|Bid||174.05 x 100|
|Ask||174.15 x 2000|
|Day's range||172.46 - 174.17|
|52-week range||114.76 - 176.24|
|PE ratio (TTM)||18.89|
|Earnings date||29 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.52 (1.46%)|
|1y target est||187.74|
Apple has more cash than any other technology company on the planet. Over the past five years, Apple has spent the least on M&A out of all the “Big Five” most valuable U.S. technology companies, a Crunchbase News analysis finds. While this week’s $400 million acquisition of music discovery app Shazam indicates a willingness to make big-ticket purchases, history shows Apple has made these kinds of large deals pretty rarely.
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Republican tax negotiators finalized their nearly $1.5 trillion in tax cuts on Friday with the help of another raid on the overseas piggy banks of Apple, Microsoft and Google-parent Alphabet.
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Sales of Chinese smartphone makers are weaker than expected, of late, which is prompting those vendors to cut chip orders, according to an article today by Sammi Huang and Joseph Tsai of DigiTimes. Craig Ellis, who follows the shares of wireless chip makers Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), among others, for B. Riley, urges investors not to worry, the stocks are already discounting this. The piece by Huang and Tsai claims three Chinese vendors in particular, Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo, "are taking about less 10% of smartphone shipments than their original orders from the supply chain makers for the fourth quarter of 2017,” citing multiple unnamed sources.
Credit Suisse semiconductor analyst John Pitzer today advises investors not worry about inventories in the industry, given much of its seems to be tied to a successful sales ramp for the Apple (AAPL) iPhone X, and he recommends Micron Technology (MU), Marvell Technology Group (MRVL), and Broadcom (AVGO) as the best “offensive” picks in the group. According to Pitzer, the current build-up in inventories is not high relative to historical patterns: going back 37 years: Since 1980, Semis over-shipped end demand during 12 periods with a median duration of 10 qrts and accumulative over-ship of 170 ppts.
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