AAPL 2013 Q4 Earnings Report Set for Oct 28

8:42 AM, Oct. 24th, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple will host its 2013 fourth fiscal quarter earnings report on Monday, October 28 after the market closes at about 5PM eastern time. The Mac, iPhone and iPad maker said during its third quarter earnings call it expects to report between US$34 billion and $37 billion in revenue for the quarter.

Carl Icahn Tweets about Tim Cook to Promote New Website

5:02 PM, Oct. 23rd, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn let the world know that he sent a letter to Tim Cook, and oh yeah, he just happened to also mention that the contents of that letter will be revealed on Thursday (tomorrow) on a brand new site he's launching that same day. That's pretty clever, if you don't mind a little shameless hucksterism.

Canaccord Raises AAPL Target on Strong iPhone 5s, iPad 5 Sales

11:33 AM, Oct. 16th, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley sees the just released iPhone 5s and the still unannounced fifth generation iPad as big sellers for Apple and is raising his target price for the company's stock from US$560 up to $580. He also expects an iPhone deal with China Mobile will give Apple another boost.

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Interest in the new iPad models is high even though they haven't been officially announced yet. That, coupled with strong demand for the iPhone 5s, sound like a good mix for Apple's bottom line during the holiday buying season.

Analyst: 64-bit iPad Spells Bad News for PC Market

11:08 AM, Oct. 8th, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

The overall PC market is declining, and it's about to get even worse if Apple introduces a 64-bit version of the iPad. Deutsche Bank Equity Research analyst Chris Whitmore sees the 64-bit iPad as a strong draw in the enterprise market and as a way for Apple to gain a stronger foothold in the corporate world.

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PC makers haven't been able to find a way to effectively compete with tablets, and certainly not with the iPad. Apple seems to have a magic touch that lets it swoop in and take over markets. What a change from the 1990s.

Apple to Announce Q4 Earnings on October 28th ($AAPL)

6:54 PM, Oct. 7th, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

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Apple Inc. announced on Monday that it will hold its quarterly conference call with analysts on October 28th to discuss results for the September quarter, the company's fiscal 4th quarter. The call will take place at 2:00 PM Pacific, 5:00 PM Eastern.

Analyst Raises AAPL Target on Prospect of 4.8-inch iPhone 6

10:01 AM, Oct. 7th, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek sees a lucrative boost for Apple based not on the just released iPhone 5s, but on the iPhone 6. He raised his target price for Apple's stock from US$425 to $600 based on his belief that the next iPhone model will bump up to a 4.8-inch display from the current 4-inch screen found on the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c.

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Mr. Misek thinks that the iPhone 5s will let Apple "skate by" until the iPhone 6 ships, and that a rumored bigger display will be just the thing to drive those sales. Never mind the fact that Apple sold 9 million iPhones during the iPhone 5s and 5c launch weekend, and that the company can't make the iPhone 5s as fast as it's selling.

Wow! Apple Owns 10% of Non-Finance Corporate Cash in the U.S.

6:26 PM, Oct. 1st, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple's Cash Hoard

Here's a statistic for you: Apple holds 10 percent of all the non-financial corporate cash in the U.S. 10 percent. That's not bad for a company that is clearly on its death bed and can't figure out how to sell smartphones in a way that analysts and pundits can understand. Bryan Chaffin looks at the issue.

Icahn: AAPL Needs a $150B Stock Buyback

11:43 AM, Oct. 1st, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

Following a dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook Monday night, big time investor Carl Icahn went to Twitter to say that he's pushing the Mac, iPhone, and iPad maker to invest US$150 billion into its stock buyback program. Mr. Icahn currently has a stake in Apple worth more than $1 billion, and clearly is in a position to bend. Mr. Cook's ear.

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Mr. Icahn clearly wants to see Apple buy back more of its stock, which makes sense because that should help drive share prices even higher. He holds over $1 billion in Apple stock, so he stands to make a tidy profit once the buyback program is complete in 2015.

Apple’s Stock Leaps 5% on Strong iPhone Sales

3:50 PM, Sep. 23rd, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

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Strong opening weekend sales of Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c sent shares of $AAPL soaring on Monday. In the late afternoon session, the company's stock jumped 5.05 percent, and were trading at US$491.00 per share, up $23.59, on heavy volume.

Analyst: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s Sales to Hit 6M on Launch Weekend

9:41 AM, Sep. 19th, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

Thanks to limited inventory, Apple will likely sell between 5 million and 6 million iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s models combined during their first weekend of availability. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster expects that number could higher, but constraints on iPhone 5s inventory will limit just how much the company can sell.

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If Apple's iPhone 5 inventory is extremely low and sells out during launch weekend the company can say demand is high, but if units are still available come next Monday it's a safe bet the media will rake the company over the coals regardless of how high or low inventory levels were.