Stock Market News Today: Big Day for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Merck (NYSE: MRK)
Stock Market News Today, Oct. 28: Stocks are weighed in morning trade, reversing out of earlier gains as investors are hit with a disappointing report on pending home sales despite a more positive report on industrial production.
Pending home sales slid 5.6% in September to the lowest level in nine months, likely weighed by higher housing prices and higher interest rates.To continue reading, please click here...
The Carl Icahn Letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook
p>Legendary hedge fund manager Carl Icahn is ramping up the pressure on Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) to greatly accelerate its share buyback efforts.
Icahn has been pushing Apple CEO Tim Cook to buy back more shares with its giant $147 billion pile of cash since mid-summer. Last month, Icahn had dinner with Cook to make his case personally.To continue reading, please click here...
Why the Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Price Will Double from Here
I have such an intense enthusiasm for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) that my collection of the company's products sounds a lot like the lyrics of a famous Christmas song: five iPhones, four wireless routers, three MacBooks, two Apple TVs, and one pair of iPads.
And while my love for the company's products is great, and would certainly be a factor, I can assure you that my analysis of the profit potential posed by Apple stock will be like any other recommendation I make - completely objective.To continue reading, please click here...
Why the Apple Stock Price Is Up – And Going Higher
But just when it looked like the Apple bears might be right, the company started to gain back lost ground.To continue reading, please click here...
Giving China What It Wants Will Spice Up Apple Stock
Apple stock has needed a fresh catalyst for quite some time, and it's about to get one.
In the first of two related developments, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has scheduled an event on Tuesday to unveil its new flagship iPhone 5S as well as a lower-cost version, expected to be called the iPhone 5C.Read More...
The Icahn Lift: Let Carl Icahn Give You Double-Digit Gains
Carl Icahn pioneered the strategies commonly used by what we now call "activist shareholders." While he's unloved by CEOs everywhere, savvy investors who keep a close watch on Icahn can themselves profit from his moves. We tell you how.
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Is Apple Stock A Buy?
Our Shah Gilani was right on target when he picked Apple on July 23 on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.” Since then the stock has soared 19%. Now he tells “Varney & Co.” why he thinks it’s a great idea to keep buying more……
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Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Hits $500 Thanks to Carl Icahn
You see, Tuesday afternoon, in a single tweet, the legendary 77-year-old activist investor added more than $17.26 billion to Apple's market cap. At 2:21 p.m., pre-tweet, AAPL stock was trading at $475. Following the tweet, shares shot up to $494, before settling the day at $489.57.Read More...
Obama Brings the Stick to Apple-Samsung Patent War
President Barack Obama added an unexpected twist to the patent wars when he took the extraordinarily rare step of vetoing the International Trade Commission's own trade sanctions against Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) last week.
The trade commission had ruled that Apple violated some of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd's patents, and the commission was set to ban outright several key Apple products, such as the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and the iPad 2 and 3G models - all sold by AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), among others.Read More...
Five Reasons Apple Stock is a Buy
But given all that's happened, AAPL at $400 is a better deal than it may appear.
"It's obviously been hit, but it's bounced. It's held up," said Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani. Pointing to the recent volatility in the markets, Gilani said, "The markets have been hit really hard and Apple has held up beautifully."Read More...
Shah Gilani: Why Apple Stock Is Still a Winner
Despite Apple stock recently taking a hit, Money Morning's Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to explain why Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL
) is still a winner.
He emphasizes the positive impact of Apple's cash flow on Apple stock.
Also, hear Shah's simple explanation of how Apple's bond offering is actually going to be a positive for Apple stock, as he breaks down complicated financial metrics and accounting rules for viewers.
Apple: Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game
Hauling Apple's CEO Tim Cook to Washington last week to get berated in front of a Congressional committee was sadly nothing more than typical DC kabuki theater.
Corporations have been using similar tax dodges for decades and Congress has always harrumphed and looked the other way. Perhaps because real tax reform would have real consequences?
If Congress actually has the nerve to grab some sketchy offshore corporate revenue, you need to know what it means for your stocks.
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Is Apple's "Next Big Thing" Vaporware?
Mind-control technology, vision-enabled devices, robotic cars and motion-controlled gadgets. These are where some of the tech titans have set their sights.
So where is Apple in all of this buzz?...
Its big promises beyond Apple TV and a new iPhone are beginning to sound a lot like vaporware.
Here's who is starting to eat Apple's lunch and maybe its future...
Apple Bond Offering is Proof It'll Do Anything to Avoid Taxes
The record $17 billion Apple bond offering this week will do more than just placate shareholders eager to get some benefit from the company's $144.7 billion in cash.
It will help Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) avoid paying taxes, a feat that the Cupertino, CA tech giant has elevated to a high art.Read More...
Apple Stock May Not Climb, But Will Still Reward Investors
There was really only one good thing for Apple stock investors in yesterday's (Tuesday's) earnings report.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) announced an unprecedented share buyback program and boosted its dividend in attempts to pacify edgy investors who have watched the company's stock tumble about 34% over the past six months.
The iPhone maker will return $100 billion of cash to shareholders by 2015, through an increased dividend and $60 billion share buyback program. Apple's quarterly dividend was sweetened 15% to $3.05 a share. The stock now carries a juicy 3% yield. The new dividend is payable on May 16 to shareholders of record May 13.
With an annual payment of some $11 billion, Apple becomes the biggest dividend payer in corporate America, taking the crown from Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM).Read More...