Sometimes it is difficult to find a negtive comment from analysts covering AAPL. There are 57 sell-side analysts covering the stock (as tracked by Bloomberg). 51 « buys, » 5 « holds » and 1 « sell ». After Apple reported very positve earnings, sales and guidance yesterday, 29 firms have raised their price target so far this morning.
The average 12-month price target of all the analysts covering the stock has risen to $562 from $517. With AAPL trading at $457 in the pre-market, the consensus target would equate to a 23% gain the from current level