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.

Cowen Raises AAPL Target to $102 on iPhone 6 Prospects

11:34 AM, Jun. 17th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Cowen & Company analyst Timothy Arcuri thinks Apple's smartphone sales will remain strong this year and the upcoming iPhone 6 will drive those numbers up enough to warrant bumping his target price for the company's stock from US$90 up to $102. He said Apple has been able to maintain strong sales despite the fact that it doesn't offer a smartphone with a larger screen, although that's expected to change this fall with the launch of the iPhone 6.

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Everyone is expecting bigger screens and bigger sales for the iPhone 6 this fall. Get ready for a lot of disappointment in the stock market if Apple sticks with the current iPhone 5S display.

Analysts Push their AAPL Target Above $100

11:05 AM, Jun. 13th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Analysts from RBC, Deutsche Bank, and Monness Crespi & Hardt raised their target prices for Apple's stock this week to US$100 or higher. The changes follow Apple's 7-to-1 stock split on Monday and show analysts are positive overall about the company's growth potential.

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The 7-to-1 stock split along with the prospect of the iPhone 6 coming this fall and the rumored iWatch has investors and analysts optimistic about Apple's prospects.

Wells Fargo Analyst Adjusts AAPL Target Following Stock Split

11:52 AM, Jun. 9th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um has lowered his target price range for Apple's stock to reflect its value following Monday morning's 7-to-1 stock split. His new 12 month target price range is between US$86 and $93, and was between $388 and $645 last week before the stock split.

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Apple's stock is already trading above Mr. Um's target range. That doesn't, however, mean he's underestimating how it will perform over the next 12 months.

AAPL 7-to-1 Stock Split Trading Starts Today, Over $92

8:54 AM, Jun. 9th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

After closing on Friday at US$645.57, Apple's stock is trading in the pre-market Monday morning around $92. That drop doesn't, however, indicate a decrease in Apple's stock value but instead comes from the promised 7-to-1 stock split scheduled to take effect today.

AAPL Stock Split: What You Need to Know

11:15 AM, Jun. 5th, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple's 7-to-1 stock split is only a couple days away, and the company said that the change applies to share holders on record as of June 2. With one date behind us now, and the other fast approaching, what does that mean for your Apple stock, especially since it's still trading? Read on to find out.

Analyst: WWDC Announcements Should’ve Included Hardware

8:03 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

Apple's two hour keynote event to kick off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference Monday morning was filled with details about OS X Yosemite, iOS 8, and developer tools, but it didn't include any new hardware announcements, and Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um says that was a disappointment.

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No new hardware at WWDC isn't a cause for disappointment. Had Apple failed to show any level of innovation during the keynote would've been more of a concern, and there was plenty to be pleased with from HealthKit to app extensibility in iOS 8, to improved file sharing and syncing, and more. The hardware will come, and it'll get its own media event.

Apple’s Stock Steady Considering Lack of Product Announcements

5:29 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Apple Stock Watch

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Shares of Apple's stock held remarkably steady on Monday considering the lack of new hardware announcements or other new products during the company's annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote. The stock lost some 0.69 percent in strong volume to close at US$628.65, down $4.35, on strong volume of 13.2 million shares trading hands.