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Topic: Piper Jaffray

Apple sees Mac sales rise 28% amid latest notebook launch

11/18/2008, 11:11 am

A slowing global economy had little impact on Apple's computer business last month, as consumers willingly plunked down their cash for the company's new MacBook offerings, helping to drive Mac sales up more than 25 percent year-over-year.


Apple flirting with another record quarter for Mac sales

11/17/2008, 11:11 am

After spending 25 hours counting sales of iPhones and Macs at Apple's US-based retail chain, investment bank Piper Jaffray said it believes the company this quarter could meet or beat last quarter's record 2.6 million Mac sales total while again selling more than 6 million iPhones.


Last minute estimates have Apple selling 2.8m Macs in Sept. Q

10/20/2008, 02:10 pm

With just one day to go before Apple announces the results of its fourth fiscal quarter, market research firm NPD is out with its preliminary sales data for the three-month period, leading one expert to suggest the company sold upwards of 2.8 million Macs systems.


Apple pulling away from competition in teenage mindshare

10/07/2008, 07:10 pm

Apple in the last six months has broadened its lead among the teenage demographic in the areas of mobile phones and digital music, a critical indicator of the company's long-term growth prospects in those respective markets.


Margin impact of Apple product transitions overestimated

10/07/2008, 09:10 am

With Apple's September quarter having come and gone with the only major product transition consisting of slightly cheaper iPods, investment bank Piper Jaffray believes the company is once again in a position to outperform its own margin guidance despite widespread concern.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.