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Average analyst target for Apple drops to $740 among capital gains, fiscal cliff worries

12/28/2012, 09:12 am

With Apple's stock price falling ahead of an increase in capital gains tax and investors worried about the so-called "fiscal cliff," the average analyst price target for AAPL stock has fallen to $740.


Android growth prior to iPhone 5 launch further established market dominance

12/17/2012, 06:12 pm

Smartphones running Android saw double-digit marketshare gains in the third quarter as Apple’s iOS lost substantial ground, leading one analyst to question whether Google's OS could be in a position to take over the entire market.


Strong iPhone 5 launch in China highlights Apple's 'enormous' growth opportunity

12/17/2012, 08:12 am

Greater China has become an increasingly important part of Apple's business, generating about 15 percent of the company's fiscal 2012 sales, and the nation's role is expected to grow even more with a particularly strong debut for the iPhone 5.


Latest Apple stock selloff blamed on misinterpreted story on iPhone sales

12/05/2012, 03:12 pm

With shares of Apple stock dropping more than 5.5 percent during trading Wednesday, a handful of potential factors have been blamed, including a misinterpreted news story on iPhone sales. But one analyst believes the losses have created another buying opportunity for prospective investors.


Former trader charged with wire fraud in $1 billion Apple stock purchase

12/05/2012, 08:12 am

An unauthorized purchase of $1 billion in Apple stock cost Rochdale Securities LLC $5 million, and has led to the arrest of a former trader with the company.


Despite having $121B in cash, Apple not expected to issue special dividend

12/03/2012, 03:12 pm

With Apple's cash hoard swelling to more than $120 billion dollars, some investors have begun to hope that the company could issue an additional special dividend to shareholders. However, one analyst says while that decision would be welcome, it's very unlikely to happen.


Citi initiates coverage of Apple stock with 'buy' rating, $675 target

11/26/2012, 11:11 am

Citi Research began covering Apple stock on Monday, and kicked things off with a note to investors projecting a $675 target price with a recommendation to buy.


Disney CEO buys $1 million worth of Apple stock

11/21/2012, 11:11 am

Bob Iger, chief executive of Disney and a member of Apple's board of directors, recently purchased $1 million worth of shares in Apple, signaling he is bullish in the wake of the stock's recent losses.


Apple's refreshed product lineup expected to dominate holiday shopping season

11/20/2012, 01:11 pm

The 2012 holiday shopping season is predicted to be dominated by Apple, as the company has refreshed nearly its entire product lineup in the last few months.


Apple stock rebounds 7.21% after hitting half-year low

11/19/2012, 06:11 pm

AAPL stock closed up 7.21 percent by the end of trading on Monday, breaking a recent slump that saw share values drop down to a six-month low of $527.28 last week.


Investors advised to buy Apple stock after 'insanely insane' selloff

11/19/2012, 10:11 am

After eight weeks of Apple's plummeting value, one analyst believes the selloff has reached a point of being "insanely insane."


Apple's iPhone, iPad mini sales even stronger than expected - report

11/15/2012, 03:11 pm

Sales of Apple's recently updated iPhone lineup, along with the new iPad mini, are surprising to the upside, according to supply chain sources who spoke with one analyst.


Apple to distribute another $2.5 billion to shareholders via Thursday dividend

11/14/2012, 10:11 pm

Apple will pay shareholders its second dividend in 17 years tomorrow, distributing roughly $2.5 billion in $2.65 per share across the company's 935 million outstanding shares.


Samsung chip price hike would affect Apple's margins by 1-2% points

11/14/2012, 08:11 am

If Samsung does in fact increase the price of building mobile processors for Apple, the change is expected to reduce the company's overall margins by as much as 2 percentage points.


Apple's top attorney sells $2.8M in stock, board member cashes in on $4.2M

11/12/2012, 12:11 pm

Two high ranking officials at Apple cashed in on millions of dollars worth of company stock last week, new filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have revealed.


Apple suppliers' sales surge 29% thanks to product lineup overhaul

11/08/2012, 11:11 am

An overhaul of Apple's lineup and anticipated strong sales of those new products have resulted in a major growth spike among Apple's suppliers.


Apple paid 2% in taxes on $36.8B of foreign revenue for fiscal 2012

11/05/2012, 04:11 pm

Numbers from Apple's 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveal that the company paid only 1.9 percent in income taxes on $36.8 billion of foreign revenue for the 12-month period ending on Sept. 29.


Wall Street impressed by strong start for Apple's new iPads

11/05/2012, 03:11 pm

Following the announcement that 3 million units were sold over the launch weekend for the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad, market watchers reacted positively and said the numbers exceeded their expectations.


Apple sinking more money into R&D as spending rose $1B in 2012

10/31/2012, 07:10 pm

In Apple's 10-K filing with the SEC, it was revealed that the company increased spending on research an development by almost $1 billion, representing a nearly 40 percent increase from one year ago.


Apple's executive shakeup viewed as consolidation, not cause for concern

10/30/2012, 10:10 am

Major changes to Apple's executive team surprised investors this week, but market watchers don't believe anything is awry with the company's management.