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This Upcoming IPO Is a "Bigger and Badder" Tech Play Than Apple

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Investors now have the opportunity to purchase Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock in the $90 range following yesterday's (Monday) 7-for-1 stock split.

But according to Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, there is an upcoming IPO that could provide investors with an excellent profit opportunity, at a fraction of Apple's cost.

Watch Fitz-Gerald on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." yesterday, and see which tech IPO Fitz-Gerald is watching, and why investors will want to mark this company on their IPO calendars.

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Apple Stock Split Opens the Door for These 7 Stocks to Follow

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The Apple stock split, given the company’s outsized influence, could well inspire a fresh wave of stock splits after years of drought.

Once common, stock splits have become increasing rare over the past decade or so, as companies began to view a lofty stock price as a mark of prestige.

But the Apple stock split, along with other high-profile stock splits this year from MasterCard and Google, seems to be signaling a shift in corporate attitudes.

And at this point, there’s no shortage of high-priced stocks ripe for a split...

12 Features of Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) New Operating Systems


Some analysts yawned at the developments that came from the 25th annual Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference - but they're actually big news for the innovative tech giant.

What we did get from the developer conference is that Apple's Mac OSX software underwent a dramatic redesign.

Here are a dozen highlights of Apple’s new operating systems – available this fall.

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Just Showed Us How Its Stock Will Get to $1,000


Many investors were disappointed that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) did not unveil any new hardware at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday.

But speaking on FOX Business' "Varney & Co.," Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson said the tech giant just gave us chapter-and-verse on how the stock will reach $1,000.

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Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Takes Aim at Rivals at WWDC


Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) did not unveil any sexy new hardware at its annual developer's conference today (Monday), but what was discussed tells us a lot about the company's long-term strategy.

It appears that as Apple CEO Tim Cook has watched rival hardware makers using Google's Android copy the iPhone and iPad, he has realized that trying to stay ahead of the competition by dreaming up more new features that will be quickly copied is not the answer.

That's why the features revealed at WWDC focused on the one advantage Apple knows its rivals can’t easily copy…

The Apple Stock Split: What Investors Need to Know (AAPL)


Now that the Apple stock split (Nasdaq: AAPL) has arrived - today is the record date - investors need to know exactly what's happening and how it will affect them.

Since the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant announced the 7-for-1 stock split on April 23, AAPL stock has gone up 18.5% to $630 a share.

Here’s why the company did it and how the split will affect investors...

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Pulls Trigger on $3 Billion Beats Deal

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) finally announced today (Wednesday) after the markets closed that it was buying Beats Electronics for $3 billion, a deal that has been simmering in the rumor mill for three weeks.

The deal itself was no surprise, but tech pundits have driven themselves mad over the past few weeks trying to figure out why Apple CEO Tim Cook made the deal.

Sure enough, Cook did talk about the deal. Here’s what he had to say…

What's Next for AAPL, Sony, and the Dow


Money Morning Defense & Tech SpecialistMichael A. Robinson offered his thoughts on Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock, Sony Corp. (NYSE ADR: SNE), and when he thinks the Dow Jones Industrial Average will hit 17,000 in a Tuesday afternoon appearance on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."

Host Stuart Varney asks Robinson if he still thinks AAPL stock will hit $1,000 a share and whether Sony is a "buy" now that it has begun selling its PlayStation game consoles in China.

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Why General Motors (NYSE: GM) Stock Is a "Great Buy" Now


Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani made some unconventional calls on General Motors (NYSE: GM) stock and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock in a Wednesday afternoon appearance on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."

Shah told Varney that GM stock is now a "great buy," but the real surprise is what he had to say about Apple stock.

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Watch Shah make his case to Varney in the video clip below.

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Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Knows Why It's Buying Beats – Even If No One Else Does

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is not a rash and foolish company, and neither is its CEO, Tim Cook.

So the general condemnation in the media of the possible purchase of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion by the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant seems a bit premature, although AAPL stock barely reacted.

Still, the question on everyone's mind is why.

On the surface, the deal apparently makes no sense.

But there yet may be a method in the madness…

Why You Need to Be Bullish on Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) just announced a 7-for-1 stock split that will drop the price of Apple shares from about $600 all the way down to about $86.

Academics often dismiss stock splits as "book-keeping" maneuvers with little impact, but retail investors usually get pretty stoked about them.

This time around it's the investor who has the right take on this.

Here’s how this AAPL stock split can give your investment portfolio a nice jolt.

Why Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Hit $600 – And Will Go Higher in 2014

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Powered by an earnings beat and a string of shareholder-friendly moves, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock breached $600 on Monday for the first time since November of 2012, and now looks like it will challenge its all-time high by year's end.

The stock got to this point with the help of a strong dividend, a stock buyback program, and a big earnings beat. But there is so much more to come.

Here are the catalysts that will keep pushing AAPL stock higher for the rest of the year…

What the Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Bond Deal Is Really Telling Us

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Apple Inc. sold about $12 billion worth of bonds Tuesday, almost exactly one year after it conducted a monster $17 billion bond sale.

But that's a lot of debt to take on when you have $150 billion of cash and marketable securities on your balance sheet and free cash flow of about $40 billion per year.

So why do it?

As odd as it may seem, it's actually all the government's fault...

Dividend Stocks: This Tech Giant Is Now the S&P 500's Biggest Dividend Payer

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News about dividend stocks poured in last week, with some 85 companies increasing payouts.

But Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stole the spotlight, sweetening its quarterly dividend 8%, or $0.24 per share, to $3.29, making it the S&P 500's biggest dividend payer.

It also added $30 billion to its stock buyback program and declared a 7-for-1 stock split.

Here are 30 other dividend stocks that also increased payouts in the week ending April 25.

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