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What 'cash neutral' means to Apple shareholders

”Cash Neutral means what?” Mark Bern, CFA, writes for Seeking Alpha. “My understanding of the term based upon what little Apple CFO, Luca Maestri, stated earlier this month is that the company intends to keep enough cash on its balance sheet needed for operations, dividends, R&D efforts, and planned acquisitions along with a buffer to handle unforeseen contingencies. 402 more words

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Smartphone Sales Post First-Ever Year-Over-Year Decline

Analysts at Gartner have been tracking the global smartphone industry since 2004. Thursday morning the firm reported that global smartphone sales to end users declined by 5.6% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2017, the first decline that the analysts have ever recorded. 384 more words

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What Apple's Q218 guidance tells us

”When Apple released its fiscal Q1 earnings it gave, as usual, its guidance for the coming quarter, including: ‘Revenue between $60 billion and $62 billion,'” J. 175 more words

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What Happens to Time Warner If AT&T Deal Fails?

If the federal government’s challenge foils the buyout of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) by AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), the entertainment and news company will be dumped back into a market that includes a more muscular Disney, a potentially merged CBS and Viacom, and a landscape in which it has become routine for new players such as Amazon and Netflix to produce their own content. 429 more words

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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

According to a report from BP PLC (NYSE: BP), oil demand will hit a top in about 20 years. MarketWatch reports:

Global demand for crude oil could peak in the next two decades, as renewables like solar power surge faster than expected to meet a greater share of the world’s energy needs, BP PLC said Tuesday.

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Nikkei again claims 'weak demand' for iPhone X despite much evidence to the contrary

”Samsung Electronics is to slash production at its OLED panel plant in response to customer Apple’s decision to reduce output of the iPhone X following weak demand,” Kenichi Yamada writes for Nikkei. 604 more words

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A $1000 Investment in Apple at the Market Bottom Would Now Be Worth $21,000

Timing the market is easily one of the most difficult parts of trading. In particular, calling the market bottom and knowing when to get in is usually something investors only know way after the fact. 277 more words

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