History of Apple Inc.
- Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne
- Timothy D. Cook
Incorporated on January 3, 1977
Apple Inc. has subsidiaries including:
- Braeburn Capital, Inc.
- Authentec Inc.
- Apple Operations International
- Apple Operations Europe
- Apple Computer International
Competes in TECHNOLOGY industry
Apple's chief competitors include:
Factors of Production
Apples has 72,800 permanent full-time employees
Apples Net Worth:
- 719.88 Billion
13,221 stocks are available for trade.
Apple does pay dividends. The last dividend was on February 5, 2015, and they paid out $0.47 per share.
Investors overall believe that AAPL will be a good stock investment, and most believe that Apple would be a good stock to buy.
Jeff Reeves, editor of InvestorPlace.com is one that believes Apple is a good stock investment. He says it is seeing strong demand for both old and new products, and its balance sheet is one of the most enviable on Wall Street. He says that the iPhone accounts for over half its revenue, and considering the margins and dominance of the iPhone, that’s something AAPL stock investors should be ok with in 2015. Also, he points out that Apple's revenue is up, Apple's dividends have increased nearly 25% and there's room for more dividend increases, Apple has repurchased stocks, and Apple has many new products and ideas for the 2015 market.
Articles about AAPL
- Apple's TV Service
AAPL is once again rumored to be working on an online TV service that will only work with iOS devices. Analysts have anticipated the TV service for months, but when Apple TV's price was reduced to $69, this thought reignited. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple hopes to launch its service this fall. For Apple to empower all of their devices and to have a TV service on them could be groundbreaking. It is also expected that the next Apple TV may feature some form of Siri integration. This service is supposed to be a great investment for Apple.
- Apple and Buying Back Stock
Apple spent more than four times as much as any other company on share buybacks in 2014, accounting for just over 10% of the money spent on repurchases on the S&P 500. Apple also spent the most on share buybacks in the fourth quarter with $6.12 billion repurchased, which was about $1 billion more than one year ago. The fourth quarter, however, saw the first quarterly year-over-year spending decline in more than three years. S&P 500 companies spent $125.8 billion on share buybacks in the fourth quarter, a 4.4% decline from a year ago, and a 13.5% drop from the third quarter. Much of that decline came from a handful of big companies that cut their spending on buybacks in the fourth quarter. Not only did the total amount spent on share repurchases drop in the fourth quarter, but there were also fewer companies buying back shares. About 72% of the S&P 500 (approx. 362 companies) bought back shares, compared with 386 in the year ago quarter, and 381 in the third quarter. Even with the slight pullback, buybacks in 2014 had a huge effect on earnings per share for the S&P 500. More than a fifth of the companies in the S&P 500 reduced their share counts by at least 4%, and analysts say the 4% mark is where the share count reduction provides a significant "tailwind to earnings."
I think these articles will have a good impact on AAPL stock. It's encouraging people to buy their stock.