188.60 +0.44 (0.23%)
Pre-Market: 5:08AM EDT
|Bid||188.55 x 900|
|Ask||188.19 x 900|
|Day's Range||184.73 - 189.49|
|52 Week Range||142.00 - 233.47|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.99|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.52|
|Earnings Date||Apr 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.92 (1.55%)|
|1y Target Est||180.85|
Apple fans are rejoicing after the iPhone maker announced that AirPods were getting a makeover. Yahoo Finance tech editor Dan Howley tells us about improvements being make to the wireless headphones.
Joanna Coles, former chief content officer for Hearst and executive producer of Freeform's The Bold Type, and Joel Kulina, head of TMT trading for Wedbush Securities discuss the streaming landscape following Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox.
Apple's hardware trojan horse continues to gallop a week ahead of its "show time" event next Monday. We've seen two new iPads and an iMac update, and now its increasingly ubiquitous AirPods are up. The rumors have been around for a while as to what was next for the AirPods. Noise cancellation? All kinds of wireless charging? Always-on Siri? How about some, but not all, of the above?
The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. - Digital First Media took a step forward in its hostile bid ...
Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the A3 on Texas Transportation Commission - Central Texas Turnpike System's approximately $1.60 billion first tier revenue bonds and the Baa1 on the approximately $1.16 billion second tier revenue bonds. The affirmation of the A3 first tier and Baa1 second tier ratings is based on the continued strong traffic growth on the system's roads, moderate total debt service coverage ratios that Moody's expects to remain around 1.4x over the next three years, and no expectation of additional debt to fund the system's expansion projects. The affirmation also reflects actions by the Texas Transportation Commission to committhe TxTag customer service center and interoperability fee revenues to CTTS going forward, which mitigates the loss of some administrative fee revenue subsequent to state legislation that limits such fee.
Heading into its Q3 fiscal 2019 earnings report, which is due out after the closing bell Thursday, Nike is a Zacks Rank 2 (Buy). So, let's see what to expect from the company's third quarter financial results, including North American and Chinese sales.
Consumer electronics giant Apple on Wednesday announced the second generation of its wildly popular wireless earbuds. The new AirPods feature hands-free Siri access and 50% more talk time.
A new study shows streaming video isn't a zero-sum game. That's good news for upstarts as well as established competitors.
Apple (AAPL) announced a refresh to the iMac on Tuesday this week. The announcement mostly reflected a hardware refresh, 9th generation Intel Core CPUs and AMD Vega GPUs. This could partially explain why AMD jumped 12% on Tuesday besides Google’s announcement of Stadia, as Apple is one of AMD’s biggest graphics customers, and the added pricing of Vega GPUs in iMacs could immediately impact sales/earnings in the current fiscal year.Meanwhile, Apple stock fell by a percentage point in yesterday's trading session following the announcement of iMac. Not a whole lot to rally around, as the update wasn’t really as spectacular for a $25B business category. Apple continues to drum-up excitement on operating results tied to non-PC categories, mostly sales of software and services, and updates to iPhone.Various tech outlets responded favorably to the announcement, as refreshing the product line-up was long overdue. Apple’s Mac segment sales have mostly remained flat, and any efforts to keep themselves relevant in the PC segment whether it involves hardware upgrades or new OS features would be welcomed at this point. Mac sales for FY’18 and FY’17 were $25.484B and $25.85B reflecting a flat couple years. At this point, some added hardware upgrades could bring in some more customers, or it might prevent sales from declining in the segment any further.Over the past couple years, the iMac’s design has remained the same, and with the exception of 5K Retina Displays there hasn’t been anything new with the exception of hardware refresh, and Mac OS versions. Like usual, the iMac’s pricing remains on the expensive side with prices starting from $1,300 and $1,800 for the 21.5-inch and 27-inch version respectively.With the pricing remaining elevated in comparison to the types of Windows gaming PCs that can be purchased, iMac tends to remain at a disadvantage. There’s a lot of Windows PCs that have beefier components at this price point. Though this has always been the case, Apple tends to differentiate the iMac with its unique form factor (2-in-1 PC) and OS ecosystem, which tends to appeal to pre-existing Apple customers who own either an iPhone or some other Apple device.This differentiation has carved a niche for Apple, but it hasn’t made the iMac a clear winner in comparison to various PCs from Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo and ASUS. Over the past couple-years, the Microsoft ecosystem in the high-end has sounded a lot more impressive, as they have VR-enabled PCs at those price points with a host of third-party developer kits and ecosystem support for both consumer apps and high-end gaming as well. Hence, the more conventional PC makers tend to piggyback off of the Windows ecosystem and peripheral devices that come with it (like VR headsets), which speaks to the appeal of the Oculus and HTC Vive.Certainly VR isn’t cheap, but neither is the Apple iMac. For two-years of anticipation, Apple could have done something more to advance its desktop platform. It spells of missed opportunity to advance their own PC platform further, and with so many rumors in the past couple years with regards to Apple’s iMac and MacBook developments and how it’s secondary to mobile, it’s unlikely