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Tim Cook: Declining AAPL Price Over Past Few Quarters Has Been Very Frustrating

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Apple just released its Q2 2013 Financial results, and even though Apple beat its own estimates, Tim Cook started the Quarterly Financial Call on the defensive.

Cook started the call by explaining how exceptional Apple’s 2012 financial results were for Apple, so it’s hard for the company to improve sales this quarter. Then Cook commented on Apple’s struggling stock price by saying he’s “very frustrated” with the stock’s declining value the last few quarters, but they’re staying focused on the future.

Hoping to appease investors, Apple announced today that it will payback $100 billion to investors by 2015. Apple has yet to release a major product in 2013, but Cook reassured investors that Apple can’t wait to release new hardware and software this Fall and throughout 2014.

Summing Up The Crazy: What Today’s Apple Quarterly Earnings Actually Means

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Today at 2PM Pacific/5PM Eastern, Apple will announces its 2013 first quarter earnings. Cult of Mac will, of course, be covering it live, but here’s a very brief primer of what to expect.

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Why Wall Street Is Being Totally Idiotic About Apple’s Fortunes Right Now

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Earlier today, we reported that the Wall Street consensus was that Apple’s profit in this last quarter probably shrank for the first time in a decade, and that results will be even more dire next quarter, with iPhone sales units being extremely low.

But Wall Street’s pessimism in regards to Apple is, as usual, nuts. For Apple to perform as low as Wall Street thinks it will next quarter, Apple would have to show zero growth in the iPhone market compared to the same spring quarter a year ago. This would rank it as one of the smartphone industry’s worst disasters ever. Which is crazy, because Apple’s selling more iPhones than ever.

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Apple Shares Fall Below 400 For First Time In 16 Months

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Last year it seemed like there was no end in sight for the rise of Apple’s stock price. Then things started to slip in October thanks to Apple Maps and the management shakeup, and it’s been all downhill from there.

Earlier this morning Apple shares were trading below $400 for the first time in over 16 months, as the stock has continued to slide from its high point of over $700 per share that it enjoyed just last year.

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Wall Street: Apple Will Post First Quarter Of Negative Income Compared To Year Ago In Ten Years

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The consensus on Wall Street seems to be unanimous: for the first time in decade, Apple will report lower income this quarter than it did the year before. But don’t panic: even Wall Street doesn’t think Apple’s era of profitability and innovation is at an end.

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Apple Is “Likely” To Buy Stock Back Or Issue More Dividends In Coming Months [Report]

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With Apple stock seemingly in free fall, a new report suggests that Apple is going to announce a plan to return additional value to shareholders as soon as this spring, either by increasing the existing dividend or by buying back stock from investors.

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How A Celebrity Apple Analyst Lost Millions Of Dollars Betting Big On AAPL

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This guy bet big on Apple and lost hard.

Andy Zaky has been one of the most famous independent Apple analysts for years. The self-taught, 33-year-old investor has offered some of the most wildly accurate predictions on Wall Street, and in the past he’s been pretty spot on with his bullish calls to buy AAPL stock.

But something happened to Apple’s stock value after hitting its September 2012 high of $700+ per share. It suddenly plummeted, and it has continued to decrease for the past 5-6 months. Speculation abounds, but no one has been able to pinpoint exactly why AAPL has been—and still is—taking such a beating.

As you can imagine, many investors have lost a lot of money betting on Apple’s success over the past several months, and morale is weakening on Wall Street. Zaky is one of the best examples of how incorrectly predicting Apple’s stock value can have grave consequences.

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Warren Buffet: Apple Should Buy Stock Back For Eighty Cents On The Dollar

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Famed investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet stopped by CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, and the Berkshire Hathaway head had some interesting thoughts on what Apple should do with its cash: by back all of its stock from investors, just like Warren Buffett told Steve Jobs to do years ago.

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Will Apple Split Stock At Tomorrow’s Shareholder’s Meeting?

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Rumors are swirling that Apple, a company which has been having a rocky time on Wall Street lately despite reporting their most profitable quarter ever, might announce a decision to issue a stock split tomorrow at their next shareholder meeting, to be held tomorrow.

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Greenlight Capital, Prevents Apple From Limiting Preferred Stock

Hedge fund heavyweight David Einhorn just had a decisive victory in his crusade against Apple's limited stock options.

Hedge fund heavyweight David Einhorn just won a decisive victory in his crusade against Apple’s limited stock options.

A New York judge has ruled in favor of David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital and blocked an AAPL shareholder vote that would limit Apple’s ability to give preferred stock options to investors. The ruling comes after Greenlight held a meeting yesterday with shareholders to explain the ideas behind its “iPrefs” stock proposal.

Apple shareholders were scheduled to vote on limiting preferred stock next Wednesday, but a preliminary injunction has been granted that stops the vote from taking place.

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