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Wall Street remains optimistic about 'iPhone 7' & Apple's 2017 after Q2 declines

04/27/2016, 11:04 am

Analysts on Wall Street were pushing optimism after Apple's disappointing fiscal 2016 second quarter earnings, saying they expect that the company will continue to innovate and will return to growth over the next year.

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As a standalone company, Apple's services business could be worth as much as $260B, Piper Jaffray says

04/20/2016, 10:04 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray continues to believe that Apple's services business is vastly undervalued by Wall Street, as the company reiterated this week that services should be a larger focus for investors.

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Apple Watch takes 71 percent share of teen market, iPhone remains strong, study says

04/12/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple's mobile product lines continue to perform well with the all important U.S. teen demographic, as a new spring 2016 survey put Apple Watch far ahead in the nascent smartwatch game, while iPhone exhibited expectedly consistent growth.

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Piper Jaffray sees virtual reality partnerships boosting Apple's iPhone business near-term

03/23/2016, 09:03 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray continues to believe that virtual reality and augmented reality will play a huge part in Apple's future, but the transition toward such technology will be gradual, likely leveraging the popularity of the iPhone in the shorter term.

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'iPhone SE' rumors spark hopes that Apple will continue to sell iPhone 5s at $350 or less

03/11/2016, 10:03 am

Analysts on Wall Street expect the new 4-inch "iPhone SE" may be priced at $450, taking the place of the entry-level iPhone 5s. But if Apple were to keep the iPhone 5s around at a cheaper price, it could allow the company to tap into new markets.

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Device makers planning 'true VR experiences' on Apple's iPhone this fall

03/09/2016, 01:03 pm

Immersive virtual reality experiences -- well beyond what Google Cardboard can offer -- are expected to begin arriving on the iPhone, with the aid of new third-party hardware, this fall.

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Apple predicted to increase quarterly dividend up to 10%, share buybacks up to $50B

03/04/2016, 09:03 am

Apple will revisit its capital return program in April, and investment firm Piper Jaffray believes the company will use the opportunity to increase both its quarterly dividend payout and share buyback allotment.

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Apple Pay dominates merchant mindshare for contactless payments, survey finds

03/02/2016, 09:03 am

A new poll of merchant processing partners has found that Apple Pay is by far the most desired tap-to-pay method, easily exceeding demand for rival services like Android Pay, PayPal and Samsung Pay.

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Munster: Apple likely to fold VR into 'Made for iPhone' program within 2 years

02/08/2016, 11:02 pm

Following up on a recent flurry of Apple acquisitions and key hires from the augmented reality/virtual reality field, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes the iPhone maker plans to pivot on iOS in a bid for the mixed reality space within the next two years.

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Data suggests Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program has moved 250K units

01/22/2016, 02:01 pm

New data from Citizen's Financial Group suggests Apple's loan partner has financed some 250,000 iPhones through the newly launched iPhone Upgrade Program, according to calculations from investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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Munster: Apple Pay distribution low, but peer-to-peer and in-browser payments to goose adoption in 2016

01/21/2016, 06:01 pm

Fresh data from investment firm Piper Jaffray shows Apple Pay adoption hovering between 10 and 20 percent, but analyst Gene Munster expects numbers to rise in 2016 as Apple integrates attractive new features like peer-to-peer payments and in-browser integration.

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Piper Jaffray tells investors not to fret over vague iPhone supplier cuts

12/16/2015, 10:12 am

Apple investors showed concern this week after iPhone supplier Dialog Semiconductor warned revenue will fall short of expectations, but Piper Jaffray took the opportunity to remind Wall Street that it's unwise to read into supplier data.

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As 'iPhone 6c' rumors heat up, 20% of US consumers say they prefer 4-inch smartphones

12/04/2015, 11:12 am

A new survey of U.S. smartphone users has revealed that 20 percent of consumers prefer a smaller handset in the 4-inch range, potentially signaling the market size for a refreshed entry-level iPhone from Apple.

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Wall Street relieved by Apple's strong guidance for holiday quarter

10/28/2015, 12:10 pm

Concerns that the iPhone 6s upgrade cycle could post first-ever year over year sales declines were alleviated this week, when Apple indicated it expects iPhone sales will grow yet again this holiday quarter. Analysts on Wall Street reacted to the news positively, advising investors to buy in.

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Wall Street expects $51B in revenue, record 47.8M iPhone sales from Apple's Sept. quarter

10/23/2015, 10:10 am

Investors are eagerly awaiting the results of Apple's September quarter, due to be reported next Tuesday, in which it's expected Apple will report record sales of 47.8 million iPhones.

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Piper Jaffray rates Apple stock its top pick for remainder of 2015 with $172 target

10/19/2015, 09:10 am

Heading into the fall shopping season, Apple stock is investment firm Piper Jaffray's top large-cap pick for the rest of the year and into 2016, citing continued growth for the company's iPhone lineup led by the new 6s series.

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iPhone 6s supplies tracking far better than 2014 iPhone 6 launch, store stock indicates

10/09/2015, 10:10 am

Apple is currently doing far better at keeping supplies of the iPhone 6s available than it did with the iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s, according to research conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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