FORTUNE --Some of the Apple (AAPL) analysts' 12-month price targets in the attached spreadsheet may be out of date. Many were set last spring, and if they've been updated since then, I didn't get the memo.
But several of these targets were just reiterated or reset earlier this week.
Craig is not the only analyst having trouble keeping up. Of the 48 published targets I've received, 18 of them (37.5%) are underwater.
Not everybody is swimming in Ed Zabitsky's end of the pool. Four analysts' targets are above Apple's all-time intraday high of 705.07, set just over a year ago. The overall average is $555; the median $550. See full list below the fold.
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 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 15, 2013 11:21 AM ET
The analyst with the Street's second highest Apple price target just lowered his to $595.
FORTUNE -- In September 2012, when Apple (AAPL) was selling for over $700 a share, more than half the analysts we track had price targets in the $750 to $900 range.
By Friday, only two were still at $700 or higher, and on Monday, one of them -- Needham's Charlie Wolf -- lowered his Apple target from MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 12, 2013 9:54 AM ET
The average target for the analysts who cover Apple is closer to $550.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) shares were trading at $413.50 when Jefferies' Peter Misek wrote the note to clients over the weekend that lowered his 12-month price target from $420 to $405.
Misek has come a long way from last December, when we reported that he'd raised his iPhone estimates but lowered his price target from $900 to $800.
He's turned MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 24, 2013 10:45 AM ET
Do analysts' forecasts really predict Apple's future or merely reflect the recent past?
FORTUNE -- Whenever I write about a change in a particular analyst's price target for Apple (AAPL) -- his or her forecast of what the stock is likely to be worth in 12 months -- readers invariably suggest that it would be more useful to show how that target has changed over time.
I think I know what's behind these MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 14, 2013 6:26 AM ET
Having rushed to lower their targets, some Apple analysts may have to reverse course.
FORTUNE -- When Apple (AAPL) touched $445.25 in early afternoon trading Tuesday, it did more than mark a $60.15 (15.6%) rise from its intraday low of $385.10 seven trading days earlier.
It also put Apple's stock price higher than the 12-month price targets of at least eight Wall Street analysts.
Four of those analysts -- Baird's William Power, BMO's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 30, 2013 10:57 AM ET
Of the 42 analysts we tracked, 22 reduced their targets an average of 12%.
FORTUNE -- The new dividend and share re-purchase plans Apple (AAPL) announced Tuesday may make the stock more attractive to investors. But the analysts who follow the company couldn't ignore its lower margin and revenue guidance. Their recommendations (Buy, Hold, Sell, etc.) didn't change, but more than half the analysts we polled lowered their 12-month price targets.
A MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 25, 2013 7:50 AM ET
Some Apple analysts got burned on the way up, others on the way down.
FORTUNE -- Doesn't your heart go out to the Wall Street analysts who have to try to predict the future movement of Apple's (AAPL) shares?
Anybody who set a price target below $300 last year looked pretty stupid when the stock topped $700 in September. On the other hand, the guy with the $1,111 target had some explaining MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 12, 2013 9:59 AM ET
Topeka's Brian White is sticking with $888. Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi is still at $725.
FORTUNE -- After a string of analysts dropping their price targets in lockstep with Apple's (AAPL) falling shares, it's refreshing to hear from a couple of guys who haven't lowered their targets. Or at least not lately.
Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi ($725, down from $800 last December) weighed in Tuesday with his views on the much-rumored Apple iWatch. He's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 19, 2013 12:53 PM ET
More selling pressure on Apple from reports that supplier orders have been cut
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) share price was hit again Monday morning after several analysts reported that the company's orders to its suppliers are down. According to Topeka's Brian White, who monitors these things on a monthly basis, February's report was the worst on record.
UPDATE: The stock recovered, to say the least, at the end of the day. See Apple shares MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 11, 2013 10:20 AM ET
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