From TheFly, which snagged Rod Hall’s note:
Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall keeps his Neutral rating and $142 price target on Apple shares heading into earnings. The company’s iPhone business should see positive results with upside risk to his December numbers, but retail sales data and Chinese CAICT data suggest slower momentum in the month of December, the analyst tells investors in a research note. Hall adds that while this may be linked to consumers purchasing earlier than normal in the quarter, it may also drive more cautious commentary from Apple looking into the March quarter.
Maintains Neutral rating and $142 target.
My take: Barron’s had this yesterday. See Erik Savitz‘s take. I’ve asked to see the note.