Apple's Service growth likely to decelerate in Q3/Q4, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi, Jr. notes that one of the key issues arising from Apple's (AAPL) Q2 was the surprising strength of Services. The analyst believes Service growth will likely decelerate in Q3 and Q4, in part due to tougher comps and as the Licensing business laps its contract renegotiation with Google (GOOG; GOOGL). That said, Sacconaghi does feel incrementally better about the longer-term prospects of the business. While he still doubts that Services can sustainably grow at 20% without new services offerings, he now sees Apple as likely to "hit its bogey of doubling Services to $49B by the end of FY20." Sacconaghi reiterates a Market Perform rating and $190 price target on Apple's shares.