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Apple

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Apple attracts large in-the-money options blocks as shares tick higher

Apple attracts large in-the-money options blocks as shares tick higher. 21K Jan 115 calls at $6.50 and, a few minutes later, 30K Oct 115 calls for $2.75. Both blocks traded on AMEX around Noon ET and are account swaps (sold). That is, the blocks are being rolled from listed to OTC and likely part of overwrites. The stock is up 42c to $117.40 Friday after spending the past few days struggling to break above $118 per share. Apple reports earnings 10/25 and has now surged 21.4% since the earnings gap move less than three months ago.

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AAPL Apple
$116.98

-0.36 (-0.31%)

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BERN
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Apple to have in-line Q4 results, Q1 guidance beat, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi, Jr. expects Apple to report in-line Q4 results and provide higher than expected Q1 revenue and iPhone sales guidance. However, the analyst says it's " too soon to have conviction on the strength of the iPhone 7 cycle." Sacconaghi, Jr. maintains that the extra week in this year's December quarter will be offset by a lower expected channel build this year and seven fewer, high volume launch sales days in the quarter this year. The analyst raised the price target on the stock to $135 from $125 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
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PIPR
10/14/16
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Target $151
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Overweight
Piper's teen survey shows spike in iPhone share
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says his firm's survey of over 10,000 teens indicates Apple's share of smartphone ownership has spiked. 74% of teens said they have an iPhone versus 69% in the Spring survey, while 79% of teens expect their next device to be an iPhone versus 75% in the Spring, Munster tells investors in a research note. He notes that this is the largest survey-over-survey change since Spring to Fall in 2014. Munster views the survey as a positive data point on how consumers are viewing the new iPhone 7. He keeps an Overweight rating on Apple shares with a $151 price target. The stock closed yesterday down 36c to $116.98.
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MSCO
10/14/16
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Target $124
MSCO
Overweight
Apple estimates raised at Morgan Stanley on confidence in next 'supercycle'
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty raised her estimates for Apple for the second half of this calendar year on better than expected iPhone7 demand, but added that she believes higher near-term iPhone estimates are largely priced into shares. The real catalyst for the stock, however, is the FY18 "supercycle," in which Huberty is increasingly confident, she tells investors. Noting that the iPhone installed base is 60% larger, but that unit estimates are just 6% higher compared to iPhone 6, the analyst said she sees the potential for "meaningful" FY18 estimate revisions. Huberty keeps an Overweight rating on Apple and raised her price target on the shares to $124 from $123.
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Intel results likely to be boosted by positive catalysts, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo thinks that Intel's (INTC) September quarter report and December quarter guidance will be boosted by several positive catalysts, including signs of improving PC demand, solid revenue momentum at its Data Center Group, and ramping sales of modems for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 7. The firm keeps a $40-$50 price target on Intel and continues to identify it as a top pick.

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