Analysts at JMP Securities last night raised their target price on Apple shares.

The analysts — who recommend Apple stock as a 'strong buy' — also raised the target price by $9, from $84 to $93.

A note to investors warns that the analysts expect Apple to exceed estimates when it reports its revenues and earnings for the just-gone December quarter.

They predict new products revealed tomorrow at Macworld Expo will continue to drive momentum for the company, adding that in their opinion Apple has "largely resolved" the options backdating issue.