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Apple launches ambitious plan for augmented reality, Bloomberg says

Apple (AAPL) has launched an "ambitious bid" to bring augmented reality to the masses, which CEO Tim Cook and his team believe is the "best way" to dominate the next generation of electronics and keep consumers engaged in the Apple ecosystem, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported earlier, citing sources. The company has assembled a group combining hardware and software experts, including engineers who previously worked on Facebook's (FB) Oculus and Microsoft's (MSFT) HoloLens systems, the sources told Bloomberg. Gurman noted that, as previously reported by Bloomberg, Apple is developing "several" AR gadgets, including digital glasses. While the glasses are a "ways off," Gurman said other AR features "could show up in the iPhone sooner." Reference Link

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Apple

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FB

Facebook

$139.84

-0.15 (-0.11%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$64.87

0.23 (0.36%)

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AAPL Apple
$139.99

-0.7 (-0.50%)

03/20/17
PIPR
03/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $155
PIPR
Overweight
Piper analysis yields $163 current fair value for Apple shares
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson expects Apple's services revenue to rise from an 11% contribution in FY16 to 17% in FY20. As services approaches 20% of revenue, with a larger contribution to profitability due to higher margin relative to the core business, many investors will shift to a sum-of-the-parts valuation on Apple, Olson tells investors in a research note. His sum-of-the-parts analysis looking out two years values Apple at $195 per share. Discounting that back two years, the analyst comes up with a current fair value of $163 per share. Apple closed Friday down 78c to $139.91. Olson remains a buyer of Apple citing the "growing anticipation" around the iPhone 8 and a "strong trajectory" for services revenue. He maintains an Overweight rating on the shares with a $155 price target.
03/20/17
RBCM
03/20/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
iPhone 8 could match or surpass iPhone 6, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani believes that the unit sales and growth of iPhone 8, due out in September, "could match or even surpass" the performance of the iPhone 6. The analyst expects the iPhone 8 to feature wireless charging and an improved processor., as well as "a complete redesign." He believes that the redesign can cause Apple's share gains to accelerate, enabling the growth of its services business to increase. Daryanani keeps a $155 price target and an Outperform rating on the shares.
03/20/17
COWN
03/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $155
COWN
Outperform
Apple price target raised to $155 from $135 at Cowen
Cowen analyst Timothy Arcuri raised his price target on Apple to $155 from $135 as he believes Street estimates remain way too low. He sees an aging iPhone base, especially in China, that should lead to a powerful launch of the iPhone 8. In addition to Street estimates having to come up, Arcuri also sees the potential for additional multiple expansion. Arcuri reiterated his Outperform rating on Apple shares.
03/20/17
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03/20/17
NO CHANGE
ARGS
Apple has positive read through from Jabil results, says Argus
Argus analyst Jim Kelleher believes that Jabil (JBL) reported "solid" results which bode well for Apple (AAPL). However, the analyst says that Jabil has been disappointing after triggering elevated expectations in the past, and he keeps a Hold rating on that stock.
FB Facebook
$139.84

-0.15 (-0.11%)

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WBLR
03/08/17
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Social advertising exec sees Facebook spending rising, says William Blair
After meeting with two separate executives who head social media spending and video at a "large, digital-only agency," William Blair analyst Ralph Schackart said he came away with the impression that social and Facebook (FB) will grow again in 2017, noting that the head of social expects her clients' Facebook spending to grow around 35% this year and for their Twitter (TWTR) budgets to decline 20%-30%, with some of that due to a spending shift to Facebook. The analyst, who thinks Facebook shares have near-term upside potential to $160-$165 and still believes it can be a "$200-plus stock," keeps an Outperform rating on the name.
03/17/17
UBSW
03/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $165
UBSW
Buy
Facebook price target raised to $165 from $155 at UBS
UBS analyst Eric Sheridan raised his price target on Facebook to $165 from $155 citing his confidence the company can keep growing its core advertising business while shifting its emerging businesses - like Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus - from user growth and ecosystem investments to monetization. The analyst sees better than expected growth and margins and forward multiples as attractive relative to its growth/return profile. Sheridan reiterated his Buy rating Facebook shares.
03/09/17
JPMS
03/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $170
JPMS
Overweight
Facebook remains top large-cap Internet idea at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth says he's increasingly confident in his above-consensus 2017/2018 revenue estimates for Facebook following an analysis of the company's product and advertising changes. Facebook monthly active users grew last year at the fastest rate since the company went public in 2012 while Instagram added its most recent 100M users at its fastest pace in history, Anmuth tells investors in a research note. Facebook's product changes are working to drive engagement at scale, the analyst argues. Facebook remains Anmuth's favorite large-cap Internet idea with an Overweight rating and $170 price target. The social media giant closed yesterday up 42c to $137.72.
03/09/17
FBNS
03/09/17
INITIATION
Target $23
FBNS
Sector Perform
Snap initiated with a Sector Perform at FBN Securities
FBN Securities analyst Shebly Seyrafi started Snap (SNAP) with a Sector Perform rating and $23 price target. The analyst cites the recent slowing of user growth and the company's weaker presence outside of the 12-24 age demographic as concerns. Seyrafi believes, however, that Facebook (FB) has interest in acquiring Snap at the right price, which effectively puts a floor in the shares.
MSFT Microsoft
$64.87

0.23 (0.36%)

03/17/17
PACS
03/17/17
NO CHANGE
PACS
Feedback on Microsoft cloud more positive, says Pacific Crest
Microsoft's (MSFT) cloud partners have become more upbeat on the company's cloud business, Azure, according to Pacific Crest analyst Brent Bracelin. The analyst says that Azure has "become a viable alternative to" Amazon's (AMZN) AWS. He continues to recommend buying Microsoft stock. .
03/20/17
JMPS
03/20/17
NO CHANGE
JMPS
Tableau weakness creates buying opportunity, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Greg McDowell says that investors' worries about Tableau's (DATA) intensifying competition are overdone. The analyst thinks that the company has a significant lead over its competitions, while many enterprises are starting to use analytics. The analyst adds that, although Microsoft (MSFT) has become a tougher competitor, the competition from Qlik and TIBCO Sportfire has eased. The analyst says that the weakness in Tableau's stock has created a buying opportunity, and he keeps a $65 price target and an Outperform rating on Tableau.
03/15/17
OPCO
03/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $142
OPCO
Outperform
Arista Networks price target raised to $142 from $120 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Ittai Kidron raised his price target for Arista Networks (ANET) to $142 from $120 given his increasing conviction in the company's opportunities. The analyst sees multiple growth drivers still in early innings, including growing opportunities with cloud providers beyond Microsoft (MSFT), emerging DCI routing, HP Enterprise (HPE) go-to-market partnership, and potential incremental U.S. Federal business. He reiterates an Outperform rating on Arista's shares.
03/17/17
PACS
03/17/17
NO CHANGE
PACS
Growth of Amazon.com cloud business could moderate, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest analyst Brent Bracelin says that heavy investments by Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG, GOOGL) could make their cloud businesses more competitive with Amazon's (AMZN) AWS. The analyst says that AWS' growth could decelerate this year and in 2018. He lowered his estimates for Amazon and cut his price target on the name to $895 from $905 but keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.

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