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Topic: Services

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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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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Apple relying on higher selling prices, services growth in fourth quarter analysts say

11/02/2018, 09:11 am

Going forward, Apple will be increasingly reliant on a combination of driving up average selling prices for iPhones and fostering services revenue, several analysts contended in the wake of the company's Q4 results.

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Jefferies initiates AAPL coverage, sees $177 of a $265 target driven by Services

10/29/2018, 10:10 am

Jefferies has initiated coverage of Apple Stock with a prediction of massive gains over the next year, based on not just iPhone sales, but also the Services revenue that grows as Apple's customer base increases.

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Apple looking at $2 billion from Search Ad business alone by 2020

10/22/2018, 12:10 pm

An analyst is predicting that Apple's Search Ad business will generate $500 million in fiscal year 2018 alone -- with it potentially quadrupling without any extra push by Apple or increase in ad prices by 2020.

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China App Store growth slowing, but only in short term & nothing to worry about says analyst

10/18/2018, 01:10 pm

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has taken a look at Apple's App Store numbers in China, and while there does appear to be a combination of factors provoking a short-term stall in growth for Apple's iOS App Store, earnings will still be massive, and long-term Services revenue won't be impacted much, if at all.

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JP Morgan initiates coverage of AAPL with $272 target, lauds underrated services biz

09/27/2018, 08:09 am

Investment bank JP Morgan on Thursday initiated coverage on shares of Apple with an "Overweight" rating and $272 price target, saying it sees "considerable upside" for the company based on its leadership position in the smartphone market and the services it uses to amplify those revenues.

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Apple's push for bigger iPhone screens expected to drive services profits

09/10/2018, 10:09 am

The increased costs of making larger displays is small compared to the extra revenues they will bring by driving greater use of the iPhone and tailoring to Apple's forthcoming video services, according to a new analysis.

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Apple Services and the ecosystem of value capture

08/11/2018, 02:08 pm

Apple's remarkable success in iTunes and its App Stores bears striking similarity to another example of a platform developer investing in its own ecosystem: transit Value Capture. App Store Value Capture has changed the game for Apple, and is now fueling a faster rate of revenue growth for the company than all of its hardware segments combined.

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Apple's secret Services sauce sells systems

08/10/2018, 11:08 am

Despite making the hardware business look easy, Apple hasn't always been incredibly successful in introducing new devices. But comparing its biggest hits with its worst misses helps to isolate a secret sauce that is driving demand for the company's products globally.

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Analyst estimates Apple Pay used by 253M people worldwide, 31 percent of iPhone install base

08/09/2018, 05:08 pm

Analyst Gene Munster sees Apple Pay as an increasingly important part of Apple's services category, which has enjoyed record-breaking growth over the past few quarters, estimating the payment solution now has 253 million users worldwide.

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Apple Pay to arrive in Germany, CVS and 7-11 later this year

07/31/2018, 05:07 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third quarter of 2018, CEO Tim Cook made two announcements regarding Apple Pay's planned expansion for the year.

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Apple again shatters record for services revenue with $9.5 billion in fiscal Q3

07/31/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple's services financial category jumped 31 percent year-over-year in the third fiscal quarter of 2018, its best performance ever.

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iPhone headed for record earnings growth for rest of 2018, says analyst

07/24/2018, 11:07 am

Based on the continued strength of iPhone sales, Guggenheim Partners has raised its Apple revenue estimates, with services revenues continuing to surge.

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Apple mulls subscription bundle of Apple Music, News and original video content, report says

06/27/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple is reportedly mulling a subscription bundle that incorporates the company's existing services, namely Apple Music and products sold through the News platform, with a slate of original TV shows widely rumored to be in production.

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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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iPhone will continue to drive Apple's business, analyst sees 220M sold in both 2018 and 2019

05/14/2018, 10:05 am

While services will continue to grow into a massive entity on its own, longtime analyst Gene Munster says that the iPhone will remain a "stable business for the next few years."

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By the numbers: iPhone X propels Apple's record second quarter

05/02/2018, 01:05 pm

The continued impact of the iPhone X has expectedly reverberated into Apple's second financial quarter of 2017 an interesting one -- but not quite how analysts thought they would. The changes over time are best illustrated graphically, showing the magnitude of the quarter, as compared to the same quarter from of years past.

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Apple's services business continues monster growth, revenues up 31 percent in record-breaking March quarter

05/01/2018, 06:05 pm

Apple posted $9.19 billion in services revenue over the course of its second fiscal quarter of 2018, a figure up 31 percent year-over-year. The massive uptick doubles services revenue recorded just four years ago.

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Amazon touts 100M Prime users as Apple quietly passes a quarter-billion paid subscriptions

04/19/2018, 07:04 am

Apple now has a customer base of more than 250 million paid subscriptions across its Services offerings of Apple Music, iCloud and App Store continuing payments. Viewed against Amazon's recent announcement of 100 million Prime members, that figure is substantial. But Apple is also adding around 30 million new subscriptions every quarter.

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