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Warren Buffett educated Tim Cook, Steve Jobs about the benefits of stock buybacks

05/06/2019, 11:05 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared details about Apple's start of stock buybacks, and has confirmed that Warren Buffett put Apple on the track to do so -- and the "Oracle of Omaha" tried to put the company on the path years before.

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Apple is a 'consumer company' and not a normal tech firm, suggests Tim Cook

05/06/2019, 09:05 am

Berkshire Hathaway's investment in Apple is proof that the company isn't really a normal tech company, Apple CEO Tim Cook has suggested, with the fund's holdings in the iPhone maker serving as a sign the iPhone maker is closer to a consumer products company in its current state.

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Tension over Trump's tariff tweet torpedoes $30B of Apple market cap

05/06/2019, 07:05 am

After President Donald Trump used Twitter to threaten a dramatic escalation of America's trade war with China, stocks tumbled in early trading. Apple was hit particularly hard, with shares dropping by more than 3%.

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Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett points to Apple's earnings as reason for continued investment

05/03/2019, 11:05 am

Berkshire Hathaway will continue to hold its considerable stake in Apple, notable investor Warren Buffett has advised, with the iPhone maker's latest quarterly results showing why the investment fund has put multiple billions into the company.

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Optimistic note sounded on Apple's earnings, with concerns about Q3 guidance & 5G iPhone wait

05/01/2019, 11:05 am

As expected, a $58 billion earnings result that beat Wall Street consensus are driving analysts to discuss Apple's future, with eyes focused on a higher than expected revenue range for the third fiscal quarter, and ongoing concern about iPhone sales.

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Apple once more surpasses $1 trillion market cap, aided by service hopes & successes

05/01/2019, 11:05 am

Apple on Wednesday once again achieved a $1 trillion market valuation, a milestone supported by investor confidence in new services, better than expected iPhone sales, and hopes for future hardware.

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Analysts positive on Apple's results, seeing signs of iPhone demand recovery

05/01/2019, 09:05 am

Analysts are weighing in on Apple's quarterly financial results the morning after its release, with generally favorable impressions of iPhone shipments better than anticipated and the growth of Services.

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Cook says Apple's China performance on the rise, trade war less of a threat

04/30/2019, 05:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook sounded a positive note on China in announcing the company's March-quarter results, saying sales there are looking better.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2019 earnings report and conference call

04/30/2019, 04:04 pm

Following the publication of its second fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing January through March, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the continuing situation in China, as well as more information about the Services business in an earnings conference call.

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Apple earns $58B in revenue as services hit all-time high of $11.5B

04/30/2019, 04:04 pm

Apple has earned revenue of $58 billion in the second quarter of the 2019 fiscal year, according to its financial results revealed on Tuesday, with the earnings per share raising to $2.46 and services reaching record highs.

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What to expect from Apple's second quarter earnings report on Tuesday evening

04/29/2019, 08:04 am

Apple's March-quarter financial results are set to be released on Tuesday, and all eyes are on what Apple will say -- or won't say -- about iPhone sales volumes. Here's what observers of the iPhone maker anticipate Apple will reveal.

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Struggling iPhone sales & muted Services predicted for Apple's earnings

04/26/2019, 07:04 am

Analysts at Cowen have cast doubt on the possibility a return to form for iPhone shipments will take place in this quarter, as well as for the foreseeable future, and while Services will provide a reliable high point in Apple's upcoming financial results, it may not be as much of a highlight as investors may think.

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Skeptical investors undervaluing Apple's services, Morgan Stanley raises AAPL to $234

04/24/2019, 11:04 am

Investors consistently undervalue Apple's Services, and iPhone sales are strong, which has led Morgan Stanley to raise the target price for Apple stock to $234.

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Goldman Sachs raises AAPL target to $182 citing stabilizing Chinese demand

04/24/2019, 08:04 am

Analysts at Goldman Sachs have improved their view of Apple's share, raising the stock's 12-month target price from $140 to $182 under the belief demand in China is no longer an issue, at the same time as anticipating Apple will beat its guidance for the upcoming financial results.

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Qualcomm's share price expected to continue rising following Apple settlement

04/23/2019, 10:04 am

Qualcomm's share price still has some space for growth following the surprise settlement with Apple, Morgan Stanley suggests, with the price potentially able to grow by another 15% due to both supplying Apple with modems and being a central figure in the creation of 5G networks.

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Raise in Apple's dividend and $35B share buyback program extension predicted

04/23/2019, 07:04 am

Apple will be accelerating how it passes some of its giant cash hoard to investors, according to analysts at Wells Fargo, with the iPhone producer expected to offer a dividend increase and raise how many shares it buys back, though not by as much as it has in previous years

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Apple chip supplier TSMC sees biggest profit drop since 2011

04/18/2019, 08:04 am

Apple chip partner TSMC has fallen short of earnings expectations because of the global smartphone market slowdown -- but the worst appears to be over.

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China iPhone sales stabilizing ahead of quarterly results, gaining on Huawei

04/12/2019, 01:04 pm

Apple's fortunes in China are slowly turning around, suggests Morgan Stanley, with a continuation of share growth for the iPhone user base in March taken as an indicator of better than expected results heading into Apple's upcoming quarterly financial results.

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Apple supplier Japan Display agrees to $2.1B bailout

04/12/2019, 07:04 am

Japan Display has agreed to a $2.1 billion bailout from a Chinese-Taiwanese group, a deal that effectively saves the Apple display panel supplier, but at the same time puts to an end the Japanese government's attempts to keep the company from being owned by non-domestic entities.

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Lower iPhone sales volumes & China troubles the new normal for Apple, says Credit Suisse

04/11/2019, 09:04 am

Initiating coverage on Apple, Credit Suisse says that the slowdown in sales of the iPhone is expected to continue throughout 2019, with the smartphone business said to be in a "difficult spot" due to longer device lifecycles and a loss of effectiveness of price rises on revenue.

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