Why Apple doom predictions could be good news

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At least, it's good news for investors -- according to Morgan Stanley.
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People sure love predicting doom and gloom for Apple — but that might actually turn out to be a good thing. At least, as far as investors are concerned.

According to Morgan Stanley analysts, Apple is way over-performing current negative perceptions about its business. And that’s going to pay off in spades when it comes to the next earnings announcement.

iPhone demand in China is on the rise again

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2019 has seen a real turnaround for iPhone in China.
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The drop in iPhone sales among Chinese consumers that hurt Apple so much last year is now a thing of the past, according to market analysts. The company saw five straight months of growth in that important region.

Apple and Amazon could hook up for health care

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Apple Watch ECG is one of the ways this company is getting into health monitoring.
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Apple has made it clear it sees health monitoring as an important part of its business. And now analysts from Morgan Stanley are urging the company combine its efforts with Haven, a partnership of Amazon and others hoping to improve health care while also making it more affordable.

But it’s not clear how Apple would benefit from any such collaboration.

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Fewer iOS apps were downloaded from the App Store last quarter. But the money is still pouring in.
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Morgan Stanley thinks Services will help Apple hit $1 trillion again

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Services are a growing focus for Apple.
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Apple shares have rebounded some from the company’s holiday season slump, but its $787.6 billion market cap has a way to go before it’s back at the $1 trillion level it hit last summer.

Analysts at Morgan Stanley have a suggestion for turning things around, however. They think that Apple’s Services division could see Apple once again take its place in the exclusive trillionaires club.

Now is the time to buy Apple stock

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Buying Apple shares now could earn you quite a bit of money this year, according to Morgan Stanley.
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If you’ve been thinking about investing in Apple stock, an analyst from Morgan Stanley says this is to time to do so. The price is already low, and not likely to go any lower.

There’s been bad news for Apple recently but that’s already priced into the stock.

Today in Apple history: Apple IPO mints instant millionaires

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December 12, 1980, was an incredibly important day for Apple.
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December 12: Today in Apple history: Apple goes public December 12, 1980: Apple goes public, floating 4.6 million shares on the stock market at $22 per share.

In the biggest tech IPO of its day, more than 40 out of 1,000 Apple employees become instant millionaires. As Apple’s biggest shareholder, 25-year-old Steve Jobs ends the day with a net worth of $217 million.

Why this is the perfect time to buy Apple stock

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When a company has good long-term prospects, the time to buy shares is when others are getting out.
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It hasn’t been a great month to own shares of Apple. But if you’ve been considering getting in, one analyst says now is the time to buy.

Shares of the iPhone-maker have dropped 17 percent in less than two weeks. But this an overreaction to bad news from parts suppliers.

Services could push Apple past $1 trillion valuation in next year

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Apple could be about to make history!
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The giants of the financial world are firmly in Apple’s corner. First, mega investor Warren Buffett‘s company became Apple’s third-biggest public shareholder. Now investment titan Morgan Stanley has issued a note to clients, outlining why Apple is likely to pass a major financial milestone in the next year.

At time of writing, Apple is trading at $188.51. However, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty the stock has the potential to hit a price target of $214. Should it manage this feat, Apple will become the first company in history to surpass $1 trillion in market cap.

Apple may be primed for disappointment in China

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How has Apple done in China this quarter? Analysts don't think too well.
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In a disastrous turn of events, Apple may have lost up to half its market share in Greater China, analysts report.

A combination of poor adoption of Apple’s latest generation of iPhone handsets and increased competition from domestic handset makers like Huawei and Oppo might have slashed Apple’s business in a market Tim Cook is convinced is Apple’s biggest hope.