-quarter profits fell roughly 20 percent to $6.9 billion, or $7.47 per diluted share, on relatively flat revenues of $35.4 billion for the three-month period ended June 29th, 2013.


Earnings preview: Modest expectations for Apple's June 2013 quarter

07/23/2013, 12:07 pm

As anticipation grows for Apple's next-generation iPhones and iPads, analysts aren't expecting much this afternoon, when the company will announce the results of its recently concluded June quarter.


Apple predicted to beat market consensus with 29M iPhones shipped in June quarter

07/17/2013, 08:07 am

Potential upside in Apple's recently concluded June quarter could be driven by greater-than-expected iPhone shipments, with one analyst predicting that the company beat projections and shipped at least 29 million iPhones.


Apple's quarterly conference call for Q3 2013 scheduled for July 23

07/01/2013, 08:07 pm

Apple on Monday announced it will be holding its quarterly conference call for the third fiscal quarter of 2013 on July 23, where CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer will likely discuss the company's performance over the past three months.


Apple's timely bond sale saved company $724 million

06/03/2013, 01:06 pm

Whether lucky, smart, or both, Apple's recent bond issuance was done just before the market for bonds began to turn, saving the iPhone maker more than $724 million in interest savings on the debt it incurred.


Short sellers 'mugged' Apple stock in late April

05/28/2013, 10:05 am

Shares of Apple stock were bludgeoned down to their lowest price in over a year in April, thanks in part to an assault by short sellers who took a record interest in the company late in the month.


Apple to distribute another $2.867 billion to shareholders via dividend

05/16/2013, 02:05 pm

Apple is paying its shareholders a slightly larger quarterly dividend on Thursday, distributing over $2.867 billion in $3.05 per share payments across the company's 940 million outstanding shares.


Piper Jaffray: Concern of drooping sub-30% Apple margins is 'overblown'

05/10/2013, 02:05 am

In a research note on Thursday, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said buy-side investors' concerns that Apple's gross margin will see a two-year decline to below 30 percent is unlikely, specifically noting the company's important iPhone margins are stable.


Today is last chance to get in on Apple's spring dividend

05/08/2013, 02:05 pm

Apple recently announced plans to increase its dividend payment by 15 percent to "shareholders of record" next Monday, but to qualify, new investors have to buy the company's stock by the market's close today.


Samsung's cash pile triples in one year, now worth $28.5B after debt

05/08/2013, 10:05 am

Samsung's profitable smartphone business has caused the South Korean company's cash to swell to nearly $40 billion, with a net cash position of $28.5 billion when debt is factored in.


Apple rewards finance chief with $69M pay in 2012, highest of any CFO

05/08/2013, 09:05 am

Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer was the highest paid among all CFOs in 2012, as the Cupertino company rewarded him immensely for its financial performance.


Apple's $100B capital reinvestment prompts Greenlight hedge fund to increase stake

05/07/2013, 04:05 pm

Greenlight Capital Chairman David Einhorn, who made waves earlier this year when he attempted to force Apple to offer preferred stock shares, has increased his stake in the company in response to its $100 billion capital reinvestment program.


As its shares rebound, Apple seen as ready to 'change the narrative'

05/06/2013, 04:05 pm

Shares of Apple have continued to rise since mid-April, setting the stage for the company to "change the narrative" beginning with WWDC in June, one analyst believes.


Apple's bond offering will allow it to avoid $9.2B in US taxes

05/03/2013, 09:05 am

By issuing bonds to finance its stock buyback, Apple will avoid paying $9.2 billion in taxes to the U.S. government, making its decision to take on debt a "no-brainer."


Another Apple supplier cites slipping demand from its 'largest customer'

05/03/2013, 08:05 am

Component maker Laird announced on Friday that revenue from its "largest customer" fell 17 percent in the first quarter, and that declining revenue is expected to continue until the second half of the year, leaving market watchers to suspect the customer in question is Apple.