Apple at $500: Look whose price targets are underwater nowAugust 15, 2013: 11:21 AM ET
Carl Icahn's $34 billion tweet has Apple analysts scrambling (again) to raise their targets.
FORTUNE -- Two days after Carl Icahn tweeted that he had taken a "large position" in Apple (AAPL) -- driving the company's share price to as high as $504.25 and adding $33.5 billion to its market cap -- RBC Capital's Amit Daryanani raised his price target to $525 from $475.
That way he escaped being one of the dozen analysts whose predictions for where Apple's stock price will be this time next year are below today's opening price of $496.95.
This is hardly the first time the 12-month targets Apple analysts offer their clients have proved to be trailing -- rather than leading -- indicators.
- Trailing indicators: Analysts' price targets vs. Apple's shares
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- The new Apple price targets
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Below the fold: The current state of our price target spreadsheet.