One reason for the gain is an analyst's call that the stock has bottomed and could rally up to $600. The debate rages on whether iPhone sales are slumping.
Apple is off 31% since mid-September and the CNBC anchor thinks the company has lost its way. Nomura Securities cuts its price target to $530, but other analysts disagree.
If CEO Michael Dell takes his company private, the move may relieve long-suffering shareholders. But a buyout may result in serious job cuts.
The stock has been volatile in the high-stakes battle over the multi-level marketer.
The market ends with small gains at best but finishes higher for a second straight week. A number of measures of investor confidence are positive. Big banks dominate next week's earnings.
Shares are up nearly 80% from September lows as analysts and investors see better results and flashier products ahead. Are the shares overbought?
The embattled company likens itself to the Girl Scouts, which offers cookies through direct sales. 'Nobody attacks them,' the CEO laments.
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