Analyst ups Apple stock target to $374 as Apple shares hit new intraday high

Mon, Sep 20, 2010

Finance, News

Citing even stronger than anticipated demand for the iPad, Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu raised his stock target for Apple shares to $374, up from a previous target of $350. In a research note to clients, and summarized by Philip Elmer-DeWitt over at CNN, Wu highlighted the following reasons behind his bullish position.

  • Strong demand for iPads and improved availability. “This alone is enough to drive significant upside to consensus estimates,” he writes.
  • Slight cannibalization of low-end MacBooks in what is otherwise a strong Mac quarter helped by continued MacBook Pro momentum and faster new iMacs introduced in late July
  • Strong momentum for the iPhone “with little to no impact from antenna concerns” although tight supply of small screens could limit upside
  • Strong iPod momentum helped by the new iPod touch, a redesigned iPod nano and a new shuffle
Meanwhile, as of noon CST today, shares of Apple were trading at 281.22, up around 2.13% for the day. At the start of trading, Apple shares reached $281.76, marking an all-time intraday high for the company.



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