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Apple grows carrier partners to 323 worldwide, up 15% since last October

05/30/2014, 08:05 am

Availability of the iPhone continues to increase as Apple inks new contracts with additional carriers, bringing its current worldwide total to 323 wireless providers, investment firm Wells Fargo Securities revealed on Friday.

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UBS raises Apple price target to $700, expects significant user upgrades for 'iPhone 6'

05/29/2014, 12:05 pm

UBS on Thursday became the latest financial firm to raise their price target for Apple, with a new 12-month forecast of $700 on what is expected to be a blockbuster launch for the next-generation iPhone.

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Wall Street warming up to $3B Apple-Beats deal, sees potential to offset declining iTunes revenue

05/29/2014, 08:05 am

Apple's newly announced $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics has received a generally warm response from prominent analysts on Wall Street, who believe the purchase could help Apple compensate for shrinking digital music sales on the iTunes Store.

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Barclays acknowledges Apple's momentum, ups stock price target to $655

05/28/2014, 03:05 pm

Recent gains made by Apple stock had placed the price target at Barclays underwater, but the investment firm responded on Wednesday with a newly increased target of $655 that it said shows "respect" for Apple's momentum headed into the second half of 2014.

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Shares of Apple hit new 52-week high days before 7-for-1 stock split

05/27/2014, 04:05 pm

With less than a week to go not only before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, but also a forthcoming 7-for-1 stock split, investors pushed shares of the iPhone maker to a new 52-week high on Tuesday.

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Low institutional ownership of Apple shares continues, despite stock's recent highs

05/23/2014, 08:05 am

Though shares of Apple have been trending upward lately, institutional investors -- including hedge funds, banks, mutual funds and other powerful types of financial institutions --have not yet bought in, suggesting that when they do, AAPL stock could move much higher.

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Tight-lipped Apple could keep quiet on Beats deal thanks to SEC rules

05/21/2014, 03:05 pm

Apple has rarely issued press releases trumpeting new acquisitions since the landmark 1997 deal for NeXT that brought Steve Jobs back into the fold, and the company's now-massive size could help it continue its silence even with a rumored $3.2 billion deal for Beats Electronics.

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Investor Carl Icahn buys another $1.65B in Apple stock as shares head toward 7-for-1 split

05/15/2014, 07:05 pm

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who is known to use his substantial clout to steer public companies' financial policies, recently boosted his stake in Apple by 2.8 million shares worth nearly $1.65 billion.

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Shares of Apple, Inc. near ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.7 billion to shareholders

05/07/2014, 09:05 pm

On May 15, Apple will pay "shareholders of record" the company's new higher quarterly dividend of $3.29 per share, but investors need to have purchased the company's stock by the market's close on Wednesday in order to qualify.

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Supply chain sales data suggests Apple had strong month of April

05/07/2014, 10:05 am

Apple suppliers had a particularly strong month of April, suggesting that shipments to the iPhone maker may have been stronger than their traditional seasonal average as the company ramps up for new product introductions, new data shows.

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Apple's recent stock price surge leaves prominent analysts projections in the dust

05/06/2014, 12:05 pm

Recent gains by Apple's stock have pushed its share price past some Wall Street analysts' price targets, leaving their forecasts underwater, while others could be next if the upward trend continues.

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Apple stock breaks $600 threshold as investors embrace capital reinvestment

05/05/2014, 04:05 pm

Riding high on a strong March quarter and the announcement of an expanded capital reinvestment program, shares of Apple closed above $600 on Monday afternoon, setting a new 52-week high for the company.

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Apple retail store sales decline as consumers wait for new products

05/05/2014, 09:05 am

Sales throughout Apple's vaunted retail empire have begun to decline as the company's distribution network widens and the product line matures, according to a new report, though the outlets remain massively profitable and serve as a "magnet" for new Mac buyers.

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RBC again raises price target on Apple stock to $645 on strength of share buybacks

05/05/2014, 09:05 am

With shares of Apple stock continuing to gain value, RBC Capital Markets has been prompted to raise its price target on the iPhone maker for the second time in as many weeks.

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Apple sells $12 billion in US bonds to fuel capital reinvestment

04/30/2014, 08:04 am

Apple fueled excitement among investors on the U.S. bond market this week, when the company brought forward a highly sought after seven-part bond offering valued at $12 billion to help fund its share repurchase plans.

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Why Apple, Inc decided to split its stock 7-1

04/29/2014, 11:04 am

After announcing its 7-1 stock split, Apple also outlined why it did so, answering in advance the oft-raised question with a simple answer: "We want Apple stock to be more accessible to a larger number of investors."

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Apple shares reach highest level in a year following strong earnings, stock split & larger buyback

04/28/2014, 03:04 pm

Apple's stock has skyrocketed since last week's March quarter earnings report, in which the company excited investors with strong iPhone sales, a higher quarterly dividend, a larger share buyback program, and an upcoming 7-for-1 stock split [updated].

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Apple preparing $17B bond sale to help fund massive share buyback

04/28/2014, 08:04 am

A year after it turned to the bond markets to fund its capital repurchase program, Apple is planning to do the same yet again, with a sale price that would reportedly be the second highest in corporate history.

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Apple's $44 billion in stock buybacks have helped increase market cap by $100 billion

04/25/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple's capital return program, focused on buying back stock, does appear to have had a favorable impact on Apple's share price. After spending $44 billion on stock buybacks over the past four quarters, Apple's stock has risen 29.2 percent or $129.28, a contribution that moved the company's market cap from $392 billion a year ago to $492 billion today, even as the company removed 80 million shares from circulation.

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Apple, Inc. spent $18B to buy back 31.7 million shares of AAPL in March quarter

04/25/2014, 12:04 pm

During its fiscal Q2 ending in March, Apple spent $18 billion to buy up its own stock off the market. More than three quarters of that total was used to snatch up discounted stock after investors panicked following Apple's Q1 earnings announcement in January.

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