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Apple designs a wide variety of consumer electronic devices, including smartphones (iPhone), tablets (iPad), PCs (Mac), smartwatches (Apple Watch), AirPods, and TV boxes (Apple TV), among others. The iPhone makes up the majority of Apple's total revenue. In addition, Apple offers its customers a var... Apple designs a wide variety of consumer electronic devices, including smartphones (iPhone), tablets (iPad), PCs (Mac), smartwatches (Apple Watch), AirPods, and TV boxes (Apple TV), among others. The iPhone makes up the majority of Apple's total revenue. In addition, Apple offers its customers a variety of services such as Apple Music, iCloud, Apple Care, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Card, and Apple Pay, among others. Apple's products run internally developed software and semiconductors, and the firm is well known for its integration of hardware, software and services. Apple's products are distributed online as well as through company-owned stores and third-party retailers. The company generates roughly 40% of its revenue from the Americas, with the remainder earned internationally. Show more

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Apple Inc is listed in the Electronic Computers sector of the NASDAQ with ticker AAPL. The last closing price for Apple was $216.67. Over the last year, Apple shares have traded in a share price range of $ 164.075 to $ 220.20.

Apple currently has 15,441,881,001 shares outstanding. The market capitalization of Apple is $3.31 trillion. Apple has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 34.12.

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AAPL Discussion

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Investors3 Investors3 12 hours ago
Why Apple killed Apple Pay Later
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 12:51 pm
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In a retreat from efforts to offer more financial services in-house, Apple is shutting down its Apple Pay Later program, which let customers make purchases on an installment plan. Apple Pay Later was only ever made available in America.

Adam Clark for Barron’s:

Apple plans to offer a way for people to apply for buy now, pay later loans from other companies when they check out with Apple Pay, the company’s payment system. Affirm Holdings stock rose earlier this month when Apple said its products are expected to be available to Apple Pay users in the U.S. later this year.

Citigroup and Synchrony Financial will also be a part of the rollout, Apple said.

Apple’s focus now looks to be more on integrating artificial-intelligence onto its devices than further expansion into the world of financial services. Its recent AI announcements at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) have been a boon for the stock, which is up 13% in the past month, as analysts back the technology to boost iPhone sales.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple killed Apple Pay Later to assuage the EU red tape excretion machine.

See also: Apple to conclude ‘tap-and-go’ NFC payments probe with EU – June 18, 2024
DiscoverGold DiscoverGold 16 hours ago
Millions worth of $AAPL Call selling and $QQQ put buying
By: Cheddar Flow | June 18, 2024

• Millions worth of $AAPL Call selling and $QQQ put buying

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jimmirehman jimmirehman 16 hours ago
We haven’t seen a dip yet.
louieforpar louieforpar 17 hours ago
Not going to happen. Buy the dips and hold.
jimmirehman jimmirehman 17 hours ago
Would love to see a 4 for 1 split this year, drop the pps to $50 so smaller retail can get in
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jimmirehman jimmirehman 17 hours ago
harry crumb harry crumb 1 day ago
Rippn $$$$$
budgetthis budgetthis 2 days ago
APPLICIOUS…….best stock in the market, imho.
Investors3 Investors3 2 days ago
Apple’s stock splits: When will AAPL shares split again? I shared this article & link last week on 6/11 at the end of the Apple hits new all time high...
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 12:36 pm
louieforpar louieforpar 2 days ago
No. Last one was in 2020 a 4-1
nicehit nicehit 2 days ago
They just had a 9 for 1 split. I don't think we will see a split anytime soon. Maybe when the next couple of upgrade cycles and AI kicks in with increased revenues we may see a split if this gets to the $350 to $400 range
louieforpar louieforpar 2 days ago
Actually it’s NOT time according to history. Just because it may seem lofty at ”200” doesn’t warrant a split.

Buy the dips from here on out….hold…..wait for your split.

“It could be years before Apple's next stock split

When Apple announced its last 4-for-1 split on July 30, 2020, its stock was trading at $385. When it announced its previous 7-for-1 split on April 23, 2014, it was trading at $525.

Based on those two decisions, it doesn't seem likely that Apple will choose to split its stock at its current level of around $200 a share. It has also been just three and a half years since its last split, and the shortest period between its stock splits has been nearly five years (2000 to 2005) so far. Therefore, it will probably be at least a few more years before Apple's board approves another stock split.”
Investors3 Investors3 2 days ago
Apple supplier TDK says battery breakthrough can deliver higher performance for wearables
Monday, June 17, 2024 9:37 am
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Japanese electronic parts maker TDK on Monday said it had successfully developed a material for its solid-state batteries that can be utilized in various devices that come into direct contact with the human body. Some of the main features of TDK’s technology include the use of oxide-based solid electrolytes, which the company says makes them “extremely safe.”

TDK successfully developed a material for CeraCharge, a next-generation solid-state battery with an energy density of 1,000 Wh/L, approximately 100 times greater than the energy density of TDK’s conventional solid-state battery.

TDK’s technology is aimed at a solution that can be utilized in various wearable devices, such as wireless earphones, hearing aids and even smartwatches, with the goal of replacing existing coin cell batteries.

