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'Very low' expectations for Apple earnings set up positive risk/reward, Wells Fargo says

07/19/2016, 12:07 pm

Ahead of its June quarter earnings report next week, a number of factors have put Apple in a position to exceed investor expectations, making it a good time to buy into the company's stock, one analyst believes.


Barclays lowers AAPL target to $115 on overall problems in smartphone demand

07/15/2016, 12:07 pm

While maintaining an "overweight" rating, a Barclays analyst reduced the firm's price target for Apple stock from $121 to $115 on Friday, citing soft demand for smartphones along with expectations that Apple won't rise above the fray.


Wall Street expects Apple shipped 40M iPhones in June quarter, down from 47.5M a year ago

07/12/2016, 09:07 am

As investors await this fall's anticipated "iPhone 7" launch, sales for the current-flagship iPhone 6s series are expected to continue to lag behind last year, with Wall Street estimates pegged at about 40 million units for the just-concluded June quarter.


Two-thirds of US iPhone owners have a 2+ year old device, are prime for upgrades

07/11/2016, 11:07 am

If the typical two-year upgrade cycle holds steady, Apple could be in line for a major "iPhone 7" product cycle, with a majority of existing iPhone users due for a new handset, according to a new survey.


Longbow Research inaugurates Apple stock coverage with 'buy' rating

07/06/2016, 09:07 pm

Investment firm Longbow Research initiated Apple stock coverage this week, assigning a 12-month target price of $125 and forecasting a rosy outlook for the Cupertino tech giant on expected strong iPhone user growth.


iPhone 6s resale values remain strong ahead of Apple's expected 'iPhone 7' launch

07/06/2016, 08:07 am

With Apple expected to launch its next-generation iPhone in just a matter of months, a new analysis of the secondary iPhone 6s market has found that the flagship handset sells used for 78 percent of its new price, outperforming the iPhone 6 at the same period.


Apple Q3 likely to disappoint in wake of Brexit, slower iPhone upgrade cycles, analyst says

07/05/2016, 12:07 pm

Apple's stock price is down over 1 percent in Tuesday trading in the wake of a Citigroup investor memo, calling for the company's sales to slide below Wall Street predictions when it announces third-quarter results on July 26.


Apple's iPhone install base features growing 'powder keg' ripe for upgrades, Cowen says

06/28/2016, 11:06 am

As Apple's iPhone install base continues to grow, so too do the number of customers who are likely to upgrade to a new handset, representing what one investment firm has dubbed a "powder keg" that could propel shares of AAPL higher.


Apple to reveal fiscal Q3 2016 earnings on July 26

06/27/2016, 09:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced plans to release a quarterly earnings report for the third fiscal quarter of 2016 on July 26, which is to be detailed in a following investors conference call.


How the UK's Brexit vote to leave Europe affects Apple

06/24/2016, 11:06 pm

Yesterday's referendum on the United Kingdom exiting the European Union was widely expected to fail, but instead surprised markets globally by narrowly passing. The Euro and British Pound both subsequently dropped significantly, and markets worldwide recoiled in shock. Here's a look at how will this affect Apple going forward.


Apple working to reduce excess inventory ahead of 'iPhone 7,' Brean Capital says

06/17/2016, 01:06 pm

iPhone shipments in the coming quarters could be lower than Wall Street expects, as Apple works to reduce excess channel inventory ahead of the anticipated "iPhone 7" launch, in what could be the last painful quarter before over a year of growth, according to Brean Capital.


Beijing patent ruling unlikely to hurt Apple in China, RBC & Piper Jaffray say

06/17/2016, 11:06 am

A new patent decision accusing Apple of copying the design of a Chinese-made smartphone will not have a negative effect on Apple's revenue or margins in China, two major investment firms said on Friday.


JP Morgan downgrades Apple stock expectations on negative macro trends, Apple Watch forecast

06/16/2016, 10:06 pm

For all the new software platform features Apple announced this week at WWDC, including a glimpse at future iOS product capabilities and internet services enhancements, JP Morgan remains cool to the company's stock prospects for 2016.


Credit Suisse predicts Apple stock 'super cycle' on strength of all-glass 2017 iPhone

06/16/2016, 02:06 pm

Analysts on Wall Street are increasingly expecting an incremental iPhone hardware update this year, which has led some to turn their sights to a rumored 2017 handset revamp in hopes of pushing Apple stock to new heights.


Apple's Taiwanese bonds come in higher than expected at $1.38B

06/08/2016, 09:06 am

Apple actually did nearly 40 better than anticipated in its first Taiwanese bond sale, raising $1.38 billion, a report indicated on Wednesday.


Apple stock currently has limited potential downside for investors, UBS says

06/07/2016, 02:06 pm

Barring a complete meltdown of its iPhone business, shares of Apple stock have limited potential downside at their current trading price, investment firm UBS said on Tuesday.


Apple reportedly raises up to $1.2B in first Taiwanese bond

06/07/2016, 12:06 am

As rumored last week, Apple on Monday reportedly completed a U.S. dollar denominated bond issuance in Taiwan estimated to have raised up to $1.2 billion.


Apple issues $1.04 billion in second round of Australian bonds

06/03/2016, 09:06 am

Apple reportedly sold A$1.425 billion ($1.04 billion U.S.) in Australian bonds on Friday, looking to raise more funding without tapping into its $233 billion U.S. in cash reserves.


Goldman Sachs cuts AAPL target, earnings forecasts on bleaker iPhone predictions

06/02/2016, 11:06 am

Apple's stock value fell on Thursday morning in the wake of Goldman Sachs reducing price and earnings targets, along with its predictions for future iPhone shipments.


Apple's latest bonds could raise total of $4B in debt from Asia-Pacific region

06/02/2016, 08:06 am

On the heels of news that Apple plans to issue bonds in Taiwan and Australia, a new report alleges that the company could raise as much as $4 billion total from the Asia-Pacific region.