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Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2010 conference call

10/18/2010, 05:10 pm

Apple on Monday reported another record quarter, achieving $4.46 billion in profit thanks in part to a whopping 14.1 million iPhones sold. Following the news, Apple executives conducted a financial conference call with analysts and the press, and notes of interest follow.


Apple: Q4 2010 Earnings Preview

10/18/2010, 07:10 am

As the market grinds higher in anticipation of a second round of quantitative easing (QE2), all eyes are on Apple as the company sets to report fiscal earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2010 on Monday after the bell.


RBC sees Apple announcing 13.5 million iPhone "blowout" quarter

10/15/2010, 01:10 pm

Financial experts at the Royal Bank of Canada are out with a bullish report on Apple friday, saying they expect the company to report next week a blowout quarter in which sales exceeded $20 billion and include the sale of a record 13.5 million iPhones.


iPhone 4 and iPad shortages could temper upside to Apple's earnings

10/15/2010, 08:10 am

Apple, which will disclose earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2010 on Monday, is expected to report profits in-line with Wall Street's estimates but may face trouble besting those predictions with its usual degree of flair due to shortages of two of its hottest products throughout the quarter.


Apple shares crack $300 en-route to new all-time high

10/13/2010, 09:10 am

Apple stock rose roughly 1% in pre-marketed trading Wednesday to a new all-time high, surpassing the $300 milestone for the first time in the company's history.


Barclays puts $385 target on Apple, sees 150M FaceTime devices by 2012

10/12/2010, 10:10 am

British investment bank Barclays Capital on Tuesday raised its price target on shares of Apple by more than 10% to $385 per share, citing strength in all four of the company's core product segments and expectations it will build a network of 150 million FaceTime-enabled devices over the next two years.


Apple 'not too big to blow it out' in upcoming quarterly results

10/08/2010, 08:10 am

With Apple's Oct. 18 quarterly earnings report approaching, one Wall Street analyst expects the iPhone maker to issue a "blowout" report, noting the company is "not too big" to surprise investors with sales of 12 million or more iPhones.


JP Morgan: Apple's fourth quarter revenue estimate raised to $18.71B

10/07/2010, 02:10 am

Citing strong sales momentum for the iPad and iPhone, J.P. Morgan raised its revenue estimates for Apple's fourth fiscal quarter of 2010 from $18.13B to $18.71B, reiterating the company's price target of $400 by December 2011.


Apple settles backdating class-action lawsuit for $16.5M

10/06/2010, 07:10 pm

The lead plaintiff for the class-action lawsuit against Apple for alleged stock-option backdating announced that a settlement of $16.5 million has been reached.


Apple stock seen approaching $430 with strong holiday lineup

10/04/2010, 11:10 am

Apple stock could hit $430 in the next year, propelled in the near future by an anticipated strong holiday sales season, one Wall Street analyst believes.


Apple loses patent-infringement trial over Cover Flow, Time Machine

10/01/2010, 09:10 pm

Apple has lost a patent case against its Cover Flow and Time Machine interfaces, despite some of the infringement charges from claimant Mirror Worlds being ruled invalid.


Dated, disputed rumor of Tim Cook joining HP affects Apple stock

09/28/2010, 02:09 pm

A two-week-old rumor that Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook could leave for rival HP caused concern among shareholders on Wall Street Tuesday.


Apple now the world's second largest company by market value

09/23/2010, 04:09 pm

Apple on Thursday overtook PetroChina Co. in terms of market value, making the Cupertino, Calif., company the second-largest company in the world.


Forbes lists Steve Jobs as 42nd richest American

09/23/2010, 01:09 am

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, with a net worth $6.1 billion, came in 42nd place on Forbes' annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americans.


End of Apple's iPhone 4 Case Program seen as benefit to shareholders

09/13/2010, 08:09 am

Apple's conclusion of the iPhone 4 Case Program, but extended offer of free protective Bumpers for customers who contact AppleCare, is a positive for customers that will also likely benefit AAPL shareholders, one analyst believes.


Piper: Sept. iPod, iTV announcements likely to boost Apple shares

08/25/2010, 04:08 pm

With Apple's annual media-centric keynote now set for Sept. 1, Piper Jaffray has advised investors to buy shares of AAPL prior to the event, citing past stock boosts after new iPods were unveiled.


Apple's government Mac sales surge 200%, enterprise grows 50%

08/23/2010, 10:08 am

Apple's Mac sales to enterprise and government customers in the June quarter saw tremendous growth, easily beating competing PC makers in the three-month span.


Apple's gross margins expected to improve as iPhone 4 'antennagate' ends

08/23/2010, 08:08 am

The end of Apple's free iPhone 4 case giveaway, along with improved production of the iPad, will help the company's gross margins improve, one analyst believes.


Apple $400: A look at Apple's fundamentals, Part II

08/16/2010, 07:08 pm

In Part I of this series, AppleInsider contributor and independent analyst Andy M. Zaky discussed the general risks of using valuation as a basis for placing short or intermediate price targets on Apple (AAPL), and how having a long-term viewpoint is the only appropriate way to rely on fundamentals for investment decisions.


Apple's strong Q4 2010 guidance could be conservative

08/16/2010, 05:08 pm

Apple guided revenue for the September quarter 6 percent above consensus estimates, the highest differential over the Street in 17 years. However, that figure may still be conservative given current sales of Macs, new data shows.