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Institutional ownership of AAPL stock dropped 4% in Q2 2013

08/20/2013, 02:08 pm

Institutional investors appeared to have lost some faith in Apple's performance last quarter, as a new examination shows that their holdings in the iPhone maker dropped 4 percent over the period.


Buying back an additional $50B in stock estimated to boost Apple's 2014 EPS by $4.25

08/19/2013, 12:08 pm

If Apple were to heed the advice of investor Carl Icahn and increase its share buyback program, it could have a quick and significant effect on the company's stock, a new analysis has found.


Apple's Phil Schiller sells $18.6M in AAPL stock, SVP Dan Riccio sells $1.9M

08/16/2013, 07:08 pm

Apple senior vice presidents Phil Schiller and Dan Riccio sold company stock worth over $20.4 million this week, with Schiller's sale accounting for nearly $18.6 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Battle of the billion dollar buybacks: Apple, Inc. vs Microsoft Corporation

08/16/2013, 03:08 am

Over the past fifteen years, both Apple and Microsoft have invested in Apple, while Microsoft has also invested in itself. Here's a look at how those investments worked out, with particular attention to stock buybacks, a panacea certain billionaire investors are prescribing for Apple.


RBC believes Apple Inc. could double $60B share buyback, ups price target to $525

08/15/2013, 08:08 am

With billionaire investor Carl Icahn pushing for Apple to initiate a larger share buyback, RBC Capital Markets believes the iPhone maker could nearly double its current $60 billion in planned expenditures while maintaining a manageable level of debt in order to boost its share price.


Apple, Inc. to distribute another $2.77 billion in dividends to shareholders Thursday

08/14/2013, 10:08 pm

Apple is paying its shareholders another quarterly dividend on Thursday, but spending about $110 million less because it has bought back and retired 36 million shares over the June quarter.


Steve Jobs's $1.1 billion AAPL windfall & Steve Ballmer's $11 billion MSFT blunder

08/14/2013, 04:08 pm

After taking over as Microsoft's chief executive in 2000, Steve Ballmer presided over the liquidation of Apple's stock his company had acquired three years earlier in its $150 million investment in Apple. In retrospect, that was a fantastically bad idea.


Apple Inc. stock recaptures $500 as Carl Icahn shows support, hype for new iPhones builds

08/14/2013, 12:08 pm

With Apple apparently set to debut its latest iPhone models at a media event on Sept. 10, and strong support from a high-profile billionaire investor, the company's stock surged beyond the $500 mark on Wednesday, the first time it has crossed that threshold since January 23.


Large institutional investors due to disclose their holdings in Apple, Inc. August 15

08/14/2013, 05:08 am

A surprise tweet by Carl Icahn on Tuesday voluntarily disclosed a "large position" in Apple, but this week all institutional investment managers face a deadline for reporting their holdings of securities worth at least $100 million.


Apple, Inc. shares cross above 200 day moving average

08/13/2013, 02:08 pm

Shares in Apple, Inc. have crossed above their 200 day moving average for the first time since plunging below the key indicator last fall.


Investor Carl Icahn reveals 'large position' in Apple, advises Tim Cook to buy back more stock [u]

08/13/2013, 02:08 pm

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn spoke with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Tuesday about potentially increasing the company's share buyback program, while also revealing his holding company currently has a "large position" in the iPhone maker.


Citing 'increasingly hostile' competition, Needham cuts Apple Inc. price target to $595

08/12/2013, 03:08 pm

Investment firm Needham & Company cut its price target for shares of Apple from $710 to $595 on Monday, citing growing competition in both of the company's key markets: phones and tablets.


Shares of Apple, Inc. go ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $3 billion to holders

08/08/2013, 01:08 pm

Next Thursday, Apple will pay "shareholders of record" its quarterly dividend of $3.05 per share, but new investors needed to buy the company's stock by the market's close yesterday to qualify.


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.