that things will change.Then again, Apple makes a lot of cash due to the iPhone and not Macs. If updates from Apple were this incremental with each iPhone update, shareholders would be in a lot of trouble. Thankfully, it’s not a PC-dependent business.The recent iMac update doesn’t produce much in the way of new customers or sales growth, but it really doesn’t have to. PCs are a mature category, and it’s not disappearing anytime soon. The lack of excitement on yesterday's trading session mostly reflects the lack of impact the iMac update could have on sales and earnings.This is an area where Apple could try to be more deliberate with growing its business, but even if it doesn’t, it’s not like it will affect shareholders by much. More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * The Painful Lesson of General Electric (GE) Stock Downfall * Nvidia's (NVDA) Analyst Day Spotlights the Value of an Ecosystem, But the Stock Is Overvalued, Says Needham * Last Minute Thought: Buy or Sell Micron (MU) Stock Before 2Q19 Report? * There’s a Lot to Like About AMD Stock, But Don't Buy Into the Google Hype
While Google just got a third, and possibly final, EU fine on Wednesday, regulators still have their eyes on Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. EU antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, told reporters earlier this month that an early-stage probe into Amazon’s potential use of data to overtake smaller shops on its Marketplace platform is "quite advanced" and she’d "like to take more decisive steps" before she leaves office later this year.
Leading the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumor mill today is new Airpods launching. Today, we'll look at that and other Apple Rumors for Wednesday.Source: Apple New AirPods: Apple is finally releasing its new AirPods to customers. The company announced today that the new AirPods are up for purchase on its website. These new wireless earbuds include a new H1 chip from the company. Another new feature is hands-free "Hey Siri" support. The device also offer 50% more talk time over the previous models. To go along with the launch of the new AirPods is a wireless charging case. It can be bought on its own or with the new AirPods.Cases & Bands: AAPL is rolling out its Spring collection of cases and bands, reports MacRumors. This has the company offering several new color options for iPhone cases. Among these is a special iPhone XS battery case that comes in Pink Sand. There's also a wide variety of new Watch bands that customers can purchase. Watch customers can also chose between various different band types, such as silicone, leather and more.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAirPower: A recent report claims that AAPL approved production of the AirPower earlier this year, 9to5Mac notes. The AirPower is the company's wireless charging mat that was shown off a couple of years ago. Recent rumors claim it is coming soon. There's also the launch of the new AirPods wireless charging case that adds credibility to these rumors.Check out more recent Apple Rumors or Subscribe to Apple Rumors : RSS As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Compare Brokers The post Wednesday Apple Rumors: Apple Launches New AirPods appeared first on InvestorPlace.
More Action: US-China Trade Talks Resume Next WeekUS-China trade talks The US and China have held four rounds of trade talks since President Trump and President Xi Jinping agreed to a 90-day truce last year. President Trump extended the truce
Apple fans have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to the original AirPods, which were launched in 2016. The wireless headphones have been a hit for Apple, despite being ridiculed in some circles early on for how they looked dangling from people’s ears and the perceived potential for them to drop out and get lost. The latest model adds a new H1 processor that Apple says increases talk time and the ability to summon Apple’s voice assistant simply by saying, “Hey Siri,” without touching the ear buds.
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Micron: Will Data Economy Opportunities Mitigate Industry Cyclicality?(Continued from Prior Part)Micron in the mobile market Micron’s (MU) traditional PC market is stabilizing as consumers upgrade their PCs to support high-resolution gaming, VR
Apple AirPower was announced in 2017 and failed to launch in 2018, but it looks like AirPower will launch this week. Apple has announced new products each day and, on Wednesday, announced AirPods with support for wireless charging, which is one gadget AirPower will charge. The Wall Street Journal also said that Apple's partners have received approval to begin producing the chargers.
Apple seems to be getting most of its hardware announcements out of the way before its March 25 news event, where Services is expected to command the spotlight.
The updated Airpods are powered by Apple's new chip, will have better battery life and include the option of a new wireless charging case, the iPhone maker said in a statement. Earlier this week, Apple launched a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and updated its iPad Mini as well as iMac PCs. Apple said its new AirPods will be available on its website and the Apple Store app starting Wednesday, and in Apple Stores from next week.
FedEx should be considered a bellwether for the global economy, but it seems that investors only focus on the company once every three months, which is regrettable in light of the intense investor focus on the FAANG tech titans. Since our last earnings call, we have seen the overall China economy slow down further, and this has impacted other Asian economies.
Netflix NFLX is set to gain a new competitor next week when Apple AAPL will reportedly unveil its streaming platform. Netflix shares have risen slightly in the past week and are up 35 percent this year. Miller Tabak equity strategist Matt Maley said the name could still have more room to run.