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Needham ups Apple price target to $750 following recent surge

08/22/2012, 01:08 pm

With three record high closing days in the last week, Apple's recent stock surge, along with continued strong sales by the company, have prompted Needham & Co. to increase their 12-month price target to $750.

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Apple earnings preview: Big quarter expected for iPad, iPhone forecasts vary

07/23/2012, 08:07 pm

On Tuesday Apple will report earnings for its third quarter of fiscal 2012, and analysts expect the iPad will be in a position to set new records, while consensus on the iPhone is more divided.

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20 million iPad sales projected for Apple's June quarter

07/12/2012, 10:07 am

Apple is poised to report record breaking sales of 20 million iPads in the just-concluded June quarter, one analyst believes.

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RIM's survival until BlackBerry 10 all about cash preservation

06/29/2012, 09:06 am

While Research in Motion reported dismal quarterly earnings this week, the company did manage to improve its cash balance, suggesting the its demise isn't imminent if it can survive until the launch of BlackBerry 10.

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Mac shipments grow 40% in Asia even without new models from Apple

05/31/2012, 12:05 pm

Growth in Mac sales was led by the Asia-Pacific region last quarter, where shipments increased by 40 percent year over year.

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Apple retail stores 'bulging at the seams' at 8400 average square feet

05/08/2012, 08:05 am

Apple's original vision for its retail operations is proving too small, as the company's stores are continuously mobbed with crowds looking to buy iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Mac business sales surge 51% as Apple continues to invade the enterprise

02/28/2012, 08:02 am

Mac business sales grew a massive 50.9 percent at the end of 2011, easily outpacing Apple's market leading overall growth in Mac sales.

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Wowed Wall Street watchers raise forecasts after Apple's 'perfect' $46B quarter

01/25/2012, 09:01 am

Analysts on Wall Street were blown away by Apple's blistering holiday 2011 quarter, and promptly revised their estimates even higher following the news.

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Mac platform reaches 15-year high with 5% worldwide market share

11/16/2011, 09:11 pm

Fueled by strong gains in Asia Pacific during the September quarter, Apple saw its worldwide share of the PC market pass the 5 percent mark for the first time in 15 years, according to a new analysis.

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Apple seen selling 4.63M Macs, 12M iPads in record quarter

09/28/2011, 02:09 pm

With Apple's fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 drawing to a close, it is expected in a matter of weeks to report record sales of both its Mac and iPad product lineups.

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Needham sees Apple stock hitting $540 on sales of 54M iPads in 2012

08/05/2011, 09:08 am

Investment firm Needham & Company on Friday upped its price target for Apple stock to $540, with projected sales of 54 million iPads and 108 million iPhones in 2012.

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Needham sees Apple shipping 30M iPads, 17M Macs in 2011

06/28/2011, 12:06 pm

Needham & Company increased its revenue and earnings per share estimates for Apple on Tuesday, with new figures that reflect higher estimated shipments of 30 million iPads and 17 million Macs in 2011.

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Apple makes huge inroads in enterprise as corporate Mac sales surge 66%

05/20/2011, 11:05 am

Mac sales in the enterprise during Apple's last fiscal quarter grew a whopping 66 percent, significantly outpacing the rest of the PC market, which grew just 4.5 percent in the enterprise.

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Hypothetical no-contract $300 'iPhone lite' would net Apple 16% gross margin - analysis

04/06/2011, 04:04 pm

Given the current cost of components, a prepaid contract-free iPhone with less internal storage would likely earn Apple only about 16 percent gross margin if it were priced at $300, a new analysis has estimated.

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Continued lines for Apple's iPad 2 create 'shock and awe,' sales forecasts surge

03/29/2011, 11:03 am

More than two weeks after the iPad 2 went on sale in the U.S., lines continue to form at Apple stores around the country as new shipments arrive, prompting one Wall Street analyst to significantly increase his forecast for 2011 shipments.

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Needham ups Apple price target to $450 on growing iPhone, iPad sales

02/07/2011, 09:02 am

Needham & Company on Monday increased its price target for Apple to $450, citing "materially higher" sales of iPhone and iPad than were originally forecast.

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Apple's 'stunning' first quarter exceeds Wall Street's lofty expectations

01/19/2011, 09:01 am

Apple's earnings for the first quarter of 2011 crushed analyst expectations on Wall Street, who heaped praise on the company for beating estimates by $2 billion.

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Kaufman Bros ups Apple target to $415 in spite of Steve Jobs' absence

01/18/2011, 10:01 am

A medical leave of absence from Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs has not deterred the firm Kaufman Bros. from its bullish stance on the company's stock, and even went as far as to up its price target to $415 on Tuesday.

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Apple's iPhone could be last standing in smartphone 'race to the bottom'

12/10/2010, 08:12 am

Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 will compete for presence on handsets in a smartphone market "race to the bottom," one that could leave Apple's iPhone as the "last man standing," one prominent Wall Street analyst believes.

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Mac pricing gives Apple top dollar share in U.S. home PC market

11/23/2010, 09:11 am

For the first time ever, Apple is the dollar share leader in the U.S. home PC market, with the Mac taking 29.4 percent of every dollar earned from domestic home computer sales.

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