212.45 -0.19 (-0.09%)
Pre-Market: 4:51AM EDT
|Bid||212.26 x 1200|
|Ask||212.64 x 800|
|Day's Range||211.60 - 213.65|
|52 Week Range||142.00 - 233.47|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.08|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.06|
|Earnings Date||Oct 30, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.08 (1.46%)|
|1y Target Est||223.21|
Apple has increased their maximum reward to $1,000,000 for anyone who can successfully execute a zero-click full chain kernel attack on its latest iPhones.
Huawei’s Chairmen and Founder Ren Zhengfei said that the company is facing a “life or death crisis” as pressure from U.S. tariffs continues. Huawei expects no relief from the U.S. suctions but is confident the company will not be crushed. Yahoo Finance’s Dan Roberts, Kristin Myers and Heidi Chung discuss.
Aug.21 -- Cathie Wood, Ark Investment Management chief executive officer, discusses the impact of the trade war on Apple Inc. with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
Most people don’t care if their credit card gets a scratch or a scuff, as long as they can still buy things with it. But the sleek new titanium Apple Card may change that.
It's August 2019, and we are on the eve of a streaming TV gold rush that will forever change the global entertainment landscape.To be sure, the linear to internet TV shift has been playing out for the past decade. But, from essentially 2010 to 2019, there have really only been three viable streaming TV services -- Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Prime Video, and Hulu -- all of which cost a very cheap ~$10 per month.As such, contrary to what the headlines will lead you to believe, cord-cutters have been the exception. Most households in the U.S. have a Netflix subscription. Most households also still pay for cable TV. In other words, the consumption shift from linear to internet TV in the 2010's has been defined largely by consumers bundling pay TV packages and streaming services together -- not by wholesale cord-cutting.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat's about to change in 2020. A plethora of new streaming TV services are going to launch in late 2019 and 2020. Most of these streaming TV services project to be really good. Pretty much all of them will feature exclusive content.The introduction of these new services will truly kick-start the cord-cutting trend. By 2025, I don't think many households in the U.S. will be paying for cable TV. Instead, I think most households will bundle together several streaming packages at a cost that's similar to what they paid for cable, but with a lot more content and enhanced convenience. Deloitte agrees, saying that as early by the end of 2020, 20% of adults in developed economies will be paying for 10 digital media subscription services. * 10 Marijuana Stocks That Could See 100% Gains, If Not More What's the investment implication here? Buy streaming TV stocks. The streaming TV gold rush that will play out in the 2020's will create a rising tide that will lift most boats in this segment. Streaming TV Stocks to Buy: Netflix (NFLX)Source: Riccosta / Shutterstock.com Streaming Service(s): NetflixIndustry pioneer and leader Netflix is widely seen as a big loser with the oncoming onslaught of competitive streaming TV services from the rest of the media industry.But, this fear seems overstated to me. Netflix will be just fine. As mentioned earlier, the norm by 2025 will be multiple streaming TV subscriptions per household. Probably somewhere around four to five. An over-the-top complete TV package like YouTube TV or AT&T TV will likely be one of them, since consumers still have huge demand for live TV. That leaves three to four open spots. So, when all is said and done, all Netflix needs to be is a top three to four streaming service.Netflix will inevitably be that. The core value prop of Netflix is the original content. Original content streaming hours as a percent of total streaming hours on Netflix has risen from 14% in January 2017, to 24% in October 2017 to 37% in October 2018. Bears will say that the bulk of viewing hours are still allocated for licensed content. I'd argue that the trend implies that by the time Netflix loses its licensed content (2020/21), the percent of viewing hours dedicated to original content will be north of 50%.Thus, contrary to what the bears will have you believe, the original content strategy is working here. Netflix subscribers are watching more and more Netflix originals, and they are liking them, too (a hefty portion of Netflix originals score really well on IMDb). This strategy will continue to work for the foreseeable future. Netflix has huge data and resource advantages. They have more viewership data than anyone else in this space, and they also spend more money on content than anyone else.Net net, Netflix will be just fine in the