FORTUNE -- On Saturday, Apple (AAPL) closed its books on 2013 with shares down nearly 30% year over year.
As harrowing as fiscal '13 was for anyone holding the stock, long-time investors have been through worse. The company has made a lot of people very rich, but with Wall Street never sure if Apple's best days are behind it, its valuation can turn on a dime.
The stock's greatest hits include:
That's as far back as my memory of the share price goes. If you've seen worse, let me know.
A liberal think tank has a novel idea: Give some of that cash to Apple's workers
FORTUNE -- The first paragraph of the commentary posted Wednesday on the website of the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank founded by, among others, Clinton-era labor secretary Robert Reich, lays out the thrust of the argument pretty succinctly:
"For more than a year, there has been a high-profile debate over what Apple should do MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 20, 2013 12:20 PM ET
Will Tim Cook say anything newsworthy or material? Don't hold your breath.
FORTUNE -- Given the advance buildup -- a headline-grabbing billionaire, a high-profile proxy fight, a hedge-fund lawsuit, a federal judge's preliminary injunction and those cutesy iPrefs -- Apple's (AAPL) annual shareholders meeting today is likely to disappoint.
For one thing, the proposition that created all the fuss -- a change in the company's articles of incorporation that would have prohibited the issuance MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 26, 2013 11:08 AM ET
The Street is taking bets on how many billions might be distributed to the shareholders
FORTUNE -- In the wake of the David Einhorn's legal challenge and Apple's (AAPL) statement in response, a flurry of analysts' notes:
Bill Shope, Goldman Sachs: The capital allocation theme heats up. "While we do not take a view on the basis of the legal proceeding, we believe this latest example of shareholder activism serves to highlight Apple's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 8, 2013 10:34 AM ET
Simply and transparently? Or through a complex scheme designed by a hedge fund?
FORTUNE -- After Thursday's Wall Street drama -- in which a media blitz orchestrated by hedge fund billionaire David Einhorn got a rise out of Apple (AAPL) management and a pop in the stock price -- I have a few thoughts about what's going on.
First, I take the company at its word (see statement) that it's got way more MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 8, 2013 6:35 AM ET
What do any of their concerns have to do with building great products?
FORTUNE -- If Tim Cook needed further validation of Steve Jobs' policy of ignoring the needs and entreaties of Apple's (AAPL) shareholders, the results of the survey at right, released Wedenesday, could provide it.
It comes from a recent luncheon in New York City with several dozen Apple investors that was hosted by Barclays analysts Ben Reitzes and Anthony DiClemente.
If "the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 12, 2012 11:45 AM ET
The company is likely to hold on to its $100 billion cash hoard -- at least for now
I suspect that the number one question on the mind of Apple (AAPL) shareholders gathering today at 1 Infinite Loop for the company's annual meeting is what Tim Cook plans to do with Apple's roughly $100 billion in cash and marketable securities.
"I think it's clear to everyone, and I'd be the first to admit, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 23, 2012 8:02 AM ET
Like Google and Groupon, Facebook's letter expressed a defiant idealism that -- eventually -- must confront the realities of business.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributors
FORTUNE – For Internet companies going public, the founder's letter is becoming a ritual with a purely symbolic value, a rite of passage into the adulthood of public markets. Larry Page and Sergey Brin started it when Google (GOOG) went public in 2004. Andrew Mason raised it to MOREFeb 3, 2012 12:16 PM ET
Steve Jobs skipped the meeting. COO Tim Cook -- his heir apparent -- presided.
Apple's (AAPL) shareholder meeting got off to a slow start as latecomers filled the company's Town Hall auditorium nearly to capacity.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reported shortly after 1:00 p.m. EST that COO Tim Cook, not Steve Jobs, had taken the stage and was introducing the board of directors.
The most controversial shareholder proposal -- that Apple adopt a detailed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 23, 2011 1:33 PM ET
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