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April 2, 2013
11:15 EDTBRCM, AAPL, SSNLFAnalyst says Apple's iPhone profits have probably peaked
The profits generated by Apple's (AAPL) iPhone probably peaked last year, and the company's upcoming cheaper phone may be too expensive, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek wrote in a note to clients earlier today. WHAT'S NEW: The market for smartphones in developed markets are now saturated, and there is little difference between the iPhone and competing products offered by Samsung (SSNLF) and HTC, the analyst believes. Moreover, Apple's new, lower cost iPhone, expected to cost $350-$450, may be too expensive for consumers in developing markets, where most of the growth in smartphone sales will occur going forward, the analyst contended. Most consumers in these countries can only afford to pay less than $200 for a smartphone, he believes. As a result of all of these factors, Apple's fiscal 2014 earnings per share may be more than 20% below analysts' expectations, warned Misek, who maintained a $420 price target and Hold rating on the stock. TODAY'S PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Apple rose $7, or 1.6%, to $436. OTHERS TO WATCH: Broadcom (BRCM) could benefit from a proliferation of smartphones that cost less than $200, as Samsung appears to be incorporating Broadcom's chip into its low and mid level smartphones for developing markets, Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis wrote. He maintained a $40 price target and Buy rating on Broadcom.
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November 14, 2014
10:49 EDTAAPLReport: iPhone 6 outselling iPhone 6 Plus 3-to-1 margin, Apple Insider says
Apple's iPhone 7 lineup is mostly driven by the 4.7-inch model, accounting for 68% of all iPhone sales, while the iPhone 6 Plus took between 23%-24%, reports Apple Insider. Citing a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the new iPhones represented 91% of total iPhone sales compared to the iPhone 5s and 5c accounting for 84% of total iPhone sales a year ago. Reference Link
09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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07:52 EDTAAPLIntegrated Device to benefit from wireless charging adoption, says Craig-Hallum
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07:05 EDTAAPLApple told FTC health data will be protected, Reuters reports
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has asked Apple to prevent sensitive health data that will be collected by its devices from being used without users' consent, according to Reuters, which cited two unnamed sources. The tech giant has promised the FTC that it will not sell the data to third parties or allow developers to do so, the news service stated. Reference Link
06:54 EDTAAPLU.S.warns on vulnerability in Apple's iOS, Reuters reports
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06:16 EDTAAPLEU says Starbucks tax deal in Netherlands may be illegal state aid, WSJ says
The European Union said the tax deal struck by Starbucks (SBUX) in the Netherlands amounts to illegal state aid, reports the Wall Street Journal. European Commission regulators said it reached a preliminary view that the tax deal violated guidelines produced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It said the tax deal "tolerates questionable adjustments which allow Starbucks Manufacturing BV to lower the resulting corporate income tax basis in the Netherlands." The EU is also investigating tax arrangements of Apple (AAPL) in Ireland and Amazon (AMZN) and Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY) in Luxembourg. Reference Link
November 13, 2014
16:03 EDTAAPLOptions Update; November 13, 2014
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15:17 EDTSSNLFBlackBerry CEO says has complimentary strengths with Samsung
BlackBerry CEO speaking on CNBC.
13:28 EDTAAPLBlackBerry hits 52-week high after unveiling partnerships
Shares of BlackBerry (BBRY) hit a new 52-week high after the company announced three new partnership deals. The company is slated to hold its analyst day today, starting at 3:30 PM ET. WHAT'S NEW: BlackBerry announced that it would partner with Samsung to provide a security solution for the South Korean company's mobile devices that utilize Google's (GOOG) Android operating system. Under the deal, BlackBerry’s BES12, an Enterprise Mobility Management system, or EMM that was launched today, will be integrated with some of Samgung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets. BES 12 "securely manages devices from all of the major enterprise mobile platforms" and "will help organizations securely connect employees with each other and with the corporate information and machines” they need, BlackBerry stated. Also today, Blackberry announced that it would connect its EMM solutions to Salesforce's (CRM) top customer relationship management platform. "This agreement will allow Salesforce and BlackBerry joint customers to run their businesses from their phone while complying with specific industry regulations," said Vivek Kundra, a Salesforce Executive Vice President in a statement. "BlackBerry has an excellent reputation in security and networks, and when matched with the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, public sector organizations can use their mobile devices to connect with customers in a whole new way," added Kundra. Finally, BlackBerry announced that Brightstar would distribute BES 12. BlackBerry described Brightstar as "the world's largest wireless distribution company and leader in services for the wireless industry." WHAT'S NOTABLE: BES12 is expected to compete with Apple (AAPL) in the enterprise space. Apple earlier this year announced that it was partnering with IBM (IBM) in an effort to sell more products to corporate customers. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, BlackBerry jumped 6% to $11.95. Earlier today the shares set a new 52-week high of $12.05.
12:37 EDTBRCMBroadcom hits 52-week high after Goldman ups to Buy
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12:04 EDTSSNLFBlackBerry announces strategic partnership with Samsung
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11:13 EDTAAPLApple hits 52-week high after Bernstein says margins could climb
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10:01 EDTBRCMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:40 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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08:01 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $120 from $110 at Bernstein
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08:01 EDTAAPLCalpian says deploys Apple Pay for merchants
Calpian, Inc. (CLPI) has successfully enabled Apple Pay (AAPL) for its merchant customers as they respond to growing consumer interest in the new mobile payment service.
06:39 EDTAAPLApple's rumored iPad Pro delayed to 2Q15, AppleInsider reports
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06:23 EDTAAPLChipmakers in Apple Watch supply chain to start production, DigiTimes reports
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06:07 EDTAAPLApple paying little in iTunes taxes outside North America, AFR reports
According to a report from The Australian Financial Review, which cites an investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, more than two-thirds of the money Apple’s iTunes makes outside North America goes through the group’s Luxembourg holding company where it is not taxable. Apple has been widely criticized for its tax practices in Europe. Reference Link
05:34 EDTBRCMBroadcom upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
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