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Apple is doomed… but don’t tell the massive funds that just dumped billions into Apple shares

Zach Epstein
August 19th, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Apple is doomed! The iPhone is done! The high-end smartphone market is saturated! No one is upgrading to new handsets anymore! Tim Cook is lost and has no idea what he’s doing!

To glance over recent headlines and themes being tossed around by tech bloggers and many analysts, things are looking pretty bleak for the largest company in the world by market cap. Then, matters were made even worse when Apple caught investors off guard and posted a massive drop-off in iPhone sales during the March quarter this year. Apple’s share price plummeted and doomsday preppers crowed that the end was in sight. Then Apple beat estimates and offered impressive September-quarter guidance when it reported its fiscal third-quarter results in July, and the stock is up nearly 12% since then.

Of course, anytime Apple dips big funds seize the opportunity.

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Several big funds dove into Apple shares over the course of the second quarter, and they’ve been handsomely rewarded as a result. Longtime Apple reporter Philip Elmer-Dewitt did some digging through filings and determined the top 10 buyers of Apple shares during the June quarter. Here’s what that chart looks like:

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Meanwhile, worries bears were dumping shares in the second quarter this year even faster than bulls could scoop them up. Here’s another chart that shows the top 10 sellers of Apple stock between April and June:

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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