The name choice "Kook" is a metaphor carefully chosen. Writer's last line said so.
Also, remember Cook was award 1million shares up front. At current price, I see more than 40m per year. Good post though.
Cook sells his free apple shares and reinvest the proceed with companies that short apple.
Let them use their own money to buy apple shares.
Why did Cook suddenly talked to press about his purchases whereas he wouldn't tell us about CM sells, next product online, future deals, etc?
Maybe to influence shareholders planning to vote with Ichan.
What "ideas" do see coming from GOOG, PCLN, NFLX, Bidu, AMZN....with their stocks cruising ....or do you wear made-in-Africa contact lens in cocoa-nut head?
Then why did it climb to 570 after china mobile and 700 in 2012?
Why does cook allow others to hold down the stock, unless there is gain for him?
AAPL is rushing buy back because they have seen the pioneering company like nokia fall, they saw almighty blackberry fall...and knows that anything can happen tomorrow, therefore, better to keep enough cash( grandma style).
I love Icahn because he makes this stock move up while cook manipulates the stock for his short friends in big banks plus the fact that his 1m gift shares will mature in 2016 and 2021, so no hurry.
Look at ntfx, GOOG, AMZN and Priceline before you talk like a fool.
If apple has been buying shares, the price would have increased, otherwise, what is the essence of buyback?
How come google keep going up daily? Don't they know how to buy back cheap?
When will that be?
Your problem is empty hope and forecasting.
Look at Google. No innovation, no lunching, no noise but sailing higher everyday, why not join us.
It depends on the side you are.
Cook has actually helped shorts make a killing and his close friends in big banks are shorts.
Find out where his proceeds from apple shares he sold are managed and equities that fund manger holds.
It makes you wonder Tim Cook's role in this manipulation.
Is he encouraging and enabling short positions?
What has google, PCLN, AMZN, NFLX, etc been letting out?
Ask Tim to stop manipulating the stock for his selfish gain. He is the problem because he indirectly aids the short with silence and arrogance.
Which hedge fund is managing the proceeds of his sold apple shares? ...clue #1.