Well, it looks like Apple's strategy to boost its stock is working, well at least a percent or so.
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"Apple Shares Jump on Buyback Rumors: Winners & Losers
By Chris Ciaccia 02/06/13 - 11:43 AM EST
Stock quotes in this article: AAPL, ZNGA, DDD, RIMM
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple (AAPL_) shares reversed earlier losses, gaining 1.2% to $463.20, on speculation the company is accelerating its stock-buyback program.
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Twitter was aflurry with the rumor making rounds that Apple, which announced a buyback program in early 2012, would be speeding it up. In March 2012, Apple said it would spend $10 billion on a share-repurchase program and initiate a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said it expects to spend $45 billion over the next three years."