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With Apple making more money than it knows what to do with, the company in March of 2012 announced a capital return program consisting of stock buybacks and dividends. The initial program was designed to return $45 billion in value to shareholders, but as the money continued to roll in, Apple earlie...

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In just a few days, Apple will be splitting its shares for the first time in over 9 years. The stock split will be a 7-1 split and will operate to make the stock more affordable to casual investors. With the stock split just around the corner, below is a primer on why Apple is splitting the stock...

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Since posting stellar earnings last week, not to mention the announcement of a widely-expanded capital return program, shares of Apple have been on the rise in a major way. During the last three trading days alone, Apple shares have increased by $76.21, which amounts to a rather sizeable 15.6% bum...

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On December 12, 1980, Apple became a public company when it launched its IPO. Shares were initially priced at US$22, making a number of Apple employees, including a young Steve Jobs, instant millionaires. EDN reports: The shares sold out almost immediately and the IPO generated more capital tha...

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The unveiling of the iPhone 5s and 5c precipitated a nearly 51-point drop in shares of Apple, falling from US$505 to $454 in less than a week's time. The recent decline in Apple's share price serves as a prime example of why keeping a close eye on Apple's stock performance is often an exercise in c...

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With Apple's iPhone event about a day away, we can expect new iPhones to hit store shelves in just a few weeks. While a few rumors have pointed to a September 20 launch date, we'll have to wait until tomorrow to know for certain. Either way, an iPhone launch is steadily approaching. That being th...

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Propelled by a favorable ITC ruling last Friday, shares of Apple shot up by US$12.91 on Monday, finishing the trading day at $467.36. Indeed, shares of Apple on Monday closed at their second highest level since February of 2013. Though the success of the iPhone is routinely measured against Android...

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Last Friday we reported on a new SEC filing from Apple which relayed that Apple's Board of Directors tweaked Tim Cook's compensation package by adding a performance metric to his stock options. In addition, there were a number of other SEC filings from Apple which disclosed that a number of top exe...

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Apple on Tuesday raised $17 billion via a bond offering as part of its recently announced capital program which aims to return $100 billion to shareholders by the end of 2015. Apple's capital return program is comprised of two components: an increased quarterly dividend of $3.05 a share and a $55 bi...

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Over the past few weeks, shares of Apple have been trading at 52-week lows. Earlier this month, shares of Apple dipped below US$400 a share for the first time since 2011. Shockingly, Apple had a P/E ratio lower than Dell's for a few days last week. Over the past week, however, shares of Apple have ...

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Apple last week announced that it would embark on a massive stock repurchasing plan whereby it will purchase US$60 billion worth of its own shares by the end of 2015. In a press release on the matter, Apple called it the "largest single share repurchase authorization in history." What's more, the c...

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