These dividend funds added the tech company to their holdings and can now stand to gain from the increased payout.
Investors are digesting a slew of earnings as they await jobless claims data.
S&P says yes, and assigns a AA+ rating to the company.
A research group's report claims more Lone Star State workers in the sector than ranchers, but it fails to mention all of those in oil and gas.
Big Blue has an outsized effect on the blue-chip index because of its price. If the stock were simply flat, the DJIA would be up 100 points.
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund buys Apple, sells Procter & Gamble.
Shares tumble on reports of weakening iPhone and iPad demand. But buying kicks in as soon as $400 is breached.
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