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App Store antitrust lawsuit predicted to impact Apple stock price for years

05/15/2019, 10:05 am

The fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow an antitrust lawsuit against Apple over an alleged monopoly on iOS apps via the App Store won't immediately affect the company, suggests Morgan Stanley, but the legal threat could affect the stock value for years.

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Skeptical investors undervaluing Apple's services, Morgan Stanley raises AAPL to $234

04/24/2019, 11:04 am

Investors consistently undervalue Apple's Services, and iPhone sales are strong, which has led Morgan Stanley to raise the target price for Apple stock to $234.

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Qualcomm's share price expected to continue rising following Apple settlement

04/23/2019, 10:04 am

Qualcomm's share price still has some space for growth following the surprise settlement with Apple, Morgan Stanley suggests, with the price potentially able to grow by another 15% due to both supplying Apple with modems and being a central figure in the creation of 5G networks.

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China iPhone sales stabilizing ahead of quarterly results, gaining on Huawei

04/12/2019, 01:04 pm

Apple's fortunes in China are slowly turning around, suggests Morgan Stanley, with a continuation of share growth for the iPhone user base in March taken as an indicator of better than expected results heading into Apple's upcoming quarterly financial results.

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App Store revenue still stable, with Chinese gaming revenue remaining a highlight

04/04/2019, 01:04 pm

The App Store is continuing to be a stable source of Services revenue for Apple, Morgan Stanley analysts claim, with revenue from the digital storefront up 15 percent year-on-year on the back of Chinese gaming revenue, but entertainment-related apps are apparently worth monitoring for a potential downturn.

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Apple will return to $1 trillion valuation with video & services bundle, says Morgan Stanley

02/04/2019, 09:02 am

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty suspects that a comprehensive media bundle including Apple's video offering and a rumored News subscription service will continue to drive Services forward, and return the company to a $1 trillion valuation.

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What to expect from Apple's holiday quarter results on Tuesday

01/28/2019, 10:01 am

Anxiety is mounting over Apple's December-quarter financial results, which will be officially revealed on Tuesday following a $5 billion-plus revenue downgrade to $84 billion earlier this month. Here's what some analysts are predicting.

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Buy Apple stock ahead of earnings results, says Morgan Stanley

01/25/2019, 08:01 am

Investors should consider buying Apple stock now, less than a week before the iPhone producer announces its quarterly financial results, according to Morgan Stanley, with the shares unlikely to go much lower following its revenue miss warning earlier this month.

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Analysts pile on Apple following revenue guidance miss

01/03/2019, 11:01 am

Since Apple revised its revenue guidance on Wednesday, analysts have been quick to jump on the news with their opinions on the lower-than-expected iPhone sales and reduced revenues primarily from the Chinese market. AppleInsider rounds up a number of the statements made by the commentators.

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Morgan Stanley cuts Apple stock price target over weak Chinese iPhone demand

12/07/2018, 10:12 am

Analysts from Morgan Stanley are the latest to cut their price target for Apple stock, with longer smartphone replacement cycles in China apparently to blame.

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iPhone unit sales concern overblown, doesn't cover Apple's business as a whole says Morgan Stanley

11/15/2018, 11:11 am

Investors are overreacting to changes in the iPhone supply chain and manufacturing reports, Morgan Stanley suggests, with the company's continued Services growth highlighted as the better avenue for revenue increases than its hardware sales.

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Apple's services will grow to over $100 billion per year in 2023, says Morgan Stanley

11/08/2018, 10:11 am

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has taken a deep-dive into Apple's services market segment, and has taken a close look at the factors that will make Apple's once-overlooked aspect of its business a major factor for investors to consider now, and in the future.

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Morgan Stanley sees Apple's video business rivaling Netflix by 2025, ups target to $245

09/05/2018, 11:09 am

Apple is augmenting its booming services business with its fledgling content plans -- and Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley thinks that the efforts will pay off in a big way.

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Another blockbuster quarter earnings report ahead for Apple, analyst claims

07/24/2018, 02:07 pm

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has raised her iPhone sales and revenue forecast for the current quarter, while also predicting strong services growth for the foreseeable future -- and has dramatically increased AAPL's price target as a result.

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Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple services, ups AAPL price target to $214

05/24/2018, 11:05 am

Apple's Services business is vastly undervalued by the market, and not considered part of the larger whole by investors according to investment bank Morgan Stanley.

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Apple's iPhone scores 92% loyalty rate ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch, study finds

05/18/2017, 12:05 am

A new study published by investment bank Morgan Stanley shows 92 percent of iPhone users who are "somewhat or extremely likely" to upgrade within 12 months intend to buy Apple, a good indicator that this year's iPhone revamp has the makings of a so-called "super cycle."

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Morgan Stanley lowers 2017 iPhone 7 sales estimates ahead of next-gen 'supercycle'

01/17/2017, 08:01 pm

Investment bank Morgan Stanley expects Apple to see decreased iPhone 7 demand in the coming months as buyers anticipate this year's "iPhone 8" revamp, one model of which is expected to feature a drastic redesign and exotic technologies like an OLED display.

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Apple's $26.5B in purchase commitments hint at huge 'iPhone 6s' launch

07/24/2015, 10:07 am

Apple had $26.5 billion in off-balance sheet commitments at the end of the June quarter -- a massive year-over-year increase that suggests the company is planning for a record breaking launch of its next-generation "iPhone 6s."

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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.

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Apple on pace to sell 53M iPhones in June quarter, Apple Watch demand sustaining 'healthy' levels

06/24/2015, 09:06 am

Demand for Apple's flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains extremely strong, even as the product cycle begins to wind down, while consumer interest in the Apple Watch is outperforming the first iPhone, new data reveals.

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