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Carl Icahn Talking Up Apple Again

icahn-thinking-of-cookBillionaire investor Carl Icahn expanded his position in Apple Wednesday, taking advantage of a post-iPhone event slide that dragged the company’s stock down more that 5 percent.

In an interview with CNBC, Icahn said he bought “quite a bit” of Apple stock today, describing his decision to do so as an easy one. “We look at the markets and look for no brainers and I think Apple is just a no brainer,” Icahn said. “… It’s just extremely cheap.”

Which is pretty much what Icahn has been saying for weeks now, ever since he announced via Twitter that he has taken a “large position” in Apple, and believes the company to be “extremely undervalued.” His theory: Apple’s stock could rise as high as $700 if it buys back shares now by borrowing $150 billion at a 3 percent interest rate to fund the purchase. “If Apple does this now and earnings increase at only 10 percent, the stock — even keeping the same multiple currently — should trade at $700 a share,” he said last month.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald