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Analysts: 'Stay the course with Apple,' $450 price target set

01/17/2011, 07:01 pm

While traders on the Frankfurt DAX sent Apple shares sliding 6 percent today, similar to the drop that occurred in the US the last time Apple announced that its chief executive Steve Jobs was taking a leave of absence, US analysts expressed more confidence in Apple's market strength.


Apple shares slide 6% in Germany as investors weigh in on Steve Jobs' leave

01/17/2011, 03:01 pm

Though U.S. markets were closed on Monday, overseas trading gave an indication of how investors might react to Steve Jobs' absence from Apple come Tuesday. In addition, analysts on Wall Street offered their take on the news.


'Holiday hat trick' of 16M iPhone, 6M iPad, 4.2M Mac sales expected from Apple

01/12/2011, 08:01 am

With Apple's quarterly earnings report for the 2010 holidays less than a week away, one Wall Street analyst believes Apple will sell a record 16 million iPhones, 6 million iPads, and 4.2 million Macs.


Briefly: Apple shareholder proposal, VLC app removed, Intel tablets

01/07/2011, 11:01 pm

Apple is opposing a shareholder proposal advocating a CEO succession plan for the company, while the VLC media player iOS app has reportedly been removed from the App Store over a licensing disagreement. Meanwhile, an Intel executive has revealed that his company tried unsuccessfully for a long time to get Microsoft to build a tablet operating system.


Wedbush initiates coverage of Apple stock with $405 price target

01/05/2011, 11:01 am

Investment firm Wedbush Securities began coverage of Apple stock on Wednesday, and kicked off its analysis with an "outperform" rating and a 12-month price target of $405.


Apple's holiday iPhone, iPad and Mac sales stronger than expected - report

01/04/2011, 09:01 am

Apple is poised to report yet another record-breaking quarter this month, with channel checks indicating sales of the company's iPhone, iPad and Mac computers are tracking ahead of already lofty expectations.


Apple market capitalization tops $300 billion

01/03/2011, 11:01 pm

Shares of Apple stock jumped up 2 percent on Monday, the first day of trading in the new year, launching Apple's market capitalization past the $300 billion mark for the first time in the company's history.


Piper: Apple not expected to enter new product categories in 2011

01/03/2011, 07:01 am

With the calendar turning over to 2011, investment firm Piper Jaffray has made a prediction that Apple will improve its existing line of products, but will not enter any into any new categories this year.


Apple to report fiscal first quarter 2011 results Jan. 18

12/27/2010, 01:12 pm

Apple has revealed that it will publish the financial results of its first fiscal quarter of 2011 on Tuesday, January 18, with a conference call to discuss the results following immediately after.


1 million Apple TV sales seen as 'positive, but fairly immaterial'

12/22/2010, 08:12 am

Though the Apple TV "hobby" is starting to take off, sales of the $99 set-top box just aren't enough to have a major effect on Apple's bottom line.


Pension giant challenging Apple over corporate governance

12/22/2010, 01:12 am

The largest public pension in the U.S. is aggressively going after Apple with an advisory shareholder resolution that aims to change the company's board election policies.


JP Morgan raises Apple price target to $420, Kaufman Bros to $395

12/16/2010, 12:12 pm

Citing growth potential of the iPhone, iPad and Mac, two major financial firms on Thursday increased their price targets for Apple stock.


Morgan Stanley: Apple stock no longer a 'Best Idea,' but still recommended

12/14/2010, 08:12 am

Though it still recommends the stock to investors, Morgan Stanley this week removed Apple from its "Best Ideas" list, citing the company's outperformance of the market over the last six months.


Goldman Sachs resumes coverage of Apple, sets $430 price target

12/13/2010, 02:12 pm

Prominent investment firm Goldman Sachs resumed its coverage of Apple stock on Monday, kicking things off with a 12-month price target of $430 and a prediction that the company's gross margins have bottomed.


iPad predicted to drive 50% of Apple's financial growth in 2011

12/03/2010, 09:12 am

The iPad, a product that didn't even exist a year ago, is expected to cause nearly 50 percent of all growth for Apple in fiscal year 2011, according to one Wall Street analyst.


Apple analysts under SEC investigation for 'channel checks'

11/23/2010, 11:11 pm

The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission is investigating Wall Street analysts who cover Apple over the possibility that 'channel checks,' routine checks with suppliers and manufacturers, constitute insider trading.


China offers Apple vast new growth potential

11/01/2010, 07:11 pm

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty described China as an "unappreciated" potential growth driver for Apple, setting a $375 "base case" target for the company's stock and a "bull case" scenario where Apple shares could reach $500 by next fall.


Apple beats Microsoft in fall quarterly revenues

10/28/2010, 07:10 pm

This summer Apple only approached Microsoft in revenues, but in the fall quarter, the iPhone maker has handily beat its partner and rival after reporting a new record of $20.34 billion in revenues compared to Microsoft's $16.20 billion for the fall quarter.


Concerns over reiterated forecasts in Apple's 10-K filing 'overdone'

10/28/2010, 10:10 am

Reaction to the gross margins forecast in Apple's annual 10-K filing this week has been unnecessary, as the numbers are no different than those presented earlier this month during the company's quarterly earnings call, Wall Street analysts have noted.


Apple again warns margins will decline due to new products

10/27/2010, 08:10 pm

In a filing with the SEC, Apple reiterated earlier statements that new products such as the iPad and MacBook Air will likely drive its gross margins down for the fiscal year 2011.