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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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Wall Street impressed by Apple's surprise second quarter, analysts see stock headed to new highs

04/24/2014, 09:04 am

Apple's second-quarter earnings report was packed with surprises that delighted investors on Wall Street, prompting some analysts to respond by raising their price targets for the iPhone maker's stock.

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Tim Cook: Angela Ahrendts to join Apple next week, thanks outgoing CFO Peter Oppenheimer

04/23/2014, 07:04 pm

During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call, chief executive Tim Cook said he looked forward to welcoming Angela Ahrendts as the company's new retail and online leader next week, while offering public thanks to outgoing chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer.

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Apple's Q2 iPhone sales boom, carry declining iPad performance

04/23/2014, 05:04 pm

During its quarterly conference call for the second quarter of 2014 on Wednesday, Apple announced huge growth for its iPhone lineup, while iPad sales were

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2014 conference call

04/23/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple surprised the market on Wednesday by not only beating expectations for its second fiscal quarter of 2014, but also announcing a 7-for-1 stock split, increased share buybacks, and a a higher quarterly dividend. Following the announcements, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple announces 7-for-1 stock split, buybacks bumped to $90 billion

04/23/2014, 04:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday released its quarterly earnings for the second quarter of 2014, announcing a seven-for-one stock split coming in June, as well as a boost to share buybacks now capped at $90 billion.

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Apple beats estimates with $10.2B in profit on sales of 43.7M iPhones, 16.3M iPads

04/23/2014, 04:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday exceeded market expectations for its second quarter of fiscal 2014, posting $45.6 billion in revenue and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share.

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As Apple's growth slows, media questions if 'patience' & 'resolve' of Wall Street investors will last

04/23/2014, 01:04 pm

Ahead of Apple's earnings call this afternoon, two major publications have openly questioned whether investors will continue to stand by one of the most profitable companies in the world, with the perception that Wall Street may be losing its patience with the iPhone maker in the face of slowing growth.

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Earnings preview: Wall Street expects flat March quarter, awaiting new products in late 2014

04/21/2014, 08:04 am

With no major new products launched in the just-concluded March quarter, analysts on Wall Street don't expect big things from Apple when the company reports its earnings on Wednesday, generally projecting for revenue to be about flat with the same period from a year ago.

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Early upgrade programs at US carriers forecast to help grow sales of Apple's iPhone

04/17/2014, 12:04 pm

Apple is likely to see modest gains in iPhone sales in the medium term thanks to early smartphone upgrade programs from major U.S. wireless carriers, one analyst has projected.

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'Now is the time to invest' in Apple ahead of new product launches, Morgan Stanley says

04/17/2014, 08:04 am

A strong recommendation for Apple stock was pushed by investment firm Morgan Stanley on Thursday, which said now is the right time to invest due to low institutional ownership, resilient iPhone sales, and anticipated upcoming product launches.

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SV150: Apple, Inc. earns more than HP, Google, Intel & Cisco combined

04/13/2014, 03:04 pm

A listing of Silicon Valley's top companies points out that Apple now brings in more revenue ($174 billion) than second place Hewlett Packard and third place Google combined, and earns more money ($37 billion) than the rest of the top five together.

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Wells Fargo defends 'market perform' rating on Apple stock, says company is in midst of transition

04/11/2014, 09:04 am

Having downgraded its rating on Apple stock in January, Wells Fargo on Friday defended their neutral outlook for the company's near future, characterizing it as a long-term opportunity for investors that faces near-term hurdles while the industry transitions.

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JP Morgan sees Apple further eating away at Windows PC market with sub-$1000 iOS notebook

04/08/2014, 02:04 pm

Apple is excluding itself from a $63 billion market opportunity, investment firm J.P. Morgan believes, by only partially competing in the sub-$1,000 portable computing market, which is why one analyst argues Apple should introduce a new notebook powered by a more full-featured version of iOS.

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