wake of intensified streaming TV competition. The platform will continue to add subs at a record rate during the streaming TV gold rush of the early 2020's, and NFLX stock will march higher. Disney (DIS)Source: ilikeyellow / Shutterstock.com Streaming Service(s): Disney+ (launching November 2019), ESPN+ and HuluPerhaps the one company that investors and consumers are most excited about with regards to its streaming TV market entry is global media giant Disney (NYSE:DIS).Streaming TV isn't brand new for Disney. The company launched EPSN+, a streaming extension of ESPN, in 2018. The company has also long held a stake in streaming platform Hulu, and now owns the entire service. But, those two services pale in comparison to the forthcoming launch of Disney's branded streaming service and true competitor to Netflix -- Disney+.Disney+ will do really well. As stated in the Netflix segment, all Disney+ has to be is a top three to four streaming service to be successful at scale. That means all Disney+ needs is to have a top three to four content library in the streaming TV world. The platform will inevitably have that, given that Disney owns a treasure chest of content dating back several decades and that the company consistently dominates the box office every single year.Further, Disney is offering a package that bundles Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu together. That package should do very well, because it checks off every entertainment type -- great movies with Disney+, live sports with ESPN+ and great shows with Hulu. * 11 Stocks Under $10 to Buy Now Net net, Disney's streaming TV push over the next several years will yield hugely positive results, led by Disney+ turning into one of the biggest streaming TV services in the world. As this happens, DIS stock will naturally rally as cord-cutting headwinds become old news and as profits start marching higher with a consistently robust pace. Apple (AAPL)Source: Shutterstock Streaming Service(s): Apple TV+ (launching November 2019)Another company which both investors and consumers are excited about with regards to its streaming TV market entry in late 2019 is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).The big story at Apple is pretty simple. Over a decade ago, the genius known as Steve Jobs came up with the iPhone. That small gadget changed the world. Ever since, Apple has sold a ton of iPhones to a ton of consumers everywhere and Apple's revenues, profits and market cap have exploded higher.But, the hardware growth narrative has largely run its course. That is, pretty much everyone who wants a smartphone, already has a smartphone. Thus, Apple is looking for alternative revenue streams to sustain growth in the absence of robust hardware growth.The biggest of these alternative revenue streams? Software. Specifically, because Apple has sold so many iPhones over the past decade-plus, the company has a huge opportunity to monetize the world's largest hardware install base through various subscription software services like a streaming music service, a curated news service, a cloud storage service so on and so forth.The most promising of these services? A streaming TV service dubbed Apple TV+, which is set to launch in November 2019.The big question marks for Apple TV+ revolve around content. Apple hasn't ever produced TV shows or movies before. But, the company has a ton of cash it can spend to attract top talent, and top talent usually makes strong content that consumers are willing to pay for.Thus, given Apple's huge resources, Apple TV+ does project as a top three to four streaming TV service at scale, meaning that Apple TV+ could be set to add tens of millions of subs over the next few years. If so, that software revenue growth bump will provide a lift to AAPL stock. AT&T (T)Source: Lester Balajadia / Shutterstock.com Streaming Service(s): AT&T TV, DirectTV Now and HBO Max (Spring 2020)The dark horse in the streaming TV gold rush is telecom and media giant AT&T (NYSE:T). But, because AT&T's streaming TV potential is presently so understated, I actually think AT&T stock could be one of the biggest winners in the streaming TV gold rush of the early 2020's.The idea here is simple. AT&T -- much like Disney -- has struggled with cord-cutting for the past several years. Those headwinds have kept a lid on AT&T stock. Also much like Disney, AT&T is attempting to remedy those headwinds with a forthcoming big push into the streaming TV arena. AT&T is set to launch both AT&T TV (an over-the-top TV package that is basically cable, but cheaper and in the streaming format) and HBO Max (an HBO-focused streaming service with additional WarnerMedia content) soon.Unlike Disney stock, though, AT&T stock has not benefited from a major uptick over the past few quarters in anticipation of this streaming TV push. This disconnect is an opportunity.Both AT&T TV and HBO