A story on Forbes today notes that research firm Piper Jaffray maintained an “outperform” rating and US$52 price target on Apple, this on the news from IDC that Apple’s marketshare has grown in the second quarter (see previous report). “We expect continued market-share gains through the back-half of calendar 2005, as Apple benefits from carryover from the massive installed base of iPods during the back-to-school and holiday seasons,” notes the report.