Warren Buffet announces plans to purchase more Apple stock

Warren Buffet announces plans to purchase more Apple stock
Warren Buffet has confirmed his plans to continue purchasing Apple stock. The successful investor recently purchased a huge 75 million Apple shares via his company Berkshire Hathaway. And now, shortly after Apple also announced a share buyback plan, Warren Buffet has confirmed his intention to purchase even more Apple stock.

Berkshire Hathaway currently owns over 240 million shares in Apple, which equates to roughly 5% of the iPhone giant and makes it the third-largest Apple stockholder. Despite this, however, any further increases in ownership will only happen if Apple’s shares go down in price. After all, after Warren Buffet confirmed his investment in the company, the stock shot up to an all-time high, valuing the company at over $930 billion and putting on track to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company. In any case, at the annual Berkshire Hathaway stockholder meeting, the investor did heap praise on the company for creating what he called “extremely sticky” products that attract new customers to its ecosystem. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, on the other hand, also expressed his happiness at Buffet’s investments in the company, stating that he was “thrilled” to have the investor on board.

In addition to all of this, Warren Buffet went on to say that Apple’s recently-announced stock buyback program that will total $100 billion was a wise move and should benefit Berkshire Hathaway. Once complete, the number of outstanding Apple shares will be much lower and dividends will also be roughly 16% higher, thus increasing Berkshire Hathaway’s share in the company to around 6 or 7 percent without parting with any extra cash.

source: Reuters

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5 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple hits the trillion dollar mark this year, just get that 6.5 X Plus out though... I need that.

2. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I don't believe Buffet said that.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Why not? it's part of his bigger plan. Of course he won't just share his "plan to purchase more stock" without another hidden plan following that.

4. someguy2261

Posts: 250; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

He already purchased some , so now everybody jumps in on anticipation of him purchasing more and price going up . And he is going to sell his share into the rally. And phonearena is not really phone arena it's fake news its probably run by apple to promote it's products. And everything apple. Cause if you even spent an hour on this you would see a obvious bias.

5. cncrim

Posts: 1585; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Yeap, pump and dump is part of game even it is illegal but doesn’t mean it mot happen.

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