Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): According to Piper Jaffray, AT&T’s (NYSE:T) reported iPhone activations is in-line with expectations, and the firm keeps believing that investors should own Apple ahead of the earnings report tonight. Piper states that between Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T, iPhone sales fell 15 percent sequentially, which was better than its estimate of down 24 percent sequentially.
Covance Inc. (NYSE:CVD): Sterne Agee stated that ICLR’s Q2 commentary and industry checks suggest stronger volumes for Central Lab with lower cancellations and a higher margin mix. This is viewed as a positive by the firm.
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