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Warren Buffett says Apple should buy back stock & build value, ignore Einhorn

03/04/2013, 09:03 am

Berkshire Hathaway chief and respected investor Warren Buffet believes Apple should use its cash pile to buy back more stock while it's at a depressed value, comparing it to buying dollar bills for 80 cents.

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Greenlight Capital drops lawsuit against Apple over $137B cash reserves

03/01/2013, 12:03 pm

After making waves with a lawsuit and public push for Apple to issue preferred stock, Greenlight Capital withdrew its complaint from court on Friday.

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Apple may need $137B cash hoard to weather 'very rough' next two years, analyst says

02/27/2013, 10:02 pm

With Apple's shareholders meeting a wrap, buzz returns to the company's growing $137 billion cash hoard, which one analyst believes will play a vital role in what could be a trying two-year period for the tech giant.

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Apple shareholders reelect board, reject outside proposals on stock retention & human rights committee

02/27/2013, 12:02 pm

The voting portion of Apple's shareholder meeting went as expected on Wednesday, with investors opting to reelect the company's board of directors, while also rejecting outside proposals related to executive stock retention and the forming of a human rights committee.

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Rotten rumors of impossible Apple stock split helps fund manager clear profits

02/26/2013, 06:02 pm

Apple shares reversed intraday losses and gained slightly after hedge fund manager Doug Kass tweeted a rumor of Apple announcing a stock split at tomorrow's shareholder meeting. However, Kass subsequently sold on the run up and then disavowed the rumor as impossible and unlikely to actually happen.

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Morgan Stanley expects 6% dividend, cheaper 'iPhone mini' after meeting with Apple CFO

02/22/2013, 08:02 am

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty recently met with Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer, and came away with the impression that Apple will likely increase cash return to shareholders, and potentially release a lower priced iPhone to maintain growth.

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Greenlight pushes Apple to offer 'iPref' preferred shares

02/21/2013, 03:02 pm

Ahead of Apple's annual shareholder meeting, Greenlight Capital presented its sales pitch to investors for Apple to offer preferred stock shares — or, as hedge fund manager David Einhorn referred to them, "iPrefs."

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Preferred stock seen as Apple's chance to 'seize the opportunity' and reverse losses

02/21/2013, 09:02 am

Apple now has a chance to reverse recent losses and boost its share price by providing even more of its cash reserves to investors, one analyst believes.

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Apple displaced by AIG as top hedge fund pick, falls to No. 3 spot

02/21/2013, 01:02 am

After being the number one hedge fund pick for three years in a row, AAPL has been replaced by insurance giant AIG, says Goldman Sachs, with the Cupertino, Calif., company dropping to third place.

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Samsung's recent momentum 'begs an answer from Apple,' Barclays says

02/19/2013, 12:02 pm

Samsung's recent successes are an "issue" for Apple that the company must promptly address by expanding the market for the iPhone, one analyst believes.

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Huge selloff by hedge funds bruised Apple stock in the winter quarter

02/14/2013, 04:02 pm

Disclosure documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission clarify that Apple's falling stock price over the winter quarter was tied to the widespread selloff of over a million shares by just seven large hedge funds.

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Apple to give shareholders another $2.5 billion on Valentine's Day

02/13/2013, 10:02 pm

Apple will pay shareholders its third dividend tomorrow, distributing roughly $2.5 billion at $2.65 per share across the company's 939 million outstanding shares.

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New lawsuit filed to block Apple's bundling of shareholder proposals

02/13/2013, 04:02 pm

A second investor has joined David Einhorn in challenging the vote on Apple's proposals before shareholders later this month.

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Tim Cook: Apple's culture of innovation refuses to recognize any limits

02/12/2013, 12:02 pm

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Conference, Tim Cook defended Apple from a whisper campaign that's seeding the idea the company is out of ideas and soon won't be able to continue to compete.

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Apple investigating cash options, but Cook calls Prop 2 lawsuit a "silly sideshow" [u]

02/12/2013, 11:02 am

The first question Tim Cook faced at the Goldman Sachs Conference: Apple's massive pile of cash, what it planned to do with it and what Cook thinks of David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital lawsuit over Apple's upcoming proposal in now in front of shareholders.

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Apple buying small companies every other month but constantly evaluating larger acquisitions

02/12/2013, 10:02 am

Speaking at Goldman Sachs' Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook pointed to the company's "deliberate, thoughtful" mantra as a reason it doesn't typically acquire large companies but admitted it's not opposed to such purchases if the right one comes along.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook now slated to speak at Tuesday's GS conference during open market

02/11/2013, 12:02 pm

A last minute change to the keynote speaker lineup for Goldman Sach‘s tech conference on Tuesday has Apple CEO Tim Cook speaking as the U.S. stock market opens for trading rather than during his initially-scheduled slot following market close.

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Overseas cash restricts Apple's options for reallocating capital

02/08/2013, 10:02 am

With Apple actively exploring potential uses for its $137 billion in cash and investments, bringing all of that money back to the U.S. would be a costly move.

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Apple responds to Greenlight lawsuit, says preferred stock won't be barred

02/07/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a public statement in response to a lawsuit from hedge fund Greenlight Capital, revealing that the company has been holding "active discussions" on what to do with its $137 billion in cash, while also disputing the assertion that the company hopes to prevent the issuance of preferred stock.

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Hedge fund manager David Einhorn sues Apple over $137B cash hoard

02/07/2013, 11:02 am

David Einhorn, the high-profile hedge fund manager behind Greenlight Capital, has sued Apple over what he believes is a "cash problem" for the company.

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