7 Reasons Why $AAPL Jumped 5.5% on Apple’s Earnings Report

3:02 PM, Jul. 24th, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

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Shares of Apple Inc. jumped more than 5.5 percent on Wednesday in the wake of the company's third quarter earnings report on Tuesday. Investors were cheered by the news that Apple sold more than 31 million iPhones during the June quarter, well above even the most optimistic analyst projections. The company's guidance was also taken as an encouraging sign by investors. Bryan Chaffin explains why this matters.

Analyst Targets Sept 27 for iPhone 5S Launch

11:31 AM, Jul. 24th, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple may have tipped its hand during its third fiscal quarter earnings report on Tuesday and hinted at the launch date for the next iPhone model. That date, according to Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um, is September 27.

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Apple already confirmed iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks are coming this fall, so that looks like a perfect time to release new iPhones, too. Mr. Um is right in that Apple typically launches new iPhone sales on Fridays, so September 27 looks like a pretty logical date to roll out the iPhone 5's successor.

Analyst: Get Ready for an AAPL Q3 Gross Margin Surprise

10:39 AM, Jul. 23rd, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

When Apple announces its third fiscal quarter earnings later on Tuesday, Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um expects we're in for a pleasant surprise in the form of better than expected gross margins. Mr. Um has been expecting the Mac, iPhone and iPad maker to report a gross margin of 36.7 percent, but now thinks the company could do even better.

Apple to Host Q3 2013 Earnings Report Today at 5PM ET

8:30 AM, Jul. 23rd, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple's 2013 third fiscal quarter earnings report is scheduled to start at about 5PM eastern time, or 2pm pacific time, after the market closes. The Mac Observer will be here with our usual coverage and analysis for the conference call.

Good News, Apple: Verizon iPhone Sales Jump 44%

11:19 AM, Jul. 19th, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

With Apple's third fiscal quarter earnings report scheduled for next week, Verizon is giving us a hint at what we may be able to expect from iPhone sales, and the numbers look good. Verizon announced its second fiscal quarter numbers on Thursday with 3.9 million iPhones sold -- a 44 percent increase year-over-year.

Apple Q3 2013 Earnings Report Set for July 23

8:39 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple will host its 2013 third fiscal quarter earnings conference call on Tuesday, July 23, after the stock market closes. The Mac, iPhone and iPad maker said during its second quarter earnings report that it is expecting this quarter's revenue to come in between US$33.5 billion and $35.5 billion with gross margins between 27 and 36 percent.

‘iWatch’ Trademark & Raymond James Upgrade Push $AAPL Up 3.2%

5:44 PM, Jul. 1st, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

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Apple's stock jumped more than 3 percent Monday, helped by news that the company filed for a trademark for "iWatch" in Japan and an upgrade from Raymond James Equity Research. Shares of $AAPL closed at US$409.22, a gain of $12.69 (+3.20 percent), on moderate volume of 14 million shares trading hands.

Analyst: Get Ready for September iPhone Launch

9:56 AM, Jun. 18th, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

With Apple's annual World Wide Developer Conference behind us for another year, analysts are looking through the pieces the company dropped in our laps during the keynote presentation for clues as to what might be coming next. Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um thinks iOS 7's fall release schedule means we'll get a new iPhone in September, and he also thinks iTunes Radio will be a tool to draw in and keep new customers.

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I've been expecting new iPhones in September along side the release of iOS 7, and Maynard Um is in agreement. It's time to start saving up for you new iPhone.

Has Apple Lost Control of the Narrative? Yep

3:57 PM, May. 6th, 2013 · · Apple Stock Watch

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Apple is getting ready to retake control of the narrative, according to Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes. At the same time, that means that Apple lost control of that narrative in the first place, and Bryan Chaffin says that Apple can only blame itself.