Mike Abramsky

  • How deep is the Apple iPad's pent-up demand?

    Not as deep as it was five months ago, according to the latest ChangeWave survey

    In a report to clients issued Tuesday, RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky trots out a new survey in which 13% of respondents said they'd be interested in buying an iPad -- more than the 9% who said they were keen on buying an iPhone three months before it was released.

    Abramsky uses the results to support his earlier MORE

    - Feb 23, 2010 1:35 PM ET
  • Apple tablet: For video, not books?

    Chatting with a Canadian analyst, Cupertino execs offer hints about Apple's future plans

    Apple executives (AAPL) have strict rules about not discussing products that the company has not announced. But they'll talk about market opportunities, as three of them did on Thursday at a special event for RBC Capital. And sometimes that's enough to discern what direction the company is heading.

    In a report to clients issued Friday, RBC's Mike Abramsky ticks MORE

    - Oct 30, 2009 8:16 AM ET
  • Abramsky: Apple, RIM could triple revenues by 2012

    In a report to clients Tuesday, RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky takes a long (92 page) look at the "huge, nascent and underpenetrated" smartphone market and concludes that the emergence of devices like the BlackBerry and iPhone represents the next wave of computing -- "as profound as the historic technology shift from mainframes to PCs."

    Among his predictions:

    Smartphone penetration is likely to grow three fold over the next three years, to 504 MORE

    - Aug 18, 2009 11:39 AM ET
  • Analyst: Old iPhone, not new, will drive Apple's sales

    Those 1 million iPhone GSs sold last weekend represent a "remarkable achievement," writes RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky in a note to clients issued early Tuesday, especially considering the new iPhone's relatively narrow international distribution (8 countries vs. 21 last year).

    But according to Abramsky, it's the old iPhone 3G -- newly priced at $99 -- not the new 3GS, that will drive global sales this fiscal year.

    "While early buyers appeared to MORE

    - Jun 23, 2009 11:00 AM ET
  • Mike Abramsky: Apple vs. RIM revisited

    We got a call Friday from Mike Abramsky who wanted to set the record straight -- and crow just a little bit.

    Last February we chided Abramsky, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, for seemingly wrong-headed calls on Apple (AAPL) and Research in Motion (RIMM).

    Three weeks earlier he had lowered his price target for Apple from $140 to $70 a share -- below all the other analysts' -- and raised his MORE

    - May 9, 2009 8:27 AM ET
  • Mike Abramsky's bad RIM advice

    I hate to pick on any particular analyst -- especially one with as good a track record as RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky -- but this is hard to resist.

    When we last visited Mr. Abramsky, he had issued a price target for Apple (AAPL) of $70 -- the lowest of all the analysts who track the stock -- three weeks before the shares shot past $100. See Mike Abramsky's bad Apple MORE

    - Feb 11, 2009 11:42 AM ET
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