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Topic: UBS

iPhone 6 Plus accounts for one-quarter of new iPhone sales, expected to boost Apple's margins

10/16/2014, 09:10 am

A pair of new surveys released this week both affirm that the new 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has achieved about 25 percent of Apple's total iPhone sales, a trend that market watchers think will be a boon for the company's bottom line.

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UBS praises Apple CEO Tim Cook for thinking 'big,' pushing for iOS to become ubiquitous

07/30/2014, 02:07 pm

Investment firm UBS heaped praise upon Apple on Wednesday, advising Wall Street to buy in on the strength of Chief Executive Tim Cook and his strategy to push the iOS platform "everywhere."

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UBS increases Apple price target to $115, sees gross margins improving in 2015

07/22/2014, 08:07 am

UBS this week was the latest investment firm to increase its price target for shares of Apple, with a new projection of $115 ahead of this afternoon's June quarter earnings report.

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UBS declares Tim Cook the 'right man for the time' at Apple

06/16/2014, 10:06 am

While some pundits question whether Tim Cook can steer Apple to new successes in a post-Steve Jobs era, investment firm UBS on Monday came out in full support of the Apple CEO, calling him the "right man for the time."

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UBS sees Apple selling 21M 'iWatch' units priced at $300 in first year

06/09/2014, 10:06 am

If Apple does launch a so-called "iWatch" later this year, investment firm UBS believes the ramp up in sales could be similar to the company's wildly successful iPad, hitting 21 million units in fiscal 2015 and 36 million units the following year.

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Apple's iPhone sales could falter in China as government asks carriers to cut subsidies, UBS says

05/30/2014, 11:05 am

Chinese authorities have begun to pressure the nation's massive, state-owned wireless carriers to roll back marketing expenses by as much as $6 billion, an edict that could force cuts to handset subsidies that least one analyst believes may have an impact on sales of high-end devices like the iPhone.

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UBS raises Apple price target to $700, expects significant user upgrades for 'iPhone 6'

05/29/2014, 12:05 pm

UBS on Thursday became the latest financial firm to raise their price target for Apple, with a new 12-month forecast of $700 on what is expected to be a blockbuster launch for the next-generation iPhone.

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'Beats by Apple' viewed as a culturally compatible corporate marriage

05/12/2014, 02:05 pm

With time to digest Apple's anticipated $3.2 billion acquisition of headphone maker Beats Electronics, industry watchers are beginning to warm up to the idea, seeing a potentially smart strategic move that could broaden Apple's appeal to new markets.

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Sapphire production for Apple reportedly underway with 100-furnace trial at Arizona facility

04/30/2014, 01:04 pm

GT Advanced Technologies, the sapphire manufacturer with which Apple has a multi-million-dollar deal, reportedly began shipping small quantities of sapphire to one of Apple's manufacturing partners in China last month, gearing up for mass production later this year.

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UBS sees 'iPhone 5C' becoming big in China, boosts AAPL target to $560

08/21/2013, 02:08 pm

Investment firm UBS sees shares of Apple rising more than 10 percent in the near future based on the potential for a lower-cost iPhone to make a big splash in the Chinese smartphone market.

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Apple unused to being attacked, must adjust to new role on defense, analyst says

03/05/2013, 01:03 pm

Apple has bested most all of its competitors and is widely acknowledged to make some of the highest quality products in the world, but now a new report says the tech giant will have to adjust to its new role as an industry heavyweight, a change from its traditional underdog status.

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Apple and Samsung 'rule the roost' with 90% of mobile industry's profits

03/22/2012, 10:03 am

Apple and Samsung are expected to collectively earn 90 percent of profits in the mobile handset industry this year, with no formidable challengers in sight.

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Wall Street expects new iPad to continue dominating tablet market

03/08/2012, 12:03 am

Shortly after Apple unveiled the new iPad, Wall Street analysts weighed in with their opinions of the device. Most are predicting that it will help "cement" Apple's market dominance.

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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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UBS now sees Apple selling record 30 million iPhones in Dec. quarter

12/07/2011, 11:12 pm

Investment bank UBS now believes Apple will sell as many as 30 million iPhones in the December quarter, up from a previous estimate of 28 million.

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Weak non-iPad tablet sales reduce demand for Gorilla Glass

11/30/2011, 10:11 am

Citing weaker-than-expected demand for tablets, Corning has reduced its sales forecast for Gorilla Glass, though disappointing sales are believed to be related to non-iPad tablets, not Apple.

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Claims of weakening demand for Apple's iPhone 4S disputed

11/09/2011, 09:11 am

A Taiwanese newspaper made waves on Wednesday by claiming that Apple has reduced orders for the iPhone 4S, but a trio of separate reports specifically dispute the rumor.

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Solar farm, 'spaceship' campus to help Apple expenses reach $8B

10/31/2011, 10:10 am

Apple's capital expenditures in its 2012 fiscal year are projected to increase by $3.4 billion, as the company gears up for major projects like its new solar farm in North Carolina, and a new corporate campus in Cupertino, Calif.

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Wall Street response to iPhone 4S muted, but optimistic

10/05/2011, 12:10 am

Following Apple's unveiling of the iPhone 4S on Tuesday, Wall Street's response was relatively subdued, though analysts remain optimistic that Apple sales growth will continue to rise.

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Wall Street expects smooth transition from Steve Jobs to Tim Cook

08/24/2011, 11:08 pm

Responding to the news that Steve Jobs is stepping down as Apple CEO, Wall Street analysts affirmed the company's position, predicting a relatively uneventful transition for the company and calling Tim Cook "the ideal candidate" for the role.

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