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Topic: Morgan Stanley

Apple's $26.5B in purchase commitments hint at huge 'iPhone 6s' launch

07/24/2015, 10:07 am

Apple had $26.5 billion in off-balance sheet commitments at the end of the June quarter -- a massive year-over-year increase that suggests the company is planning for a record breaking launch of its next-generation "iPhone 6s."


Market watchers see buying opportunity as Apple shares slide after June quarter miss

07/22/2015, 09:07 am

Lofty expectations were beyond the reach of Apple last quarter, sending shares tumbling more than 7 percent. But a number of bullish analysts see the stock pullback as a buying opportunity for investors, who can get in at a cheaper price before the launch of new iPhones.


Apple on pace to sell 53M iPhones in June quarter, Apple Watch demand sustaining 'healthy' levels

06/24/2015, 09:06 am

Demand for Apple's flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains extremely strong, even as the product cycle begins to wind down, while consumer interest in the Apple Watch is outperforming the first iPhone, new data reveals.


Estimates raised on Wall Street as Apple impresses investors again with another record quarter

04/28/2015, 11:04 am

The iPhone continues to drive growth at Apple, once again propelling the company to a record quarter that has left analysts on Wall Street confident the company's stock will continue to go higher.


Apple subscription TV plan could help push services to 20% of company's earnings, Morgan Stanley says

03/20/2015, 09:03 am

Apple's growing services business, including the App Store and Apple Pay, could account for 20 percent of its earnings in the next two years, or perhaps even sooner if the company launches its rumored subscription TV service this fall, one analyst believes.


Apple on track to sell record 54M iPhones in March quarter, Morgan Stanley says

03/11/2015, 02:03 pm

The latest data from Morgan Stanley suggests Apple is on target to set a new record and sell at least 54 million iPhones in the current quarter, which concludes later this month.


Wall Street expects high margins, respectable sales for launch of well-designed Apple Watch

03/10/2015, 09:03 am

Analysts on Wall Street came away generally pleased with this week's announcement of Apple Watch launch details, viewing the new platform as a way to extend the company's valuable ecosystem and generate more revenue from high-margin products.


Morgan Stanley raises Apple target to $160, citing strength as a 'platform company'

03/02/2015, 10:03 am

Morgan Stanley showed significant confidence in Apple on Monday, raising their price target to $160 and expressing a belief to investors that the company can continue to grow its business.


Wall Street shocked by Apple's staggering quarter, prompting analysts to raise estimates

01/28/2015, 11:01 am

Apple's stunning first quarter of fiscal 2015 blew virtually every prediction out of the water, and left Wall Street analysts rushing to increase their price targets on Wednesday as the stock jumped higher.


Apple could sell record 67M iPhones in December quarter, survey suggests

12/19/2014, 08:12 am

If Apple can build enough units to satisfy consumer demand, it could sell as many as 67 million iPhones this quarter, crushing the company's previous all-time sales record, according to a new survey conducted by Morgan Stanley.


Morgan Stanley raises Apple price target to $126, says investors underestimate Apple Watch

11/20/2014, 03:11 pm

Morgan Stanley joins a number of other investment firms that have raised their price targets on shares of Apple stock this week, reflecting significant gains posted by the company heading into the holiday shopping season and in anticipation of next year's debut of the Apple Watch.


Current tablet sales growth being driven by sub-$250 devices, IDC says

11/14/2014, 08:11 am

The average selling price of tablets continues to drop, according to the latest research from IDC, as sales growth in the tablet market is reportedly being driven by low-end, low-cost devices, just as Apple has entered the sub-$250 market with the first-generation iPad mini.


Even before launch, Apple Pay the 'player to beat' in mobile payments, Morgan Stanley says

10/07/2014, 09:10 am

Though Apple Pay isn't even available to consumers yet, investment firm Morgan Stanley expects that Apple's mobile wallet service will become the industry standard and help drive wider adoption of NFC-based payment systems.


iPhone 6 & Apple Watch reveals lived up to the hype for Wall Street, investors have high hopes for Apple Pay

09/10/2014, 12:09 pm

With the redesigned iPhone 6 expected to set new sales records this holiday season, the impending launch of the Apple Pay mobile wallet service expected to catch on with consumers, and next year's debut of the Apple Watch, analysts on Wall Street were largely satisfied with Apple's announcements this week.


Shares of Apple hit $100 as Morgan Stanley provides strong endorsement to investors

08/19/2014, 12:08 pm

Apple is on the verge of a major new iPhone product cycle, but this one will be unlike any other launch before it, making it an ideal time for investors to buy in to the company's stock, Morgan Stanley said on Tuesday, helping shares to touch $100 in mid-day trading.


Apple spending on manufacturing & parts sees biggest increase since 2007 launch of first iPhone

07/25/2014, 09:07 am

The data in Apple's recently released 10-Q filing reveals the company has invested heavily in manufacturing and component purchases as it gears up for a series of highly anticipated major product launches this fall, including a next-generation iPhone and anticipated "iWatch."


Morgan Stanley ups Apple price target to $110, sees sales of up to 60M 'iWatch' units in first year

07/14/2014, 09:07 am

Strong customer loyalty for Apple's iPhone is predicted by Morgan Stanley to drive a so-called "halo effect" for sales of the company's rumored "iWatch," prompting the investment firm on Monday to increase its price target for AAPL stock to $110.


Apple on pace to sell record 39M iPhones in June quarter, survey finds

06/10/2014, 08:06 am

Continued strong demand for Apple's iPhone has the hot selling handset on pace to set yet another record in the current June quarter, the latest data from Morgan Stanley's AlphaWise survey has found.


Low institutional ownership of Apple shares continues, despite stock's recent highs

05/23/2014, 08:05 am

Though shares of Apple have been trending upward lately, institutional investors -- including hedge funds, banks, mutual funds and other powerful types of financial institutions --have not yet bought in, suggesting that when they do, AAPL stock could move much higher.


Morgan Stanley predicts Apple will incorporate NFC into future iPhone for mobile payments

05/20/2014, 08:05 am

While prognosticators have given failed forecasts for years predicting Apple will add near-field communications technology to the iPhone for touch-less mobile payments, investment firm Morgan Stanley offered the same prediction on Tuesday, suggesting that NFC will be a key part of the company's so-called "iWallet."