Take away the crash of 2008, and you can see Apple's share price go up $100 every year
Terry Gregory, who collects what he calls "useful stats" at AAPLInvestors.net, has created the chart at right that shows the year-over-year percentage increases in Apple's (AAPL) share price every month for the past five and half years, starting with January 2006.
Investors troubled by the stock's lackluster performance in the winter and spring of 2011 can take comfort in all those green double and triple digit numbers.
Moreover, thanks to the run-up over the past 20 days, you can, according to Gregory, draw a line from July 2006 to July 2011 and -- if you ignore the 2008 market crash and its aftermath -- watch Apple's share price go up roughly $100 every year.
Apple shares briefly fall to $0.00 on Google Finance
Under the heading "OK, I almost just had a heart attack," one of the investors who follow Apple (AAPL) on Investor Village's AAPL Sanity board posted the screenshot at right, in which Google's (GOOG) stock-tracking service reports Apple's shares plummeting $350.96 (100%) in after-hours trading Tuesday.
The stock bounced back in the next clock tick, but the glitch shook investors who rely on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 31, 2011 6:18 AM ET
A week before its release, online orders for the iPad averaged about 7,000 a day
Pre-orders for Apple's (AAPL) tablet computer held steady a week before its April 3 release.
According to an update posted Friday morning -- two weeks to the day after Apple began accepting online orders -- an estimated 240,000 iPads had been pre-ordered for delivery.
Daniel Tello, who has been tracking order numbers submitted by volunteers, notes that this MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 26, 2010 11:25 AM ET
A rough three-day estimate, based on an analysis of order numbers: 152,000 units
After the initial burst of excitement on Friday that saw iPad pre-orders coming in at the rate of 25,000 per hour, there was a dramatic fall-off over the weekend.
According to Daniel Tello, the Venezuelan blogger-analyst who has been tracking order numbers submitted by volunteers at Investor Village's AAPL Sanity board, orders on Saturday and Sunday slowed to an MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 15, 2010 5:17 AM ET
A snapshot of who's buying what based on a sample of first-day pre-orders
The team at Investor Village's AAPL Sanity board have completed their initial analysis of pre-orders for the iPad tablet computer.
Apple (AAPL) began taking orders on Friday for delivery starting April 3.
Based on a sampling of 99 orders (for 110 iPads) over 19.5 hours, and not counting units that were reserved but not ordered, the Sanity team estimates:
Nearly 120,000 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 13, 2010 10:58 AM ET
By one estimate, pre-orders were coming in Friday morning at the rate of 25,000 per hour
The folks who hang out at Investor Village's AAPL Sanity Board are too impatient to wait for Apple (AAPL) to announce sales figures; they much prefer to work them out on their own -- in real time.
Entering the order numbers associated with their own purchases on a Google spreadsheet, they think they've cracked the code. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 12, 2010 12:58 PM ET
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