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Shares of Apple don't reflect significance of iPhone Upgrade Program, Piper Jaffray says

10/08/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple's newly launched iPhone Upgrade Program will drive handset owners to upgrade their devices even faster than before, adding to the company's bottom line over the next four-plus years and pushing its stock higher, investment firm Piper Jaffray believes.


Apple's record setting iPhone 6s launch weekend impresses Wall Street

09/28/2015, 12:09 pm

With more than 13 million units sold in the first three days of availability, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus exceeded most market expectations, and analysts responded on Monday by reacting favorably to the announcement from Apple.


Piper Jaffray sees 'Apple Car' as longterm project with potential short-term effect on stock

09/02/2015, 10:09 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray doesn't expect a mythical "Apple Car" to be on the roads anytime soon, but the firm did advise its clients this week that the rumored project will affect shares of AAPL as investor expectations adjust.


New Apple TV expected, but streaming video service questionable for Sept. 9 event, Piper Jaffray says

08/13/2015, 09:08 am

Apple is expected to unveil a brand new Apple TV in less than a month, but consumers waiting for a new companion streaming video service from the Cupertino-based company may have to wait longer, according to investment firm Piper Jaffray.


US carriers' move to installment plans seen accelerating iPhone upgrade cycles

08/12/2015, 10:08 am

The shift of U.S. carriers from contract subsidies to installment pricing for smartphones could speed up upgrade cycles for Apple's iPhone, according to a new memo by financial services firm Piper Jaffray.


Market watchers see buying opportunity as Apple shares slide after June quarter miss

07/22/2015, 09:07 am

Lofty expectations were beyond the reach of Apple last quarter, sending shares tumbling more than 7 percent. But a number of bullish analysts see the stock pullback as a buying opportunity for investors, who can get in at a cheaper price before the launch of new iPhones.


Analysts bullish ahead of Apple's Q3 results, say iPhone sales could reach 50M+

07/20/2015, 12:07 pm

Analyst sentiment is generally high ahead of Apple's third-quarter earnings announcement -- due on Tuesday -- calling for numbers that could beat both official guidance as well as Wall Street consensus, mostly on the strength of iPhone sales that could near or top 50 million.


Subscription music service expected to boost iPhone experience, but not Apple's profits

06/04/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple is expected to announce a new subscription streaming music service at WWDC next week, but investment bank Piper Jaffray expects that the pay-to-play Spotify competitor will bolster the iPhone ecosystem much more than it will pad Apple's bottom line.


Piper Jaffray abandons hope for full-fledged Apple television, remains bullish on AAPL stock

05/19/2015, 10:05 am

Longtime Apple television proponent Gene Munster threw in the towel on Tuesday, telling investors that he no longer believes the company has a big-screen set in the works, based on the latest rumors.


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.


Earnings preview: Wall Street expects 57M iPhones shipped in a record March quarter for Apple

04/27/2015, 10:04 am

Apple is once again expected to have set a new quarterly record in March when it announces earnings this afternoon, with investors on average expecting blockbuster iPhone sales to drive about $56 billion in revenue.


Apple's 'fundamentally different' iPhone 6 expected to buck seasonal sales trends

04/17/2015, 03:04 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus will likely perform better in the June and September quarters than previous iPhone models, analyst Gene Munster believes, which will help to propel shares of the company's stock to new highs.


Wall Street expects high margins, respectable sales for launch of well-designed Apple Watch

03/10/2015, 09:03 am

Analysts on Wall Street came away generally pleased with this week's announcement of Apple Watch launch details, viewing the new platform as a way to extend the company's valuable ecosystem and generate more revenue from high-margin products.


As mysterious minivan sightings proliferate, rumored 'Apple Car' seen as $50B US opportunity

02/16/2015, 08:02 am

With the total U.S. car market valued at over $500 billion per year, taking just a 10 percent share would represent a new $50 billion revenue opportunity for Apple, according to one analyst.


Piper Jaffray sees a revamped Apple TV set-top box being core of Apple's fall 2015 products

02/12/2015, 03:02 pm

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who has long clamored for an Apple television set, said on Thursday that he believes a revamped Apple TV set-top box could prove to be a centerpiece for the company's fall 2015 product lineup.


Investors should worry less about Apple product cycles, focus on loyal customer base, Piper Jaffray says

01/26/2015, 10:01 am

While most investors are focused on Apple's annual product cycles and growth, Piper Jaffray sees a new category of shareholders emerging, focused on the power of the platform and a loyal customer base.


Enterprise tablet adoption slowing, but Apple's iOS still dominates corporate world

01/06/2015, 08:01 am

Though fewer corporations have indicated they are planning to deploy tablets in 2015, Apple's iOS is still the leading platform for corporations embracing the post-PC era, far ahead of smartphones and tablets running Android or Windows.


Survey shows demand for Apple's iPhone 6 still growing as supply stabilizes

12/23/2014, 02:12 pm

Apple's new, larger-screened iPhones are even more popular now than they were when they were announced, according to survey data released Tuesday, boding well for the Cupertino company as it continues to chip away at supply shortages.


Consumers take 'wait-and-see' approach to Apple Watch ahead of expected Q2 debut

12/21/2014, 10:12 pm

According to a recent consumer survey conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray, potential Apple Watch buyers are in a holding pattern as they await more details from Apple regarding core use cases and a fully fleshed out list of features.


Overwhelming iPhone 6 & 6 Plus demand continues to result in tighter supply for Apple than 2013

12/15/2014, 08:12 am

Consumer demand for Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus continues to outstrip supply heading into the end of the December quarter, according to the latest research from store polls conducted by Piper Jaffray.