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Topic: Piper Jaffray

Blockbuster start for iPhone 6 suggests Apple on track to sell 60M phones in December quarter

09/15/2014, 02:09 pm

With 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units presold in their first 24 hours of availability, investors on Wall Street are increasingly optimistic about the success of Apple's next-generation handsets, with predictions for the upcoming holiday edging higher to 60 million sales in a single quarter.

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Piper Jaffray ups Apple price target to $120 with high hopes for iOS 8 home & health features

09/02/2014, 08:09 am

With the inclusion of HomeKit and HealthKit in Apple's forthcoming iOS 8, as well as rumors of a new 'iPhone 6' mobile payment system, investment firm Piper Jaffray has increased its price target on the company's stock to $120.

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Apple's gross margins likely to decline this fall with new product designs, but quick rebound expected

08/12/2014, 11:08 am

It's expected that Apple will see its gross margins shrink at the end of 2014 as the company is expected to introduce a completely redesigned "iPhone 6," though one analyst sees margins trending upwards once again by the March 2015 quarter.

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Wall Street on Apple's 'uneventful' June quarter: Excited by margins, concerned about guidance

07/23/2014, 08:07 am

Though Apple's June quarter results were slightly below Wall Street expectations, investors expressed greater concern over the company's guidance for the current September quarter, but they were also pleased by improving gross margins, chalking up the results as a mixed bag.

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Tests find Apple's Siri improving, but Google Now voice search slightly better

07/22/2014, 07:07 am

The comprehension abilities of Apple's voice-driven personal assistant Siri continue to get better, but new testing shows that using Google Now for searching on Android has surpassed it in terms of accuracy when answering queries.

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Earnings Preview: Wall Street expects solid quarter from Apple, but focus is on the fall

07/21/2014, 08:07 am

While many Apple observers expect the company to reveal solid year-over-year growth for its relatively quiet June quarter, much of the focus will be on new CFO Luca Maestri's guidance for the fall with updated iPhones and iPads on the horizon, the expected closing of the Beats acquisition, and the possibility of a so-called "iWatch."

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With most major companies already using iOS, Piper Jaffray doesn't see IBM deal surging Apple sales

07/16/2014, 08:07 am

Apple's new enterprise partnership with IBM will likely strengthen the position of the iPhone and iPad in the corporate world, but it probably won't move the needle much in terms of overall device sales, investment firm Piper Jaffray believes.

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Apple's iOS continues to dominate mobile web browsing as Android gains

07/07/2014, 03:07 pm

Even as Google counts some 1 billon monthly active users for Android worldwide, more than six out of every ten page views from a mobile device in the U.S. still come from an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod touch, according to new browsing data released on Monday.

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Survey finds 14% of watch-wearers interested in hypothetical $350 Apple 'iWatch'

06/24/2014, 08:06 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray published the results of a new fashion-focused survey on Tuesday, in which respondents were asked about a rumored Apple "iWatch," with interest in such a device found to vary wildly based on price.

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One-third of US smartphone consumers plan to buy an iPhone in the next 3 months

05/21/2014, 08:05 am

Apple's current iPhone lineup is showing strong staying power, with more than a third of prospective U.S. smartphone customers saying they plan to buy either an iPhone 5s or an iPhone 5c in the next three months, despite the fact that new models are expected to launch around September.

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Earnings preview: Wall Street expects flat March quarter, awaiting new products in late 2014

04/21/2014, 08:04 am

With no major new products launched in the just-concluded March quarter, analysts on Wall Street don't expect big things from Apple when the company reports its earnings on Wednesday, generally projecting for revenue to be about flat with the same period from a year ago.

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Amazon fireTV launch 'aggressively' highlights need for Apple TV revamp, Piper Jaffray says

04/02/2014, 04:04 pm

Analyst Gene Munster, who has long held out hope for a more fully functional Apple TV and even a full television set from the company, believes that Wednesday's launch of the Amazon fireTV should serve as further motivation for Apple to make major moves in the television space.

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Apple predicted to announce 'modest' increases to share buyback & dividend in next earnings call

04/02/2014, 10:04 am

The highlight of Apple's next quarterly earnings call later this month could be moderate increases to the company's share buyback program and dividend payouts to shareholders, many investors reportedly expect.

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8GB iPhone 5c, $399 'iPad 4' seen having 'slight positive' effect on Apple's March, June quarters

03/19/2014, 11:03 am

With Apple making slight adjustments to its iPhone and iPad lineups this week, the new, cheaper device offerings are projected by one analyst to have only a minor effect on the company's bottom line.

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US survey shows Apple's iPhone 5s has 'staying power,' while 5c is losing ground

03/03/2014, 09:03 am

A new survey of prospective U.S. smartphone buyers has found that Apple's flagship iPhone 5s remains the most popular option for those making a purchase in the next few months, but the iPhone 5c is not expected to make waves.

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Earnings preview: Wall Street expecting record iPhone, iPad sales from Apple's Q1 2014

01/27/2014, 11:01 am

This afternoon Apple will report earnings from the company's first fiscal quarter of 2014, and investors expect that the company will reveal record sales of its blockbuster iPhone and iPad product lines, with collective sales of both devices expected to top 80 million.

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China Mobile guidance expected to be investors' focus in Apple's next earnings report

01/14/2014, 08:01 am

When Apple reports its holiday 2013 earnings in a few weeks, investors are likely to be focused on the future, analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray believes, as the upcoming launch of the iPhone on China Mobile takes center stage.

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Apple's China Mobile deal expected to add 5% to revenue in 2014

12/23/2013, 02:12 pm

Shares of Apple stock surged more than 3 percent on Monday, after news broke that the company has reached a long-awaited deal to begin selling the iPhone in January through China Mobile, the world's largest wireless provider.

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Apple's US Mac sales see strong 29% holiday growth

12/16/2013, 04:12 pm

Domestic Mac sales were up 29 percent in the first two months of the current holiday quarter, benefitting from an iMac shortfall that plagued Apple during the same quarter a year ago.

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Tests find iOS 7 update improves Apple's Siri, but Google Now for Android closes the gap

12/10/2013, 12:12 pm

Apple has improved its voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, with the iOS 7 update for iPhone and iPad, though Siri's chief competition, Google Now, has improved enough to be on par, new tests have concluded.

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