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  • Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Slammed by Poor iPhone Sales Apple Store When you spoil Wall Street by racking up earnings growth of 50% or more quarter after quarter - as Apple did from 2010 through 2012 - less-than-stellar earnings will hit with a particularly loud thud. On balance, Apple's earnings weren't horrible, but these iPhone numbers definitely set off alarm bells...
  • What's Next For Tech Stocks in 2014 20140115_SG_Varney_Web1

    Tech stocks like Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG), Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) are "where the action is" in tech. They make the most money and create the most innovative products and services.

    These tech stocks also serve as good benchmarks for how the whole industry is performing.

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  • Why Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Will Hit $1,000 in Two Years 20140115MR1

    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock is currently trading just over $559 - and Money Morning's Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson thinks it will climb 79% in the next two years.

    Robinson sees AAPL hitting $1,000. A major reason for this bullish forecast: China.

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  • What the China Mobile Deal Means for Apple Stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) Apple Store

    After months of tantalizing rumors that Apple and China Mobile Ltd.  (NYSE ADR: CHL) were on the brink of an agreement to allow China's largest carrier to sell the iPhone, the companies finally confirmed the deal yesterday (Sunday).

    It's a big new market for Apple's primary profit machine, so it should give Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock a huge boost - right?

    Well...sort of. But don't put in that order for a new yacht just yet...

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  • The 10 Biggest Companies in the U.S. Today Tall buildings The numbers are in, and the amount of money fueling 2013's biggest companies is staggering...

    The 10 biggest companies in the U.S. today earned a combined annual revenue of more than $2.2 trillion in fiscal 2012. That's $1.35 trillion more than the country's credit card debt, and $1.17 trillion more than total student debt.

    These moneymakers have been ranked based on total revenue by Fortune. All of them are incorporated in, operated in, and filing taxes in the U.S.

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  • Silver Set to Double, According to… Apple? Silver Spot Prices per Ounce

    We all have our reasons for following Apple. I track it because this tech behemoth is a massive global consumer of metals - base, rare earth, and precious.

    And right now, Apple is giving us some surprising indications that the demand for silver is much higher than its current price would have us believe.

    Here's how the rumors flew...
  • Why Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Will Surprise You in 2014 12042013SG

    Many people on Wall Street wrote off Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock after it plunged from its high of over $700 in September 2012 to below $400 by April 2013.

    But not Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani.

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  • Apple Stock Price Headed Higher Despite Muddled Earnings 10292013SG The markets weren’t quite sure what to make of Apple’s murky earnings report, as its shares lost, then gained, and then lost again after the release. But Shah Gilani couldn’t be happier with its overall performance. Even the “Reluctant Bull” had trouble hiding his enthusiasm for the stock. Here's why he thinks Apple is going gangbusters...
  • Today's Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Earnings Preview

    In the middle of earnings season, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is claiming center stage as it readies to release its fourth-quarter results after the closing bell today (Monday).

    Apple stock is up 0.5% at $528.34 today, having risen nearly 25% since its last earnings report, and today's results will include the initial impact of the company's latest iPhone and iPad release. AAPL is trading in a 52-week range of $3.85 to $614.00 and at about 13 times forward earnings.

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  • 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.

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  • The Carl Icahn Letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook Writing 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.

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  • Why the Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Price Will Double from Here apple with a heart

    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.

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  • Why the Apple Stock Price Is Up – And Going Higher shah mug q

    When the Apple stock price (Nasdaq: AAPL) slipped below $400 in April and again in June, a lot of Wall Street pundits concluded that the company was a spent force and moved on.

    But just when it looked like the Apple bears might be right, the company started to gain back lost ground.

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  • Giving China What It Wants Will Spice Up Apple Stock apple with a heart

    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.

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  • The Icahn Lift: Let Carl Icahn Give You Double-Digit Gains piggie 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. Read more... Read More...