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Why Apple Will Never Be Great Again

Apple's latest moves haven't impressed investors. And in the marathon battle against Android, it's not thrilling consumers either. Is the iMiracle over?

How Apple Didn't Get Its Groove Back

Wall Street showed Apple no love Tuesday after it debuted its new iPhones. Shares of the world's largest consumer tech company fell 2 percent. Here's why:

HMO Stocks Rise on Medicare Advantage News

Shares of health insurance provider Humana jumped yesterday and are set to gain more today following news that Medicare Advantage might increase reimbursement rates.

Apple Holds Shareholder Meeting; Stock Split Rumored

Apple holds its annual shareholder meeting today, and it could be a tense affair. The brand has lost some of its famed cool-factor to competitors; the stock has lost more than a third of its value in just five months. And an influential investor is pushing the company to return more cash to shareholders.

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to Sell 3.2 Million Shares

With Google's stock hovering at record highs, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell more than 40 percent of his stock in the Internet search leader this year. If he were to sell all that stock at Google's current price, Schmidt would realize a $2.5 billion windfall.

S&P 500 in Longest Winning Streak Since 2004

The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 1,500 on Friday for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks.

Exxon Passes Apple as Most Valuable Company

Exxon has once again surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its stock price falter. Apple's stock has been on the decline since the company's quarterly earnings report Wednesday suggested that its fast growth phase, rare for a company of its size, may be coming to an end.

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.

Apple TV Comes a Step Closer to Home Entertainment Reality

Apple is testing smart TV designs with major Asian component suppliers, The Wall Street Journal reports. And executives at some suppliers for the world's most valuable tech company are confirming that designs for a large-screen high-def television are in the works.

Apple Is Suddenly in a Rut

There's no dying that Apple, the world's most valuable company, is suddenly in a rut. Here's the evidence of the tech giant's recent troubles.

Apple Shares Hit $700 for First Time

Apple's stock has reached $700 for the first time, setting a record for the company. The shares hit as high as $701.44 in morning trading Tuesday, but later fell.

Follow the Money: 5 Extremely Cash-Rich Stocks

Now that earnings season is winding down, we can direct our attention to other measures of a company's worth -- things like having boatloads of cash on hand, good free cash flow, and strong earnings per share growth. Here are five companies that look great based on those criteria.

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 Will Never Be Great Again

The market wasn't exactly blown away by Apple's iPhone 4S announcement yesterday: Shares of Apple bucked the trend on a day when the general market rallied. Where were the special features already beginning to appear on Android smartphones? And where was the salesmanship of former CEO Steve Jobs, sorely lacking in Tim Cook?

How Apple Can Stay Great Post-Jobs

As new CEO Tim Cook no doubt knows, Steve Jobs is the ultimate hard act to follow. But Cook might take a lesson from the experience of Sam Palmisano, another COO who took over a massive tech company -- in his case, IBM -- and who really delivered for shareholders. With that in mind, here's a game plan for Cook to keep Apple great.

Buy Apple, Sell ExxonMobil

Apple stockEven buy-and-hold investors can't afford to let their portfolios collect cobwebs. Valuations and fundamentals change perpetually, and shareholders...

Why Apple's Stock Value Is Underpriced

Apple has been on fire, posting its best quarter ever with unabated iPhone growth and the iPad holding off all tablet challengers. Apple's stock, however, is cool, trailing the broader market and trading at historically cheap levels. But is that a danger sign, or an opportunity?

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 ...

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.