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Estimates raised on Wall Street as Apple impresses investors again with another record quarter

04/28/2015, 11:04 am

The iPhone continues to drive growth at Apple, once again propelling the company to a record quarter that has left analysts on Wall Street confident the company's stock will continue to go higher.

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Strong preorder demand for Apple Watch could signal 5M sales in June quarter, RBC says

04/13/2015, 02:04 pm

With some new Apple Watch orders scheduled to ship as late as July, Apple already has another smash-hit product in its lineup, RBC Capital Markets believes.

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Predicting better-than-expected margins, RBC ups Apple price target to $142

03/31/2015, 09:03 am

Gross margins for Apple's March quarter could surprise to the upside, according to investment firm RBC Capital Markets, which raised its price target on the iPhone maker to $142 on Tuesday.

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RBC says Apple could fund $65B+ annual capital return program, raises target to $140

02/19/2015, 08:02 am

Apple is set to announce an update to its capital return program in April, and investment firm RBC Capital Markets believes the company could return some $65 billion to investors annually, creating yet another reason to buy into the company's stock.

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RBC raises Apple price target to $123, cites higher than expected iPhone 6 demand

01/16/2015, 09:01 am

RBC Capital Markets on Friday advised investors to stay long on Apple stock, as the investment firm sees multiple catalysts for the company in the near future, starting with the reporting of holiday iPhone sales.

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RBC raises Apple price target to $120, predicts Apple Watch will earn $10B in first-year revenue

11/17/2014, 08:11 am

RBC Capital Markets on Monday increased its price target for Apple stock to $120 per share, a number that incorporates the investment firm's expectations for the upcoming Apple Watch, predicted to sell 20 million units in its first 12 months.

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Carl Icahn's praise should help create a floor for shares of Apple, RBC says

10/10/2014, 11:10 am

While billionaire Carl Icahn is unlikely to get his way with Apple, his assessment that the company's stock is massively undervalued should help establish a floor for the stock, preventing it from going below about $95, one analyst believes.

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Apple manufacturing costs spike to highest-ever levels, seen signaling huge 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' launches

08/25/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple's manufacturing and component purchase commitments reached a record $15.4 billion last quarter, leading one analyst to tell investors on Monday that Apple is gearing up for a blockbuster fall with the launch of an "iPhone 6" and rumored "iWatch."

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RBC sees Apple selling upwards of 75M 'iPhone 6' units before end of 2014

08/18/2014, 11:08 am

Apple has apparently placed a massive amount of orders for its next-generation iPhone, prompting RBC Capital Markets to notify investors on Monday that they see great upside potential for the anticipated "iPhone 6" over the coming quarters.

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RBC ups Apple price target to $110 in anticipation of 'busy fall' for iPhone & 'iWatch'

07/23/2014, 03:07 pm

Following Apple's record earnings report this week, investment firm RBC Capital Markets raised its price target to $110, recommending that investors buy ahead of what is expected to be a "busy fall" for the iPhone maker.

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Wall Street on Apple's 'uneventful' June quarter: Excited by margins, concerned about guidance

07/23/2014, 08:07 am

Though Apple's June quarter results were slightly below Wall Street expectations, investors expressed greater concern over the company's guidance for the current September quarter, but they were also pleased by improving gross margins, chalking up the results as a mixed bag.

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Apple could sway 35% of Android & Windows Phone buyers with bigger iPhone, survey finds

06/24/2014, 01:06 pm

Already on track to capture nearly half of the smartphone market in 2014, Apple could dramatically expand the iPhone's customer base at Android's expense by adding a new model with a larger display, according to a survey released Tuesday by the investment arm of the Royal Bank of Canada.

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RBC ups Apple price target to $100, sees 'iPhone 6' & new product categories driving growth

06/12/2014, 08:06 am

Following this week's stock split, RBC Capital Markets sees shares of Apple reaching near-record highs in the second half of 2014, based on the strength of the expected "iPhone 6," as well as hotly anticipated new product categories from the company.

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Wall Street expects Apple's WWDC announcements will leverage strength of connected platforms against Google

06/03/2014, 10:06 am

With Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference highlighting tight integration between the upcoming OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 platforms, market watchers on Wall Street saw the announcements as a direct shot at Google's competing Android platform.

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RBC again raises price target on Apple stock to $645 on strength of share buybacks

05/05/2014, 09:05 am

With shares of Apple stock continuing to gain value, RBC Capital Markets has been prompted to raise its price target on the iPhone maker for the second time in as many weeks.

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Imminent iPhone launch on China Mobile could add $10B per year in revenue for Apple

12/03/2013, 03:12 pm

With evidence growing that the iPhone could launch on the world's largest carrier, China Mobile, on Dec. 18, analysts expect big things for Apple's financial bottom line in the coming 2014 calendar year.

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Retina iPad mini forecast to outsell thinner 'iPad 5' nearly 2:1, if Apple meets demand

10/16/2013, 09:10 am

A high-resolution Retina display on the second-generation version of Apple's iPad mini is projected by investors to drive demand enough to keep it more popular than a thinner and lighter fifth-generation iPad, though there are concerns about supply constraints leading into the holiday shopping season.

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RBC believes Apple Inc. could double $60B share buyback, ups price target to $525

08/15/2013, 08:08 am

With billionaire investor Carl Icahn pushing for Apple to initiate a larger share buyback, RBC Capital Markets believes the iPhone maker could nearly double its current $60 billion in planned expenditures while maintaining a manageable level of debt in order to boost its share price.

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Earnings preview: Modest expectations for Apple's June 2013 quarter

07/23/2013, 12:07 pm

As anticipation grows for Apple's next-generation iPhones and iPads, analysts aren't expecting much this afternoon, when the company will announce the results of its recently concluded June quarter.

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RBC cuts March estimates, sees Apple's momentum returning in the second half of 2013

04/12/2013, 01:04 pm

RBC Capital Markets on Friday cut its estimates for Apple's just-concluded March quarter, citing apparent weakened demand, but the firm also believes that the iPhone maker could pick up steam in the second half of the year.

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