NPD Group: Apple led the global handheld PC market in the fourth quarter of 2011

NPD: Mac sales rise 39% year over year in the first two months of 2010

Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, today sent a note to his customers disclosing numbers of recent NPD Group research on Mac sales. Apparently, Apple started 2010 on the right foot, registering a growth of 39% year after year in January and February.

For the current quarter, Munster predicts that Apple could sell 2.8 to 2.9 million Macs over the 2.7 million Wall Street investors expect.

Mac sales by NPD Group

The number of iPods sold in the period is also expected to exceed expectations: 9 to 10 million, according to Munster. In the first two months of 2010, interestingly, sales have already risen 7% year after year the first positive numbers for gadgets in a long time (16 months, to be more exact).

IPod sales by NPD Group

Munster maintained its $ 284 target price for Apple shares. At NASDAQ, AAPL is currently down 2.09%, quoted at $ 221.87.

(via AppleInsider)