|Bid||166.08 x 100|
|Ask||166.10 x 200|
|Day's range||165.43 - 171.22|
|52-week range||142.20 - 183.50|
|PE ratio (TTM)||17.08|
|Earnings date||1 May 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.52 (1.44%)|
|1y target est||193.02|
Apple became the largest public company in the world the old-fashioned way: charging lots of consumers lots of money. In recent weeks, that tension has grown, as Cook and Apple (AAPL) sought to distance themselves from Facebook (FB) and the uproar over user data. In a television interview, Cook, hardly a rabble-rouser, accused Facebook of building a business based on an “invasion of privacy.” “The truth is, we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer—if our customer was our product,” Cook told MSNBC.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index started off the week with three days of gains, as earnings appeared ready to lift stocks out of their doldrums. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 102.80 points, or 0.4%, to 24,462.94, while the S&P 500 rose 0.5%, to 2670.14. The quickest time it took the S&P 500 to regain its high was 157 days in 2012, according to BTIG data.
Apple’s efforts to line up a second supplier for its high-end smartphone screens have hit a hurdle because LG Display is struggling to make them, according to people familiar with the matter.
(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. Apple said the flaw, reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros without touch bars, is not a safety issue. The affected units were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, Apple said on its support page, without giving the actual number of MacBooks affected.
Apple has been hoping to bring on LG as a second supplier, but the Korean company is running into manufacturing problems.
The U.S. Department of Justice is probing whether Verizon and AT&T hindered a technology that makes it easier for consumers to switch service providers.
The antitrust division is looking into whether or not carriers colluded in stifling technology that allows customers to switch providers without having to change out their SIM card.