Icahn.pngActivist investor Carl Icahn has purchased another 2.8 million Apple shares worth some $1.70 billion according to a regulatory filing from Thursday (via The Wall Street Journal). In total, Icahn now owns more than 7.5 million shares of Apple, bringing his stake to almost $4.5 billion.

Icahn's investment follows Apple's April announcement of a dramatic increase in its share repurchase authorization to $90 billion, up from $60 billion. Apple will also implement a 7:1 stock split in June and plans to return more than $130 billion to shareholders under its capital return program by the end of 2015.

Prior to Apple's announcement, Icahn had pushed Apple to increase its stock repurchasing program in a meeting with CEO Tim Cook. Icahn abandoned a legal effort to have shareholders recommend an increased share repurchase in February after Apple repurchased $14 billion in stock following its January earnings call.

After Apple announced its boosted stock repurchasing plans, Icahn said he was "extremely pleased" with the company's results, noting that the stock was still "meaningfully undervalued."

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iLoveiTunes Avatar
105 months ago
I was so missing that photo of his

/s
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lewisd25 Avatar
105 months ago
He is like a parasite.
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tokyopunk Avatar
105 months ago
Another great bottom-feeding story, good job MR! That's twice today. First you publish the delusional ramblings of Claim Chowdry, then this pompous jerk. Gotta get those clicks!

The last time I checked, the site whose name is "MacRumors" covers topics that involve apple and everything involving apple. You complain about the story and the site trying to garner clicks, yet you click and comment on the article. No one has forced you to come to this site and no one forces you to click on anything that you didn't find relevant. Have a lovely day, hope you have a better one tomorrow where you aren't so easily irritated about nothing.
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Ddyracer Avatar
105 months ago
why do people always complain so much about what MR posts? its just a mac site, so what if it's not related you don't have to read it. Move on to a different site.
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thefourthpope Avatar
105 months ago
"Activist investor" is my favorite individual position, just ahead of "analyst" in terms of professionalism and legitimacy.
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newyorksole Avatar
105 months ago
why do people always complain so much about what MR posts? its just a mac site, so what if it's not related you don't have to read it. Move on to a different site.

No matter how much you or I say that, people will always continue to complain.

People are so miserable. It's sad.
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