Apple shares hit record after Buffett increases investment

05 May, 2018, 03:21 | Author: Brooke Harris
  • Apple shares hit record after Buffett increases investment

It will be gripping to see how Berkshire Hathaway who Bought 75 million Additional Apple Shares in Q1 will make revenues.

The surge in Apple's share price led a rally on Wall Street on Friday, with all three of the major U.S. indices having closed more than 1pc higher. However, as the industry has grown into a more important part of the economy, the Berkshire chairman has built a limited number of positions, with mixed results so far.

Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook told CNBC he was "thrilled" to have Buffett and Berkshire as a major investor. IBM continues to face challenges and recently gave investors disappointing earnings guidance. In 2011, Berkshire Hathaway owned 64 million shares of IBM's stock.

Buying Apple accomplishes that, even though Buffett would rather buy whole companies than their stocks. "On a personal level, I've always greatly admired Warren and have always been grateful for his insight and advice", Cook said. Dubbed the "Woodstock of Capitalism", the meeting attracts thousands of shareholders and features the release of Buffett's annual letter to shareholders.

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The company had been widely expected to reward investors after repatriating most of its more than $250 billion in overseas cash after the tax overhaul that President Trump signed in December.

In an interview with the broadcaster, he called Apple an "unbelievable company".

The numbers helped end a recent swoon in Apple stock on concern its flagship iPhone X model wasn't selling as well as Wall Street originally hoped.

"The idea that you're going to spend loads of time trying to guess how many iPhone X ... are going to be sold in a 3 month period totally misses the point". It got up from revenue of $52.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $11.0 billion in the year-ago quarter.

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