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Topic: Piper Jaffray

Apple still better positioned than most, firm says

09/30/2008, 10:09 am

Even as stocks melted down on Monday and fears of tough recession set in, analysts at Piper Jaffray held strong to their Buy rating on shares of Apple, saying the company remains the best positioned amongst its peers to weather the economic storm.

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Piper says G1 to have 'little or no impact' on iPhone sales

09/23/2008, 03:09 pm

While both Apple and Google appear to be emerging as pioneers in the mobile computing space, the iPhone sports a year-long head start over the Android-based G1 handset introduced Tuesday, and is unlikely to see any lost sales as a result, says investment bank Piper Jaffray.

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Piper Jaffray raises estimates for Apple's Sept quarter

09/22/2008, 10:09 am

Investment bank Piper Jaffray boosted its estimates for Apple's current quarter on Monday, noting that iPhones will for the first time account for a material portion of the company's booked revenue.

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Mac sales see slowdown in August, but still up 23 percent

09/15/2008, 03:09 pm

Apple saw its Mac sales growth decelerate last month, according to preliminary figures from market research firm NPD -- a sign that a tepid consumer environment is impacting the company's business.

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A 'healthy' Steve Jobs expected to take the stage tomorrow

09/08/2008, 03:09 pm

Wall Street will look for signs Tuesday that Apple can maintain its strong sales growth amid a weakening consumer market, but will also pay close attention to the physical appearance of chief executive Steve Jobs.

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Apple added to short-term Alpha List at Piper Jaffray

09/02/2008, 09:09 am

Investment bank Piper Jaffray on Tuesday highlighted shares of Apple Inc. by adding them to its Alpha List, saying three key catalysts are likely to lead to significant share appreciation in the short term.

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Apple's Sept quarter Mac and iPod sales ahead of estimates

08/25/2008, 03:08 pm

After extrapolating just-released NPD market research data on Mac and iPod sales for the month of July, investment bank Piper Jaffray is out with a call suggesting that Apple is on track to best Street estimates on both fronts for its September quarter.

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Retail sources say its closing time for current iPod line

08/20/2008, 04:08 pm

Resellers both near and afar are reporting signs that Apple's current line of iPod digital music players are on their way out the door, just as one prominent Wall Street analyst restates his claim that a $199 iPod touch is likely to be among the new models that will fill the void.

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Apple averaging 95 iPhone 3G sales per store, per day

08/13/2008, 10:08 am

After spending 25 hours observing sales of iPhones at Apple's national retail chain, investment bank Piper Jaffray now estimates the company is on track to announce a more than fourfold increase in sales of the handset during its fiscal fourth quarter.

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Apple poised for special event this September

08/06/2008, 03:08 pm

Although it has not yet been announced, investment bank Piper Jaffray believes it's only a matter of time before Apple reveals plans to hold a special event next month to usher in a new array of iPods and Mac notebooks.

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Apple may be eying sub-$1000 notebook market

07/22/2008, 12:07 pm

Investment bank Piper Jaffray said Tuesday it believes Apple is readying new iPod and notebook products that will apply downward pressure to profit margins because they'll be priced more affordably, such as 13-inch MacBook that will fetch less than $1000.

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Apple hikes orders for notebook boards by 20 percent - report

07/18/2008, 10:07 am

With sales of Macs maintaining growth rates of more than two times the industry average and a pair of hefty portable updates in the pipeline, Apple is reported to have increased sharply its procurement of notebook-use circuit boards for the third calendar quarter.

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WWDC survey suggests 70% of planned iPhone apps may be free

06/11/2008, 11:06 am

If a survey of developers attending Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this week is of any indication, the average cost of a third-party iPhone application will fall well below $3.00, with the vast majority being made available at no cost at all.

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Apple's App Store could emerge as $1.2B business by 2009

06/11/2008, 09:06 am

Investment bank Piper Jaffray is urging investors who typically focus only on Apple's hardware announcements to also pay attention to the company's iPhone software strategy, particularly its upcoming App Store, which could balloon into a $1 billion market by next year.

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2.5m AT&T iPhone users; Piper on WWDC Macs; 3G stock panic

05/23/2008, 06:05 pm

AT&T now counts more than 2.5 million iPhone users among its ranks. Also, analysts at Piper Jaffray give a 60 percent chance of Macs at WWDC; the New York Times has developed a new version of its Times Reader for the Mac; and a plunge in Apple stock value on Thursday was triggered by fears of an iPhone delay.

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Piper on mid-June 3G iPhone; 1 in 4 waiting for new model; more

05/20/2008, 07:05 pm

Users should expect only modest improvements in a 3G iPhone but a quick launch, according to a new Piper Jaffray research note. Nonetheless, a study says a quarter of iPhone buyers may be waiting on that upgrade. Also, Apple will open a new Florida store this week; a new iPod nano fix is ready; and the US Department of Defense is eyeing Apple's takeover of PA Semi.

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Piper sees iPod boost; Sybase for iPhone; Japan/Korea rumor

05/19/2008, 06:05 pm

Analysts at Piper Jaffray see iPod shipments on the rise and suggests Apple is bucking fears of a continued downturn. Also, Sybase is readying a native iPhone app, AT&T may offer iPhone insurance, and two carriers in Japan and Korea may launch the iPhone at the same time.

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Latest iPhone deals nearly quadruple Apple's addressable market

05/16/2008, 03:05 pm

An announcement by France Telecom's Orange subsidiary on Friday to deliver the iPhone to 10 more countries later this year effectively quadruples Apple's total addressable market when combined with other carrier announcements over the past two weeks, according to investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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New deals seen tripling Apple's addressable market for iPhone

05/12/2008, 12:05 pm

A flurry of new agreements between Apple and international wireless carriers has given American Technology Research higher conviction in the iPhone's near-term growth prospects, prompting an analyst at the firm to raise his price target on the company for the second time in as many weeks.

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Apple's ultra-thin MacBook Air also slim on profits?

04/24/2008, 10:04 am

In its determination to deliver the world's thinnest notebook, Apple admitted to sacrificing some speed and versatility, but a new analysis suggests that it may have given up some early profits as well.

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