Utilizing TDK’s proprietary material technology, TDK has managed to develop a material for the new solid-state battery with a significantly higher energy density than TDK’s conventional mass-produced solid-state batteries (Type: CeraCharge) due to the use of oxide-based solid electrolyte and lithium alloy anodes. The use of oxide-based solid electrolyte makes batteries extremely safe. It is intended for use in wearable and other devices that come in direct contact with the human body.

The battery can be applied for replacing coin cell primary batteries in compliance with EU battery regulations, which require them to be replaced by rechargeable batteries, which is expected to contribute to the reduction of environmental impact.

TDK will strive to develop the battery cells and package structure design and advance toward mass production, targeting the development of its new product, the solid-state battery. Moreover, TDK aims to enhance the capacity of the batteries through multi-layer lamination technology and expand its operating temperature range by applying the production engineering technology TDK has accumulated in the electronic components business.

Main applications
• Various wearable devices such as wireless earphones, hearing aids and smartwatches
• Environmental sensors
• Replacement of coin cell batteries

Main features and benefits

• The use of oxide-based solid electrolyte makes battery extremely safe
• Smaller size and higher capacitance contribute to smaller device size and longer operating time

MacDailyNews Take: Potentially good news for Apple AirPods and Apple Watch users!


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Scot892 Scot892 2 days ago
Now that we have finally broke above 200 again can we have another split to bring it back to attractive levels so everyone can buy it an can continue to split in the future? It's about time for another 2:1 splt.
DiscoverGold DiscoverGold 3 days ago
$AAPL breaking out into its favorite month of July? 100% win rate and average return of +8.23% over the last eight years.
By: TrendSpider | June 15, 2024

• $AAPL breaking out into its favorite month of July?

Sounds like a perfect storm for the bulls.

100% win rate and average return of +8.23% over the last eight years.

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DiscoverGold DiscoverGold 5 days ago
Apple $AAPL forms a Golden Cross for the first time since March 2023. The last Golden Cross sent shares soaring by 25% over the next 4 months!
By: Barchart | June 13, 2024

• Apple $AAPL forms a Golden Cross for the first time since March 2023

The last Golden Cross sent shares soaring by 25% over the next 4 months!

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Investors3 Investors3 6 days ago
Apple is again the world’s most valuable company
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 10:16 am

Apple blew past Microsoft to one again claim the mantle of the world’s most valuable company by market capitalization propelled by two of Wall Street’s favorite words: artificial intelligence… make that Apple Intelligence.

Emily Dattilo for Barron’s:

The story for Apple began Monday at the tech giant’s Worldwide Developers Conference, when the company unveiled its AI strategy.
It seemed to take investors a beat to warm up to the news, considering the stock slipped 1.9% on Monday, before soaring 7.3% to $207.15 on Tuesday to an all-time high, setting its first record close since December 2023. Shares were rising [3.7%] on Wednesday.

Wedbush Securities analysts led by Dan Ives piled into the positivity. “The delayed positive reaction from the Street on the Apple
Intelligence news was investors starting to fully digest that the AI Revolution will come through the consumer with an Apple device over the coming year,” he wrote.

Mizuho Securities analyst Daniel O’Regan offered some more detailed reactions from key groups on Wall Street. Clients were constructive but surprised shares rose so much, he wrote. “Apple delivered in terms of what people were expecting,” he continued. “Although NOT ground breaking, Apple intelligence is a step in the right direction.”

MacDailyNews Take: Apple is currently worth $3.3 trillion.

Other members of the $3 trillion club:
• Microsoft: $3.247 trillion
• Nvidia: $3.116 trillion
DiscoverGold DiscoverGold 6 days ago
$AAPL Leading the way with the most bullish flow again today
By: Cheddar Flow | June 13, 2024

• $AAPL Leading the way with the most bullish flow again today

$TSLA is close behind

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DiscoverGold DiscoverGold 6 days ago
$AAPL Millions worth of call LEAPS flooding the tape
By: Cheddar Flow | June 12, 2024

• $AAPL Millions worth of call LEAPS flooding the tape

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LuckyLovie LuckyLovie 7 days ago
🤣 50/50 right or wrong
Monksdream Monksdream 7 days ago
Wouldn’t bet against you
LuckyLovie LuckyLovie 7 days ago
Got some new insight,this could be $250 quick like...big funds gonna go for it,Big League...we're back to 2011 where this soared every week..if ELON MUSK is batching it must be a Great threat...I'll say $270 by June 30th...
Monksdream Monksdream 7 days ago
AAPL new all time high
TRUSTUNITS1000000 TRUSTUNITS1000000 7 days ago
Market capitalization in 40 years
TRUSTUNITS1000000 TRUSTUNITS1000000 7 days ago
Wow up $7 ???????
LuckyLovie LuckyLovie 1 week ago
Eeernt probably later in year...but massive profit taking by the big boys leaving retail holding the big biten apple...

We see $190 by june 28th I'd say...needs to fill gaps and take profits end of quarter...

