Following recent AAPL upgrades by:
** I KNOW FIRST algorithmic system
***TELSEY ADVISORY-- all upping their price targets to anywhere from $525 to $600 per share .
Do we enter Green AAPL's season?
The question is how long it will last?
Apple and China Mobile have finally inked an iPhone deal, WSJ reports.APPL will now have access to the carrier's 700M subscribers — that's "seven times the size" of Verizon's base. Rollout is expected this month. Chinese 4G licenses handed out, services to start soon.
Is Apple making a comeback?
Munster notes that while 16GB iPhone 5S and 5C respectively cost $846 and $718 unsubsidized in China, China Mobile has an estimated unsubsidized smartphone ASP of $270 (Verizon, by contrast, is at $449). The rising popularity of large-screen smartphones in China could also act as a headwind (at least until Apple launches one of its own).
As is their custom, analysts have been firing up their spreadsheets to estimate the impact of a China Mobile deal. Uber-bull Brian White thinks the deal could yield 20M-24M additional iPhone sales in 2014, boosting EPS by $4. Gene Munster is a little more cautious, forecasting 17M 2014 sales, as is Pac Crest's Andy Hargreaves, who sees only a $2 2014 EPS boost.
China Mobile has responded to the WSJ's report by stating it's "still negotiating with Apple." The world's biggest carrier has long been rumored to be driving a hard bargain with Apple, which itself has plenty of experience on that front.
China Mobile Ltd. won state approval to start commercial service on the world’s largest fourth-generation wireless network, clearing a key hurdle to offering Apple’s iPhone to its 759 million subscribers.
The world’s biggest phone company and two smaller domestic carriers received 4G licenses yesterday from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. China Mobile will deploy TD-LTE technology to promote faster downloads as it tries to push customers toward higher-priced voice and data plans.
Starting services on a 4G network using global standards may help China Mobile win over handset makers, including Apple, that hadn’t supported its homegrown 3G standard.
The high-speed network was scheduled to reach 100 cities covering 500 million people this year, potentially weighing on the company’s earnings for years as it tries to lure users with enticements such as subsidies for new devices.
While Apple's stock has improved, institutional ownership has not recovered. It peaked at about 73% in April 2012 and has fallen to under 64%. Our sense speaking with investors is that many are now equal or underweight Apple relative to their benchmark, which could result in new money supporting the stock. Apple fits the value description and with potential double-digit EPS growth in F14 could show up again as a growth story."
Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore reiterated a Buy rating and raiesd its price target on Apple from $575 to $625 following Black Friday checks which showed strong demand.
"Following a series of checks over the Black Friday weekend, we have become significantly more confident in our near-term estimates for Apple," Whitmore said. "In fact, if current momentum is sustained through the end of the year, we believe our December Q estimates could prove conservative."
One of the biggest changes expected on the new iPhone 6 is a larger screen with a possible wrap-around design. The screen may replace the aluminum sides of the iPhone and include touchscreen buttons instead.
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