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Apple Shares Drop on Downbeat iPhone Sales

Apple logs stronger-than-expected fiscal first-quarter earnings and revenue, but the consumer electronics giant shipped fewer iPhones than Wall Street had hoped for.

Where's the iGrowth, Apple?

Contracting margins and lower selling prices dominate the headlines about Apple. But the company has an even bigger -- and simpler -- problem at the moment.

5 Big Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

This week featured its share of downbeat business news, from a software giant's untimely price hike to Apple showing its sour side. But it wasn't all bad: One retail giant looks to be making a highly brainy media gamble.

Apple Hits a Low as Market Asks: Where's the 'Wow'?

Shares of Apple tumbled Thursday after it posted disappointing quarterly results, hitting lows last seen in January 2012. Yes, Apple's still selling a ton of iPhones and iPads, but it's just not making as much on them as it used to.

IBM's Results Lift Dow Average to a 5-Year High

Strong earnings from tech giants nudged the stock market to a five-year high Wednesday. Investors drew encouragement from a vote by the House of Representatives to let the government keep paying all of its bills for another four months.

Market Minute: Time Warner Cable Wins Dodgers TV Deal

Time Warner Cable has won a contract to carry Los Angeles Dodgers games for at least the next two decades starting in 2014, snatching the games away from Fox Sports after this year's baseball season ends, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Apple Earnings Fall Short, and Amazon's Miss Too

Apple can no longer be counted on to beat Wall Street's profit targets. The world's most valuable tech company posted mixed quarterly results after Thursday's market close. Though net sales soared 27%, this marked the third miss in the five quarters that CEO Tim Cook has been at the helm.

7 Numbers That Apple Investors Need to Know

There's always plenty to chew on in an Apple earnings report, but here are the seven numbers that investors should keep in mind as they assess the tech rock star's blowout quarter.

What to Watch This Week: A Trainload of Earnings Reports

There's never a dull moment on Wall Street, especially now that 2012 is rolling into its first earnings season. Let's go over some of the items that will help shape this week, among them: railroad stocks, Apple, Netflix, the maker of infant formula Enfamil, Starbucks and McDonald's.

Is Apple Stock Still a Buy at Today's Prices?

No one likes being late to a party, especially one where the first ones there get the best party favors. The Apple party started long ago, and it's stock has crushed that of its rivals over the past decade -- but does that mean it's too late to join the festivities?

Why Apple's Late iPhone Harvest Hurt Its Stock Price

Apple has had a great few weeks of sales with the iPhone 4S, but somehow, it's latest quarterly report sent the stock down nearly 6%. The new CEO blamed the rumor mill for cutting into last quarters iPhone sales, but the real issue may have been more a matter of timing.

5 Dates to Watch This Earnings Season

It's been awfully quiet on the earnings front in recent weeks, and there's a reason: This is the time of year when accountants are nailing down the financials for the fiscal quarters that ended in September. Later this week, the conference calls will begin trickling in, and then it will be a deluge of quarterly reports until early November.

Will Apple Stock Rise 20% Past Its High ... or 60%?

Apple shares are trading near their all-time high of $422.86, but most analysts expect them to go much higher. Forty-six analysts tracked by Thomson/First Call have a median price target of $500 -- an approximately 20% rise -- and the most optimistic among them forecasts the stock will hit $666 -- about 60% higher than it trades now.

5 Things to Watch in Next Week's Market News

There's no such thing as a summertime lull when earnings season is upon us. Even if you don't feel like alerting the "sell in May and go away" camp of investors, there are plenty of headlines to be written about. Here are five things that will shape the way the market acts in the week ahead.

Apple's $76B Question: What to Do With the Cash?

Apple announced its quarterly earnings Tuesday, and -- big surprise -- they were stellar. But one numbers not discussed much was the more than $76 billion Apple holds on its balance sheet. That figure is only going to grow, and the company still has given no sign of having figured out what to do with the money.

A Look Ahead: This Week's Earnings Reports

Earnings season has officially kicked into high gear: 39 companies have reported so far, with the S&P reporting an earnings per share surprise of 6.8%. The best results include increases in financials, consumer discretionary, and materials. Here are some highlights.

Will a $9 iPhone 3 Undercut Sales of Apple's iPhone 5?

AT&T is now offering an $9 iPhone. Granted, that's for a refurbished iPhone 3 G3S-8G. But those have most features people want in an iPhone, and the upcoming iPhone 5 doesn't offer the one thing that could differentiate it from its predecessors: 4G compatibility. Could Apple's prices cuts on older models come back to bite it?

5 Things to Watch Next Week: Potter Mania, Earnings

There's no such thing as a summertime lull when earnings season is upon us. Next week will bring plenty of headlines -- among them box office receipts for the last Harry Potter film and quarterly results from Apple, Cintas, and Microsoft.

Apple's China Mobile Deal Has Huge Potential

Apple buys many components for its devices from Chinese suppliers. Now, it's getting more aggressive about selling those devices in the world's largest cell phone market, inking a deal to sell iPhones through No. 1 wireless operator China Mobile, which could substantially boost Apple's earnings.

Is Apple Stock Cheap? Relatively Speaking, Yes

Apple, the hottest stock on the planet -- LinkedIn's IPO notwithstanding -- is an overhyped tech stock, right? Actually, by relative valuation measures, data suggest it%u2019s cheap. How undervalued is the stock? Read on ...

A Bear Outlook for Apple? Analysts Cautious on Sales

Apple's shares are trading at about $347, just shy of their all-time high of $364.90, which they hit in February. Its second quarter earnings were record-breaking. So why are some analysts beginning to worry about Apple's stock?

Could Apple's Shares Hit $500 This Year?

Apple's earnings per share nearly doubled last quarter, and its performance the previous quarter was almost as good. But Apple's shares are only up 11% in the last six months, trailing the Nasdaq. Still, there are reasons to believe that the stock will take off.