Sell the news..
tnc26 tnc26 1 week ago
What was the news that drove up $14 gains?? Can reach $300 in July... Before that I see us dipping below $200 then reload and bang bang...
Investors3 Investors3 1 week ago
Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 4:42 pm

In Nasdaq trading today, shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose $14.03, or 7.26%, to $207.15, a new all-time closing high. Today’s intraday high was $207.16, also an all-time high for Apple stock.

Apple’s 52-week low stands at $164.08.

Monday’s trading volume for AAPL shares was 168,874,733 versus Apple’s average trading volume of 60,814,360 shares.

Apple’s PE Ratio currently stands at 32.22.

Apple currently has a market value of $3.176 trillion, making it the world’s second-most-valuable company.

The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies, based on market value:

Microsoft (MSFT) – $3.216T
Apple (AAPL) – $3.176T
NVIDIA (NVDA) – $2.974T
Alphabet (GOOGL) – $2.192T
Amazon (AMZN) – $1.948T

Selected companies’ current market values:

• Meta Platforms (META) – $1.287T
• Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) – $883.438B
• Taiwan Semi (TSM) – $859.493B
• Tesla (TSLA) – $544.269B
• Walmart (WMT) – $536.745B
• Netflix (NFLX) – $279.461B
• Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – $256.929B
• Adobe (ADBE) – $207.285B
• Cisco (CSCO) – $184.399B
• Disney (DIS) – $183.890B
• Intel (INTC) – $131.622B
• IBM (IBM) – $155.538B
• Sony (SONY) – $103.718B
• Dell (DELL) – $93.373B
• SoftBank (SFTBF) – $91.216B
• Spotify (SPOT) – $61.707B
• Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) – $35.541B
• Nokia (NOK) – $21.174B
• SiriusXM (SIRI) – $9.847B
• Sonos (SONO) – $1.920B
• BlackBerry (BB) – $1.629B
• RealNetworks (RNWK) – $34.560M

Apple all-time high (AAPL) via NASDAQ here.

MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote yesterday upon the conclusion of Apple’s WWDC keynote video: “Apple did enough. Nothing spectacular (and leaning heavily on OpenAI’s ChatGPT), but enough.”

Apple’s stock splits: When will AAPL shares split again?
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 12:36 pm
lvhd lvhd 1 week ago
Canna_Business Canna_Business 1 week ago
$300 this week.
zdog zdog 1 week ago
You have been screaming sell since under $100. Anyone listening to you would have to be stupid.
DiscoverGold DiscoverGold 1 week ago
Apple $AAPL has the most bullish flow so far today
By: Cheddar Flow | June 11, 2024

• $AAPL has the most bullish flow so far today

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DiscoverGold DiscoverGold 1 week ago
$AAPL $1.8 Million Call. This order has a July expiration and was executed above the ask
By: Cheddar Flow | June 11, 2024

• $AAPL $1.8M Call

This order has a July expiration and was executed above the ask

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budgetthis budgetthis 1 week ago
APPLICIOUS, fellow followers of the Cosmic Crisp sensation.

$$ AAPL $$
DiscoverGold DiscoverGold 1 week ago
Today Apple Inc. (AAPL) is the best performer in the DJIA
By: Thom Hartle | June 11, 2024

• Today (8:32 CST), the best performer in the DJIA is Apple Inc. AAPL.

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DiscoverGold DiscoverGold 1 week ago
Keep an eye on $AAPL heading into next month...
By: TrendSpider | June 10, 2024

• Keep an eye on $AAPL heading into next month...

The stock has a perfect record over the last 8 years in July, with a massive mean return of +8.23%

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DiscoverGold DiscoverGold 1 week ago
$AAPL currently trading at 30 times trailing earnings...
By: TrendSpider | June 10, 2024

• $AAPL currently trading at 30 times trailing earnings...

Too expensive or too cheap?

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Investors3 Investors3 1 week ago
MacDailyNews presents live coverage of Apple’s WWDC 2024 keynote address
Monday, June 10, 2024 12:07 pm
power11 power11 1 week ago
Investors3 Investors3 1 week ago
Apple Showcases AI at WWDC 2024, Nvidia Stock Split Starts Today, and More News
June 10 2024 - 7:29AM
IH Market News

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) – At today’s Apple Developer Conference (WWDC 2024) kicking off today, the company will demonstrate its prowess in the advanced field of artificial intelligence. Despite being an early adopter of AI with products like Siri, Apple now faces a perception of trailing behind competitors following innovations like ChatGPT. Throughout the event, Apple will unveil significant AI improvements, including a new version of Siri and expanded functionalities for digital content processing.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) – Microsoft has decided to keep its new Recall feature, which logs user activities on PCs to streamline data organization, disabled by default. This decision comes after security concerns arose regarding the potential for hackers to access these logs. The company will also require additional authentication to activate the feature. Additionally, Microsoft showcased fully digital versions of the Xbox Series X and S consoles at the Xbox Games Showcase, along with game trailers like the new edition of “Call of Duty”. The event takes place amidst a period of sluggish sales and economic challenges in the gaming industry.

Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) – Nvidia will commence trading at a lower price today following a 10-for-1 stock split. Wall Street remains bullish on Nvidia’s valuation increase, which has surged by 144% this year. Evercore analysts believe Nvidia could represent up to 15% of the S&P 500 in the future.

Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) – Morgan Stanley analysts downgraded AMD to neutral, citing elevated investor expectations for its AI segment, especially when compared to competitors like Nvidia and Broadcom. They see limited potential for upward revisions for AMD, despite a rebound in its core business and an anticipated increase in AI chip sales.

Snowflake (NYSE:SNOW) – Snowflake is encouraging its clients to implement stricter security controls, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), after hackers targeted customer accounts using malware and purchased credentials. This follows security incidents involving clients like Live Nation (NYSE) and Advanced Auto Parts (NYSE), raising concerns about data security in the cloud.

Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) – Oracle’s primary medical records client, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), reported that Oracle’s software is not improving patient care as expected. Less than 20% of VA physicians and nurses believe the software enables “high-quality care”. The VA is renegotiating its $16 billion contract with Oracle, which acquired Cerner in 2022, aiming to enhance the electronic medical records system.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) – Netflix plans to drive its next growth phase by investing in live events and sports, following the success of its ad-supported offering. The strategy, mirroring the traditional TV model, could propel stocks back to 2021 record highs, benefiting from increased visibility and advertising revenue potential.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) – Walmart opposes New York’s new legislation requiring panic buttons in stores, arguing it may trigger too many false alarms. The law was passed to enhance retail worker safety in response to rising violence and thefts. In other related news, Walmart forecasts its US e-commerce business to be profitable within the next two years. The company is focused on cost reduction and order fulfillment, capitalizing on the 22% surge in online sales in the last quarter.

Yelp (NYSE:YELP) – Yelp may sue ReviewVio for falsely advertising that it can remove negative reviews from the Yelp website, alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition. Judge William Alsup in San Francisco allowed the lawsuit to proceed, highlighting potential confusion about the relationship between the companies and the impact on Yelp’s advertising services.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that there won’t be an updated version of the Model Y this year, despite ongoing improvements to vehicles. Upgrades to Tesla’s older models have been sluggish due to high interest rates and competition from more affordable models in China. Additionally, Tesla shareholders will soon vote on a controversial $56 billion compensation package for Elon Musk. With approximately 90% of retail shareholders seemingly in favor, approval seems likely despite opposition from major funds and recommendations against from proxy advisors. Norway’s $1.7 trillion sovereign wealth fund will vote against Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package at Tesla, after a judge deemed it unfair to shareholders. Tesla also argues that the legal team that nullified Elon Musk’s pay package in January deserves only a fraction of the $5.6 billion in fees sought, as the case brought little benefit to the company. The automaker proposes to pay $13.6 million for legal services.

Stellantis (NYSE:STLA) – Stellantis has preemptively expanded the recall of potentially faulty airbags in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to include more Citroen, DS, and Opel models. The recall now covers Citroën C4, DS4, DS5 models, and some Opel vehicles, albeit less restrictive than the initial recall, which included Citroën C3 and DS3.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)- Elliott Investment Management, an activist investor, has acquired a nearly $2 billion stake in Southwest Airlines. They plan to press the airline for strategic changes to rectify its underperforming performance.

Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) – Spirit Airlines dismisses the possibility of bankruptcy and is optimistic about its plan following the failure of the merger with JetBlue (NASDAQ). CEO Ted Christie expressed this confidence at the annual shareholder meeting, despite a recent decline in the company’s shares and operational challenges, including aircraft groundings.

Boeing (NYSE:BA) – Boeing’s CST-Starliner space taxi successfully docked with the International Space Station, bringing its first astronauts, Sunita Williams and Barry Wilmore. This test flight is crucial for both NASA and Boeing, especially after multiple delays and technical setbacks.

Virgin Galactic (NYSE:SPCE) – Virgin Galactic successfully conducted its second spaceflight this year on Saturday, carrying Turkish, American, and Italian tourists to the edge of space. Galactic Mission 07 reached approximately 55 miles in altitude on a flight lasting just over an hour, departing and returning to Spaceport America in New Mexico.

BP plc (NYSE:BP) – BP updated its conflict of interest policy, requiring employees to disclose any intimate relationships with colleagues. The change follows the dismissal of former CEO Bernard Looney for failing to disclose such relationships, emphasizing total transparency to avoid conflicts of interest, under the threat of dismissal.

Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway acquired about 2.57 million shares of Occidental Petroleum from June 5 to 7, investing over $150 million. This raised its total stake in the company to approximately 250.6 million shares, representing about 28% of Occidental.

US Steel (NYSE:X) – Takahiro Mori, vice president of Nippon Steel, returned to the US to promote the acquisition proposal for US Steel, receiving positive feedback from employees and community leaders. Despite regulatory scrutiny and union opposition, the Japanese company aims to conclude the $14.9 billion merger, already approved outside the US.

Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO), Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) – Diamond Offshore Drilling has agreed to be acquired by Noble Corp. for approximately $1.6 billion in a cash and stock deal. Under the agreement, Diamond Offshore’s shares were valued at $15.52 based on Friday’s closing price. Diamond Offshore Drilling shares rose 4.6% in pre-market trading to $14.57.