Max will be huge. As more streaming services rush to the forefront, consumers will increasingly look to cut the cord. But, they will still want to watch live TV. AT&T TV will allow them to do that, at a fraction of the cost of cable. Thus, AT&T TV will become the de-facto live TV replacement in the streaming world.At the same time, HBO Max is equipped with enough content firepower from HBO and WarnerMedia to compete pound-for-pound with industry heavyweights Netflix, Amazon and Disney. * 7 Stocks the Insiders Are Buying on Sale In total, then, AT&T's streaming TV push over the next few years could be tremendously successfully. Tremendous success on the streaming TV front isn't priced into dirt-cheap AT&T stock today. As such, the potential upside in AT&T stock from the streaming TV gold rush is quite compelling. Roku (ROKU)Source: jejim / Shutterstock.com Streaming Service(s): All of them.When it comes to the streaming TV gold rush, perhaps the best way to play the trend is to buy shares of streaming device maker and service aggregator Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU).Plain and simple -- Roku is becoming the cable box of the streaming TV world. That is, the streaming TV world in 2025 will look a lot like the linear TV world of 2015. There will be a whole bunch of streaming services (which are basically just different "channels"). There will also be a ton of consumers trying to access those streaming services. Thus, there will be an increasing need for someone to step in and act like a cable box -- connecting all that demand to all the supply in seamless manner.Roku does that. They also do it better than anyone else for several reasons. First, they are content neutral, so every service can be accessed without friction and bias. Second, they have the most intuitive UI, which consumers broadly understand and love. Third, they dominate the smart TV market, with one out of every three smart TVs in the U.S. last quarter being a Roku TV. Fourth, their separate set-boxes are dirt cheap.Given these factors, Roku is not just the cable box of the streaming TV world today. But, they project to remain the cable box of the streaming TV world for a lot longer, too. As such, this platform will grow with the entire streaming TV industry for the next several years. All that growth will inevitably push ROKU stock higher in the long run.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long NFLX, AMZN, DIS, T and ROKU. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Marijuana Stocks to Ride High on the Farm Bill * 8 Biotech Stocks to Watch After the Q2 Earnings Season * 7 Unusual, Growth-Oriented REITs to Buy for Your Portfolio The post 5 Streaming Stocks to Buy for the TV Streaming Gold Rush appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone has seen its average selling price spike since it launched the iPhone X two years ago due to the higher costs of its OLED screens.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- For 47 years, the Business Roundtable has lobbied on behalf of corporate America. Much of that time, it maintained a fiction(1) -- that the sole purpose of a corporation was to maximize profits on behalf of shareholders. This philosophy has been under assault for several years now, and this week the Business Roundtable announced it wants to put it to rest.In a widely circulated memo, the 200-member organization reversed itself, writing that "shareholder primacy” is no longer the sole purpose of a corporation. Instead, corporations must include a commitment to “all stakeholders,” which includes customers, employees, suppliers and local communities.Some kudos are in order for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, and chairman of the Business Roundtable, for driving these changes. He has been discussing the need for a more inclusive form of capitalism, both in public speeches and in his letters to shareholders, for some time.But turning this aircraft carrier around won’t be easy, in large part because of the group's own history. Indeed, the Roundtable has spent most of the past four decades advocating against the interests of those exact stakeholders. To cite some of the more notable examples:\-- It fought the rise of labor unions and pro-union legislation;\-- Helped to defeat antitrust bills;\-- Prevented the formation of the Consumer Protection Agency;\-- Opposed corporate governance changes to make boards of directors and CEOs more accountable to stockholders;\-- Fought proper accounting of stock options given as compensation to executives and insiders;\-- Opposed increases in the national minimum wage (it now favors increases);\-- Lobbied to prevent restrictions on executive compensation;\-- Fought legislation that would create cleaner energy and address climate change;\-- Pushed for corporate income-tax cuts;\-- Supported anti-consumer Supreme Court decisions, including