Apple (AAPL) PT Raised to 'Street High' $425 at Wedbush; Sets $500 Bull Case and Thinks Can be First $2T Company

June 25, 2020 4:20 AM

(Updated - June 25, 2020 6:46 AM EDT)

(updated to add analyst comments)

Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives raised the price target on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) to 'Street High' $425.00 (from $375.00) while maintaining an Outperform rating. The firm also set a new $500 bull case target.

The analyst commented, "We believe during 2021 Apple has strong potential to be the first $2 trillion valuation given the 5G tailwinds and services momentum potential over the coming years. In particular, we are seeing a continued demand snapback in China despite some speed bumps and the stage is setting for a massive pent up iPhone 12 cycle heading into the Fall in this key region as well as globally. China remains a key ingredient in Appleā€™s recipe for success as we estimate roughly 20% of iPhone upgrades will be coming from this region over the coming year. Our recent Asia checks and supply chain contacts are now looking at iPhone units in the 160 million to 180 million range for CY20 with strong underlying momentum into CY21 on the heels of iPhone 12 which remains the linchpin to our "5G super cycle thesis" on Apple. The services business we assign a $600 billion to $650 billion valuation range given the increasingly importance of this key revenue stream that is getting a new appreciation by investors during this COVID-19 pandemic, as Cook & Co. continue to stress the software/hardware ecosystem during WWDC this week virtually with developers front and center."

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