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Apple planning a $5 billion bond offering

Thanks to the fun and excitement of financial accounting, even companies with $178 billion in cash need to incur some debt every once in a while. That's exactly what Apple has in store for the near future, filing a bond sale prospectus with the Sec...

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AAPL reaches an all-time high share price

Not all the news is gloomy today; shares in Apple reached an all-time new high today on analysts at Argus raised their price target to $135 per share with a "buy" rating. The share price peaked at 120.00 at one point this morning, and is currently...

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AAPL share price hovering near all-time high

Here's a surprise -- usually the day after Apple announces record-breaking financial performance, the stock drops. Today, however, on the heels of truly astounding news and optimistic statements from Apple executives, the share price has been climb...

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Apple's last quarter profit the biggest in history for any corporation

Read that headline again. Apple's most recent quarter (Q1 2015) profit of $18.02 billion is now the biggest ever for all corporations on Planet Earth, ever. The previous winner was Russia's Gazprom (a natural gas extractor), with measly pro...

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Apple destroys earnings estimates: Revenue of $74.6 billion on the back of 74.5 million in iPhone sales

Apple a short while ago posted its earnings results from its 2014 holiday quarter, and per expectations, the company handily destroyed analyst estimates across the board, delivering a quarterly profit of $18.0 billion and revenue of $74.6 billion...

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Apple Q1 2015 earnings call liveblog

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Wall Street analysts make their final Q1 2015 predictions for Apple

(Table from Fortune.com, Philip Elmer-DeWitt) With only a few hours to go until Apple releases its Q1 2015 (October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014) financial results, Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt has pulled together estimates from a number of Wall S...

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Join us tomorrow at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT for Apple Earnings Call Liveblog

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5 PM ET (2 PM PT), be sure to join us for our traditional liveblog of the Apple Earnings Call. This quarter's call will be quite fascinating, as we should hear about record iPhone sales thanks to the iPhone 6 and 6...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook made $9.2M in 2014; board member Drexler retiring

It's not a big surprise, but Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't exactly a poor man. In the company's filed SEC Schedule 14A, it was disclosed that Cook pulled in a cool US$9,222,638 in compensation last year. Of that amount, $1,748,462 was his salary, non-equi...

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Apple Q1 2015 earnings call on tap for January 27

Apple today announced that the next quarterly earnings call will be held at 5 PM ET (2 PM PT) on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. This, of course, will be the call at which results for the first fiscal quarter of 2015 (October 1, 2014 - December 31, 20...

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Analyst predicts Apple will sell 71.5M iPhones in Q4

Considering that Apple just hit a record $700 billion market valuation, it's probably going to be a happy holiday around the Cupertino offices, but there may be even more cause for celebration. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI, is predicting that A...

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Apple hits new record $700 billion market valuation

As of November 24, 2014, Apple Inc had the largest market valuation of any company in the world. This morning, November 25, the company's value hit $700 billion, retaining its title and setting a new record for market valuation. To put Apple's suc...

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Apple ranked the most valuable brand on the planet by Forbes

It's been a good week for Apple. On the heels of news that rival Samsung has seen its mobile business nosedive by 74%, the company has been named the number one most valuable brand on the planet by Forbes. Apple was able to grab the top spot on F...

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Carl Icahn's open letter to Tim Cook

Activist shareholder and invstor Carl Icahn is back at work poking at Apple, this time in a letter to Tim Cook published on the Shareholders' Square Table website. The short version? "Dear Tim, Remember all of those shares of Apple stock I bought...

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Georgetown law professor says Apple may now be a regulated financial institution

The potential of Apple Pay has ignited excitement amongst iOS fans since its announcement, but is Apple opening itself up to more regulation with the business expansion? Georgetown law professor Adam Levitin, a specialist in financial regulation, s...

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Without buybacks or dividends, Apple would have $210 billion in the bank

Apple's capital return program, originally announced back in March of 2012, has already returned vast amounts of money to shareholders in the form of dividends and stock buybacks Since its first incarnation, Apple has dramatically increased the scop...

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