the fiction that corporations are legal people, and that campaign donations equal speech. The Roundtable might respond that this is all in the past. Let’s hope so. But the organization has an even greater challenge: Scan the list of 181 signatories to the recent memo and it's a Who’s Who of corporate behavior that has burdened and disadvantaged the very stakeholders they will now champion.Consider a few of the signatories:\-- Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc.: Two of the most valuable companies in the world are famously effective at using various tax dodges to avoid paying their fair share. I can recall when the Internal Revenue Service went after maneuvers that serve no valid business purpose other than tax avoidance. Consider that what isn't paid in tax by those who avoid them must be made up for by those who do -- mostly average Americans who also happen to be customers of these companies.The share of federal tax revenue paid by corporations has dropped by two-thirds in the past seven decades -- from 32% in 1952 to 10% in 2013; and corporate income tax as a share of gross domestic product has fallen from about 6% in 1946 to about 1.5% today.\-- Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. and American Express Co.: Show good faith -- working with card-issuing banks as needed -- by simplifying the incomprehensible small print in the cardholder agreement and spell out in clear language the terms and penalties for late payment. Second, do the same for mandatory arbitration clauses that take away the right of customers to seek redress in public courts.\-- Ameriprise Financial Inc., Morgan Stanley and Principal Financial Group Inc: The brokers and insurers on the list have been zealous opponents of the fiduciary rule. Instead, they prefer a less stringent rule that allows them to sell products that are better for them than for their customers. Until those firms -- and Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan are in this group -- embrace a higher duty of care, their gestures toward stakeholders are hollow. Oh, and they should drop the requirement that customers agree to mandatory arbitration clauses as one of the conditions for opening a brokerage account.\-- Coca Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc.: For years these companies have been helping the American public achieve record levels of diabetes and obesity by selling health-damaging sugary drinks. They should acknowledge and warn customers of the consequences of consuming too much of their products, and accept the same kinds of taxes and health warnings now affixed to cigarettes.\-- Deere & Co.: The maker of farm machinery has led the fight against customers, insisting that they not make repairs to the equipment they own, and denying them access to parts and instructions. Repairs can only be made by Deere service technicians in what has come to be known as a “repair monopoly.” Apple, by the way, does the same thing.\-- Walmart Inc. and McDonald's Corp.: Both were steadfast opponents of increases in minimum wages for years. Although both now offer higher minimum pay, it was only after a tightening labor market forced them to increase wages. But this wasn't a case of corporate altruism -- their stores were messy and employees were sullen, and pay increases were part of plans to keep ill-treated customers from defecting. (McDonald's is not a signatory to the Roundtable memo).For the Roundtable commitment to be meaningful, the signatories are going to have to alter their behavior in ways large and small, and maybe even in ways that aren't always optimal for maximizing short-term profits. Still, we should be encouraged. But the proof will be in the follow through and the actual actions of the Roundtable members.(Corrects to clarify section on credit-card companies to indicate the role of banks in setting terms for customers. )(1) In “The Shareholder Value Myth,” Lynn Stout explained how the entire theory is based on a misreading of a 1919 court case -- Dodge vs. Ford – at the time, both privately held, non-public companies.To contact the author of this story: Barry Ritholtz at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Greiff at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is chairman and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, and was previously chief market strategist at Maxim Group. He is the author of “Bailout Nation.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Summertime is downtime for a lot of occupations - and politics is no exception. That's true of Capitol Hill, where Congress has adjourned for their August recess. And it's true of state governments, too, where "prime time" is usually spring (when the annual legislative session is typically held).But that's not to say there are no new developments. For example…right now, a movement is quietly gathering steam in one southeastern state, and it's not getting much attention in the usual media outlets. But it's building a surprising trend: Florida could be on the verge of legalizing marijuana.More often, when Florida makes the national news, it's one of those bizarre stories involving a Florida man or woman, a gator attack, or maybe some kind of altercation at a Publix grocery store.