“Apple (AAPL : $52.92, +$2.25, +4.4% ) benefited from positive comments issued by a Piper Jaffray analyst ahead of results expected Wednesday from the maker of Mac computers and iPod digital-music players. Gene Munster, the analyst, said he expects the company’s results to outpace expectations, based on his checks with Apple retailers and on data from market researcher NPD,” Michael Paige reports for MarketWatch.
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