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As a standalone company, Apple's services business could be worth as much as $260B, Piper Jaffray says

04/20/2016, 10:04 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray continues to believe that Apple's services business is vastly undervalued by Wall Street, as the company reiterated this week that services should be a larger focus for investors.


Piper Jaffray: Apple saw massive 60% gross margin on services in 2015, to grow in 2017

04/19/2016, 07:04 pm

Pulling data from Apple's December 2015 earnings report, investment bank Piper Jaffray estimates gross margins on the company's rarely discussed services business could be above 60 percent. And that figure is expected to grow.


Brean Capital believes iPhone sales will fall to 216M this year, return to growth in 2017

04/04/2016, 02:04 pm

Though the firm remains bullish on Apple, Brean Capital believes Apple will see total iPhone sales for 2016 drop by 16 million units, amidst a slowing smartphone market.


Cowen upgrades Apple to 'outperform,' envisions OLED iPhones with new form factors

03/30/2016, 09:03 am

Cowen and Company upgraded its outlook on AAPL stock to "outperform" on Wednesday with a $135 price target, telling investors it believes Apple will return to growth with this fall's "iPhone 7" and beyond.


Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 2016 earnings on April 25

03/28/2016, 07:03 pm

Apple on Monday announced an upcoming earnings conference call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2016, a period expected to see the first year-over-year iPhone sales contraction ever.


Apple issues $3.5B three-part bond in return to US market

03/18/2016, 08:03 pm

Apple this week issued a $3.5 billion, U.S. dollar-denominated bond to pay for its capital return program, outstanding debt, acquisitions and other operational expenses, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.


'iPhone SE' predicted to be a hit with Apple upgraders, selling up to 15M per year

03/16/2016, 09:03 am

While larger iPhones have driven sales among switchers, a new 4-inch iPhone is likely to drive upgrades among existing Apple users, to the tune of up to 15 million units per year, one analyst believes.


'iPhone SE' rumors spark hopes that Apple will continue to sell iPhone 5s at $350 or less

03/11/2016, 10:03 am

Analysts on Wall Street expect the new 4-inch "iPhone SE" may be priced at $450, taking the place of the entry-level iPhone 5s. But if Apple were to keep the iPhone 5s around at a cheaper price, it could allow the company to tap into new markets.


New 4-inch iPhone expected to add $5.5 billion in sales for Apple

03/08/2016, 03:03 pm

Outlook from Apple's supply chain has prompted investment firm RBC Capital Markets to forecast that the anticipated new 4-inch iPhone will net 10 million additional handset sales this year.


EU antitrust chief: 'don't hold your breath' for results of Apple-Ireland tax audit

03/07/2016, 09:03 am

The European Commission is unlikely to rule on the legality of Apple's tax arrangement with the Irish government any time in the near future, the EU's lead antitrust watchdog said on Monday.


Apple predicted to increase quarterly dividend up to 10%, share buybacks up to $50B

03/04/2016, 09:03 am

Apple will revisit its capital return program in April, and investment firm Piper Jaffray believes the company will use the opportunity to increase both its quarterly dividend payout and share buyback allotment.


Supply chain suggests Apple will ship 45M iPhones in June quarter, bolstered by new 4" model

03/01/2016, 09:03 am

iPhone shipments in the upcoming June quarter could be better than many investors on Wall Street expect, thanks largely to the anticipated launch of a new 4-inch model, according to the latest information from the company's supply chain.


Conservative group to attack Apple over 'hypocrisy' on religious freedom during shareholder meeting

02/23/2016, 10:02 am

This week's Apple shareholder meeting will be livened up by a proposal from the right-wing National Center for Public Policy Research, which seeks to have the company "review and report" on its operations in "high-risk regions with poor human rights records" after CEO Tim Cook spoke out on the Indiana religious freedom laws last year.


New 4" iPhone predicted to drive $5.5B in new sales for Apple in 2016

02/17/2016, 10:02 am

Apple's refreshed 4-inch iPhone is predicted by one analyst to add 10 million units to Apple's total handset sales this year, resulting in an additional $5.5 billion for the company in fiscal 2016.


Carl Icahn, David Einhorn cut Apple positions amid hedge fund titration

02/16/2016, 07:02 pm

A series of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings reveal activist investor Carl Icahn and David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital both shed Apple stock in the fourth quarter of 2015 after bullish prospects


Apple gears up for yet another bond sale to buy back stock, fund acquisitions

02/16/2016, 09:02 am

Apple's massive share buybacks continue, as the company notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday that it is planning up to a 10-part bond to further finance its capital return program, in addition to funding corporate acquisitions.


Apple Inc. shares reach ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.9 billion to shareholders

02/05/2016, 09:02 pm

On February 11, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share, but investors must have had settled ownership of the company's stock by Monday February 8 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $2.898 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.


Google surpasses Apple as world's most valuable company

02/01/2016, 05:02 pm

After beating Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter of 2015, Google umbrella company Alphabet usurped Apple as the most valuable company in the world on Monday in after hours trading.


Wall Street adjusts Apple expectations after Tim Cook 'rips the Band-Aid off'

01/27/2016, 11:01 am

Though Apple had a respectable December quarter, the company's outlook for the following three months calls for iPhone sales to decline for the first time ever. Analysts on Wall Street responded by trimming their price targets, though most still believe investors should buy in.


Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2016 conference call

01/26/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple's biggest quarter ever was something of a mixed bag for the company --it sold more iPhones than ever, but the company also expects revenues to fall next quarter. Following the announcement of its first quarter of fiscal 2016 results, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.