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Jefferies changes tune on Apple, upgrades to 'buy' with price target of $600

10/07/2013, 09:10 am

Investment firm Jefferies, which slashed its price target for Apple stock in March after incorrectly expecting a television set from the company in 2012, is once again bullish on the iPhone maker, and on Monday advised investors to buy.

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SEC ends review of Apple taxes, overseas cash

10/04/2013, 08:10 pm

Four months after raising questions about Apple's foreign earnings and taxes, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ended its investigation without plans to take any further action.

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Apple alone now holds 10% of all US corporate cash

10/02/2013, 08:10 am

Of the $1.48 trillion in cash held by U.S. non-financial companies as of June 30, Apple's $147 billion in reserves accounted for 10 percent of all companies, new data shows.

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Icahn reveals discussion with Apple CEO Tim Cook got 'a little testy'

10/01/2013, 02:10 pm

While he initially described dinner with Tim Cook as "cordial," Icahn later revealed in an interview that his talks with Apple's CEO about the use of the company's cash reserves were "a little testy" at times.

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Carl Icahn 'pushed hard' for $150B Apple share buyback at dinner with CEO Tim Cook

10/01/2013, 10:10 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with billionaire investor Carl Icahn for dinner on Monday night, in a meeting in which Icahn pressured Cook to initiate a $150 billion buyback of AAPL stock.

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How much $AAPL has Apple eaten with its $44 billion buyback appetite?

09/27/2013, 03:09 am

Celebrity investor Carl Icahn made news when he bought over $1 billion of Apple stock earlier this year, but Icahn's investment pales in comparison to the company's own $60 billion stock buyback program, which gobbled up $16 billion in shares over the June quarter.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet with investor Carl Icahn in NYC on Monday

09/26/2013, 10:09 am

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn will meet with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in New York City on Monday to discuss Icahn potentially adding to his stake in Apple, according to a new report.

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Analysts react to Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c launch weekend sales

09/23/2013, 04:09 pm

After Apple's Monday morning announcement of record-breaking sales for Cupertino's newest flagship iOS devices, sentiment among analysts is generally positive.

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Apple revises guidance upward following iPhone launch, expects 36-37% gross margins

09/23/2013, 02:09 pm

Having just announced record sales figures for its latest iPhone models, Apple has revised its earnings estimates upwards in order to reflect its considerable sales.

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UBS: Apple deserves benefit of doubt with iPhone 5c pricing

09/16/2013, 04:09 pm

Assorted investment analysts who downgraded Apple stock in the wake of last week's new iPhone 5c reveal may have been a bit hasty, according to a new report out from UBS that says Cupertino may have earned the benefit of the doubt.

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Secrecy around Apple's new 64-bit A7 chip may have incited spurious $AAPL stock downgrades

09/16/2013, 05:09 am

Apple's iPhone 5s announcement included a surprise leap to a new 64-bit ARM chip architecture, a subject that has sparked lots of confusion and misinformation. But the secrecy surrounding the A7 may also have fooled analysts into slashing their sales expectations and downgrading the company's stock targets.

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Shares of Apple slide, analysts cut targets in disappointment over iPhone 5c pricing

09/11/2013, 11:09 am

Market watchers hoping for Apple to introduce a radically cheaper iPhone model this week came away disappointed, as the company opted to maintain its smartphone pricing strategy rather than aggressively cutting margins.

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Apple could use 'a Siri-like moment' at next week's iPhone event, Barclays says

09/06/2013, 12:09 pm

Apple needs to introduce another "wow" element with its new iPhones, says British financial services company Barclays, if the company wants to really differentiate its smartphones from the competition and reignite investor interest.

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Apple SVP Eddy Cue sells off $12.4M of vested stock, CEO Cook withholds shares

08/27/2013, 07:08 pm

Filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday reveal Apple executives Tim Cook and Eddy Cue exercised stock options last week, though only Cue opted to sell a portion of his vested stock for a total of $12.4 million.

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Apple stock took top hedge fund holding slot in Q2

08/26/2013, 02:08 pm

A new report reveals hedge fund investors turned back to Apple for investments in the last quarter, making the Cupertino company the most-held stock among those investors.

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Carl Icahn and Apple CEO Tim Cook to discuss buyback proposal over dinner in Sept.

08/22/2013, 03:08 pm

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who owns a major stake in Apple, is planning to discuss expanding the company's share buyback program with Chief Executive Tim Cook next month.

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UBS sees 'iPhone 5C' becoming big in China, boosts AAPL target to $560

08/21/2013, 02:08 pm

Investment firm UBS sees shares of Apple rising more than 10 percent in the near future based on the potential for a lower-cost iPhone to make a big splash in the Chinese smartphone market.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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