Apple, not known for big acquisitions, is looking at buying a 55% stake in Japanese chip maker Renesas for $482 million. The company happens to be the world's largest producer - and top expert - in one area of technology of crucial importance to Apple.
Netflix was the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 in 2013, gaining more than 312% for the year. The good times continued into this year, with NFLX up 25% year-to-date as of March 6. But since then the stock has plunged nearly 20%.
Apple TV will indeed make a splash this year, but all this business with Comcast is a red herring. In fact, there are two big changes Apple can make to its $99 set-top box that will go a long way toward turning it from a "hobby" to a
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 25.82 points to finish at 16,276.95. The Nasdaq dipped 50.4 points to finish at 4,226.38, while the S&P 500 hit an intraday all-time high before falling 9.07 points to close at 1,857.46.
Here's a recap of other major events today:
Apple has quietly been putting together a strategy that will allow it to gain the upper hand in a wearable tech market expected to explode over the next few years. That strategy revolves around the one thing that will
What happens when an obscure small-cap company announces behemoth Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is a major customer? Shares skyrocket.
That's exactly what happened Thursday when Pixelworks Inc. (Nasdaq: PXLW) disclosed Apple is a chief purchaser.
It now appears that rumors Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) had an acquisitive eye on Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) were just that - rumors.
But the two companies have been talking, and almost surely about the planned Tesla Gigafactory, an enormous rechargeable battery production plant projected to open in 2017 and cost at least $5 billion.
This doesn't happen very often.
Icahn's bid for an Apple stock buyback worth $50 billion ran aground today (Monday) when an influential proxy voting service, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), sided with Apple.
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,
Tech stocks like Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG), Amazon.com 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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.