Canaccord Genuity Reiterates a 'Buy' on Apple (AAPL); Raising Estimates & PT as Channel Checks Indicate iPhone Share Increasing

February 9, 2012 8:32 AM EST
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Canaccord Genuity reiterates a 'Buy' on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) price target raised from $650 to $665.

Analyst, T. Michael Walkley, said, "Our monthly channel checks indicated very strong sales trends for the iPhone 4S at all three U.S. carriers and overall strong iPhone sales in international markets. We are increasing our March quarter iPhone estimates from 30.1M to 32.6M units...Our January checks indicated iPhone 4S was the top-selling model at AT&T (NYSE: T), Sprint (NYSE: S), and Verizon (NYSE: VZ), and we anticipate strong March quarter iPhone sales in international markets including China. As a result, we are increasing our March quarter iPhone unit estimate from 30.1M to 32.6M units."

"Due to our increased iPhone estimates, we are raising our F2012 pro forma EPS estimate from $41.06 to $42.81 and our F2013 estimate from $46.50 to $47.47."

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