You may remember the famous "1984" commercial introducing Macintosh personal computers.
In the ad, "Apple" is an iconoclastic young heroine who hurls a hammer at a giant screen broadcasting "Big Brother" (IBM) lecturing to a legion of followers.
But instead of David battling Goliath to the death, the two are now joining forces in a bold new pact, and it's a good deal for both companies.
But investors will want to buy the stock that stands to benefit the most...
Why Apple Stock Broke $100 and Set an All-Time High (AAPL)
Thanks to two effusive research reports, the Apple stock price (Nasdaq: AAPL) cracked the $100-a-share milestone yesterday (Tuesday).
The close of $100.53 also marked an all-time closing high for Apple stock. The previous all-time closing high (before the 7-to-1 stock split in June) was $702.10, or $100.30 adjusted.
The analyst reports both noted that strong sales of the upcoming iPhone 6 will boost AAPL stock.But that's not all they said...
Apple Stock Will Zoom on This $626 Billion Opportunity (AAPL)
For all the talk about fancy new hardware (like the iPhone 6) that's in Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) pipeline, another initiative on the horizon has just as good a chance - if not better - to move the needle on Apple stock over the next year.
It's Apple's bid to control the nascent mobile payments industry, which is poised to grow from $133 billion last year to $626 billion in 2018.And AAPL already has most of the pieces in place to dominate it…
AAPL Stock Finally Kicks the Drag of Samsung Patent War
The partial peace in the global patent war between Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and rival Samsung Electronics (OTC: SSNLF) won't be a major catalyst for either AAPL stock or that of Samsung, but it will be one less risk factor for investors in both companies to worry about.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple and South Korea-based Samsung announced today (Wednesday) that they would drop lawsuits against each other in all countries except the United States.Here's why both sides have decided it's time to kiss and make up...
AAPL Earnings Full of Clues of How Stock Gets to New Highs
Investors needed to sleep on a deceptively boring earnings report, but by this morning the positive news the company shared in its conference call had pushed Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock up nearly 3%.
Much of that had to do with the iPhone, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's most important product and the primary catalyst of Apple stock.
But investors weren't just reacting to the encouraging iPhone news.In Tuesday's conference call, CEO Tim Cook revealed several other positive surprises...
Apple Earnings Beat Forecasts Thanks to Higher Margins (Nasdaq: AAPL)
Better-than-expected gross profit margins helped Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) beat Wall Street forecasts.
But the rest of Apple's earnings report was nothing to get excited about. The mixed bag of news left Apple stock flat in after-hours trading.Now investors can focus on what's coming this fall...
AAPL Leads These Three "Strong-Performing" Tech R&D Winners
As someone who's been in the technology trenches for the past 30 years, I know well that spending a ton of cash on research does not guarantee profits or stock-price appreciation.
What tech companies need are cost-effective research and development budgets - like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL). But Apple isn't alone.We've found two other tech companies that also have mastered this strategy..
New AAPL iPhone Report Leads Today's Stock Market News
Stock Market News, July 22, 2014: The DJIA slumped on Monday, as military action continues in the Gaza Strip and geopolitical tensions remain high in Ukraine. The United States and European allies have strengthened economic sanctions against Russian interests and are threatening further action against Vladimir Putin if he doesn't pull support from pro-Russian militants in Eastern Ukraine.Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:
Apple Stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) Could Use an Earnings Beat This Week
When Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reports its June quarter earnings after the market close Tuesday (tomorrow), the tech giant faces some steep expectations.
After all, one of the big reasons Apple stock is up over 17% on the year - and an impressive 32% since hitting a 2014 low of $71.40 on Jan. 30 - is the surprising Apple earnings beat in the March quarter.
Of course, the AAPL earnings beat last time around was driven primarily by unexpectedly strong iPhone sales. Can Apple do it again?Here’s why Apple earnings are likely to outdo expectations on Tuesday…
Dow Jones Today Notches Another Record High; AAPL, YHOO, INTC in Top News
Stock market today, July 16, 2014: The Dow Jones today (Wednesday) closed up for its 15th record-breaking close in 2014.
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified before Congress again today. She reiterated that the economy remains vulnerable to a struggling job market and stagnating wages - two reasons why the central bank will continue its loose monetary policy in 2014. Still, in its Beige Book this afternoon, the Federal Reserve said that the economy was expanding at "a modest to moderate pace."Here’s the scorecard from today’s trading session, and the top stories that affected the stock market today…
This Excellent Apple Stock News Means "Microsoft Had Better Watch Out"
The latest Apple stock news sent AAPL shares up 1.73% this morning (Wednesday).
On Tuesday afternoon, Apple announced a "landmark partnership" with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). Together, the two companies aim to gain foothold in segments of the corporate world like healthcare, retail, and transportation. And they intend to use mobile to do it.Here are the details of the IBM-Apple deal – and how it will affect AAPL stock in coming months…
Apple Stock Undervalued – Near-Unbreakable iPhone 6 Screen Will Spur Record Sales
Any previous estimates of iPhone 6 sales need to be tossed out.
Evidence that Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) next-generation smartphone will include a virtually unbreakable sapphire screen will push sales far beyond earlier expectations, which means that Apple stock at below $100 is significantly undervalued.
Apple clearly thinks it has a winner on its hands - it's ordering some 30% more units of the iPhone 6 units than it did the iPhone 5s last year.Here’s what this runaway hit will do for AAPL stock...
Seven Reasons to Buy Wearable Technology Stocks Now
One of the hottest trends for investors in 2014 has been investing in wearable technology stocks, as new products hit the market seemingly every week.
The wearable tech industry is growing at an incredible rate, and has been described as a "key consumer technology." The research shows that the industry is set to explode. In fact, it's already experiencing incredible growth.As the market develops, there will be numerous investment opportunities, and these are the seven biggest reasons we’ll be investing in wearable tech…
AAPL, GRPN, and ABBV Are Today's Pre-Market Movers
Dow Jones today, July 8, 2014: This morning, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Groupon Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN), and Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) are among the day's more notable premarket movers.
Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 50 points as investors weren't willing to take risky positions ahead of earnings season. Cyclical and small-cap stocks lagged the hardest this afternoon. The CBOE Volatility index soared more than 11%, the largest hike in nearly three months. The bounce was significant, as the index hit its lowest level since February 2007 last Thursday.Here's what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:
Apple Stock News: Another List, Another No. 1 Ranking
Apple Stock News: Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is No. 1 again -- this time on Barron's annual ranking of the World's Most Respected Companies.
But the Barron's survey is just the latest feather in Apple's corporate cap. In just the past 12 months, AAPL has topped several such lists.Here's what the world thinks of Apple, and what that means for AAPL stock...