SAN FRANCISCO. Apple’s shares cruised past $300 for the first time ever yesterday, as investors anticipated another strong earnings report from the iPhone-maker next week.
Apple’s stock rose as high as $301.96, another all-time record, in morning trading on the Nasdaq.
Analysts have been raising earnings estimates and price targets on the company ahead of its quarterly report due on Monday. The median price target on Apple is now $350.
Apple is expected to show robust growth in iPhones and strong momentum in iPad sales, which should help its quarterly revenue easily top $18 billion for the first time.