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Macquarie slashes Apple stock target price from $222 to $188 over weakness in Services

12/12/2018, 09:12 am

The continuing growth of Apple's Services arm won't last forever, warns Macquarie Research, advising investors of the possibility that revenue growth for that aspect of Apple's business could dip in 2019 for a variety of reasons.

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There is a lot of needless investor panic about the Chinese iPhone 'ban'

12/11/2018, 03:12 pm

News broke on Monday about a ban on iPhone imports and sales in China -- and as you'd expect, a chorus of analysts freaked out about it immediately. Here's why they're wrong, and that the ruling isn't anything more than a negotiating tool by Qualcomm.

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TSMC and Foxconn revenues up, contrary to dour iPhone supply chain forecasts

12/11/2018, 08:12 am

TSMC and Foxconn, two of Apple's major iPhone production partners, have reported street-beating revenue for November, casting some doubt on supply chain reports suggesting component suppliers are struggling following iPhone production cuts.

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Citi reduces AAPL target to $200, because 'trade wars are bad for tech stocks'

12/10/2018, 09:12 am

The recent trend of analysts and investment firms cutting their share price targets for Apple has continued, with Citi cutting its expectations for Apple's stock to $200 and suggesting the price could drop further in the future, as low as $125.

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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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UBS cuts Apple target over potential smartphone market slowdown, iPhone XR sales

12/06/2018, 02:12 pm

The smartphone market may be in decline, which, coupled with allegedly weak iPhone XR demand and more users looking at older iPhone models, is forcing UBS to cut its estimate for Apple's stock price.

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Rosenblatt cuts AAPL target again, citing worries over 'Services' growth and low iPad Pro sales

12/06/2018, 07:12 am

Analysts have started looking at the iPad Pro, and iPhone sales beyond the holiday quarter for reasons to cut Apple stock target price estimates, with a historically bearish one dramatically scaling back his target price.

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Apple falls 2% as HSBC joins chorus of banks downgrading shares on iPhone saturation fears

12/04/2018, 09:12 am

A dependance on the iPhone for the majority of its revenue and a saturation of the smartphone market has contributed to a downgrade of Apple's shares from HSBC, which shifted Apple down from a "Buy" grade to "Hold" and a reduced 12-month target price from $205 to $200.

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Why Apple is now focusing on users, not units in Fiscal 2019

12/03/2018, 08:12 am

Across the last 20 years, Apple has shifted from selling Macs in a world dominated by Windows PCs to being a dominant global brand that services a vast installed base that's more valuable, influential, and lucrative than Windows was at its peak. Apple wants its investors to understand that, and is now challenging the media narrative that suggests it running an unsustainable race against various manufacturers churning out ever-increasing volumes of hardware units.

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Microsoft surpasses Apple, retakes crown of world's most valuable company

11/30/2018, 06:11 pm

Microsoft passed Apple as the world's most valuable company with a market capitalization of $851 billion at the end of trading on Friday, retaking a position it last held more than eight years ago.

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iPhones could cost up to $160 more if China tariff threat is followed through

11/30/2018, 11:11 am

The Trump administration's threat of more China tariffs could significantly raise the price of iPhones for consumers, with the iPhone XS family potentially costing between $60 and $160 more if Apple passes the extra cost on to its customers.

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High iPhone XR sales in China not enough to stop iPhone production estimate cuts

11/21/2018, 07:11 am

Sales of the iPhone XR picked up in China during the country's "Singles Day" retail event, Jun Zhang from Rosenblatt Securities claims, but the boost isn't enough to prevent the analyst from further reducing its production estimates for iPhones over the next two quarters.

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Foxconn seeing 'difficult and competitive' 2019, slashing $2.9 billion in expenses

11/21/2018, 07:11 am

Foxconn is circulating a memo internally that says that it will be implementing a series of cost-cutting moves soon, to combat the effects of what it sees as being an difficult year for the company to continue to grow.

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Goldman Sachs sees Apple stock stagnant for a year, slashes estimate

11/20/2018, 07:11 am

After only restarting coverage on Apple stock in early 2018, Goldman Sachs has cut its stock price forecast dramatically, because of perceived lack of demand for the iPhone XR, and lack of enthusiasm for Apple products in China.

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Apple's iPhone order 'cuts' causing supplier turmoil, despite forecast warnings

11/19/2018, 07:11 am

Apple's suppliers are said to be struggling from allegedly weaker demand for new iPhones, a report claims, with Apple accused of having trouble determining interest in the market, despite demonstrating the opposite in its quarterly results forecast.

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iPad USB-C, AAPL price, Apple poaching from Qualcomm and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

11/16/2018, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger, Victor, and William mark the 200th episode talking stocks, iPad USB-C, Qualcomm engineers, Neil stops by, and we even give away some software.

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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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Big mutual funds loaded up on AAPL in Q3, some now worrying about growth

11/15/2018, 07:11 am

Three big-name mutual funds loaded up on Apple stock in the third quarter, while bailing out of the other big names in tech -- a move which is now setting up investors for short-term loss from shareholder sell-off.

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Supply chain channel check stories hurting skittish investors, enriching Apple's shareholders

11/15/2018, 07:11 am

It might sound bad for investors long on Apple that the company's stock price has dipped so dramatically once again on new reports that claim supply chain rumors are somehow, suddenly a good way to forecast iPhone sales after being completely wrong year after year. But that's wrong, and here's why.

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Another Apple supplier slashes revenue forecast, prompts speculation of weak iPhone demand

11/15/2018, 01:11 am

Speculation of lower than expected iPhone demand continues to weigh on Apple stock prices as yet another component supplier, AMS AG, cuts revenue estimates for the current quarter. Three other key Apple suppliers reduced their respective forecasts this week.

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