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Cook promises Apple will 'learn' and 'take action' in memo to workers

01/03/2019, 10:01 am

Following up on the sudden news that December-quarter earnings will be lower than predicted by between $5 billion and $9 billion, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised future changes in a memo to employees.

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Apple's earnings warning indicates trouble in China, but everyone should calm down

01/03/2019, 08:01 am

By the looks of the headlines since Wednesday afternoon, you'd think that Apple Park is on fire, and the company is headed for a loss for the quarter. While the earnings miss discussion isn't a net positive for the company, there are still a few things to keep in mind.

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Cook talks slumping iPhone sales in interview, to reportedly hold 'all-hands' meeting with Apple employees

01/03/2019, 01:01 am

After issuing an earnings forecast correction on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down to discuss the anticipated revenue dip and a range of related topics including rising diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and China.

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Apple to detail revised down Q1 2019 revenue on Jan. 29

01/02/2019, 06:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday said it will report quarterly earnings for the first quarter of 2019 on Jan. 29, when company executives are expected to detail a a rare revenue forecast cut on the back of weak iPhone sales.

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Apple lowers holiday quarter guidance on lower than expected iPhone sales

01/02/2019, 05:01 pm

In a surprise move, Apple on Wednesday revised down revenue guidance for its current December quarter, with CEO Tim Cook blaming the performance on lower than expected iPhone sales.

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Apple's $62.9 billion stock buyback program called a bad investment in new report

12/27/2018, 02:12 pm

A new report is calling Apple's stock buyback program, which amounted to $62.9 billion in the first half of 2018, a bad investment, while ignoring the actual impact of what happens when a company retires shares.

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Munster predicts Apple to outperform FAANG stocks in 2019

12/26/2018, 09:12 pm

Longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster on Wednesday issued predictions on the 2019 tech stock landscape, saying Apple will outperform its fellow FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) investment options on the back of a growing services business and consumer-minded company ethos.

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The secret of Apple's success in selling premium tech as an affordable luxury

12/19/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple's hardware designs, software, icons, marketing, retail strategy, and branding have all been closely copied by its rivals. One thing they aren't copying is Apple's vast, premium installed base of loyal buyers. That's the primary foundation of Apple's wildly successful, global business that's uniquely selling massive volumes of luxury-class, premium-priced products in markets where competitors fight over sales of low-priced commodity units with thin margins. Why can't anyone else achieve what Apple has?

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Jeffries cuts Apple stock target to $225, remains hopeful about Services success

12/19/2018, 10:12 am

Another Wall Street firm has reduced its target for Apple's stock price, with Jeffries continuing a downward trend displayed by analysts in the last few weeks, but at the same time continues to support the idea that the Services arm will become a more important part of the company's finances in the future.

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Macquarie slashes Apple stock target price from $222 to $188 over weakness in Services

12/12/2018, 09:12 am

The continuing growth of Apple's Services arm won't last forever, warns Macquarie Research, advising investors of the possibility that revenue growth for that aspect of Apple's business could dip in 2019 for a variety of reasons.

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There is a lot of needless investor panic about the Chinese iPhone 'ban'

12/11/2018, 03:12 pm

News broke on Monday about a ban on iPhone imports and sales in China -- and as you'd expect, a chorus of analysts freaked out about it immediately. Here's why they're wrong, and that the ruling isn't anything more than a negotiating tool by Qualcomm.

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TSMC and Foxconn revenues up, contrary to dour iPhone supply chain forecasts

12/11/2018, 08:12 am

TSMC and Foxconn, two of Apple's major iPhone production partners, have reported street-beating revenue for November, casting some doubt on supply chain reports suggesting component suppliers are struggling following iPhone production cuts.

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Citi reduces AAPL target to $200, because 'trade wars are bad for tech stocks'

12/10/2018, 09:12 am

The recent trend of analysts and investment firms cutting their share price targets for Apple has continued, with Citi cutting its expectations for Apple's stock to $200 and suggesting the price could drop further in the future, as low as $125.

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Morgan Stanley cuts Apple stock price target over weak Chinese iPhone demand

12/07/2018, 10:12 am

Analysts from Morgan Stanley are the latest to cut their price target for Apple stock, with longer smartphone replacement cycles in China apparently to blame.

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UBS cuts Apple target over potential smartphone market slowdown, iPhone XR sales

12/06/2018, 02:12 pm

The smartphone market may be in decline, which, coupled with allegedly weak iPhone XR demand and more users looking at older iPhone models, is forcing UBS to cut its estimate for Apple's stock price.

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Rosenblatt cuts AAPL target again, citing worries over 'Services' growth and low iPad Pro sales

12/06/2018, 07:12 am

Analysts have started looking at the iPad Pro, and iPhone sales beyond the holiday quarter for reasons to cut Apple stock target price estimates, with a historically bearish one dramatically scaling back his target price.

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Apple falls 2% as HSBC joins chorus of banks downgrading shares on iPhone saturation fears

12/04/2018, 09:12 am

A dependance on the iPhone for the majority of its revenue and a saturation of the smartphone market has contributed to a downgrade of Apple's shares from HSBC, which shifted Apple down from a "Buy" grade to "Hold" and a reduced 12-month target price from $205 to $200.

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Why Apple is now focusing on users, not units in Fiscal 2019

12/03/2018, 08:12 am

Across the last 20 years, Apple has shifted from selling Macs in a world dominated by Windows PCs to being a dominant global brand that services a vast installed base that's more valuable, influential, and lucrative than Windows was at its peak. Apple wants its investors to understand that, and is now challenging the media narrative that suggests it running an unsustainable race against various manufacturers churning out ever-increasing volumes of hardware units.

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Microsoft surpasses Apple, retakes crown of world's most valuable company

11/30/2018, 06:11 pm

Microsoft passed Apple as the world's most valuable company with a market capitalization of $851 billion at the end of trading on Friday, retaking a position it last held more than eight years ago.

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iPhones could cost up to $160 more if China tariff threat is followed through

11/30/2018, 11:11 am

The Trump administration's threat of more China tariffs could significantly raise the price of iPhones for consumers, with the iPhone XS family potentially costing between $60 and $160 more if Apple passes the extra cost on to its customers.

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