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Apple needs blockbuster acquisitions in gaming & video streaming to thrive, claims J.P. Morgan

02/04/2019, 10:02 am

To boost Services revenue, Apple should use its cash hoard to try to buy video streaming giant Netflix or video game publisher Activision despite neither being for sale, says analysts with J.P. Morgan.

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Apple will return to $1 trillion valuation with video & services bundle, says Morgan Stanley

02/04/2019, 09:02 am

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty suspects that a comprehensive media bundle including Apple's video offering and a rumored News subscription service will continue to drive Services forward, and return the company to a $1 trillion valuation.

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What analysts are saying in the wake of Apple's holiday quarter financial report

01/30/2019, 01:01 pm

Early analyst reactions are all over the place after Tuesday's results call, in which Apple reported $84.3 billion in revenue for the December quarter, more than it expected in its early-January revision, but less than it predicted for the quarter in November.

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Examining Apple's second-largest $84.3 billion holiday quarter by the numbers

01/30/2019, 10:01 am

Apple's financials for the holiday quarter were lower than the company intended going into fiscal year 2019, but while issues in China caused revenue to dip, the rest of the figures suggest there is far less to worry about, and in the case of Services and other elements, areas to be happy about.

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'Dysfunctional' analysts 'cut and run' from Apple results call, says Jim Cramer

01/30/2019, 10:01 am

Apple's December-quarter results call was "dysfunctional," but not from Tim Cook's and Luca Maestri's side because analysts didn't know how to react when they learned that the numbers weren't as bad as feared, according to the host of CNBC's "Mad Money," Jim Cramer.

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Apple shipped 66 million iPhones in fiscal Q1 2019, estimates Strategy Analytics

01/29/2019, 07:01 pm

Strategy Analytics estimates Apple's iPhone shipments during the October-December quarter to be around 66 million, a sharp decline from the previous year.

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Apple Music grows to 50 million subscribers, Apple News up to 85M monthly users during holiday quarter

01/29/2019, 05:01 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call, the iPhone maker reported its highest quarterly music revenue ever thanks largely to Apple Music, while its overall services business grew leaps and bounds.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2018 earnings report and conference call

01/29/2019, 04:01 pm

Following the publication of its first fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing the holiday season, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the decline of sales in China, as well as more information about the Services business in an earnings conference call.

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Apple earns $84.3B in revenue as iPhone earnings declined 15 percent in 2018 holiday quarter

01/29/2019, 04:01 pm

Apple's revenue for the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year reached $84.3 billion, just as the company advised earlier in January in a revised down forecast, financial results revealed on Tuesday, with earnings per share increasing year-on-year to $4.18.

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What to expect from Apple's holiday quarter results on Tuesday

01/28/2019, 10:01 am

Anxiety is mounting over Apple's December-quarter financial results, which will be officially revealed on Tuesday following a $5 billion-plus revenue downgrade to $84 billion earlier this month. Here's what some analysts are predicting.

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Kuo: Rocky road ahead for iPhone, but leveling off in second half of 2019

01/27/2019, 06:01 pm

iPhone sales will continue to be weak in the first half of 2019, but should at least flatten out in the second half and help beat Wall Street consensus, TF Industries analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a memo seen by AppleInsider.

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Apple stock claws back to very nearly where it was before the revenue revision

01/25/2019, 04:01 pm

Apple shares closed at $157.76 on Friday, reclaiming nearly all of the valuation that the company lost following a bombshell guidance downgrade made on Jan. 2.

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Apple in 2019: Will a recession ruin its run?

01/25/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple has faced profound challenges in the past from powerfully entrenched adversaries that once looked like they might derail the company's advancement, including Microsoft, Nokia, Google, Motorola, and Samsung. But today, with no real competitors standing in its way, will Apple's premium-priced trajectory get knocked out of alignment by a recession in China and global aftershocks? Here's a look at Apple's future informed by its recent past.

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Buy Apple stock ahead of earnings results, says Morgan Stanley

01/25/2019, 08:01 am

Investors should consider buying Apple stock now, less than a week before the iPhone producer announces its quarterly financial results, according to Morgan Stanley, with the shares unlikely to go much lower following its revenue miss warning earlier this month.

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Apple's holiday quarter revenue miss not fully appreciated by Wall Street, says Gene Munster

01/24/2019, 01:01 pm

Wall Street predictions for Apple's future demonstrate that the analysts don't yet have a good handle on the long-term effects of Apple's predicted $5 billion shortfall during the holiday quarter according to long-time Apple analyst Gene Munster.

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Apple stock threatened by growing backlash against App Store revenue cut

01/18/2019, 10:01 am

Rumblings against Apple's sizable take from App Store revenues could have an impact on the company's stock, given the new focus on Services revenue, an analyst said on Friday.

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Bleak smartphone industry could lead to double-digit iPhone decline in 2019

01/16/2019, 03:01 pm

The entire smartphone industry may be under a great deal of strain in 2019, with the biggest impact felt at the higher end as manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are poised to take a big hit, assuming a market analysis by J.P. Morgan is correct.

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Apple's stock is the one for 'the next decade,' former retail head Ron Johnson declares

01/16/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple's original retail head Ron Johnson urged investors to buy the company's stock on Wednesday, calling it a good long-term bet, and arguing that iPhone sales will revive during the next cycle.

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Apple Pay and Apple Business Chat can now be used to fund a TD Ameritrade account

01/15/2019, 07:01 am

Brokerage company TD Ameritrade has found a solution to the problem of allowing customers immediate access to funds transferred to their accounts as simply as possible, one that takes advantage of Apple's mobile payment features, including Apple Pay and Apple Business Chat.

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Early 2019 smartphone production worldwide predicted to hit lows last seen in 2013

01/14/2019, 09:01 am

Global smartphone production is continuing to fall and will do for some time, according to analysts for Credit Suisse, with the investment bank forecasting production in the first quarter of 2019 for all manufacturers including Apple will fall to a level last observed in 2013.

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