CrowdStrike (NASDAQ:CRWD), KKR & Co (NYSE:KKR), GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) – S&P Dow Jones Indices announced that KKR & Co, CrowdStrike, and GoDaddy will be added to the S&P 500 index on June 24, replacing Robert Half (NYSE:RHI), Comerica (NYSE:CMA), and Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN).

Blackstone (NYSE:BX) – Nadeem Meghji, global co-head of Blackstone’s real estate sector, noted that liquidity is returning to the real estate market, with high-quality assets attracting more interest. He observed an increase in the number of bidders for apartment buildings, attributing this to falling capital costs and new supply.

KKR & Co (NYSE:KKR) – KKR & Co. invested $50 million in one of its main real estate funds and committed to supporting its valuation amidst commercial real estate market instability. The company also plans to repurchase up to 7.7 million shares if the fund’s valuation falls below $27 per share by 2027, ensuring value for shareholders and demonstrating confidence in the real estate market’s recovery.

PowerSchool Holdings (NYSE:PWSC), Bain Capital (NYSE:BCSF) – Bain Capital will acquire PowerSchool Holdings in a deal valuing the educational software company at $5.6 billion. Bain will pay $22.80 per share, a 37% premium over the previous closing price. Vista Equity and Onex will retain minority stakes post-acquisition.

Visa (NYSE:V), Mastercard (NYSE:MA)- Visa and Mastercard will face new lawsuits in London after a court allowed collective proceedings on behalf of merchants to proceed. The companies are accused of overcharging interchange fees, with many lawsuits already underway in London’s Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Waystar (WAY) – Waystar shares fell on Friday in their Nasdaq debut after raising $968 million in their initial public offering, one of the largest IPOs of the year. The shares opened at $21, below the IPO price of $21.50, and closed at $20.70, valuing the company at $3.50 billion.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) – Walgreens Boots Alliance is considering an initial public offering for its Boots pharmacy network in the UK, while continuing sale negotiations. The company has informally discussed with potential buyers, including private equity firms, without yet making a final decision on Boots’ sale.

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) – A study by Stanford University found that a 15-day treatment with Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid did not alleviate long Covid symptoms. Despite hopes based on anecdotal reports, the study involving 155 participants showed no significant improvement in symptoms like fatigue and mental confusion.

Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) – Moderna announced that its combined Covid-19 and flu vaccine is more effective than individual vaccines, based on a late-stage trial. Being the first to release positive phase three data, the company plans to seek regulatory approval in the US soon, targeting a 2025 launch.

Express (NYSE:EXPR) – Express is selling its business for $160 million to a consortium including mall owners and investment firms. The sale, still open to better offers, also includes assuming $38 million in liabilities. This move averts the risk of liquidation and protects jobs and stores.

GameStop (NYSE:GME) – GameStop shares rose 6.6% in pre-market trading after closing down 39% on Friday, marking its worst day since February 4, 2021. This occurred despite Keith Gill, the infamous meme trader known as Roaring Kitty, scarcely mentioning GameStop in his live stream on Friday, although he reiterated his bullish stance on the company.
Investors3 Investors3 2 weeks ago
How to emulate the original PlayStation and Nintendo 64 on Mac
Alex Baggott | Jun 07, 2024

Games on the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64 can be played on an Apple Silicon Mac with a little bit of work. Here's how to emulate the classic consoles on a Mac or MacBook.

The transition from the fourth to the fifth generation of video game consoles was a unique time in gaming history. It heralded the movement from 2D to 3D games during the mid-1990s.

This involved pioneering work in bringing real-time 3D graphics to life, as well as the disruption of major players in the industry.

It also adds a whole new dimension (literally) to emulating games. Polygon transformation, projection, lighting and shading, texture mapping, anti-aliasing, depth and occlusion, animation, and camera positioning must all be handled accurately by emulators.

Some of these aspects can even be manipulated to produce better visuals.

Incidentally, it's easy for modern Macs to perform the graphical computations made on the hardware of fifth-gen consoles. But, it's more taxing for them to emulate the console performing those same calculations.

When we add multiple graphical enhancements on top of this, you'll see how emulating these games can rapidly make your Mac's hardware struggle.

Unlike the fourth generation systems in our previous guide, the setup for emulating fifth generation consoles on Mac depends on the particular console.

Also, due to the higher complexity, not every available approach works well. So, the following guide makes recommendations based on the results of our testing and experimentation.

Important: The legalities of emulation

Before you start, you should ensure that you understand the legality of emulating games. It is usually legal to emulate a console as long as you own the original hardware, so make sure that you do.

You should also own a legitimate copy of the original game, since downloading or distributing a game without owning it is illegal. However, the legality of using digital copies of physical games depends on copyright laws in your jurisdiction, and can vary significantly between regions.

Please check all of this out before proceeding.

The need for BIOS files

In the world of emulation, optical disc systems such as the PlayStation or Sega Saturn need BIOS files to run. Cartridge-based systems like the N64 do not.

BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) files contain the firmware necessary for the console to interface with the game's hardware. Essentially, the BIOS acts as an intermediary, handling system startup routines and ensuring proper communication between the game and the emulated hardware.

On the original consoles, the BIOS initializes the hardware, including the optical drive, to make sure that it reads the game disc correctly. It also manages core system functions such as memory card access, audio, and video settings.

This provides a standardized environment in which games run.

Additionally, BIOS files perform security checks to authenticate the game disc, verifying that it's a legitimate copy. This step is crucial for consoles designed to prevent piracy.

Many optical disc consoles implement region locking through their BIOS. This restricted games to specific geographic regions, such as Europe or the US.

In contrast, cartridge-based systems like the Nintendo 64 do not require BIOS files for emulation. This is because cartridges are self-contained, meaning the hardware initialization and system functions are directly managed by the cartridge itself.

Games on cartridge-based systems access the console's hardware directly, bypassing the need for an intermediary firmware layer.

For emulators, this distinction means they require the original BIOS file to accurately replicate the startup routines and system functions of consoles that used them. Without the BIOS, these emulators cannot perform essential tasks, leading to compatibility issues or failure to boot games.

The BIOS region must match the region of the game ROM. For example, an SCPH-3000 BIOS (a model of Japanese PS1) can only run PS1 games that were released in Japan.

You must also make sure that you only use BIOS files from the hardware that you own. For example, if you own PAL PS1 from the UK, it's illegal to download and use the BIOS of an NTSC PS1 from the US.

How to extract your PlayStation (PS1/PSX) BIOS

This process dumps the BIOS from your PS1 and converts it for use in an emulator.

This guide uses a piece of software called MemcardRex which is currently only available for Windows. Therefore, you'll either need access to a PC to run it, or you'll need to use CrossOver or a virtual machine.

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GME Volatile as Roaring Kitty Goes Live Today, Meta Unveils AI for WhatsApp Ads, and More Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
June 07 2024 - 8:09AM
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GameStop (NYSE:GME) – GameStop shares are volatile in pre-market trading on Friday, after soaring nearly 50% the day before, following the announcement by the influencer known as “Roaring Kitty” of an upcoming live broadcast on YouTube today at 12 PM, Eastern Time (ET). Since Gill resumed social media activities in May, GameStop’s market value has increased by $11 billion. This rise is part of a pattern of volatile trading influenced by his activities. Gill’s broadcast has garnered over 12,000 registrations. The stock reversed from a gain of over 30% to a 16.4% drop in pre-market trading shortly after the video game retailer announced its first-quarter results.

Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META) – Meta launched an AI-based ad targeting program on WhatsApp to generate revenue, marking a new approach for the messaging service. The tools use behavioral data from Facebook and Instagram to target potential customers, representing a shift in WhatsApp’s privacy practices.

Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) – As Nvidia threatens to become the world’s most valuable company, surpassing Microsoft, some investors are skeptical and are betting that its sharply rising shares may depreciate. Short bets against Nvidia total about $34 billion, nearly double the combined bets against Apple and Tesla. After today’s market close, Nvidia will conduct a 10-for-1 stock split, making its shares more accessible and potentially broadening its appeal to individual investors. After the split, the share price will be proportionally reduced, which could favor the company’s inclusion in the Dow Jones, which is price-weighted.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) – The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have reached an agreement to conduct antitrust investigations into Microsoft, OpenAI, and Nvidia, related to these companies’ dominance in the artificial intelligence market.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) – Next week, Apple will launch a new app called “Passwords” to facilitate login to websites and programs. This feature, part of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS 15, is an extension of iCloud Keychain and aims to simplify password management, increasing competition with other password managers.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) – Fiona Harvey, a Scottish lawyer, is suing Netflix and Richard Gadd for defamation, seeking at least $170 million. She claims that the miniseries “Baby Reindeer” falsely portrays her as a stalker and criminal, damaging her reputation, as many viewers believe she is the “real” Martha, the show’s character. Additionally, Netflix has revealed details of the animated films “Spellbound” and “Pookoo,” developed in collaboration with Skydance Animation. “Spellbound” tells the story of Ellian, who seeks to break the spell that turned her parents into monsters, set for release on November 22. “Pookoo” explores the adventure of enemies swapping places, set to premiere in 2025.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon faces a $1.3 billion lawsuit from about 35,000 British retailers, alleging that the company misused their data on the Marketplace to favor its own products and profit, thereby harming competition. The lawsuit was initiated by the British Independent Retailers Association in London.

Mercado Libre (NASDAQ:MELI) – The Latin American e-commerce leader plans to increase its investments in Brazil to more than $4.35 billion (23 billion reais), exceeding the initial forecast due to higher-than-expected sales. The company also expects to hire 11,000 people, up from the initially planned 6,500.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) – Walmart is replacing paper labels with digital ones in its stores, allowing for quick price updates on more than 120,000 items in minutes. Previously, weekly updates took up to two days. This will improve efficiency and price management, as well as streamline product selection for online orders.

