Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 30, forecasted a 25-point decline from Wednesday's close. The markets are reacting to shifts in the U.S. dollar and to the Federal Reserve's statements that it will raise interest rates on a meeting-by-meeting basis.
In one sense, answering the question "How much money does Apple have?" is easy.
During its Q2 earnings conference call Monday, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reported that it now has $193.5 billion in cash and cash equivalents on its balance sheet.
That's a big number. But what could you do with it?
Apple stock slipped 1% in early morning trading Tuesday and later went flat as Wall Street yawned at another great quarter for the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant.
AAPL stock had gained 5% in the week leading up to its Q2 earnings announcement, and even was up about 1% in after-hours trading. Apple stock closed at $132.65 yesterday.
The mild reaction is oddly dismissive of a striking earnings beat for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).
Of all the Apple stock price predictions out there, this may be the boldest: AAPL shares will reach $200 within 24 months.
And that bold call belongs to a seasoned market analyst with 33 years of experience -- Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald.
He wasn't shy about it, either. He made the call on the FOX Business program "Varney & Co." earlier this month, startling host Stuart Varney. Most AAPL stock price predictions are much lower.
Despite rising expectations, the consensus for the Q2 Apple earnings estimates will likely turn out to be too low.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reports its fiscal Q2 earnings after the market close today (Monday).
As usual, the iPhone will determine the size of the success of Apple's earnings. Apple's flagship product usually generates about 55% of the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's revenue.
We love our Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) products - the Apple Watch, the iPad, the MacBook, the iPhone. In fact, we say this company no longer sells products; it sells an entire ecosystem.
It sells itself.
The iPhone 6 may be the lone outperformer in the Q2 AAPL earnings, but that's all Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) needs to beat expectations.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company reports its fiscal Q2 results Monday after the market close.
The iPhone makes up the majority of Apple's revenue, making it the key to success for AAPL earnings. And the figures will show the iPhone 6 had a stellar quarter.
New drug protocols and advancements in medicine are turning the healthcare industry into one of the most profitable sectors out there. And they're not the only game-changers around.
There are other sector "disruptors" waiting to make you a profit.
The Apple share price will reach $200 24 months from now.
That's what Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald told FOX Business anchor Stuart Varney Monday when asked about Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).
But here's what I couldn't say: The Apple share price could get there even faster. The reason is the new Apple Watch. Or rather, what the Apple Watch will become.
Tech M&A deals are so commonplace now they often come and go with little fanfare. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) alone has acquired 44 companies since 2000. Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has gobbled up more than three times that, with 144 buys in the last 15 years.
These deals are actually changing our lives - perhaps more than we realize. For instance, Google bought mobile software Android in 2005. Now, Android smartphones account for 78.4% of global market share. There are 76 million Android users in the U.S. alone.
Here are five charts that show the recent M&A deals from American tech sweethearts Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo!, and Google.
Keith appears on Fox Business and talks with host Stuart Varney. Watch the video to hear is thoughts on Apple's new product.
Where "the herd" sees doom and gloom, we see profit opportunity. And today we're going to show you a piggybank investment that will make you huge profits.
In fact, this stock represents an opportunity to create the kind of wealth that you'll be able to pass along to future generations.
The Apple suppliers list can help investors see which partners are in favor or out of favor with the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant.
The first Apple suppliers list was published in 2012, partly in response to controversies over working conditions in plants overseas that build Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) products.
But investors are typically less concerned with Apple's corporate responsibility efforts than they are with finding alternative ways to play the phenomenal success of Apple stock.
Several analysts have recently downgraded Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) from "Buy" to "Hold." Shah, on the other hand, told Fox Business watchers today that now is not the time to downplay Apple's stock. Between smartphone sales and the just launched Apple Watch, Shah explains exactly why now is the time to buy the iDevice King and stick with it.
AAPL stock kicked off its first day of trading as part of the Dow Jones on Thursday, March 19th. There's one question on investors' minds – will the inclusion help or hurt the most valuable tech company in the world?