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut this month, the Florida headlines show some positive momentum for pro-legalization advocates. And none other than Rolling Stone magazine had a big feature on it this week. * 10 Marijuana Stocks to Ride High on the Farm Bill Now, like every state, Florida also has its anti-legalization advocates.Back in the 1930s, when one Florida man committed a gruesome murder and the Tampa police scapegoated "marihuana cigarettes" for it, the case was used to push marijuana prohibition nationwide.More recently, when voters were about to vote on a medical-marijuana ballot initiative in 2016, the Florida Sheriff's Association lobbied against it. The billionaire founder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), Sheldon Adelson, also blocked previous medical-marijuana initiatives. Governor Ron DeSantis has been hesitant to back legalization as well.But that may be starting to change. Florida has come a long way, thanks to advocates like Ricky Williams, former running back of the Miami Dolphins, who used marijuana to manage pain and still speaks at Florida cannabis conferences.Medical marijuana was approved by Florida voters in 2016 -- with 71% of the vote! -- and in March, DeSantis signed a bill allowing patients to purchase smokable marijuana for their medical needs. The younger guard, such as U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, tend to lean pro-legalization. And the state of Florida's only Democratic official, Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, got there on a pro-legalization platform.Now, Floridians may be considering full legalization on the 2020 ballot. A group called Regulate Florida have a potential pro-legalization referendum ready for judicial review… all they need now is the signatures.Make It Legal Florida is the newest cannabis lobby group to hit the scene. On August 1, they registered as a political action committee (PAC) with Florida's election bureaucrats, and named Nick Hansen as their chair. Hansen's resume includes stints as a staffer in the Florida legislature, and new Southeast Director of Government Affairs for the California cannabis retailer MedMen (OTCMKTS:MMNFF).I'm no big fan of MedMen. Its fundamentals are bleak, with the company operating at a loss far greater than its cash and equivalents. Even worse, its former CFO alleged insider enrichment without proper disclosure.But I think MedMen is right to see opportunity in Florida -- the company is about to open 11 more stores there -- and it's definitely not alone in that. Already, with only partial legalization, Florida is on track to control 10% of the U.S. legal cannabis market by 2025. According to Leafly's 2019 Cannabis Jobs Report, Florida men and women are leading the pack -- with 9,068 cannabis jobs added in 2018, and another 9,050 expected this year!Most importantly… Florida is a major U.S. state, and would be a big "domino" to fall, paving the way to full, federal legalization. Marijuana Legalization: My "Domino Theory" of Cannabis InvestingDuring the Cold War struggle between communism and capitalism, the term "domino theory" entered the American consciousness. As the theory goes, if one small country was allowed to fall to the communists, it was sure to tap the next "domino"… which would tap the next one… and so on.While the Cold War is long over, the term "domino theory" lives on to this day. Any situation where seemingly small catalysts pave the way for larger events earns the label.In the legal marijuana business, every few months, another domino falls in the direction of widespread marijuana legalization -- and huge gains for us as investors. Thanks to the sea change in how people view marijuana, legalization all over the world is an unstoppable trend… and one of our "core" long-term themes at Investment Opportunities.In January, I was about to head to the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference when I first recommended MTech Acquisition to subscribers. After spending time with their top executives at the conference, I knew it was an even better opportunity than I originally thought.By June, MTech had merged with a tech company called MJ Freeway to become Akerna (NASDAQ:KERN) -- and at Investment Opportunities, the new shares earned us a 153% profit… then a 546% profit! Not bad for less than five months held.And today, I see a few OTHER big opportunities out there now. Why I Like Penny Pot Stocks Ahead of Full LegalizationPenny stocks often get a bad