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Just look at the stock performance compared to the iPhone release dates:

29 Jun 2007: iPhone
11 Jul 2008: iPhone 3G
19 Jun 2009: iPhone 3GS
24 Jun 2010: iPhone 4
14 Oct 2011: iPhone 4S
21 Sep 2012: iPhone 5

9 Sep 2014: iPhone 6

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Is Carl Icahn Selling Apple (AAPL) Today?


With today's weakness in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock there is chatter on trading desks that Carl Icahn is selling the stock. At the end of June, Icahn and his hedge funds owned 52,760,848 shares of Apple stock.

It has been about one year since Icahn first disclosed his stake in Apple. On August 13, 2013, Icahn announced on Twitter "We currently have a large position in APPLE. We believe the company to be extremely undervalued."

On an adjusted basis, the stock was at around $65.29 when he first disclosed his stake. So, shares are up around 53% since he first got involved in the name.

Shares of Apple were weak off the open related to comments from Pacific Crest to take profits ahead of next week's iPhone event. They said they may downgrade the name unless Apple releases something that significantly changes the profit picture.

While the Pacific Crest comments were clearly negative, it is hard to attribute a 4% sell-off to those comments alone. However, if word got out that Icahn was in fact selling that could have easily explained the move. The Icahn rumors are pure trading desk speculation at this point and it wouldn't be a surprise if he denied the rumor later today or in the near future.

http://www.streetinsider.com/Hedge+Funds/Is+Carl+Icahn+Selling+Apple+%28AAPL%29+Today%3F/9803051.html

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Icahn would be everyone's first guess as to a big seller, but my guess is that uncle carl probably does not prefer to sell it down even 2%, much less 4%, and has probably been selling intermittently on the rise, if he has sold any at all. A while back he said he had not sold a share, but that was quite a while back. Then again, word of him selling could create a wave of selling by others, which you mentioned.

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Icahn would be everyone's first guess as to a big seller, but my guess is that uncle carl probably does not prefer to sell it down even 2%, much less 4%, and has probably been selling intermittently on the rise, if he has sold any at all. A while back he said he had not sold a share, but that was quite a while back. Then again, word of him selling could create a wave of selling by others, which you mentioned.

All I say to all of it is ehh...

Uncle Ike may have unloaded some shares today, he may have bought some shares...

I believe that there is a lot of people long that were not comfortable with the recent bad press. Or it could be funds shifting positions.

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there is always a speculative rise before Apple's announcements....I think that the proof in the pudding is not that they will announce iPhone 6 since to not do so would be a calamity of epic proportions since it has been announced so long ago. But it will be interesting to see if they are able to deliver the product in a timely manner.

No news has come out about the screen issues of iPhone 6....there are supposed to be problems with eliminating a layer in order to make it thinner. Then you have the small version and larger version...Since when was bigger better??? I suppose they are meeting the"phablet" market

And for Samung/Apple competitive issues... Samsung worldwide still outsells Apple in units...though in profit margins Apple leads the way.

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Sorry but I cannot find a chart for profit margins but I have read Apple's margin per cell phone is much higher than Samsung's...so while selling less they are making more money.

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there is always a speculative rise before Apple's announcements....I think that the proof in the pudding is not that they will announce iPhone 6 since to not do so would be a calamity of epic proportions since it has been announced so long ago. But it will be interesting to see if they are able to deliver the product in a timely manner.

No news has come out about the screen issues of iPhone 6....there are supposed to be problems with eliminating a layer in order to make it thinner. Then you have the small version and larger version...Since when was bigger better??? I suppose they are meeting the"phablet" market

And for Samung/Apple competitive issues... Samsung worldwide still outsells Apple in units...though in profit margins Apple leads the way.

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Sorry but I cannot find a chart for profit margins but I have read Apple's margin per cell phone is much higher than Samsung's...so while selling less they are making more

Apple also makes more per OS sold vs Google's android.

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Big is popular. That is why Android is doing so well int his market segment, it's the only place to get the big screens really. I've had a 5.5" LG Optimus G Pro for a while now. I would rather have a 5.0" device personally, and will be looking to buy a new device soon.

But I am betting that the iPhone 6 5.5" will be extraordinarily popular because they have multiple years of sales they've missed out on, everyone will rush to upgrade their iPhone 3's and 4's to the 6 with the big screen right away.

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Icahn would be everyone's first guess as to a big seller, but my guess is that uncle carl probably does not prefer to sell it down even 2%, much less 4%, and has probably been selling intermittently on the rise, if he has sold any at all. A while back he said he had not sold a share, but that was quite a while back. Then again, word of him selling could create a wave of selling by others, which you mentioned.

Saw this earlier: https://futures.io/stocks-etfs-trading/33047-fdo-family-dollar.html#post431634

If he is exiting FDO, maybe he made a shift in AAPL as well. (Or not, who knows.)

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