| 2021-12-02 07:05:00|
AAPL 07:05 12/02 12/02/21
Wedbush sees $3 trillion market cap for Apple in 2022, ups price target
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives raised the firm's price target on Apple to $200 from $185 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares. The analyst has increased confidence in the iPhone 13 growth cycle into 2022 following channel checks. The checks "continue to be much stronger than expected" and Apple is now on pace to sell north of 40M iPhones during the holiday season despite the chip shortage headwinds, Ives tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes the underlying iPhone 13 demand story both domestically and in China "is trending well ahead of Street expectations." He estimates that in China alone there are roughly 15M iPhone 13 upgrades for the December quarter. Apple is on its way to three trillion dollar market cap during 2022 and is a "top tech name to own," contends Ives.