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Apple profits to benefit as memory, display pricing improves

07/06/2011, 08:07 am

Pricing for memory, NAND flash memory and displays in Apple's overseas component supply chain is said to be improving, positioning to place the company in a favorable and more profitable position in the coming months.


Needham sees Apple shipping 30M iPads, 17M Macs in 2011

06/28/2011, 12:06 pm

Needham & Company increased its revenue and earnings per share estimates for Apple on Tuesday, with new figures that reflect higher estimated shipments of 30 million iPads and 17 million Macs in 2011.


Timing of Nokia agreement suggests a 'favorable outcome' for Apple

06/14/2011, 10:06 am

Though Apple will pay Nokia a one-time sum and ongoing royalties as a result of their new settlement, one analyst believes the timing of the agreement suggests Apple was able to negotiate a favorable outcome.


Overseas suppliers indicate Apple sales up 87% in May

06/09/2011, 12:06 pm

Tracking of Apple's component purchases from the overseas supply chain shows the company with an 87 percent year-over-year increase in the month of May.


Wall Street expects iCloud to drive sales of Apple's iOS devices

06/07/2011, 08:06 am

The newly announced iCloud service is expected to further drive sales of iOS devices as users become even more tied in to Apple's increasingly proprietary ecosystem, analysts on Wall Street believe.


SEC internal probe investigates Apple's role in $1 million purchasing scandal

05/25/2011, 08:05 pm

The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission has implicated itself in a report detailing a series of internal purchasing violations of Apple products that cost the SEC as much as $1 million.


Piper: Despite recent struggles, now a good time to own Apple stock

05/25/2011, 07:05 am

Apple has become a victim of its own success, but the company's growth rate will remain sustainable for the next four years, one prominent Wall Street analyst believes.


Supply chain data shows Apple sales up 113% in April

05/11/2011, 10:05 am

Sales within Apple's overseas supply chain show the iPhone maker continuing its tremendous growth in the month of April, with sales increasing 113 percent year over year.


Apple climbs from 56 to 35th place in Fortune 500

05/05/2011, 06:05 pm

Apple has climbed 21 rungs in the Fortune 500 ranking of America's largest corporations, leaping from last year's spot at 56 to its current position at 35.


Apple execs focused on software-driven iPhone product cycle, says analyst

05/05/2011, 02:05 am

Fresh off a meeting with senior executives at Apple, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said the company sees product cycles as being driven by software rather than hardware and is expected to announce major software updates at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.


Apple Store visitor figures show iPhone, iPad and Mac 'on a roll' - report

05/04/2011, 03:05 am

As Apple's retail store initiative is set to turn 10 years old later this month, revenue at the company's brick and mortar stores continues to soar as visitors flock to Apple Stores to try out the iPad.


Apple shares dip just 1% after Nasdaq index rebalance

05/02/2011, 10:05 pm

After the re-weighting of Apple's portion of the Nasdaq-100 index from 20.5 percent to 12.3 percent went into effect on Monday, shares of the company's stock dropped just 1 percent.


Apple makes record $11B in purchase commitments, earns its highest margins in Asia

04/25/2011, 08:04 am

Apple's 10-Q form filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed the largest sequential increase in purchase commitments for a March quarter to $11 billion, as iPad 2 production ramps up.


Wall Street: Apple is "magical growth story" in tech, defies gravity

04/21/2011, 02:04 am

Wall Street was impressed with Apple's record earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 on Wednesday, as one analyst calling the company a "magical growth story" and several firms raised their revenue estimates for future quarters.


Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2011 conference call

04/20/2011, 05:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday reported its best second quarter ever, with $24.67 billion in revenue and $5.99 billion in profit, propelled by sales of 18.65 million iPhones. Following the news, Apple executives participated in a conference call with analysts and the press, and notes of interest follow.


Apple profits soar 95% on sales of 18.65M iPhones, 4.69M iPads and 3.76M Macs

04/20/2011, 04:04 pm

Apple said Wednesday that second-quarter profits rose nearly 95 percent to $5.99 billion, or $6.40 per diluted share, on record iPhone and non-holiday quarter sales of $24.67 billion for the three-month period ended March26, 2011.


Apple expected to report sales of 7M iPads, 17M iPhones for Q2 2011

04/12/2011, 08:04 am

Apple is once again predicted to exceed expectations in its upcoming quarterly earnings call, with one analyst forecasting sales of 7 million iPads and 17 million iPhones in the second quarter of fiscal 2011.


Nasdaq rebalancing seen as a buying opportunity for Apple investors

04/05/2011, 10:04 am

Apple will be negatively impacted by the decision to re-weight its stock on the Nasdaq-100 Index, but the company's fundamentals remain strong, presenting a buying opportunity for investors.


Nasdaq to diminish Apple's share of index in rebalance

04/05/2011, 02:04 am

Apple stock could see heavy trading on Tuesday after the Nasdaq stock exchange announces its plan to reduce Apple's portion of the Nasdaq-100 index from 20 percent to 12 percent during an adjustment that will increase the weighting of rivals Google and Microsoft.


$500 target slapped on Apple as iPad seen dominating $120B tablet market by 2015

03/17/2011, 02:03 pm

Posing the question of whether Apple is the "most valuable company in the world," Credit Suisse on Thursday initiated coverage of the iPad maker with a $500 price target, saying it believes Apple is well positioned to command a majority share of a booming tablet market expect to grow to $120 billion over the next four years.