The iPhone maker, whose shares are up 25% in the past 12 months, enjoyed a lift from an RBC report that upped its price target to $525 from $500 in anticipation of the company's strong iPhone demand during the first quarter.
Apple will announce first-quarter earnings results on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Analysts are expecting earnings per share of $9.98 and revenue of $38.65 billion.
The company is also expected to announce a push into the digital textbook space Thursday at a special event in New York City.--Written by Olivia Oran in New York.
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