updated 02:50 pm EDT, Fri August 12, 2005
Apple defies market
Shares of Apple on Friday to post a 4.3% rise, gaining $1.96 to $45.96, according to MarketWatch. "Other technology stocks were under pressure after both Cisco Systems and Dell Inc. this week issued disappointing earnings and predictions for the third quarter. Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Jefferies & Co., said Dell's most recent quarterly sales disappointed investors because although unit sales were strong, prices were weak. By contrast, Apple has been enjoying both strong unit sales and aggressive pricing, helping the stock look good in contrast to fellow computer maker Dell, he said."