A gathering of hedge fund managers in Manhattan sends the share price on a wild ride.
FORTUNE -- See on the chart at right where Apple's (AAPL) share price dropped to just over $540 shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday?
That corresponds roughly to when the fund manager pictured above left, DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach, told a room packed with investment managers that he was shorting Apple. "I just wonder how many people will MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 17, 2012 8:03 AM ET
There are, in fact, limits to how far the stock can fall
FORTUNE -- Watching Apple's (AAPL) share price see-saw over the past three weeks -- up to $644, down to $555, up to $618, down to $581 -- investors might well wonder whether there's any limit to how high or, more to the point these days, how low the stock can go.
To set some guidelines, we asked Bullish Cross' Andy MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2012 5:45 AM ET
If the stock is going to rebound in advance of earnings, it's running out of time
FORTUNE -- In mid-morning trading Monday, Apple's (AAPL) share price dropped below the technical traders' favorite Maginot lines: the 50-day moving average and the bottom Bollinger Band.
By 10:56 a.m., Apple was trading at $556.64, nearly 13.6% below its April 10 intraday high of $644.
Several indicators suggest that the panic profit taking may be over. Apple MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 23, 2012 11:22 AM ET
At 12:26 p.m. Eastern, Apple's share price passed Google's for the first time
It is said that one of the reasons Apple (AAPL) hasn't split its stock since 2005 is that Steve Jobs wanted to see his company's share price overtake Google's (GOOG).
If that's true, it's a shame Jobs didn't live to see the screenshot above grabbed by Bullish Cross' Andy Zaky. It shows the moment, time stamped Thursday April 5 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 5, 2012 1:01 PM ET
Like the tortoise in Achilles' footrace, they may be perpetually unreachable goals
"There's scant evidence that the stock market itself has paid much if any attention to analysts' price targets in recent years," writes Needham's Charlie Wolf in a note to clients Thursday that raises his own Apple (AAPL) target $80 to $620.
He's got a point. the average target among the two-dozen analysts we sampled on October 19, the day after Apple's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 9, 2012 9:14 AM ET
Passes the $426.70 mark it hit briefly one day in mid-October
This should be a good day to watch Apple (AAPL). It finished Friday with a record close of $422.40 and within minutes of Monday' opening bell had surpassed its all-time intraday high of $426.70.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 9, 2012 10:28 AM ET
The slingshot ride in advance of the company's quarterly earnings report has begun early
"If you can keep a good stock down then you are able to load up for the ride back up. It's like a slingshot -- the harder you pull, the more propulsion you generate." Jason Schwarz' Apple: Seven Reasons Shorts Love It.
I'm reminded of Jason Schwarz' 2009 quote every time I see a chart like the one at MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 7, 2012 6:29 AM ET
Exxon Mobil finished 2011 where it started: As the world's most valuable company
It was nip and tuck for more than three months, from that day in early August, when Apple (AAPL) first overtook Exxon Mobil (XOM), to mid November, when Exxon finally pulled away.
At one point in late September, Apple's market cap (share price times number of outstanding shares) was nearly $36 billion more than Exxon's.
But though Apple's shares ended the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 2, 2012 11:58 AM ET
Even for a stock as volatile as Apple, Wednesday was a weird one
According to Terry Gregory, who keeps track of such things at AAPLInvestors.net, Apple (AAPL) was set to register its 8th highest close of all time -- $408.25 -- Wednesday before the selling started. By 4 p.m., it had fallen to $402.64 a share, its 19th highest close.
Gregory's one-word comment on Investor Village's AAPL Sanity board: "Ugh."
Subscribers to the theory of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 29, 2011 8:24 AM ET
Apple (AAPL) got clobbered Thursday, losing $10.32 (2.5%) to close at $401.82. But it got clobbered less than the rest of the market. Exxon Mobil (XOM), in particular, fell 3.79%.
Bottom line: Apple, whose market capitalization trailed Exxon's by $50 billion three months ago, and which first overtook Exxon six weeks later, is now the world's most valuable public company by $35.87 billion.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 22, 2011 5:37 PM ET
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