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Apple encouraged to borrow against its $94B in overseas cash for greater flexibility

03/12/2013, 03:03 pm

Apple should borrow money at low costs against its significant overseas cash position to avoid a tax hit when repatriating that cash, one analyst believes.

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Citing supply chain checks, Jefferies cuts Apple price target to $420

03/12/2013, 09:03 am

Investment firm Jefferies believes there is a 25 percent chance Apple will miss its quarterly guidance, and has accordingly cut its price target for AAPL from $500 to $420.

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Apple predicted to announce plans for growing cash pile by April, will add $42B over 2013

03/11/2013, 04:03 pm

Speculation abounds as to what Apple will do with its $137 billion cash pile, but one investment officer believes Cupertino will put the rumors to rest by announcing its plans for the massive cash hoard by next month.

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Pressure mounts for Apple repatriate $40B in overseas cash

03/11/2013, 02:03 pm

Apple is avoiding paying $13.8 billion in taxes on overseas earnings by doing what a growing number of large U.S corporations are doing with their foreign cash: keeping it away from U.S. shores.

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A year after Apple announced its dividend, 'timing could be right' for another cash deployment

03/11/2013, 10:03 am

It's been almost a year since Apple announced its quarterly dividend and stock buyback plan, and with the company's annual shareholder meeting just concluded, one analyst believes Apple may soon reveal more uses for its $137 billion in cash.

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Google passes Apple as top U.S. mutual, hedge fund holding

03/07/2013, 09:03 pm

Google's stint as Wall Street's new darling brought another milestone on Thursday, as shares of the internet search giant passed Apple to become the most-owned stock by the 50 largest actively managed mutual funds in the U.S.

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Apple's Braeburn Capital leaves Reno office, doesn't update address [u]

03/07/2013, 03:03 pm

Apple's Braeburn Capital subsidiary, which manages the company's vast cash reserves as its "asset management corporation," is no longer located at its last reported address.

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Apple remains 'very optimistic' about upcoming products as analysts cut targets

03/06/2013, 03:03 pm

A number of analysts reduced their price targets for Apple on Wednesday, though one who just met with the company's executives said those officials are "very optimistic" about the product pipeline and market position.

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Ad strength, Apple uncertainty drive Google's stock share surge

03/06/2013, 10:03 am

By most metrics, Apple is surging, with record sales and insatiable consumer demand, but it is Google that has become Wall Street's latest stock darling, even as shares of Apple have declined.

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Goldman Sachs says Apple is the most undervalued stock it covers

03/05/2013, 03:03 pm

Shares of Apple stock recently hit a 52-week low, but analysts at Goldman Sachs are still very optimistic about the company's fortunes, with one analyst saying AAPL is the most undervalued stock the firm covers.

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Apple unused to being attacked, must adjust to new role on defense, analyst says

03/05/2013, 01:03 pm

Apple has bested most all of its competitors and is widely acknowledged to make some of the highest quality products in the world, but now a new report says the tech giant will have to adjust to its new role as an industry heavyweight, a change from its traditional underdog status.

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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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