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Apple's $17B six-part bond offering is largest in history [u]

04/30/2013, 11:04 am

Apple will sell $17 billion in debt in its first bond offering since 1996, as the company borrows funds to fuel its $100 billion capital rewards program.


Russia's richest man bullish on Apple, buys $100M in shares

04/30/2013, 09:04 am

A Russian billionaire recently bought about $100 million in Apple stock, and has publicly declared his faith in the future of the company.


Wall Street disappointed by indications that Apple won't launch new products until fall

04/24/2013, 12:04 pm

While Apple posted better-than-expected quarterly results and increased its quarterly dividend this week, market watchers are still concerned a lull in new product introductions is likely to continue until this fall.


Cook on Apple's Chinese Q2: Our best China quarter ever

04/23/2013, 06:04 pm

Apple just had its "best quarter ever" in the increasingly important Chinese market, according to CEO Tim Cook, who says the iPhone maker is well positioned to address China going forward.


Cook: Apple has surprises in the works for fall, all of 2014

04/23/2013, 05:04 pm

Apple is gearing up for a year of product "surprises" starting this fall, according to CEO Tim Cook, who appeared to point to late 2013 as a time frame for when fans of the company can expect new devices.


Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2013 conference call

04/23/2013, 05:04 pm

Increasing product sales were offset by reduced margins in Apple's second quarter of fiscal 2013, as the company reported its first year over year profit decline in a decade. Executives from the company participated in a conference call on Tuesday to discuss the results, and notes of interest follow.


Apple increases dividend by 15%, boosts capital return spending to $100B through 2015

04/23/2013, 04:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced what the company characterized as a "significant increase" to its capital return program, with plans to utilize $100 billion in cash by the end of calendar 2015.


Fiscal 2013 predicted to become 'a year to forget' for Apple, higher hopes seen for 2014

04/23/2013, 12:04 pm

Investors will likely look back on Apple's fiscal year 2013 as "a year to forget," though it will set the stage for a strong 2014, one analyst believes.


The bizarre campaign against Apple's Tim Cook

04/22/2013, 05:04 pm

A snowballing new "whisper campaign" is targeting Apple's chief executive Tim Cook as being poor choice to run the company and a likely candidate for replacement in the months following its most successful quarter ever.


Earnings preview: Apple expected to report record iPad sales, first shrinking profit in a decade

04/22/2013, 02:04 pm

Expectations are low for Apple's recently concluded March quarter, in which some market watchers believe the company likely saw its first year-over-year profit decline in a decade, despite booming sales of its iPad lineup.


Apple ripples trouble multi-billion dollar pool of suppliers

04/22/2013, 02:04 pm

Negative media attention and reports of sales underperformance have roiled the waters at Apple, and that disturbance has had ripple effects in the iPhone maker's multi-billion dollar supply chain environment.


Shares of Apple sink after supplier Cirrus warns of weak results

04/17/2013, 01:04 pm

Shares of AAPL stock briefly dipped below $400 on Wednesday as concern about the company's impending earnings report, as well as its future, reached a fever pitch.


Trader pleads guilty to fraud for unauthorized $1B Apple stock gambit

04/15/2013, 05:04 pm

David Miller, who made headlines last year with an unauthorized purchase of $1 billion in Apple stock, plead guilty on Monday to wire fraud and conspiracy before a U.S. magistrate judge.


RBC cuts March estimates, sees Apple's momentum returning in the second half of 2013

04/12/2013, 01:04 pm

RBC Capital Markets on Friday cut its estimates for Apple's just-concluded March quarter, citing apparent weakened demand, but the firm also believes that the iPhone maker could pick up steam in the second half of the year.


Analyst says Apple may launch new internet service, 'killer iOS app' after meeting with management

04/11/2013, 02:04 am

In a note to investors on Thursday, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, who recently met with Apple management, said the company could debut new internet-based services as well as a "killer app" later this year.


Apple's Q2 earnings conference call to take place on April 23

04/01/2013, 06:04 pm

In an update to its Investor Releations webpage on Monday, Apple announced that its next quarterly conference call will take place on April 23, and is expected to cover the company's second quarter performance including profits and sales numbers.


China's anti-Apple campaign estimated to cost Apple $13 billion in sales

04/01/2013, 02:04 pm

China's recent state-sponsored, anti-Apple campaign might not just be empty rhetoric: it could, according to one estimate, cost Apple $13 billion in sales in the country.


Apple's largest active shareholder cuts stake by 10%

04/01/2013, 10:04 am

Equity mutual fund Fidelity Contrafund, the largest active Apple shareholder, has cut its stake in the company by 10 percent.


Apple's earnings predicted to shrink 14% in first half of 2013, but grow 15% to close the year

03/26/2013, 08:03 am

Noted AAPL bull Gene Munster has softened his outlook for the company through the first half of 2013, though he expects that Apple will rebound and return to growth to close out the year.


Higher dividend viewed as 'safety net' that could help turn around Apple stock

03/19/2013, 11:03 am

It's been exactly one year since Apple announced it would begin paying a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share. Now, in light of the company's recent stock woes, calls for Apple to increase that dividend are growing.