Apple (AAPL +0.7%) hit a new record high of $427.75 earlier following fresh analyst optimism...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple (AAPL +0.7%) hit a new record high of $427.75 earlier following fresh analyst optimism about its FQ1 results, and amid anticipation it will soon announce a new publishing deal or iPad. While the company has historically held January events for major announcements, there's been no word of any such gig this year.