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As Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is scheduled to release its third quarter earnings after market close Tuesday, a number of analysts have issued reports detailing how they expect the company to have performed in the quarter.

Analysts at Cantor believe Apple's third quarter results will be less significant than the prior periods because investors are more focused on the company's new product launches, the ramp in China Mobile and the push into the enterprise space with the IBM deal.

Taking this notion a little further, the analysts at JMP Securities have upgraded Apple to Market Outperform and set a $135 price target. This is based on optimism for the company to experience resurgent growth and margin leverage through "new products, new markets, and new applications."

Jumping on the bandwagon, the team at Deutsche Bank believes Apple will post results inline with the consensus estimates of $38 billion in sales and an EPS of $1.23. Adding to this, "we like the stock as a trade into the end of the year on new product announcements, which have typically driven strong out-performance for the shares."

On an above consensus view, UBS analysts have raised their price target from $100 to $115 and maintained a Buy rating. To support this increase, they cited a buyer survey and model that leads them to believe there is upside to gross margin in both the near and intermediate-term.

Latest Ratings for AAPL

DateFirmActionFromTo
Sep 2014JefferiesInitiates Coverage onHold
Sep 2014Evercore PartnersMaintainsOverweight
Sep 2014Pacific Crest SecuritiesDowngradesOutperformSector Perform

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