rap. But they are actually critical to the global marketplace. The world needs tiny companies -- just as much as bigger ones. They're the job creators. The innovators. And they're the places to look for the biggest gains once marijuana legalization occurs.As an investor, if you're looking for the next Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) or Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), this is where you'll find it.You just want to be VERY choosy about which ones you buy.I use strict guidelines to pick penny stocks -- and I tell you all about them in this presentation.When I used my five-step evaluation process on the marijuana market, I identified four stocks that are worth buying now.During my presentation, you'll have the opportunity to secure a free copy of America's Top 4 Marijuana Moonshot Stocks… I'll even give you a fifth bonus name just for fun.Matthew McCall left Wall Street to actually help investors -- by getting them into the world's biggest, most revolutionary trends BEFORE anyone else. The power of being "first" gave Matt's readers the chance to bank +2,438% in Stamps.com (STMP), +1,523% in Ulta Beauty (ULTA) and +1,044% in Tesla (TSLA), just to name a few. Click here to see what Matt has up his sleeve now. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Marijuana Stocks to Ride High on the Farm Bill * 8 Biotech Stocks to Watch After the Q2 Earnings Season * 7 Unusual, Growth-Oriented REITs to Buy for Your Portfolio The post Marijuana Legalization: The Next "Domino" May Be About to Fall appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Key indexes closed near session highs in the stock market today, boosted by bullish earnings results. The Dow Jones industrials led the broad rally.
Apple's new credit card doesn't spell trouble for established networks like Visa but could make Apple's digital wallet a stronger rival to PayPal's Venmo and Square Cash, one analyst says.
Leading the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumor mill today is news of a new Pencil. Today, we'll look at that and other Apple Rumors for Wednesday.Source: View Apart / Shutterstock.com Apple Pencil: It looks like we may be getting a new Apple Pencil later this year, reports AppleInsider. This comes from case leaks for the iPhone 11. Casemaker Olixar is preparing an iPhone 11 case that includes a holder for the Pencil. However, this holder is smaller than the current Pencil that is on the market. If this casemaker has some inside knowledge about the upcoming iPhone 11, it could mean that AAPL is planning to release a smaller Pencil to go along with it.iOS 13 Beta: There's a new beta of iOS 13 available for download, MacRumors notes. This new beta is currently only available for developers. It also comes alongside a new version of the iPadOS 13 beta. This is the eighth version of these betas to come out for developers. It's likely that we will see a new beta for public testers come out in the next few days.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips16-Inch MacBook: New filings may point to the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, reports 9to5Mac. These filings were for the Eurasian Economic Commission database. They include multiple products from the tech company. Most of them appear to just be updates to existing products, but there also might be some new products slipped in as well. This includes the 16-inch MacBook Pro. New models numbers for the MacBook line include A2141, A2147, A2158, A2179, A2182, and A2251.Subscribe to Apple Rumors As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.The post Wednesday Apple Rumors: iPhone Casemaker Expects Shorter Apple Pencil appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Apple has spent over $68 billion on research in the past two decades, and another $12 billion in 2019. It can't all be going into iPhones.
California computing giant Apple Inc. continues to grow a technical office in the Portland metro, according to the company’s jobs website. The company has 21 technical jobs — those not related to its retail stores — listed for the Portland area. Click on the photo above to learn about 56 Portland-area companies that are hiring Based on the job postings, Apple is pulling from the Portland metro's deep semiconductor industry roots.
The 262-point, or 1.0% surge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average is unanimous in morning trading Wednesday, as all 30 components were trading higher. Providing the biggest boosts to the blue-chip barometer, the stocks of Boeing Co. rose $8.88, or 2.7%; Apple Inc. hiked up $3.13, or 1.5% and Microsoft Corp. climbed $1.72, or 1.3%. Combined, those stocks added about 93 points to the Dow's price.
Amazon's (AMZN) contract with Rebel Wilson to make its first Australian original series is likely to expand its presence in the streaming market of Australia.