Panicked Apple investors shed stocks quickly during iPhone X scare

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Remember the iPhone X flop that never happened?
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Remember how Apple was doomed earlier this year, and how the iPhone X was a massive flop — only for Apple to pull out a record March quarter and prove everyone wrong? Well, it seems that a large number of folks took the Apple failure narrative pretty seriously.

According to a new report, during the first three months of this year, institutional investors reduced their holdings in Apple at a greater rate than any time since the 2008 financial crisis. In total, that added up to around 153 million shares sold.

Apple closes in on $1 trillion market cap

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Warren Buffet wants to buy 100% of Apple.
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The race to become the world’s first $1 trillion company is nearly complete with Apple share prices soaring on the stock market today.

Trading of AAPL stock hit 187.60 per share during the morning trading hours today, putting the company just $55 billion under the coveted $1 trillion market cap mark.

Is iPhone X really a flop? We’ll know for sure tomorrow

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Investors are hoping for good news from Tim Cook.
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The second Apple earnings report of 2018 is set to come out on May 1 and Wall Street’s top analysts are worried that disappointing news is on the horizon.

Rumors have been circulating for months that iPhone X sales have been far weaker than Apple expected. The company’s stock price has been slipping in the last two weeks leading up to the Q2 2018 earnings report. Everyone’s waiting to see if Apple can pull out another surprise, but the signs don’t look too promising.

Per usual, Cult of Mac will be here to live blog all the action as it transpires on Tuesday, May 1, at 2 p.m. Pacific. Here’s what to watch for on the call:

Is iPhone X really too expensive? We’ll find out May 1.

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Mark your calendars for Apple's next earnings call.
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The date for Apple’s second financial earnings call of 2018 was revealed on its investors’ website today, setting Tuesday, May 1, as the big date.

Apple has reportedly been facing slumping iPhone sales amid waning demand for the iPhone X. Investors will find out just how bad (or good) the sales figures are when Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri go over all the numbers at 2 p.m. Pacific. Per usual, Cult of Mac will be here live-blogging the whole thing.

Spotify is finally going public

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The Spotify IPO is finally here.
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Apple Music’s biggest competition is about to get an influx of Wall Street cash.

Spotify finally filed documents for an initial public offering, after rumors of going public had been floating around for years. According to reports, the company could be worth as much as much as $23 billion, but it’s still not profitable.

Apple beats expectations in historic Q4 earnings

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Apple crushed its Q4 earnings.
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The last Apple earnings report of 2017 is finally here and the results are even better than Wall Street anticipated.

Aided by strong iPhone sales thanks to the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple was able to bring in slightly higher than expected revenues and the company is expecting big things next quarter too.

iPhone 8 sales mystery ends Nov. 2

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This will be the first earnings report with iPhone 8 sales figures.
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Apple shareholders waiting to find out what iPhone 8 sales will mean for the company’s bottom line will have to wait one more month before getting the news.

On its investor portal this afternoon, Apple revealed that its Q4 2017 earnings report will come out November 2.

Apple reveals its Q3 2017 earnings [Live blog]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri are set to reveal all the details of Apple’s latest earnings in a call with investors today could have a huge impact on the company’s stock price.

The Q3 2017 earnings report isn’t expected to be a record-breaker, but Wall Street analysts will be hanging on to every word that comes out of Cook’s mouth as the next iPhone launch approaches. Most experts agree Apple will meet earnings expectations of $43.5 billion in revenue — the only question is by how much.

Cult of Mac will be right here live-blogging the entire call once it starts at 2 p.m. Pacific. Come join the fun.