Analyst: Apple stock still has more upside

Connor Smith for Barrons:

The iPhone 11 is less than two weeks old, but an analyst at Evercore ISI already sees an upside for the device’s maker, based on his firm’s latest survey of demand.

Evercore ISI’s Amit Daryanani is still bullish on Apple stock. In a note to clients Monday night, he cited his firm’s survey of about 5,000 people showing 40% were interested in buying a new iPhone—which he notes may be in line or better than past trends.

Demand also seemed to skew toward the cheaper iPhone 11 model at 30%, compared with about 10% for previous low-end models. That said, Daryanani predicts iPhone average selling prices will be up to $800 this year, compared with $770 last year. Daryanani maintained his Outperform rating. His $247 price target implies a roughly 9% upside from Apple stock’s recent price.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s all-time intraday high was set on October 3, 2018 at $233.47. Apple all-time closing high was set the same day at $232.07. Apple’s 52-week low was $142.00 set on January 03, 2019. The next morning, prior to market open, we wrote:

If you can spot overreactions in the market, you can profit from them.MacDailyNews, January 4, 2019

Apple shares are up $86.84 in the past nine months.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “Sarah” for the heads up.]


  1. Analysts move from firm to firm no matter how lousy they are. I doubt they ever get fired for giving bad advice. They may even get a raise for confusing gullible investors to sell and then buy even if they’re off by a country mile. It must be relatively easy to fool Apple investors into dumping their stock. I’d never fall for some short-term rumors about Apple. Some analyst today was saying how iPhone 11 sales are going to be disappointing later this year. What crystal ball was that idiot using? He didn’t give a reason why sales would be disappointing, so I don’t know what he was basing his analysis on. It seems as though the iPhone 11 will do fairly well in sales during the holidays, especially with the year’s free AppleTV+ being offered with it. I hate when analysts guess about any future sales. Consumers can be very fickle and hard to figure.

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