IPhone 8 might feature resizable home button, face recognition for payments

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IPhone 8 might feature resizable home button, face recognition for payments

Hefty Wealth Partners now owns 804 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 174 shares during the period. I think it's pretty ugly'. Apple, after seeing how enthusiastic the public were about this news, finally included this feature in iOS11. In the past, Apple has reduced the size of battery and kept the same battery life, so expect the iPhone 8 to last for the same length of time - or better. Of course, it is important to note that the capability indicated by the leak may not necessarily come to fruition in the forthcoming generation of Apple smartphones. Corporate insiders own 0.08% of the company's stock. LLC raised its position in Apple by 1.3% in the second quarter. Odey Holdings AG now owns 1,273 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 273 shares during the period. Insiders have sold 299,911 shares of company stock valued at $46,557,634 in the last ninety days. ADV bought a new position in Apple during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $5,966,000.

The tables turn a hair in Apple's favor among current iPhone owners - 18 percent of consumers who already own an iPhone are willing to spend more than $1,000, Barclays said.

Shares of Apple (AAPL) opened at 157.48 on Wednesday. The stock had a trading volume of 26,257,096 shares. The firm has a market cap of $813.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.88 and a beta of 1.31.

Apple Inc. has a 52 week low of $102.53 and a 52 week high of $161.83.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The iPhone maker reported $1.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.10. Apple had a net margin of 20.87% and a return on equity of 35.40%. It will be interesting to see the battle for market share between Samsung and Apple.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.60%. Apple's payout ratio is currently 28.64%.

Apple announced that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Tuesday, May 2nd that authorizes the company to repurchase $50.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization permits the iPhone maker to buy up to 6.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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Rambo joins this week's MashTalk podcast along with CNET Executive Editor and mobile analyst Roger Cheng and Mashable Senior Tech Correspondent Raymond Wong to fully unpack this huge leak, explore what this radically redesigned iPhone will mean (to users and Apple), and analyze the info to figure out what's not in the leak. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $202.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research note on Thursday, July 6th.

Longbow Research reissued their buy rating on shares of Apple Inc. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Johny Srouji sold 10,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $158.13, for a total transaction of $5,000,861.25. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 23,998 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,726,169.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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