Snap Lines Up Bankers for Spring IPO


Snap this week hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group to manage its IPO, according to multiple reports citing people familiar with the matter. JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Allen & Co., Barclays and Credit Suisse Group reportedly also will play a role. The IPO, expected as early as this spring, could result in a valuation of $25 billion or more. That would make Snap one of the highest-profile IPOs in years. It also would make it the biggest company to go public on an exchange in the U.S. since Alibaba’s 2014 debut.

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Apple predicted to abandon Amazon Web Services for own data centers, analyst says

Article Image Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak believes Apple is considering drawing down its reliance, or altogether dumping, Amazon Web Services in favor of an in-house solution, though the shift might take two years.

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Channel-check analysts warning of Peak iPhone are priming Apple shares for monster buybacks

Article Image On Monday, Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley cited channel checks and a customer intent survey as the basis for predicting the potential for iPhone sales to fall by as much as 2.9 percent over the next year, reaching a total for 2016 as low as 224 million in a “worst case scenario.” The idea of “Peak iPhone” generated clickbait headlines, but the real story is that channel checks have historically been extremely worthless at predicting Apple’s actual performance.

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Apple on track to sell record 54M iPhones in March quarter, Morgan Stanley says

The latest data from Morgan Stanley suggests Apple is on target to set a new record and sell at least 54 million iPhones in the current quarter, which concludes later this month.



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Even before launch, Apple Pay the 'player to beat' in mobile payments, Morgan Stanley says

Though Apple Pay isn’t even available to consumers yet, investment firm Morgan Stanley expects that Apple’s mobile wallet service will become the industry standard and help drive wider adoption of NFC-based payment systems.



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Morgan Stanley ups Apple price target to $110, sees sales of up to 60M 'iWatch' units in first year

Strong customer loyalty for Apple’s iPhone is predicted by Morgan Stanley to drive a so-called “halo effect” for sales of the company’s rumored “iWatch,” prompting the investment firm on Monday to increase its price target for AAPL stock to $110.



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Apple's latest iPhone 5s ad focuses on fitness

During the first game of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, Apple released an iPhone 5s ad focusing on the handset’s ability to link with activity trackers and fitness apps to become an all-in-one digital trainer.



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