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Monday, January 31, 2011

Annual Apple Stockholder Meeting to Take Place February 23rd

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 10:02 AM

http://www.macnn.com/articles/11/01....primary.topic/

"The annual Apple shareholder meeting will take place on February 23rd, the company has confirmed. The event will start at about 10 AM Pacific time, hosted within building 4 at the company's 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California. Various Apple leaders should be present, though it is not known if CEO Steve Jobs will appear."

You can find out more by going to the Apple Investor page at www.apple.com/investor.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Apple Financial, Yea, They are in Pretty Good Shape I'd Say

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:25 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/appl...slideshow-start

"Listening to Apple's quarterly conference calls these days is like watching a once-in-a-generation sports team demolish every other team in the league."

With growth from same time last year of 70% (yes, 70%) I'd say they did demolish everyone else. That is a pretty incredible number by anyone's standard. So impressive were most of their figures that they called the 23% growth in Mac sales "disappointing." Yea, it's only 8 times the growth of the PC market. Another figure I found interesting was that the retail division is a $16 billion dollar a year revenue source for Apple, and revenues from same time last year jumped 95%. The story we linked to has several other interesting tidbits from yesterdays financial call, and the stock market has taken notice since in early trading Apple Shares are at an all time high of $348.60 USD, gaining $7.95 USD, a new intraday high. You can see a transcript of the conference call here, or check it out at the Apple Investor site and hear the details yourself.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apple Records Record Revenue in Q4 2010

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:30 AM

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/arti...billion_profit/

"Apple reported Monday that it brought in a record $20.3 billion in revenue during the September quarter, the company's fiscal fourth quarter, and a record $4.34 billion in profit. That's up 67% year-over-year in revenue and up 73% year-over-year in earnings."

This didn't stop the stock from dropping about 5.6% yesterday to final price of $318.00 USD per share, but the stock had quite the run leading up to the financial conference call yesterday. Among the highlights yesterday besides the revenue of course, were that they sold a record 3.89 million Macs (up 27% from previous year), 14.1 million iPhones (up 91% from previous year) and 4.19 million iPads. The only downer was the sales of 9.05 million iPods (down 11% from last year). The biggest highlight for some was the fact that Steve Jobs made an appearance in the call, saying "we have a few surprises left for the remainder of this calendar year." I can't wait until tomorrow can you?


Monday, October 18, 2010

Apple 4th Quarter Earnings Report Today at 5pm Eastern

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.edibleapple.com/apple-to...t=Google+Reader

"Apple's earnings conference calls are fast becoming routine affairs. Record breaking earnings, billions in profits, and an astounding number of Mac/iPhone/iPod sales. Indeed, we've almost come to expect Apple to set all-time highs in every financial metric quarter after quarter."

The fourth quarter ended on September 30th, so this should be an eventful conference call. You can tune in to the Apple Investor page and listen in at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Apple Q3 Conference Call Set for Tomorrow at 5pm Eastern

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...-on-july-21.ars

"Apple's Q3 2009 financial results will be available on Tuesday, July 21, with some observers expecting good news and others expecting... not so good news. What details will we hear on the subsequent conference call?"

Tomorrow, July 21st at 5pm Eastern the conference call will begin. As usual, you can listen in on this via the Apple Investor web site. Apple has been doing pretty well over the course of the last year, but especially in the iPhone arena based on the success of the 3GS launch. But, you never know... well at least until 5pm Eastern tomorrow.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Apple Stock Price Up 31%

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:00 AM

http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.co...cent-this-year/

"The stock is not what it was in 2007, when it rose nearly 136% in the space of 12 months, but Apple (AAPL) is off to a good start in 2009. From Jan. 2, when it opened at $85.88, to April 2, when it closed at $112.71, Apple has gained 31.24% - easily outpacing the Dow, which is still down more than 9% for the year."

Apple is a bright spot in the dismal Dow news that is for sure. RIM and Google are also up, 21% and 18% respectively but none of the three compares to the jump for Amazon.com, which is up about 48% for the year. Incredible. The "Four Horsemen of Tech" as Cramer calls them are having a pretty good year so far for their investors. Let's see what today brings shall we?


Friday, April 3, 2009

Apple Conference Call April 22nd for Q2 2009 Results

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...on-april-22.ars

"Apple plans to announce its second fiscal quarter results on April 22, 2009. At that time, we expect the company to focus largely on how little of a hit it's taking compared to other manufacturers in this slowing economy."

This is expected to take place at 5:00pm Eastern time, and shortly before Apple will usually post the results of the quarter they are talking about, in this case Q2 for 2009. You can go to the Apple Investor site to listen in to the conference call, and it is expected the call will include information about Snow Leopard and the Mac sales, which is expected to be between 2 and 2.2 million units according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Not Such a Bad Economy for Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.cnbc.com/id/29054085?__s...S*blog*&par=RSS

On Wednesday, January 14, the day Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced he would be taking a 6-month medical leave of absence, Apple shares closed at $85.33. From the moment that news hit the tape, shares began to slide, and by January 20, Apple had dipped to $78.20, with investors starting to worry that a kind of China Syndrome was happening to the company.A complete meltdown, and no recovery. But something bordering on miraculous has occurred since then: a rally, and a big one, in Apple shares. And it was ignited by the most unlikely of sources: financial fundamentals.

This is a good example of how the unknown is sometimes too much for investors to take, and how quickly they can react negatively to bad news prior to getting the facts. Once the reports were in on the financial stability of the company, the stock price jumped above $100 US for the first time this year. As of closing of the markets on Friday the stock had settled at $99.72 US rewarding the strong sales numbers Apple posted. It sure doesn't hurt having $28 billion US in the bank either!


Friday, January 23, 2009

Apple Stock Jumps After Earnings Report

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/01/22/noki...le-stock-soars/

"While Apple stock is up over seven percent since its positive earnings report and conference call yesterday afternoon, both Nokia and Microsoft have released dourer reports about their financial outlook."

Not a lot of good news yesterday with Nokia reporting a 69% (yes 69%) drop in profits, Microsoft laying off 5,000 employees and Sony posting record losses of $3 Billion USD with plans to close factories and lay off workers. Investors seemed happy with the news from Apple though, as you can see from the jump in stock price. Strategic planning at Apple remains cautious, as a story later today points out regarding the scaling back on the retail side of things.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Q1 2009 Results Exceed Expectations for Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/21/...r-1-61b-profit/

"Apple reported first-quarter earnings significantly higher than analysts had expected coming off a disappointing holiday season for most tech companies, but provided its usual conservative guidance."

Economic downturn and dismal holiday sales didn't seem to affect Apple. For the three-month period ending December 27th, they recorded $10.2 billion in revenue, net income of $1.6 billion and earnings per share of $1.78, all categories exceeding figures for the same period last year. Of course one of the first questions asked was "how is Steve?"


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Take it Easy Investors, AAPL Still Rated a Buy

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/01/13/citi...s-price-target/

"Citi analyst Richard Gardner repeated the firm's "buy" recommendation for Apple stock, but reduced his estimate through 2011 to "reflect a more conservative view of consumer spending."

The report cites some softening of iPhone shipments in the last quarter of 2008 as one reason, and they lowered the 12-month target price to $132 USD from $153 USD. He further stated that they see opportunity in weakness so they are keeping Apple at a "buy" recommendation. AAPL closed down approximately $0.95 USD today on the news, that is if I am reading the Google finance site correctly.


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