Analyst sees China's growing middle class as the underappreciated driver of future growth.
Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty, whose Apple (AAPL) forecasts have turned increasingly bullish in the past year (see Morgan Stanley drinks the Apple Kool-Aid), has issued her most optimistic report to date.
In her "bull case" scenario, Apple ships 80 million iPhones and 40 million iPads in calendar 2011, driving its stock to $500 a share by next August.
Apple closed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 3, 2010 10:44 AM ET
Reimbursements for business use of his Gulfstream jet climbed to $93,000 in Q4
We've been keeping an eye on Steve Jobs' private jet expenses ever since Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty recommended that her clients buy Apple (AAPL) based on how much time Steve Jobs was spending in the air.
The argument she made in Feb. 2008, after Jobs was reimbursed a record $550,000 for jet fuel and other expenses, was that he MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 28, 2010 7:21 AM ET
The company stands out in a Morgan Stanley survey of the PC distribution channel
It's not hard to spot the outlier in the chart above, taken from Morgan Stanley's quarterly survey, released Thursday, of the PC distribution channel -- the chain of intermediary companies whose job it is to carry finished product from the manufacturer to the customer.
As far as the distributors and retailers are concerned, there's Apple (AAPL), which is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 8, 2010 10:24 AM ET
Thursday night, just as a tornado -- or something like it -- was knocking down the trees that grow in our Brooklyn neighborhood, Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty issued a report to clients with a chart (copied above) graphing the damage done to the notebook PC market over the past eight or nine months. "Tablet cannibalization" -- chiefly by Apple's (AAPL) iPad -- is at least partially responsible, she suggests. Her MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 17, 2010 6:47 AM ET
Steve Jobs' latest iteration of the set-top box gets mixed-positive reviews on Wall Street
Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster:
We see the new Apple TV as a meaningful change in Apple's efforts in the digital living room. The addition of new content, such as Netflix, in combination with the $99 price (down from $229), will drive higher unit volumes compared to the the previous version of Apple TV. We MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 2, 2010 12:49 PM ET
An analyst sees the first sign of trouble in July's retail sales data
Amid the good news for Apple (AAPL) in the NPD Group's report on domestic retail sales for the month of July, Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty spots what she thinks may be a small dark cloud.
In a report to clients issued Monday, Huberty notes that sales trends for the broader PC market -- which includes Apple and everybody else MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 17, 2010 11:26 AM ET
A sampling of opinions -- the good, the bad and the ugly
Given how much attention Apple (AAPL) was getting before Steve Jobs' "Antennagate" press conference Friday -- CNBC greeted it with a countdown clock and eight simultaneous talking heads -- it's not surprising that his performance got widely reviewed. We counted 131 headlines on Techmeme Saturday morning, not including the 52 links to live blogs of the event.
Reactions were predictably MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 17, 2010 6:52 AM ET
Not that big a deal, is their consensus. The market, naturally, ignores them.
On Monday, Consumer Reports decided it couldn't recommend the iPhone 4. On Tuesday and Wednesday, analysts who track Apple (AAPL) offered clients their take on what it means for the company.
Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty saw it as a "PR problem that Apple needs to address to preserve the brand and loyal customer base." Kaufman Bros.' Shaw Wu MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 14, 2010 7:03 AM ET
The iPhone 4's momentum is beyond "our bullish expectations," says Kaufman's Shaw Wu
The Wall Street analysts who follow Apple (AAPL) -- and there are dozens of them -- continue to take a second look at their spreadsheets in the wake of those 3 million iPad sales, the extraordinary flood of iPhone 4 pre-orders and the glowing reviews this week in advance of Thursday's iPhone launch.
As is their wont when Apple MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 23, 2010 12:12 PM ET
Morgan Stanley sees the tablet reshaping the PC market, raises its Apple target price to $332
As if Steve Jobs wasn't getting enough attention after his iPhone 4 keynote Monday, Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty issued a note to clients Monday night that's basically a love song to his iPad.
By the time she's done, she's raised her iPad sales estimates to 10 million units in calendar 2010 (from 6 million) and her MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 8, 2010 8:41 AM ET
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