Apple Stock Rises Dramatically Following Carl Icahn’s Twitter Endorsement

What Happened Today (in Apple)

Apple stock (AAPL) was trading at $475.77 mid-afternoon after 2 pm. At 2:12 pm, Carl Icahn’s twitter account announced, “We currently have a large position in APPLE. We believe the company to be extremely undervalued. Spoke to Tim Cook today. More to come.”

He then followed up at 2:25 pm that he “Had a nice conversation with Tim Cook today. Discussed my opinion that a larger buyback should be done now. We plan to speak again shortly.”

The stock then rose to a high of $494.66 before settling at the close at $489.57. This is an increase of $18.63, or about 4% higher from its opening price of $470.94. As Philip Elmer-DeWitt of CNNMoney’s blog Apple 2.0 reports, that’s roughly a $17 billion gain in market value in about an hour. Apple also verified that Carl Icahn had been in touch with them, saying “We appreciate the interest and investment…

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