AAPL Q3 2014 Earnings Report Set for Tuesday Afternoon

10:18 AM, Jul. 22nd, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple's third fiscal earnings report for 2014 is scheduled to start this afternoon at 5PM eastern time after the market closes. The conference call for analysts and investors will include the company's quarterly revenue and profit numbers, as well as sales figures for the iPhone, iPad and Mac product lines. The Mac Observer will be at the ready with our usual event coverage, so be sure to check in with us for the latest on Apple's revenue and product sales numbers.

Zachs Rates AAPL Neutral on Potential iPhone Competition

11:30 AM, Jul. 21st, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Zachs analysts are rating Apple's stock as Neutral ahead of Tuesday's third fiscal quarter earnings report. The firm sees the upcoming iPhone 6 and rumored iWatch as big sellers for the company, but competition in the smartphone space will have an impact on Apple's bottom line.

Reminder: Apple Q3 2014 Earnings Report Next Tuesday

11:22 AM, Jul. 18th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple's third fiscal earnings report for 2014 is set for Tuesday, July 22. The conference call for analysts and investors will start around 5PM eastern time after the market closes, and The Mac Observer will be at the ready with our usual event coverage. Be sure to check in with us for the latest on Apple's revenue and product sales numbers.

Citigroup Starts AAPL Coverage with $110 Target

11:28 AM, Jul. 16th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Citigroup's Jim Suva started covering Apple's stock for investors again on Wednesday with a US$110 target price. Like other analysts, he expects the introduction of the iPhone 6 will have a positive impact on revenue, and he also thinks other analysts are underestimating consumer demand once the new iPhone model is released.

Barclays Upgrades Apple Outlook, Sets AAPL Target at $110

3:45 PM, Jul. 14th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes has upgraded Apple stock from Equal Weight status to Overweight and set a price target for AAPL at US$110. That's based on a belief that CEO Tim Cook has solidified his strategy, regained the confidence of stockholders and reversed warning signs seen earlier in the year.

Canaccord Raises AAPL Target to $112 on Strong iPhone 6 Expectations

10:34 AM, Jul. 11th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple is poised to sell the iPhone 6 in big numbers, and will charge more for the expected bigger display, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley. He thinks high demand plus a bigger price tag will turn into even more sales worldwide, so he's raising his target price for the company's stock from US$102 up to $112.

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Analysts have high expectations for the iPhone 6. If Apple doesn't live up to those expectations get ready for the usual "Apple is doomed" reports.

Tim Cook May Be Planning Much-Needed Expansion for Apple’s Board

6:30 PM, Jul. 7th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is looking to expand his company's board of directors, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Citing unnamed sources, the paper said that Mr. Cook is "actively seeking new directors" to add to the eight-member board, a remarkably small board for a company as large as Apple.

AAPL Q3 2014 Earnings Report Set for July 22

10:25 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple will host its third fiscal quarter earnings conference call on Tuesday, July 22. The iPhone and iPad maker will announce its quarterly earnings numbers after the market closes, and The Mac Observer will be at the ready with our usual event coverage.

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Considering the media hype surrounding rumors of the iWatch release it's a safe bet we'll get to hear questions from analysts about Apple's wearable tech plans. The odds are pretty good someone will ask about an Apple television. Again.

Analyst: Get Ready for a Fast Move to Blend iTunes, Beats Music

11:47 AM, Jun. 27th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple won't take its time to add Beats to its own offerings once the it completes buying the music and headphones company later this year. According to Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha, the iPhone and iPad maker will move quickly to add Beats Music into its own streaming music offerings as a way to grow iTunes marketshare.

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Teaming iTunes Radio and Beats Music could make for a powerhouse in the streaming music market. If that's what Apple has planned, Mr. Garcha's prediction is very likely spot on.

Analyst: Apple Unaffected By Amazon Fire Phone

5:52 PM, Jun. 19th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

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Analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald wrote a note to clients right after Amazon's announcement of its new device, saying "…we do not anticipate any impact to Apple’s iPhone franchise."

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Until we can actually see and use the device, it seems like it's just a thing to buy so I can buy more things, which isn't the feeling I get from the iPhone.