Tim Cook Speaking at Goldman Sachs Conference Tomorrow, Apple Providing Live Audio Stream

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    As noted by The Next Web, Apple has updated its investor page to announce that it will offer a live audio stream of a presentation by CEO Tim Cook tomorrow at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. Cook has spoken at the annual event several times in the past, including last year in his first visit as Apple's CEO.

    Cook is unlikely to make any product announcements during the session, but he should offer some insight into Apple and its business. As a result, Apple is providing a live stream of the session to provide public disclosure of any statements he might make that could influence trading in the company's stock.

    The session begins at 10:15 AM Eastern / 7:15 AM Pacific tomorrow.

    Article Link: Tim Cook Speaking at Goldman Sachs Conference Tomorrow, Apple Providing Live Audio Stream
  2. macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2013
    He's going to have a lot of upset people on the line! Going to need to explain how he added over 20 billion dollars in cash over the last 2 quarters but lost 200 billion in market cap.

    Shareholder protection was poor! Buyback, buyback, buyback!
  3. macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Pearl of the Orient
  4. macrumors G3


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    HE has the onus of explaining how the stock market is a giant card game?

    Wouldn't Goldman, the best in the biz at playing the game (look at goldman employees in the white house throughout our last 30 years) be better suited at explaining how a quarter with many record breaking sales lost stock price? ;)
  5. macrumors 68020


    Nov 17, 2012
    This'll be interesting. Wonder whats going to happen to the stock price.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    If he plays his words right, the Apple stock may go up after the event
  7. macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
  8. zin
    macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Goldman Sachs?

    I can smell the stench of that rotten business from here. Yuck.
  9. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    I would think MacPros would be announced at a pro event, not an investor event...
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2002
    Will probably announce more of a cash dividend, that will help out the stock a little...
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    Rockland/Manhattan/Bay Area
    a bit extreme wishful thinking eh
  12. macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2013
    Haha you aren't wrong! But the CEO/CFO has a responsibility to the shareholders as well. Missing expectations and praising yourself repeatedly for the success of the company is not exactly how you do that. Missing expectations is okay, but you have to polish the turd (Bezos does a great job with this and Amazon).
  13. macrumors G3


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    But there is no turd. Apple only let down in the iMac line, other than that its records, for like the 20th straight quarter.

    People forget that on its own just the iPhone constitutes an industry that is bigger than Coca-Cola!

    But of course, Wall Street has never run on reality, just a shell game.. Stocks go up and down, but everyone in the know still makes the money.
  14. macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2013
    The turd here is that growth has dropped off huge in iPhone sales, revenue and EPS YOY. Numbers were great, but growth has dropped off a cliff. EPS was 7% growth, compared to 116% a year ago.

    That needed some polishing - maybe in the form of a larger dividend or buyback. Maybe by hinting that new products that don't currently exist in Apple's product lines are not far away. Maybe by hinting that new deals will be around the corner for other foreign carriers where the iPhone has minimal exposure. Who knows, I won't pretend to be the CEO of Apple! Just stating that when you miss the street, it's a turd. You need to polish that turd or your stock takes a beating. That is part of the CEOs job, and Tim let down the shareholders by not doing so.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2008
    COUld not agree more. The very douchebags destroying the planet.
  16. Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    Goldman Sachs? Goldman and Sachs? The very big name representatives of what is worst in this world nowadays?


    Just another evidence of Cook pandering to investors before users.
  17. macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    As an Apple investor, I hope he delivers some good news..
  18. macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Last year he did this after the stock market closed. This time he's doing it while the market is open. My guess is whatever he says won't affect the stock or it will rise.

    Strategic timing.
  19. macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    Isn't that what a CEO of company is supposed to do?
  20. macrumors 68020


    Sep 25, 2012
  21. macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2011
    Do you remember the times when Apple keynotes where all about new products and services and not about how much money they were raking in?

    Those were good times. I miss those times.
  22. macrumors 68000

    Dec 29, 2006
    Apple has reached a point in its economic life where it can and must take charge and not twist in the wind of Wall St anymore.

    Because Apple management and employees have so much compensation in stock, it is likely that there will be a real effort to raise the its value and to decrease its volatility. It is really hard to think they wouldn't.
  23. macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2011
    Occupista kids who have no idea how businees works and make ridiculous statements like this shouldn't be commenting on articles dealing with these subjects.
  24. macrumors member


    Sep 14, 2012
  25. Rocketman, Feb 11, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013

    macrumors 603


    As CEO of a publicly traded company he is not likely to make any disclosures that would constitute news. He is likely to help clarify the thinking of analysts in his view or opinion of the facts already presented. Spin if you will, but spin toward the centerline of fact and experience as viewed by the public already.

    His pilgrimage to G-S is an expectation but has no either positive or negative implication on either the business or the stock.

    AAPL price has settled back to the 5-6 year long price channel it broke out of a couple of years ago. Slow and steady wins the race from this point forward. AAPL as a stock is now a safety play. IMHO of course. YMMV.

    As for the comments about G-S and its tactics, it's not just an investment bank, it's OUR investment bank. You definitely want them on the side of your country when bad stuff is happening. Bad stuff the government caused but G-S simply traded on and profited from. Yes they have their hands in everything, especially in the smoke filled rooms.


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