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Topic: 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Apple suppliers expect 'iPhone 6' sales to be 20% greater than iPhone 5s

05/12/2014, 10:05 am

Suppliers in the Far East gearing up for Apple's "iPhone 6" are reportedly anticipating 20 percent growth from last year's iPhone 5s launch, setting the stage for the biggest iPhone debut yet.

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Survey suggests Apple could sell 15M more iPhones in US with larger 5" display option

04/30/2014, 12:04 pm

Apple might add as much as 30 percent to its U.S. iPhone sales if the company were to release an updated model with a larger 5-inch display, new survey data released Wednesday indicates.

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Wall Street impressed by Apple's surprise second quarter, analysts see stock headed to new highs

04/24/2014, 09:04 am

Apple's second-quarter earnings report was packed with surprises that delighted investors on Wall Street, prompting some analysts to respond by raising their price targets for the iPhone maker's stock.

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Rumor: Apple taps Catcher for metal casings on next-gen 'iPhone 6'

04/23/2014, 09:04 am

A pair of investment firms believe casing supplier Catcher has secured a sizable chunk of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6" metal casing orders, as the company lines up suppliers for a handset launch later this year.

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'Now is the time to invest' in Apple ahead of new product launches, Morgan Stanley says

04/17/2014, 08:04 am

A strong recommendation for Apple stock was pushed by investment firm Morgan Stanley on Thursday, which said now is the right time to invest due to low institutional ownership, resilient iPhone sales, and anticipated upcoming product launches.

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US carrier promotions help drive higher demand for Apple's iPhone, strong March quarter expected

03/19/2014, 08:03 am

Demand for Apple's iPhone has been higher than expected in the first quarter of calendar 2014, thanks in part to new smartphone promotions by U.S. wireless carriers, new tracking data reveals.

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Institutional ownership of Apple stock reaches new 5-year low

02/26/2014, 10:02 am

Institutional ownership of large-cap stocks is currently at high levels, but there is one glaring exception to that trend: Apple, which is currently at a five-year low among hedge funds, banks, mutual funds, and other powerful types of financial institutions.

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PC shipments continue to shrink as consumers embrace tablets like Apple's iPad

01/10/2014, 08:01 am

While research firms Gartner and IDC have very different projections on how Apple's Mac lineup performed in the holiday quarter, both sides can agree on one thing: PC shipments continued to shrink over the holidays, as consumers once again opted for tablets over traditional computers.

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Survey suggests China Mobile deal will add at least 12M iPhone sales for Apple in 2014

12/16/2013, 08:12 am

A survey of consumers in China has found that an anticipated deal to sell the iPhone with carrier China Mobile could incrementally boost Apple's handset sales in calendar 2014 by at least 12 million units, though there is potential for much more.

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Analyst predicts two iPhone releases per year after meeting with Apple's CEO, CFO

11/06/2013, 11:11 am

Apple's decision to split the iPhone lineup into a high-end flagship model and a more affordable mid-range offering sets the stage for the company to increase the frequency with which it updates the handsets, one analyst increasingly believes after meeting with the company's chief executive, Tim Cook.

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