Apple, Inc. market cap up $6.9 billion on news of ITC import ban veto

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in AAPL Investors edited January 2014
As markets opened this morning, the Wall Street Journal noted Samsung lost over $1 billion in market value on news of U.S. veto of its import ban. Apple closed the day up $6.9 billion.

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The Wall Street Journal called attention to Samsung's drop early in the day, as Asian investors reacted to the news while much of California was still asleep.

Investors were relieved by the news, sending Apple's stock up $6.91 or 1.49 percent, enough to raise Apple's market capitalization by just over $6.9 billion, a figure as large as Apple's most recently reported quarterly net income.

The rally continued the month's upward trend; Apple is up $52, or 12.46 percent from the beginning of July. However, Apple is still down nearly 12 percent for the year, 23.7 percent over the last year, and nearly 35 percent from its all time high reached last September, when the company's shares briefly reached above $700.

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The market was also apparently encouraged by reports that interpreted the ban as positive for innovation and likely to interrupt the flood of patent holders attempting to use the ITC to gain what the Obama administration had described as "undue leverage."

Samsung's ban was based on a controversial patent that Judge Lucy Koh had already ruled Apple had not infringed last summer in a summary judgement.

Philip Elmer-DeWitt of Fortune had additionally noted that dissent among the six commissioners helped set the ban up for a virtually inevitable veto, citing a report by patent expert Florian Mueller of FOSSPatents

The Obama administration had announced its plans to veto the ban on Saturday. It was scheduled to otherwise go into effect today, and would block the imports of older, GSM-only models of Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

iPhone 4 still an important entry level model for first time buyers

While it wouldn't have affected Apple's mainstream products and only affected consumers in the United States, the ban would have been a significant inconvenience and disruption for Apple, particularly since sales of older iPhone 4 models have been selling briskly.

In Apple's most recent conference call, its chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer stated that "iPhone 5 remains by far the most popular iPhone, but we were also very happy with sales of iPhone 4 and 4S," later adding that "iPhone 4 sales accelerated as we offered more affordable pricing in emerging and in other markets.""The number of first time smartphone buyers that the iPhone 4 is attracting is very, very impressive" - Tim Cook

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook referenced lower iPhone 4 pricing a significant factor in the "unusual" growth in iPhone sales in the June quarter, noting that "with the moves that we made on [iPhone] 4 and with iPhone 5 continuing to be the most popular model, we saw very strong sales in several of the emerging markets, sort of pre-pay markets."

Cook later added that "what we've seen is that the number of first time smartphone buyers that the iPhone 4 is attracting is very, very impressive. We want to attract as many of these buyers as we can and we saw that beginning to happen toward the end of the Q2 timeframe, as I'd referenced on last quarter's call, and we did that on a wider spread basis, offered more affordable pricing on a wider scale basis this quarter, and continue to be very happy with what we saw.

"Where iPhone 5 continues to be the most popular iPhone by far, we're really happy to provide an incredible high quality product with iPhone 4 running iOS 6 to as many first-time smartphone buyers as we can, and I think it's proven to be exactly a great product for that buyer."

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 18
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,216member
    Let us hope this momentum continues.
  • Reply 2 of 18


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  • Reply 3 of 18
    beltsbearbeltsbear Posts: 314member
    They say up 4.9 % which would be amazing but it is really up 1.49 %. Hopefully they fix that mistake.

    C
  • Reply 4 of 18
    poochpooch Posts: 768member
    "Apple, Inc. market cap up $6.9 billion on news of ITC import ban veto "

    please provide some basis for you claim of a correlation between the rise in stock price and the veto of the ban. the stock has been steadily climbing for over a month.

    oh, wait, this is a rumour blog. no facts needed.
  • Reply 5 of 18
    pendergastpendergast Posts: 1,358member


    This article is just stupid.

  • Reply 6 of 18
    just_mejust_me Posts: 590member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pendergast View Post


    This article is just stupid.



    Its DED. Of  course it is.

  • Reply 7 of 18
    herbapouherbapou Posts: 2,221member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post



    Let us hope this momentum continues.


     


    imo we will be near $500 for the product announcements.  After that it depends on the products. Beside good high end products, Apple needs something that will help its EPS. I am hoping on lower cost phones and tablets. 


     


    And there always the wildcard with Apple, they could surprise with a watch, a TV or a game console or something completely unexpected.

  • Reply 8 of 18
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,094member
    herbapou wrote: »
    imo we will be near $500 for the product announcements.  After that it depends on the products. Beside good high end products, Apple needs something that will help its EPS. I am hoping on lower cost phones and tablets. 

    And there always the wildcard with Apple, they could surprise with a watch, a TV or a game console or something completely unexpected.

    Why are you suddenly so positive (or at least not so horrendously negative) on Apple? Recent stock price rise finally calm your nerves after you bought too high?
  • Reply 9 of 18
    just_me wrote: »
    Its DED. Of  course it is.

    Really? Could you elaborate?

    Unless,of course, you are simply baiting the mods to ban you?
  • Reply 10 of 18
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 4,612member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post





    Really? Could you elaborate?



    Unless,of course, you are simply baiting the mods to ban you?




    Perhaps the mods do need baiting.  It seems they fell asleep at the monitor again.  AI trolls are once again taking over all the threads and the mods are pretty much nowhere to be found.

  • Reply 11 of 18

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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



    As markets opened this morning, the Wall Street Journal noted Samsung lost over $1 billion in market value on news of U.S. veto of its import ban. Apple closed the day up $6.9 billion.


     


    It's good to see all is right with the world today... In other news today; Honey Boo Boo's whole extended family tried to guess who the president of USA might be...

  • Reply 12 of 18
    just_mejust_me Posts: 590member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post





    Really? Could you elaborate?



    Unless,of course, you are simply baiting the mods to ban you?


    LOL. No need. Just read his articles including this one.

  • Reply 13 of 18
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 7,062member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Just_Me View Post


    LOL. No need. Just read his articles including this one.



     


    Dan writes editorials laced with facts. He is solidly in Apple's camp, unlike you and the other trolls who infest this site. Anything positive or pro-Apple seems to really pisses you off doesn't it.

  • Reply 14 of 18
    just_mejust_me Posts: 590member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post


     


    Dan writes editorials laced with facts. He is solidly in Apple's camp, unlike you and the other trolls who infest this site. Anything positive or pro-Apple seems to really pisses you off doesn't it.



    HAHA. DED writes one sided, overly wordly "features, opinions and fairy tales".  Apple makes solid products with great customer service.   They dont need blind cheerleaders like him or yourself who think Apple can do no wrong. 

  • Reply 15 of 18
    skewskew Posts: 5member


    Right, if you say so.


     


    And today's headline might read something like "Apple's Market Cap falls $4 Bn Due to clone USB Charger Death Link"


     


    Get real, please.

  • Reply 16 of 18
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    skew wrote: »
    Right, if you say so.

    And today's headline might read something like "Apple's Market Cap falls $4 Bn Due to clone USB Charger Death Link"

    Uh… do you know what the ITC is? You're completely and utterly wrong. :no:
  • Reply 17 of 18
    skewskew Posts: 5member


    Oops. Perhaps AAPL´s stock didn´t fall yesterday then. I must have been completely and utterly wrong.

  • Reply 18 of 18
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    skew wrote: »
    Oops. Perhaps AAPL´s stock didn´t fall yesterday then. I must have been completely and utterly wrong.

    Maybe if you didn't make nonsense statements like this…
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