Apple's (AAPL) stock price has been strapped to a rocketship lately, climbing from $213 to $325 per share -- up a stratospheric 53% -- in 2010.
Look farther back and the gains are even more dramatic. (AAPL shares cost $5.50 in 1996).
This morning AAPL shares opened at $344, Verizon announced the iPhone and AAPL closed at $341, a small loss. Is this a classic case of "buy on the rumor, sell on the news?" Or is it the backlash that started even before the Verizon iPhone got announced?
Critics have panned the Verizon iPhone for several reasons:
Don't shed a tear on behalf of Apple and it's shareholders just yet though, Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek has raised his target on Apple to $450 per share.
What's your take on AAPL stock? Buy, sell or hold?