12 Hot Apple Stories Pushing the Stock Down Another 2% This Week

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares gave back another 2 percent to close out the short holiday week. The stock closed the week at the interesting technical level of $450.81. This sets the stage for some noteworthy trading battles in the coming week.

Here’s your Cheat Sheet to all the big Apple news this week…


It was a slow start back after the long weekend for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which stayed under for most part of the day on Tuesday and finished 0.04 percent down at $459.99. Here is a Cheat Sheet to the top stories around the stock on the day:

Hacking Attack Target

Apple said on Tuesday that a few of its employees’ computers were attacked by the same hackers who earlier targeted Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). The iPhone maker added that no data appeared to have been stolen and that it was working with law enforcement officials to track down the hackers. Only a small number of employees’ Mac computers were breached through a vulnerability in a Java browser plug-in, the company told Reuters, but “there was no evidence that any data left Apple.”

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“The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers,” the statement said, according to AllThingsD. “We identified a small number of systems within Apple that were infected and isolated them from our network…” (Read more)