Earnings Preview: Credit Suisse Bullish On Tech Giants Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Alphabet Inc (GOOGL)

Credit Suisse analysts are bullish on tech giants Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) ahead of earnings for both. Each analyst predicts long-term growth for each despite recent near-term challenges. Let’s take a closer look.

Apple Inc.

Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha foresees tangible fortune ahead for Apple, as the company is scheduled to report earnings on July 26th.

Apple is approximately 10 weeks away from its latest iPhone release, and the stock has historically outperformed the market leading up to iPhone releases.

Garcha cites high retention rates as a leading factor behind his bullish stance on Apple. The analyst finds that “the iPhone SE strength should offset the weakness in the rest of the iPhone portfolio.” Even with a “subdued iPhone cycle for the new few quarters,” Garcha believes “the iPhone business will recover” and then accelerate, predicting “installed base growth, which has grown 80% since 2013, should drive unit growth beginning with the iPhone 7.”

Garcia predicts “modest recovery in iPhone volume in 2017,” pointing to inflated street estimates for the December quarter, sticking to a prediction for a “‘super-cycle’ in 2018.”

The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating for AAPL with a price target of $150.00.

According to TipRanks, Kulbinder Garcha is ranked #336 of 4,060 analysts. He maintains a success rate of 55% on his recommendations and realizes an annual return of 7.3%. When rating AAPL, Garcha maintains a success rate of 47% with an average profit of 8.2%.

TipRanks analytics exhibits AAPL as a Strong Buy with 85% of analysts issuing a Buy rating for the stock, 13% maintaining a Hold rating, and the remaining 2% upholding a Sell rating for shares of AAPL. The consensus target price for AAPL is $123.88, marking a 25% upside from current prices.

Alphabet Inc

Consider this a fantastic time to be an Alphabet Inc investor, as in the eyes of analyst Stephen Ju, Google’s second-quarter is set to hand over some advantageous, solid returns. The analyst reiterates his Outperform rating for the stock with a price target of $920.00.

In the climate of Brexit’s aftermath, investors remain cautious and guarded; just bracing themselves for whatever bleak upshot awaits. However, Ju believes Brexit-tinted expectations are precisely why this is a green-lit opportunity to buy or supplement stock; the analyst does not expect second quarter to be as shaky as investors fear.

Ju touches on three key factors contributing to his perspective on GOOGL. First, he notes that the monetization gap of mobile and desktop in international markets is continually decreasing, which is further supported by predicted increases in mobile CPCs. Second, the analyst highlights a “larger-than-expected contribution from Google’s larger non-search businesses,” such as YouTube and Play. Finally, Ju estimates an increase in shareholder value due to the company’s other bets.

According to TipRanks, Stephen Ju is ranked #52 of 4,060 analysts. Ju maintains a success rate of 69% on his recommendations and realizes an average return of 15%. When rating GOOGL, the analyst upholds a success rate of 64% with an average profit of 14%.

GOOGL is rated as a Strong Buy on TipRanks. Currently, all the analysts issue a Buy rating for the stock. The consensus price target for GOOGL is $912.00, marking a 24% upside from current share prices.


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