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) – Starbucks is starting a partnership with Grubhub to deliver coffee and beverages in the U.S., beginning in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Illinois, with plans for national expansion by August. Meanwhile, Brazilian restaurant operator Zamp has closed a deal to acquire the rights to operate the Starbucks brand in Brazil for R$ 120 million, which includes managing some stores.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) – According to Reuters, when Costco opened a store in a rural Japanese town, it sparked strong competition for workers by offering high wages. In response, a local noodle shop increased wages by a third to retain and attract employees, despite the financial difficulties this posed.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (NYSE:TSM) – TSMC’s sales in May grew 30%, reaching $7.1 billion, driven by demand in artificial intelligence and the recovery of consumer electronics.

Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT) – Lyft plans to maintain its competitiveness in the U.S. ride-sharing market, aiming for annual gross bookings growth of 15% by 2027. The company is also diversifying its revenue sources and expects its new advertising sector to grow eightfold in the same period.

Hertz Global Holdings (NASDAQ:HTZ) – Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Hertz is considering raising at least $700 million through secured debt and convertible notes to strengthen its balance sheet.

Instacart (NASDAQ:CART) – Instacart launched a new $500 million share repurchase program to bolster confidence in its growth potential. Completing two previous buyback rounds, the company reiterated its commitment to growth.

Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM), Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE:MUFG), Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (NYSE:SMFG) – Japan’s largest banks, MUFG and SMFG, will begin selling their strategic stakes in Toyota, valued at $8.5 billion. This move aligns with Japan’s corporate governance reforms, aimed at reducing cross-shareholdings between companies to avoid conflicts of interest and increase transparency.

Stellantis (NYSE:STLA) – Fiat, through Stellantis, has projected the production of the new hybrid Fiat 500e, with an expected annual sales range of 100,000 to 110,000 units. This version combines a gasoline engine and battery, offering a more affordable option compared to the fully electric model, which sold fewer than 80,000 units last year.

Nio (NYSE:NIO) – The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer predicted on Thursday that its deliveries in the second quarter will more than double compared to the previous year, reaching between 54,000 and 56,000 units. The estimated revenue is about $2.3 billion. Despite the increase in sales, the company still reports losses.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) – Delta Air Lines will announce plans for a new flight between Seattle and Washington’s Reagan National Airport, taking advantage of new legislation creating five new daily slots at this airport. Delta aims to increase competition and reduce prices on a route already served by Alaska Airlines (ALK).

Boeing (NYSE:BA) – Boeing’s space taxi, the CST-Starliner, successfully docked with the International Space Station, carrying NASA astronauts Sunita Williams and Barry Wilmore for a critical test flight. Despite initial thruster issues, the mission marks an important step for Boeing in space transportation.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) – Germany plans to acquire eight additional F-35 fighters from Lockheed Martin, in addition to the 35 already ordered, raising the total number to 43. This acquisition reflects Berlin’s commitment to updating its defense capabilities with the most advanced aircraft available.

Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) – Devon Energy lost bids to acquire three oil and gas companies due to the rejection of its stock as a form of payment. This includes failing to outbid offers from ConocoPhillips and Occidental Petroleum, respectively $22 billion and $12 billion, negatively affecting its competitive position.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM), Rothschild & Co (EU:ROTH) – Rothschild & Co is leading the search for partners for Codelco in a new major lithium project in Chile, called the “Paloma Project,” with production expected to start in 2030. The project initially contemplates lithium production through evaporation ponds, with a future possibility of using direct lithium extraction technology.

Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) – Moody’s Ratings placed the long-term debt ratings of U.S. regional banks, including Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB), under review for downgrade due to concerns about exposure to the commercial real estate sector. The justification is the concentration in loans from this sector, increasing risks during recession periods. Additionally, a Moody’s report highlights that most global insurers plan to invest more in the private credit market in the coming years. This market, although less transparent and riskier than public credit, has attracted insurers due to attractive returns, especially in the U.S., where these holdings already represent 36% of their regional investments.

Emerson (NYSE:EMR), Blackstone (NYSE:BX) – Emerson agreed to sell its 40% stake in the Copeland joint venture to Blackstone for $3.5 billion, seeking to simplify its business and focus more on automation.

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) – PayPal shares are up 0.25% in pre-market trading, following a 5.5% increase on Thursday. The rise came amid optimistic expectations for the new Fastlane product, which simplifies the checkout process. This represents a rebound after underperforming the market in recent years.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) – Analysts at BofA Securities suggest that Citigroup could sell its wealth management business due to inefficiency and uncertain results in this segment. Jane Fraser, Citigroup’s CEO since 2021, is restructuring the bank, reducing businesses and jobs, and introducing new leaders to streamline operations.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) – Morgan Stanley faces disputes due to a judge’s decision classifying its deferred compensation programs under ERISA law, affecting arbitrations over payments. The company seeks review of the decision, arguing that it complicates its defense in other similar arbitrations.

Waystar Holding Corp. (WAY) – The healthcare payments software maker set the price of its initial public offering (IPO) at $21.50 per share, hitting the midpoint of the $20 to $23 range. With this, the company raised $968 million, reaching a market value of about $3.6 billion. Waystar plans to use the proceeds to pay off debt. Waystar shares will begin trading on Friday on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol WAY.
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What to expect from Apple’s AI-powered WWDC
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 2:33 pm

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week promises to be a pivotal moment in the company’s history as Cupertino will reveal how it plans to integrate AI technology into its operating systems, software, and devices, including through a historic partnership with OpenAI.

