Hey a&&face, this post was written two weeks ago. The guy isn't even alive anymore. Why would you even respond tomt? Are you so alone you need attention? "Duh....hi ya stupid...duh."
Icahn isn't playing with just 10 shares like you nor is he playing dumb weekly put or call options like you. He has millions of shares at a price much lower than you and I'm sure his average is even way lower than what people want to believe. Basically what I;m saying is Icahn is not you, and that in itself is a blessing :)
I predict Icahn explains to Cook that IF he wants to see the stock rebound which will take employee, wall street and consumer sentiment UP with it that he MUST do a 150B buyback. Not over 3 years but NOW. If they do they buy back about 1/3 the company. Part of it is self financing since dividends no longer need to be paid out to those shares bought back.
If they go big you'll also have massive accumulation of the stock over a few months time. This will propel the stock to 600 to 650 range as Icahn predicted and knows it would. IT's just a matter if Cook cares at all about the finance and stock side of the business. If he doesn#$%$ dead in the water. If he does then borrowing at 4% and buying back at least 150B if not 200B would bring the stock within reach of all time highs.
As it does this it breaks technical indicators on the upside so the technical traders all pile on. Then the momentum guys who don't even care about valuation join in. You could have a run up and overshoot to 1000. At that point the analysts will all chase it. Nobody left to buy and it comes back down to 600-750.
Mark this post as this is how it will play out IF Cook is willing to play bull and not be a #$%$