Items tagged with Piper Jaffray

Unless you're willing to live out the rest of your life as a hermit, you'll notice there's a pecking order wherever you go. This is especially true among teenagers, but what might surprise you is exactly how their social statuses are determined these days. Instead of name brand clothes, which has been the case for many years, a teen's social status is largely determined by food and electronics. No joke! Piper Jaffray told the International Business Times that fashion apparel ruled the day in 2005, but "today it's food." That's a first in 13 years -- where a teen choose to dine out has a bigger impact on their social status than the clothes they wear. When it does come time to shop, Piper Jaffray... Read more...
After a blockbuster summer that witnessed the launch of the new MacBook Air, MacBook Mini, and Mac OS X Lion, Apple is on pace to close the year out with a record 4.6 million Mac sales, analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray said in a note to investors. Mr. Munster made his prediction after combing through data from market research firm NPD, which said that Mac sales skyrocketed 22 percent year-over-year in July and August. Mr. Munster noted that the launch of OS X Lion helped boost overall Mac sales, and that the MacBook Air could end up accounting for up to 20 percent of all Mac sales in the third quarter. That's impressive, and perhaps a little disturbing for Intel and its Windows partners,... Read more...
You didn't really think the iPad was going to flop, did you? If early reviews are any indication, Apple is getting off to a great start, a notion echoed by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. According to Munster, Apple will likely sell between 200,000 and 300,000 iPads this weekend, which is roughly on par with the original iPhone, which sold 270,000 at launch."When Apple began taking pre-orders customers could pro-order for home delivery on April 3 or in-store pickup on April 3," Munster explains. "A week before the launch (on March 27) the company pushed back the shipping date to April 12 and ended the in-store reservation program for the launch. And in preparation for the launch, on March... Read more...