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$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.

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Shortages of Apple's iPad and iPhone to bleed into June quarter following Japan tsunami

03/17/2011, 08:03 am

The March 11th tsunami that has devastated Japan is expected to create shortages of Apple's most popular products for the remainder of the month and through next quarter, as at least two of the company's core component suppliers in the region have temporarily shut down operations to assess damages.

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Attempt to link Foxconn's slowed growth to Apple viewed as questionable

03/16/2011, 02:03 pm

A suggestion that slow growth at manufacturer Foxconn could be a bad sign for Apple has been called out by one financial institution, which instead asserts that the connection between the two companies is limited.

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Deceleration in Foxconn manufacturing seen as a concern for Apple

03/16/2011, 08:03 am

A "notable" slowdown in manufacturing at Apple's overseas partner Foxconn has been viewed as a potential issue for the iPad maker, and may result in less availability of products.

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Impressive lines suggest first day iPad 2 sales could hit 500k, analyst says

03/11/2011, 09:03 pm

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster increased his first day sales estimate for the iPad 2 to an upper range of 500,000 units after initial demand surpassed his expectations, with some Apple retail stores drawing 104 percent longer lines than last year's launch.

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JP Morgan: Apple's iPad 2 could cause 'bubble burst' for rival tablets

03/09/2011, 01:03 am

According to one Wall Street analyst, Apple's soon-to-be-released iPad 2 could burst a bubble for competitors who are hoping to capitalize on the growing tablet market but remain unable to catch up.

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Wall Street impressed by 'evolutionary' improvement in Apple's iPad 2

03/02/2011, 11:03 pm

Wall Street analysts reacted positively to Apple's unveiling of the iPad 2 on Wednesday and remained optimistic about the company's continued ability to lead the tablet market, though they viewed the refresh as mostly "evolutionary."

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Inside Apple's shareholder meeting and Q&A with Tim Cook

02/23/2011, 03:02 pm

Apple shareholders met at the company's Cupertino, California headquarters today to vote on six proposals and voice questions directed at Apple's executive team, followed by comments and a question and answer session handled by the company's chief operations officer Tim Cook.

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Briefly: AT&T loyalty minutes, shareholder proposal, Verizon iPhone traffic

02/11/2011, 09:02 pm

AT&T is offering 1000 rollover minutes to loyal customers in hopes of staving off defections to the Verizon network, and an Apple shareholder voting proposal calling for a majority vote to reelect board members has gained support from three prominent advisory services. Also, a new carrier tracking service estimates Verizon iPhone network traffic already accounts for more than 3 percent of all US iPhone-based traffic.

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Needham ups Apple price target to $450 on growing iPhone, iPad sales

02/07/2011, 09:02 am

Needham & Company on Monday increased its price target for Apple to $450, citing "materially higher" sales of iPhone and iPad than were originally forecast.

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35% of companies, including Apple, have a CEO succession plan

02/07/2011, 08:02 am

While investors attempt to strongarm Apple's board of directors into publicizing their CEO succession plan, a recent survey found that just 35 percent of companies have drafted such a plan.

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Investor advisory firm calls for Apple to disclose CEO succession plan

02/03/2011, 04:02 pm

Concerns over the health of Apple Chief Executive Steve jobs has prompted Institutional Shareholder Services to support a shareholder proposal to require Apple to disclose a CEO succession plan.

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After pullback, even 'value' investors should eye Apple stock - report

01/24/2011, 11:01 am

Concerns about the health of Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs have caused the company's stock to take a hit, even as it reported record earnings last week. The news has left Apple's stock vastly undervalued, according to one Wall Street analyst, who has a price target of $550.

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Ex-SEC chief says Apple has disclosed enough about health of Steve Jobs

01/20/2011, 01:01 pm

The former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has said he believes that Apple has publicly disclosed enough information about the health of its chief executive, Steve Jobs.

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Apple's 'stunning' first quarter exceeds Wall Street's lofty expectations

01/19/2011, 09:01 am

Apple's earnings for the first quarter of 2011 crushed analyst expectations on Wall Street, who heaped praise on the company for beating estimates by $2 billion.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2011 conference call

01/18/2011, 05:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday reported its best quarter in the history of the company, reaching $26.74 billion in revenue with a net quarterly profit of $6 billion. Following the news, Apple executives participated in a conference call with analysts and the press, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple profits surge 77% on record sales of 4.1M Macs, 16.2M iPhones, 7.3M iPads

01/18/2011, 04:01 pm

Apple said Tuesday that first quarter profits rose more than 77% to $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share, driven by record sales in three of its four major product categories, helping the electronics giant smash Wall Street's consensus estimates yet again.

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Kaufman Bros ups Apple target to $415 in spite of Steve Jobs' absence

01/18/2011, 10:01 am

A medical leave of absence from Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs has not deterred the firm Kaufman Bros. from its bullish stance on the company's stock, and even went as far as to up its price target to $415 on Tuesday.

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Earnings Preview: Apple could beat revenue estimates by $2 billion

01/18/2011, 07:01 am

As investors continue to mull-over the consequences of Steve Jobs' abrupt and immediate health-related leave of absences from the company, Apple will be posting its fiscal first quarter results after the bell this afternoon. AppleInsider contributor Andy Zaky, of Bullish Cross, provides a closer look.

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Apple outlook raised to 7 million iPads, 4.3 million Macs for Q1 2011

01/18/2011, 12:01 am

Apple is expected to beat even some above-consensus revenue numbers when it announces earnings Tuesday night, having sold new peak numbers of iPhones, iPads and Macs in the winter quarter.

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