Sarah Perez for TechCrunch:

As the big event nears, all sorts of leaks have emerged about what iOS 18 and its rumored AI-powered apps and features have in store.

Among the changes, Apple is said to be powering some of its new AI features with its Ajax LLM. Other reports indicate that Apple plans to process data from AI in a way that even employees won’t be able to access, which would help Apple continue to deliver on its promise of data privacy for its users.

Apple’s digital assistant is prepared to get an AI revamp. The digital assistant will leverage Apple’s own large language models and will allow Siri to control individual features inside applications… A more advanced Siri will also come to Apple Watch for on-the-go use. You could use Siri on your Watch to play music on another device, one report said.

Generative AI emojis will be supported [in Messages], letting users create their own emojis with technology.

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MacDailyNews Take: For better, hopefully, or worse, WWDC24 certainly will be a pivotal moment in Apple’s history. Go, Apple marketing, go!

[W]e’ve been wanting [an iPhone or iPad to automatically generate Memoji for users] from the start as, despite our best efforts, some of our Memoji end up only vaguely reminiscent of the person they’re supposed to represent*.

*as a cartoon 10-year old. – MacDailyNews, October 22, 2019
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Apple $AAPL with the most bullish premium today
By: Cheddar Flow | June 5, 2024

• $AAPL with the most bullish premium today.

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Another marvelous day, I see……


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Those 6/7 $205 Calls are now sitting at $0.01. Looking tough to get back to $0.05.
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Apple Stock Could Still Be Undervalued Here Based on Its Powerful Free Cash Flow
By: Barchart | June 4, 2024

Apple Inc (AAPL) stock has risen substantially since releasing its fiscal Q2 earnings on May 2. But it could still be worth almost 25% more over the next year based on its strong free cash flow and FCF margins.

In morning trading on June 4, AAPL is at $194.19, up 14.7% from May 1 when it was at $169.30 per share. In my last Barchart article on May 3, “Apple Stock Surges on Buyback and Dividend News - OTM Options are Cheap Here, " I discussed the company's free cash flow and upside potential.”

In that article, I showed that AAPL stock could be worth as much as $217.44 per share. That still provides a +12% upside over today's price.

But since then analysts have raised their revenue projections, especially for next year. As a result, I can project that AAPL stock could be worth as much as $265.32 over the next year. That is almost 37% higher than today. I will show how I derive this target price below. Note that the average of these two target prices is $241.38, or 24.3% higher than today.

Projecting Apple's FCF

In the last six months, as I pointed out in my prior article, Apple made $58.2 billion in free cash flow (FCF) on $210.328 billion in sales. That works out to an FCF margin of 27.7% in the past six months.

Moreover, as I pointed out in my recent May 23 GuruFocus article on Apple, the company generated $103 billion in FCF in the trailing 12 months (TT) ending March 2024. That represented a similar 27.2% of sales ($381.6 billion), close to the 27.7% 6-month margin.

We can use this FCF margin to estimate its future cash flow. For example, analysts now project that sales will hit $410.7 billion for the year ending Sept. 2024. That is projected to be 6.2% higher than this fiscal year ($386.88 billion).

Projecting A Target Price

So, if we multiply the $410.7 billion in 2025 projected sales by the 27.7% FCF margin it made recently, FCF could rise to $113.8 billion. That is 10.5% over the TTM FCF of $103 billion.

As a result, AAPL stock could be worth as much as $4.06 trillion using a 2.8% FCF yield metric. That is the same as multiplying FCF by about 36x. This market cap is 36.6% over today's market cap of $2.975 trillion. In other words, the stock could be worth 37% more at $265.32 per share.

Why did I use a 2.8% FCF yield metric? For one the company is buying back at least 2.5% of its shares annually. I showed how the share count has been falling about this amount every year in my GuruFocus article mentioned above. So, the buyback yield is about 2.5% for shareholders.

Moreover AAPL stock also has a 0.5% dividend yield. Altogether this works out to a 2.8% to 3.0% shareholder yield for investors. That is how the market is willing to value the stock.

Analysts surveyed by also have a higher price target. The average of 32 analysts' price targets is $206.35. That represents a potential upside of at least 6% over today's price.

The bottom line is that AAPL stock still looks cheap here based on its powerful FCF. The average potential upside is almost 25% ($241.38 per share) from here, based on analysts' revenue estimates and its strong FCF margins.

However, keep in mind that this could take up to a year to occur. It won't necessarily happen overnight. Analysts' revenue estimates for next year have to come into focus by the market as achievable. If that occurs, AAPL stock still has a good upside for long-term investors, based on its strong FCF margins.

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Today Apple Inc. (AAPL) is the best performer in the DJIA
By: Thom Hartle | June 5, 2024

• Today (8:32 CST), the best performer in the DJIA is Apple Inc. AAPL.

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