Apple’s iPhone 5 LACKS “Wow” and 4 Stock Analyses Sparking Chatter

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): William Blair stated that the┬áiPhone 5 did not posses the “wow factor,” the firm adds that it does not have any game changing product features compared to its previous launches. However, the firm still believes that the September 21 release date will bring about a meaningful upside to expectations during its September quarter. William Blair has decided to maintain its Outperform rating on the stock, and it mentions that the iPhone 5 is a positive for both Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM).

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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) target has been lowered by JMP Securities since the firm has been convinced that we must wait until 2012 for the more exciting Windows and Android products possessing Intel’s chips. The firm does predict that Intel will see benefits related to Windows 8, and it keeps its Outperform rating on the stock.

PMFG, Inc. (NASDAQ:PMFG) target has been reduced by JMP Securities following the company’s lower than expected results for Q4. The firm still believes that the stock’s risk/reward ratio is attractive, and it reiterates its Outperform rating on the stock.

Heartware International Inc. (NASDAQ:HTWR) is viewed by JPMorgan as one of the most noticeable growth stories in small-cap Healthcare, and the firm added that it would still purchase shares ahead of the anticipated FDA approval for the company’s blood pump HVAD throughout next few weeks. The firm believes that there is significant upside to shares in the near future, and it decided to increase its price target to $115 from $113 on the stock.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) target has been increased by RBC Capital since the firm predicts that the iPhone 5 will “drive a material upgrade cycle.” The firm keeps its Outperform rating on the stock.

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