Walmart Delivers E-Commerce Stunner


Walmart on Thursday reported soaring e-commerce growth during its fiscal first quarter, along with strong organic sales figures. Online sales grew a stunning 63 percent during the quarter, perhaps in response to the company’s newly introduced free two-day shipping and its upgraded mobile app. “We’re moving faster to combine our digital and physical assets to make shopping more enjoyable and faster for customers, but we also see plenty of room to improve,” CEO Doug McMillon said during the company’s quarterly conference call.

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Apple R&D, property investments reach all-time highs in Q1

Article Image In detailed earnings results for the first fiscal quarter of 2016, Apple said it spent more than $2.4 billion on research and development operations, while gross property and related expenditures grew to $51.3 billion.

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Apple guides first-ever iPhone sales decline in Q2

Article Image During Apple’s quarterly conference call for the first fiscal period of 2016, CEO Tim Cook said he expects year-over-year iPhone unit sales to decline in the current March quarter, the first downturn for iPhone since its launch in 2007.

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Apple to reveal iPhone 6s sales in fiscal Q1 2016 earnings call on Jan. 26

Article Image Apple will reveal its quarterly financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2016 on Jan. 26, the company said on Monday, an important three-month period that accounts for new iPhone performance and holiday sales.

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Solving the mysterious failure of Apple's iPad

Article Image Across Apple’s fiscal 2015, annual iPad unit sales fell by an astounding 19 percent while iPad revenues fell 23 percent, a plunge from fiscal 2014 of just over $7 billion. The tech industry pundits love to talk about the failure of Apple’s tablet business, but are short on the specifics of what’s happening. Here’s why.

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Apple acquired 15 companies this year, but the identity of 6 remain a mystery

Article Image Over the past 12 months of Apple’s fiscal 2015 (ending in September), the company “completed 15 acquisitions to enhance and accelerate our roadmap for products and services,” noted its chief executive Tim Cook in the company’s quarterly earnings call. However, the identity of only nine of these are known, and some of those haven’t been confirmed.

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Apple's investments in infrastructure, tooling, retail to jump to $15 billion in 2016

Article Image After spending $11.2 billion across fiscal 2015 on capital expenditures, Apple anticipates that it will ramp up its investments in manufacturing, data centers, facility and retail infrastructure to $15 billion over the next year.

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Apple R&D spending hit $8.1B in 2015, suggests continued work on massive project

Article Image Apple in an SEC filing on Wednesday reported fiscal 2015 research and development expenditures topping $8 billion, illustrating the company’s continued efforts toward new avenues of growth beyond the current iOS, Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple TV platforms.

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Tim Cook 'positive' on China as local revenues surge 99% to $12.5B

Article Image Apple’s Chinese revenues soared 99 percent year-over-year in its fiscal fourth quarter, growing from just under $6.3 billion to about $12.5 billion, as CEO Tim Cook sounded optimistic tones about the company’s plans for the region.

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Apple Inc stock panic another opportunity for massive, discounted stock repurchase

Since Apple announced its industry-leading earnings for fiscal Q3 on July 21, the company’s stock price collapsed by about a third, encouraging facile analysts to predict further losses. In reality, Apple shares are being bought up at a massive discount by the company itself, in a clear bet on future appreciation.

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Apple's Tumble: Trouble in Paradise?


Apple’s stock slid on Wednesday following the company’s fiscal Q3 earnings report late Tuesday. Shares opened at $122.05 — more than $8 down from Tuesday’s closing price of $130.75 — but inched upward to close the day at $125.22. Analysts were atwitter over the quarterly results, some implying they heralded big trouble in little doses for Apple. However, others insisted there was no basis for the fuss. Shareholders apparently were concerned by iPhone sales that missed some analysts’ estimates.

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Wall Street seems to prefer Kremlinology over factual analysis when it comes to the Apple Watch

Another record-breaking fiscal quarter is in the books for Apple, but the company’s overall success is being glossed over by Wall Street analysts and pundits who seem intent on ignoring the actual facts when it comes to Apple Watch sales.

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KGI: iPhone sales forecast at 54M in Q3, Apple Watch demand 'tepid' at 4M shipped units

Before Apple reveals official numbers for its third fiscal quarter of 2015, a report from well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates the company’s iPhone and Mac lineups put in strong performances, tempered somewhat by sluggish iPad and Apple Watch sales. Upcoming hardware like yellow and rose gold Apple Watch Sport models and buffed iMacs could spur sales, however.

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iPhone and Mac to shine in Apple's Q2 2015 earnings, analyst says

After a gangbusters fiscal quarter one, Apple could see moderate gains highlighted by strong performances from iPhone and Mac over the three-month period ending March, according to noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.



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Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 2015 earnings on April 27

Apple today announced that the results of its second fiscal quarter will be discussed in a conference call scheduled for Monday, April 27 at 2 P.M. Pacific time, or 5 P.M. Eastern.



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Wall Street shocked by Apple's staggering quarter, prompting analysts to raise estimates

Apple’s stunning first quarter of fiscal 2015 blew virtually every prediction out of the water, and left Wall Street analysts rushing to increase their price targets on Wednesday as the stock jumped higher.



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Apple to announce fiscal Q1 2015 earnings results on Jan. 27

Apple on Monday announced it will reveal financial results for its first fiscal quarter of 2015 on Jan. 27, with company executives expected to field questions covering what is anticipated to be another blockbuster for the tech giant.



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Sony's Mobile Malaise Lands It in Deep Ditch


Sony on Wednesday announced that it will post a loss of $2.14 billion for the fiscal year, far outpacing the loss it previously forecasted. It will take a quarterly write-down charge on the unit as a result. The reduction is due almost entirely to diminished growth in its mobile unit. Sony announced several changes to the unit, including adjusting its orientation away from sales to one in which risk-taking is de-emphasized in order to stabilize its earnings.

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Civilian IT Market to Remain Firm in 2015, as Defense Outlays Drop


The U.S. government soon will be operating in the 2015 fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1. For information technology vendors, marketing to federal agencies will remain challenging during 2015 and succeeding years, as agencies work within a constrained budget environment.
In the short term, overall federal IT spending will decline. However, most, if not all of the reductions will fall within the Department of Defense, according to a recent forecast from Deltek. Spending within the civilian sector will remain flat.

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Apple says working toward 'net zero energy' and green products in Environmental Responsibility Report

Apple on Wednesday published an Environmental Responsibility Report covering fiscal 2014, outlining steps the company has taken to reduce impact on climate change, use green materials in its products and conserve resources.



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