Billionaire investor, who gained increasing fame in recent months due to his attempted take over of Dell, has announced via Twitter that his firm has taken a “large position” in Apple:

Icahn further added that he had a “nice conversation” today with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Icahn suggested even larger buy-back plans for Apple. Earlier this year, Apple launched a major multi-billion-dollar stock buy-back program.

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Responding to the news, AAPL investors helped the stock sore to a new 6 month high of over $488 per share. Apple has also responded to the news:

We appreciate the interest and investment of all our shareholders. Tim had a very positive conversation with Mr. Icahn today.

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2 Responses to “Investor Carl Icahn takes ‘large position’ in AAPL, stock goes up”

  1. Must be nice to be Icahn…

    1. Get insider trading information from CEO, put money into company.
    2. Announce you’ve put money into said company. Watch others immediately do same.
    3. PROFIT!

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  2. One of two things:
    Icahn will fire Tim Cook (which needs to be done)
    Icahn will be under investigation with Tim for insider trading by the SEC
    Or maybe both….

    Somehow I don’t think Icahn will innovate any better than Tim Cook does though.

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