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Warren Buffett reduced stake in Apple at end of 2018

02/14/2019, 05:02 pm

Legendary investor Warren Buffett reduced his position in Apple to 249.6 million shares as of Dec. 31, with the reporting period ending just days before the tech giant announced it would miss first quarter revenue guidance due to sluggish iPhone sales.

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No Chinese iPhone rebound seen in January following Apple's harsh December quarter

02/14/2019, 02:02 pm

Actions to revive Chinese iPhone sales aren't having much luck, at least not so far, but the next two months are more important if there is going to be a short-term turnaround in the country.

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SEC charges former Apple exec Gene Levoff with insider trading [u]

02/13/2019, 12:02 pm

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Apple's former director of corporate law, Gene Levoff, with insider trading based on his knowledge of corporate performance.

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iPhone replacement cycles slowing down to four years, pose threat to services, analyst says

02/08/2019, 05:02 pm

One of Apple's greater revenue threats is the increasing likelihood that iPhone owners will hold onto old models rather than spend ever-higher amounts on upgrades, according to a new analyst memo.

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US iPhone install base continuing to grow but at a slower rate than 2017

02/07/2019, 10:02 am

The audience for iPhone is continuing to grow in the United States, albeit at a slower rate, research suggests, with the install base for Apple's smartphone reaching 189 million units in the last quarter of 2018, an increase of 23 million on the same quarter in 2017.

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Apple regains spot as most valuable US company as shares rebound

02/06/2019, 04:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday reclaimed the crown of most valuable company in the U.S., hitting an $821.59 billion market cap as shares climbed to $174.24 at the end of trading.

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Apple needs blockbuster acquisitions in gaming & video streaming to thrive, claims J.P. Morgan

02/04/2019, 10:02 am

To boost Services revenue, Apple should use its cash hoard to try to buy video streaming giant Netflix or video game publisher Activision despite neither being for sale, says analysts with J.P. Morgan.

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Apple will return to $1 trillion valuation with video & services bundle, says Morgan Stanley

02/04/2019, 09:02 am

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty suspects that a comprehensive media bundle including Apple's video offering and a rumored News subscription service will continue to drive Services forward, and return the company to a $1 trillion valuation.

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What analysts are saying in the wake of Apple's holiday quarter financial report

01/30/2019, 01:01 pm

Early analyst reactions are all over the place after Tuesday's results call, in which Apple reported $84.3 billion in revenue for the December quarter, more than it expected in its early-January revision, but less than it predicted for the quarter in November.

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Examining Apple's second-largest $84.3 billion holiday quarter by the numbers

01/30/2019, 10:01 am

Apple's financials for the holiday quarter were lower than the company intended going into fiscal year 2019, but while issues in China caused revenue to dip, the rest of the figures suggest there is far less to worry about, and in the case of Services and other elements, areas to be happy about.

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'Dysfunctional' analysts 'cut and run' from Apple results call, says Jim Cramer

01/30/2019, 10:01 am

Apple's December-quarter results call was "dysfunctional," but not from Tim Cook's and Luca Maestri's side because analysts didn't know how to react when they learned that the numbers weren't as bad as feared, according to the host of CNBC's "Mad Money," Jim Cramer.

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Apple shipped 66 million iPhones in fiscal Q1 2019, estimates Strategy Analytics

01/29/2019, 07:01 pm

Strategy Analytics estimates Apple's iPhone shipments during the October-December quarter to be around 66 million, a sharp decline from the previous year.

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Apple Music grows to 50 million subscribers, Apple News up to 85M monthly users during holiday quarter

01/29/2019, 05:01 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call, the iPhone maker reported its highest quarterly music revenue ever thanks largely to Apple Music, while its overall services business grew leaps and bounds.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2018 earnings report and conference call

01/29/2019, 04:01 pm

Following the publication of its first fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing the holiday season, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the decline of sales in China, as well as more information about the Services business in an earnings conference call.

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Apple earns $84.3B in revenue as iPhone earnings declined 15 percent in 2018 holiday quarter

01/29/2019, 04:01 pm

Apple's revenue for the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year reached $84.3 billion, just as the company advised earlier in January in a revised down forecast, financial results revealed on Tuesday, with earnings per share increasing year-on-year to $4.18.

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What to expect from Apple's holiday quarter results on Tuesday

01/28/2019, 10:01 am

Anxiety is mounting over Apple's December-quarter financial results, which will be officially revealed on Tuesday following a $5 billion-plus revenue downgrade to $84 billion earlier this month. Here's what some analysts are predicting.

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Kuo: Rocky road ahead for iPhone, but leveling off in second half of 2019

01/27/2019, 06:01 pm

iPhone sales will continue to be weak in the first half of 2019, but should at least flatten out in the second half and help beat Wall Street consensus, TF Industries analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a memo seen by AppleInsider.

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Apple stock claws back to very nearly where it was before the revenue revision

01/25/2019, 04:01 pm

Apple shares closed at $157.76 on Friday, reclaiming nearly all of the valuation that the company lost following a bombshell guidance downgrade made on Jan. 2.

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Apple in 2019: Will a recession ruin its run?

01/25/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple has faced profound challenges in the past from powerfully entrenched adversaries that once looked like they might derail the company's advancement, including Microsoft, Nokia, Google, Motorola, and Samsung. But today, with no real competitors standing in its way, will Apple's premium-priced trajectory get knocked out of alignment by a recession in China and global aftershocks? Here's a look at Apple's future informed by its recent past.

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Buy Apple stock ahead of earnings results, says Morgan Stanley

01/25/2019, 08:01 am

Investors should consider buying Apple stock now, less than a week before the iPhone producer announces its quarterly financial results, according to Morgan Stanley, with the shares unlikely to go much lower following its revenue miss warning earlier this month.

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