Apple and Amazon could hook up for health care

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Apple Watch ECG is one of the ways this company is getting into health monitoring.
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Apple has made it clear it sees health monitoring as an important part of its business. And now analysts from Morgan Stanley are urging the company combine its efforts with Haven, a partnership of Amazon and others hoping to improve health care while also making it more affordable.

But it’s not clear how Apple would benefit from any such collaboration.

Apple shares stumble as Warren Buffett’s firm trims holdings

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Warren Buffett has been a massive Apple cheerleader.
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In good times, the “Warren Buffett effect” has caused Apple shares to soar — by showing everyone that the world’s most famous investor believes in Apple. However, the opposite is also true: An apparent second thought on the part of Buffett’s firm Berkshire Hathaway can cause shares to fall.

That’s what happened this week, when Berkshire Hathaway was revealed to have slightly reduced its Apple holdings. Responding to the news, Apple shares fell 0.5 percent in pre-market trading.

Warren Buffett’s firm just can’t stop investing in Apple

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Berkshire Hathaway has made crazy amounts of money from Apple.
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If a company made you $2.6 billion in a single day, you’d probably want to continue investing in it. That’s what Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway firm has done with Apple, according to its latest regulatory filing.

In the second quarter of 2018, Berkshire Hathaway boosted its stock in Apple by 5 percent, upping its holding from 239.6 million shares to 252 million. According to current valuation that means the firm’s Apple investment is worth around $47 billion.

Apple stock earns Warren Buffett $2.6 billion in a single day

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For a person who famously said he doesn’t like to invest in tech stocks, Warren Buffett has done pretty well with Apple.

Following the company’s amazing quarterly earnings this week, Buffett’s shares in Apple have proven to be an insanely smart bet. How smart? Thanks to the 6 percent spike in Apple stock yesterday, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway firm likely made upward of $2.6 billion in a single day.

Warren Buffett didn’t believe the iPhone X doom predictions

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Warren Buffett continues to sing Apple's praises.
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Analysts everywhere are trying to restore their Apple credibility after predicting doom for the iPhone X, only to be confronted with Apple’s best ever March quarter!

One person who apparently didn’t buy into the negative chatter about Apple? Renowned investor Warren Buffett. In the first quarter of 2018, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway firm shelled out for a massive 75 million AAPL shares. That joins the 165.3 million shares it owned at the end of last year.

Apple is now Warren Buffett’s second biggest investment

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Warren Buffet is Apple's biggest investor.
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Warren Buffett doesn’t use an iPhone, yet it is one of the big reasons he invests so much money in Apple stock.

Buffett told CNBC on Monday that his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. bought more in Apple than any other stock over the last year, making it the second-biggest holding for the company.

Warren Buffett stays high on Apple despite iPhone slump

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Warren Buffet is Apple's biggest investor.
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Apple’s big pause in iPhone sales leading up to this year’s new models isn’t worrying one of the company’s biggest investors.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says he loves what Apple is doing with its buyback program for investors and even though sales are slow, the stock is still a great buy.

Apple shares reach new high as analyst predicts $200 price

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AAPL shares are on the rise.
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Share prices of Apple Inc. hit yet another record high during trading today, setting a new top mark of 143.80 by the time the market closed.

Apple shares were trading up nearly 3% on Tuesday thanks to an investor note from UBS analyst Steven Milunovich who predicts the stock price could shoot up past $200 in the next two to three years.