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'Now is the time to invest' in Apple ahead of new product launches, Morgan Stanley says

04/17/2014, 08:04 am

A strong recommendation for Apple stock was pushed by investment firm Morgan Stanley on Thursday, which said now is the right time to invest due to low institutional ownership, resilient iPhone sales, and anticipated upcoming product launches.

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US carrier promotions help drive higher demand for Apple's iPhone, strong March quarter expected

03/19/2014, 08:03 am

Demand for Apple's iPhone has been higher than expected in the first quarter of calendar 2014, thanks in part to new smartphone promotions by U.S. wireless carriers, new tracking data reveals.

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Institutional ownership of Apple stock reaches new 5-year low

02/26/2014, 10:02 am

Institutional ownership of large-cap stocks is currently at high levels, but there is one glaring exception to that trend: Apple, which is currently at a five-year low among hedge funds, banks, mutual funds, and other powerful types of financial institutions.

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PC shipments continue to shrink as consumers embrace tablets like Apple's iPad

01/10/2014, 08:01 am

While research firms Gartner and IDC have very different projections on how Apple's Mac lineup performed in the holiday quarter, both sides can agree on one thing: PC shipments continued to shrink over the holidays, as consumers once again opted for tablets over traditional computers.

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Survey suggests China Mobile deal will add at least 12M iPhone sales for Apple in 2014

12/16/2013, 08:12 am

A survey of consumers in China has found that an anticipated deal to sell the iPhone with carrier China Mobile could incrementally boost Apple's handset sales in calendar 2014 by at least 12 million units, though there is potential for much more.

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Analyst predicts two iPhone releases per year after meeting with Apple's CEO, CFO

11/06/2013, 11:11 am

Apple's decision to split the iPhone lineup into a high-end flagship model and a more affordable mid-range offering sets the stage for the company to increase the frequency with which it updates the handsets, one analyst increasingly believes after meeting with the company's chief executive, Tim Cook.

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Wall Street pleased by Apple's surprising Sept. quarter, anticipates huge holiday sales

10/29/2013, 10:10 am

Apple beat Wall Street expectations and left analysts satisfied with its September quarter, though market watchers are already more focused on anticipated blockbuster sales of new iPhone and iPad models in the current holiday quarter.

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Research shows Sept. quarter iPhone demand at 37M units, though Apple likely shipped less

10/18/2013, 08:10 am

If Apple could have met iPhone 5s demand in the recently concluded September quarter, the company could have sold as many as 37 million units, new data from Morgan Stanley has revealed.

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iPhone demand in China, Japan projected to push Sept. quarter sales to 34.5M

09/26/2013, 03:09 pm

Projected iPhone sales for the current September quarter continue to edge upward, with the latest survey data suggesting Apple could sell more than 34 million handsets in the soon-to-conclude period.

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Preorder concerns 'overblown' as survey shows strong demand for Apple's iPhone 5s & 5c

09/18/2013, 10:09 am

Demand for Apple's upcoming iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c is healthy, a new survey has found, suggesting that investor concerns over device preorders may be unfounded.

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Survey finds China's 'sweet spot' for Apple 'iPhone 5C' priced at $486

08/20/2013, 08:08 am

A new survey of smartphone buyers in China has found that the pricing "sweet spot" for Apple's rumored "iPhone 5C" is $486 a price higher than the analyst responsible for the poll expected.

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Apple predicted to beat market consensus with 29M iPhones shipped in June quarter

07/17/2013, 08:07 am

Potential upside in Apple's recently concluded June quarter could be driven by greater-than-expected iPhone shipments, with one analyst predicting that the company beat projections and shipped at least 29 million iPhones.

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Apple's 500M user accounts second only to Facebook, viewed as key driver of future growth

06/04/2013, 09:06 am

Apple's current account base of 500 million users is growing and spending at a tremendous rate, suggesting to one analyst that new services such as mobile payments or streaming radio could be key to the company's future growth.

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$399 low-end iPhone predicted to grow Apple's user base without affecting margins

06/03/2013, 04:06 pm

If Apple were to offer a new unlocked iPhone priced at $399 without a service contract subsidy, the company would be able to grow its install base without deteriorating its gross margins, one analyst has projected.

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Morgan Stanley: Apple on track to build multiple new iPhone models in June-July

05/08/2013, 08:05 am

On a recent trip to visit with tech suppliers in Asia, Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty received word that multiple new iPhone models will begin production the June-July timeframe.

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Wall Street disappointed by indications that Apple won't launch new products until fall

04/24/2013, 12:04 pm

While Apple posted better-than-expected quarterly results and increased its quarterly dividend this week, market watchers are still concerned a lull in new product introductions is likely to continue until this fall.

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Morgan Stanley expects 6% dividend, cheaper 'iPhone mini' after meeting with Apple CFO

02/22/2013, 08:02 am

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty recently met with Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer, and came away with the impression that Apple will likely increase cash return to shareholders, and potentially release a lower priced iPhone to maintain growth.

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Apple's margins predicted to change & improve with the seasons

02/04/2013, 12:02 pm

Apple's lower gross margins and, subsequently, its lower stock price could be largely attributable to cyclical drivers such as capital expenditures and component pricing, paving the way for a significant improvement with the launch of a so-called "iPhone 5S," a new analysis argues.

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Premium iPhone share growing as consumers choose iPhone 5 over Apple's legacy models

12/17/2012, 09:12 am

More iPhone buyers this year are opting for Apple's latest model, the iPhone 5, than in previous years, suggesting more customers than ever are willing to pay for the best device available.

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47% of consumers interested in Apple television, willing to pay 20% premium

12/11/2012, 08:12 am

A new survey has found consumers are extremely interested in the prospect of an Apple-branded television, and are willing to pay a 20 percent premium over existing TV prices for such a device.

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