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Wall Street raises targets as Apple wows with iPhone 8 launch quarter, hype grows for iPhone X

11/03/2017, 10:11 am

With a better-than-expected iPhone 8 launch quarter, and a highly anticipated debut for the flagship iPhone X, investors on Wall Street are riding high on Apple stock, pushing shares into uncharted territory as analysts increase their forecasts to trillion-dollar market cap levels.

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US tax reform, if it passes, predicted to drive Apple toward $1 trillion market cap

10/10/2017, 10:10 am

While details on President Trump's proposed tax reform plan remain light, investors are hoping changes could allow Apple to bring some of its overseas cash back to U.S. shores, helping to push the company's stock price to new heights.

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Wall Street expects Apple's 'iPhone 8' to launch as soon as September based on quarterly guidance

08/02/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple's forecast for its next fiscal quarter was particularly strong, leading market watchers to believe that, in addition to the next-gen "iPhone 7s," the much anticipated "iPhone 8" could be on sale at the tail end of the September quarter in limited quantities, or at the very least in early October.

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Apple's bitter dispute with Qualcomm not expected to be resolved anytime soon

07/07/2017, 12:07 pm

Stock analysts are starting to chime in on the Apple and Qualcomm fight, with the fight will take at least another year with little impact on Apple's bottom line.

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Wall Street dismisses Apple's March quarter as minor speed bump, price targets raised at UBS & Cowen

05/03/2017, 10:05 am

Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2017 was largely a mixed bag, in the eyes of investors, who saw some positives but were also disappointed by some results. Analysts reacting to the quarterly results were largely indifferent on the short term, remaining focused on growth of the company's Services business and an anticipated "iPhone 8" super-cycle.

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Wall Street expects Apple's revenue to grow to $52.9B in March quarter

04/17/2017, 03:04 pm

Apple's recently-concluded March quarter could see revenue once again increase year over year, investors on Wall Street believe, on continued strength of the flagship iPhone 7 lineup.

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Analysts raise Apple targets, see shares going as high as $156 after best-quarter ever

02/01/2017, 12:02 pm

Led by the blockbuster debut of the iPhone 7 series, Apple exceeded Wall Street's expectations with its holiday quarter, sending shares of the company's stock higher and prompting analysts to revise their price targets upward.

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Earnings preview: Wall Street expects record $77.4B revenue in Apple's best quarter in history

01/31/2017, 11:01 am

After a period of declining sales, Apple is expected to have returned to growth in the holiday 2016 shopping season, riding high on the popularity of the new iPhone 7 series.

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Wall Street positive on Apple's Q4 earnings, bullish on iPhone 7 holiday sales

10/26/2016, 09:10 am

Though immediate investor reaction saw share prices drop following the results of Apple's September quarter, analysts on Wall Street are thinking longer term and remain bullish about AAPL stock.

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Appealing upsell of iPhone 7 Plus predicted to help Apple's average selling price exceed expectations

10/07/2016, 02:10 pm

While most on Wall Street expect the average selling price of the iPhone will drop this holiday season, RBC Capital Markets believes the greater capabilities of the iPhone 7 Plus could have a counter effect, resulting in stronger-than-anticipated earnings per share for Apple.

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Supply chain suggests Apple to see better-than-expected holiday season, analyst says

10/05/2016, 11:10 pm

A positive earnings pre-announcement from Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor on Wednesday leads RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani to believe iPhone sales are set to outperform Wall Street expectations in the December quarter.

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With $231B in cash, Apple's $14.5B EU tax hit doesn't concern Wall Street

08/30/2016, 11:08 am

While a $14.5 billion payment of back taxes could bankrupt many major corporations, it's pocket change for a company as cash flush as Apple. As a result, analysts surveyed by AppleInsider on Tuesday said they aren't concerned about the European Commission's decision, regardless of how an appeal ultimately plays out.

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Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' predicted to face supply constraints due to new dual-lens camera

08/05/2016, 04:08 pm

By introducing an entirely new dual-lens camera system in the larger 5.5-inch variant of this year's iPhone upgrade, Apple could struggle with demand for the so-called "iPhone 7 Plus" at launch this fall, one analyst believes.

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Wall Street breathes a sigh of relief after Apple's better-than-feared June quarter

07/27/2016, 12:07 pm

Apple's June quarter earnings came in slightly higher than expected this week, propelling shares higher by more than 6 percent back over the $100 threshold. Analysts were generally pleased by Apple's results-- here's a roundup of their responses, as collected by AppleInsider.

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Wall Street expects Apple shipped 40M iPhones in June quarter, down from 47.5M a year ago

07/12/2016, 09:07 am

As investors await this fall's anticipated "iPhone 7" launch, sales for the current-flagship iPhone 6s series are expected to continue to lag behind last year, with Wall Street estimates pegged at about 40 million units for the just-concluded June quarter.

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Beijing patent ruling unlikely to hurt Apple in China, RBC & Piper Jaffray say

06/17/2016, 11:06 am

A new patent decision accusing Apple of copying the design of a Chinese-made smartphone will not have a negative effect on Apple's revenue or margins in China, two major investment firms said on Friday.

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Siri enhancements and third-party SDK predicted to take center stage at WWDC 2016

06/02/2016, 11:06 am

The most likely main focus for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference will be major improvements to Siri, one analyst believes, led by expansion to the Mac and the introduction of new developer tools that will allow third-party apps to access the virtual assistant.

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Strong iPhone SE launch suggests 15M incremental 2016 sales for Apple, RBC says

04/08/2016, 03:04 pm

Since it launched just over a week ago, the iPhone SE has seen demand outstrip supply, indicating to one investment firm that the new budget-priced 4-inch handset could offer some upside to shareholders.

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'iPhone SE' predicted to be a hit with Apple upgraders, selling up to 15M per year

03/16/2016, 09:03 am

While larger iPhones have driven sales among switchers, a new 4-inch iPhone is likely to drive upgrades among existing Apple users, to the tune of up to 15 million units per year, one analyst believes.

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New 4-inch iPhone expected to add $5.5 billion in sales for Apple

03/08/2016, 03:03 pm

Outlook from Apple's supply chain has prompted investment firm RBC Capital Markets to forecast that the anticipated new 4-inch iPhone will net 10 million additional handset sales this year.

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