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Apple's shares are up 5,749% since 2003, Samsung's 373%

March 14, 2013: 2:58 PM ET

It's only in the past year that Samsung has (handily) outpaced Apple

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FORTUNE: "Samsung's stock doesn't trade on US exchanges," writes the Bespoke Investment Group, "so hardly anyone here even looks at the stock."

Well, Bespoke did, and it produced the 10-year (above) and one-year chart (below). They show that over the long run, Apple (AAPL), as Bespoke put it, "crushed" Samsung.

Lately, however, not so much.

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Thanks to Barrons' Tiernan Ray for spotting the report.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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