Podcast: What Apple Could Buy With Its $130 Billion In Cash, and Two Other Numbers You Need to Know



Numbers By Barron’s is a two-minute financial podcast with three vital numbers to start your morning. Available on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Stitcher, and wherever you get your podcasts-as well as on your Amazon Alexa smart speaker

Three numbers to start your day:

And CEO Tim Cook has said that Apple’s goal is to be “net cash neutral” over time.

Could that mean a shopping spree for Apple ? One JPMorgan analyst thinks Apple should get into video streaming, video gaming, or even smart-home speakers. That would make Netflix, Nintendo, or even Sonos potential Apple acquisition targets.

Plus, the stock market selloff late last year means an opportunity to buy companies at a more attractive price.



Expedia

-according to Barron’s calculation s.

The deal, if struck, would mean Expedia gets Liberty’s biggest asset, 16% of Expedia stock. Liberty Expedia also holds supervoting stock in Expedia.

A filing shows that Expedia proposed an offer of 0.47 of its shares for each of Liberty Expedia shares or about $43 based on Expedia’s stock price Monday morning. Liberty seems to want a bit more.


-also known as Pimco. And on Monday, Gross announced his retirement.

Gross will leave money manager Janus Henderson, which he joined in September 2014 after splitting from Pimco.

Gross didn’t exactly deliver the same magic at Janus as he did at Pimco in his heyday, but his pioneering work in active bond management lives on.

Numbers by Barron’s is a new daily podcast. Find out more here.

This episode was hosted by Crystal Kim.

Write to Crystal Kim at crystal.kim@barrons.com


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.














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