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Apple an 'antifragile monopoly,' more secure than critics believe, analyst claims

03/09/2017, 05:03 pm

In spite of views by some investors and critics, Apple is an "antifragile monopoly" that can withstand competition from other giants in the high-tech sector like Amazon and Google, an analyst argued on Thursday.

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Apple's Green Bonds funded $441.5 million of environmental safety, conservation, climate change action in 2016

03/08/2017, 07:03 pm

Last February, Apple issued its first Green Bond, a $1.5 billion vehicle for investors seeking to put their capital to work on projects that will reduce the global human impact on climate change, help develop technology products using safer materials and work to conserve scarce resources. The company has now reported on a series of projects financed by those bonds last year.

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Apple board members receive restricted stock grants worth more than $253K

03/02/2017, 07:03 pm

Each member of Apple's board of directors recently received an automatic grant of restricted stock units currently worth more than $253,000, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings show.

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AAPL beats $140 per share in mid-day trading, inches closer to record $775B market cap

03/01/2017, 03:03 pm

Apple's stock price on Wednesday afternoon broke $140 per share and is only a few dollars short of both a pre-split $1000 valuation and breaking the company's previous market capitalization record of $774.69 billion set in 2015.

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Calling augmented reality 'the next major innovation from Apple,' UBS raises price target to $151

02/28/2017, 10:02 am

Expectations are growing that augmented reality could play a key role in Apple's "iPhone 8" and beyond, prompting investment firm UBS to increase its price target for shares of the company on Tuesday.

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Warren Buffett grows Berkshire Hathaway AAPL stake to 133 million shares worth $17 billion

02/27/2017, 08:02 am

Chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett proclaims in an interview that his firm purchased around 120 million AAPL shares just in 2017, with a total value of more than $17 billion.

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Apple board member Al Gore sells $29.5M of company stock

02/24/2017, 08:02 pm

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday reveals Apple board member Al Gore this week sold 215,437 shares of AAPL stock worth about $29.5 million.

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Apple Inc. valuation now more than $134 billion greater than Alphabet's Google

02/24/2017, 07:02 pm

Shares of Apple are collectively worth $713.96 billion as of today's market close, while the market cap of Alphabet Inc (which includes Google) closed today at $579.15 billion, a difference of $134.81 billion. However, Google's search results still point to year-old stories touting Google briefly surpassing Apple in market cap twice last spring.

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Apple stock closes at new high of $136.70 as market cap inches toward $720 billion

02/22/2017, 12:02 am

Riding a wave of positive financial news and a rosy outlook for fiscal 2017, Apple stock touched $136.74 in intraday trading on Tuesday before closing at an all-time high of $136.70.

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Editorial: Uncertainties of a dysfunctional American government likely to hurt Apple's performance

02/21/2017, 12:02 am

Shares of Apple are currently trading at an all time high, in a bull market rally that recently-elected U.S. President Trump has frequently taken credit for. However, stock market gains--including Apple's--appear to be driven primarily by favorable earnings reports from the December quarter. The economic future of Apple -- and the U.S. overall -- is less certain, given risks related to infrastructure investment, taxes, currency valuations, immigration restrictions and travel bans under the new administration.

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Apple files 14-point appeal against European Commission's $14 billion tax edict

02/20/2017, 05:02 pm

Apple has filed its appeal with the European court of appeals, all declaring that the European Commission's decision to levy $14 billion in taxes on Apple on behalf of the EU is erroneous, against the rule of law, and should be stricken.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway nearly quadruples stake in Apple

02/14/2017, 05:02 pm

Investor Warren Buffet bet big on Apple during the fourth quarter of 2016, as a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday reveals Berkshire Hathaway now owns more than 57 million shares of the tech giant.

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Apple looks to raise $1 billion in second Taiwanese bond sale

02/14/2017, 10:02 am

Apple is holding its second Taiwanese bond sale, with the latest debt offering aiming to bring in an additional $1 billion in cash, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals.

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Apple CFO Luca Maestri to speak at Goldman Sachs conference on Tuesday

02/13/2017, 10:02 pm

Apple's chief financial officer, Luca Maestri, is scheduled to speak at the 2017 Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, which the tech giant plans to stream live through its website.

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Apple stock hits all-time high of $133.29, market capitalization approaching $700 billion

02/13/2017, 04:02 pm

At the close of the market on Monday, Apple hit an all-time high of $133.29, breaking the previous record set on May 22, 2015, with market capitalization again flirting with $700 billion.

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Goldman Sachs raises Apple target to $150 in anticipation of blockbuster 'iPhone 8'

02/13/2017, 12:02 pm

Goldman Sachs is "increasingly confident" in Apple's upcoming fall refresh of the iPhone, as the firm on Monday cited potential use of OLED and augmented reality in raising its price target for the company to $150.

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As investors overlook Apple's Services business, stock price declared 10% too low

02/13/2017, 11:02 am

Apple's Services earnings aren't being considered strongly enough by investors, one analyst believes, arguing that if the business was properly weighted, the stock company's stock would be at least 10 percent higher than it currently sits.

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Apple Inc. gears up to distribute $3.1 billion in dividends to shareholders

02/08/2017, 02:02 pm

On February 16, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.57 per share, but investors must own the company's stock before February 9 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $3.1 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.

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Apple exceeds targets in latest bond sale, raises $10 billion

02/03/2017, 09:02 am

Looking to generate more money for its shareholder return program without repatriating foreign cash, Apple has completed a sale of $10 billion in bonds, with underwriters including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and others.

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Tim Cook sells 40k Apple shares worth nearly $5M

02/01/2017, 09:02 pm

For the fourth time in less than two weeks, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday sold off a batch of company stock worth just under $5 million, continuing a series of transactions in accordance with a trading plan adopted in 2015.

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